Notorious and Luminous Beauties: Page 2
This page is dedicated to famous, notorious and luminous beauties of
the past and present.
Orson Welles said that Natalie Wood was so naturally talented, she was
"terrifying." She was nominated for three Oscars before turning 25. The daughter
of Russian immigrants, she started acting at age four, with her only training
having been to sit in her mother's lap watching movies. Her leading men included
James Dean ("Rebel Without A Cause"), Warren Beatty ("Splendor In The Grass"),
John Wayne ("The Searchers") and Robert Redford in three movies.
Audrey Hepburn [1929-1993]
"She had a quality no other actress had: a curious combination of lady
and pixie. She was a joy to work with; enormous talent and no ego."
— Sidney Sheldon
Lucille Ball began her career in show business as a model and chorus
girl. She branched out into comedy after getting parts in movies with the Three
Stooges and Marx Brothers. She was known as "the Queen of the B's" before
finally achieving major success as a TV comedian. Her "I Love Lucy" TV show was
so popular that she became the first female head of a studio, Desilu. And "I
Love Lucy" was a ground-breaking show that set several firsts, such as using
multiple cameras and filming before a live audience. Desilu went on to produce
other TV shows, such as "Star Trek," "The Avengers" and "Mission: Impossible."
Geraldine Hoff Doyle aka "Rosie the Riveter"
Ironically, Geraldine Hoff only worked as a "riveter" for a short time
because she was a cello player and was worried about injuring her hands. She
found safer work at a soda fountain. During her brief stint as a factory worker,
a UPI photographer took the iconic picture that helped create the legend of
"Rosie the Riveter." The original "Rosie" didn't have bulging biceps ... they
were the work of touch-up artists.
Jennifer Anniston is the quintessential sweet but seductive "girl next
door." Men's Health magazine voted her the "sexiest woman of all time."
She was also the first GQ "woman of the year" and People's
choice as the most beautiful person in 2004.
Sharon Tate was a model, cover girl and actress who was murdered by Charles Manson and his
cult of zombies. She is believed to be the model for the "Malibu Barbie" doll,
having played the part of Malibu, "queen of the surf" in the Tony Curtis movie
"Don't Make Waves."
Brigitte Bardot was a ballet dancer nicknamed "Little Doe" by her colleagues.
One of her classmates at ballet school was Leslie Caron. She later became a
model, then an actress after fortuitously babysitting for the movie director Roger Vadim,
whom she later married. She
was frequently cast as ingénue or siren, in varying states of undress.
Dorothy Dandridge [1922-1965]
Alex Morgan [1989-], an Olympic gold medalist, as Nike, the
goddess of victory
Mary Anderson [1859-1940]
Mary Anderson was an accomplished Southern actress and the star of many a
Cyd Charisse [1922-2008]
Florence Nightingale was an angel of peace, and mercy.
Myriam Fares ... is the Lebanese siren known as the "Queen of Stage" the most
luminous beauty of all time?
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