Betty Grable – “The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs”
18th December 1916 – 2nd July 1973
“There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them.”
Famously known for her legs, Fox insured them in the 40’s for a quarter of a million dollars!
She was pushed into becoming a star from her mother who made her take dancing lessons at a young age.
Rita Hayworth – “The Love Goddess”
17th October 1918 – 14th May 1987
Known for her beautiful red locks, Hayworth was naturally black haired.
Hayworth actually became the first movie star to marry a prince (Aly Khan, 27th May 1949) not Grace Kelly like many think.
Gilda came out in 1946 , playing the bombshell the publics perception of her was of that but she was actually very reserved in real life.
“I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess, I felt I was more of a comedian that can dance”
Vivien Leigh – The Beauty
5th November 1913 – 7th July 1967
Probably most known for playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939.
Leigh had an almost mischievous, cat like smile and her eyebrow raised. In her career she only appeared in 20 films .
She was also somewhat obsessed with the appearance of her hands, thinking that they were too large, used gloves to hide them and accumulated about 150 pairs.
“Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves – like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother’s determination and my father’s optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don’t dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that’s what it all is.”
Lana Turner – Femme Fatale
8th February 1921 – 25th June 1995
Several marriages, affairs and alcoholism all unfortunately took the lime light whilst her brilliant career and acting took the back seat to the public. Even though starring in around 60 films.
“I liked the boys and the boys liked me.”
“I planned on having one husband and seven children, but it turned out the other way around.”