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Monica Vitti in 1966

4 May

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Vintage Snapshots of Classic Actresses

20 Mar
I have been searching a lot of old-fashioned photos of several classic movie maidens. This is what I truly love; gathering and browsing exceptional pictures of various superstars from the past that I would love to devote time to spellbind by their allure and sophistication.
Elizabeth Taylor
February 27, 1932
“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”
The Academy Award-winning actress glams the movie stardom who was outshined by her love affair with magnificent jewelry, ecstatic looks and real life-dramas; Elizabeth Taylor was wedded eight times with Larry Fortensky, John Warner, Eddie Fisher, Michael Todd, Michael Wilding, Conrad Hilton, Jr. and Richard Burton. The Cleopatra star had three hip replacements and underwent in a successful operation to remove brain tumor.
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Audrey Hepburn
May 4, 1929
“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.”
The daughter of Dutch baroness and a humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn was often played as a stylish high society woman in movies. The most beautiful woman of all time is also fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian. Breakfast at Tiffany’s lead actress was very ill at ease about her size 10 feet, apart from a pretty face, she’s also a heavy smoker, Audrey Hepburn can devour at least three packs of cig a day.
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Marilyn Monroe
June 1, 1926
“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”
Comic genius and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe starred in blockbuster movies such as The Seven Year Itch, How to e Very, Very Popular, How to Marry a Millionaire, and the Prince and the Showgirl. She was crowned as the Miss California Artichoke Queen in 1947 and entitled as the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy Magazine in 1999. The blonde bombshell was grieved in miscarriages in July 1957 and November 1958 in the course of her love affair with Arthur Miller.
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Lauren Bacall
September 16, 1924
“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”
The cat-like eyes Lauren Bacall doesn’t want her to be branded as a legend because she believes that a legend is tangled in the past. With husky voice and sultry looks, the Confidential Agent silver screen temptress was crowned Miss Greenwich Village in 1942 and hailed on the 6th place as one of the Sexiest Stars in film history by the 1995 Empire Magazine.
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Rita Hayworth
October 17, 1918
“I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.”
Hollywood Glamour started her career after doing 13 minor movie roles; she became a love goddess when she topbilled on a 1941 film The Strawberry Blonde and You’ll Never Get Rich. She’s one of the legendary celebrities mentioned in Madonna’s hit single “Vogue”.
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Vivien Leigh
November 5, 1913
“Actresses go on for a long time and there are always marvelous parts to play.”
She got her second Oscar award as Best Actress for interpreting Blanche Dubois in 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. According to film memoire in the Hollywood archive, she used one of her Academy Award trophies to doorstop her lavatory. Just like Audrey Hepburn, the beautiful one-eyebrow raising Vivien Leigh was a chain smoker, wheezing almost four cartons of cigar a day during the shooting of Gone with the Wind in 1939. Vivien Leigh was diagnosed with manic depressive disorder.
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