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Jayne Mansfield - Blonde Bombshell
Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933-29 June 1967) was an American actress and Playboy centerfold.
One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s, like Marilyn Monroe, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, dramatic hourglass figure, and cleavage-revealing costumes. She was a recipient of a Golden Globe Award and a Theatre World Award for two early screen and stage performances.
Though Mansfield appeared in several popular Hollywood films, her status in the industry proved fleeting, and she was quickly relegated to low-budget melodramas and comedies. Negative publicity and poor business decisions eventually forced her into regional nightclub appearances before her death in an automobile accident at the age of 34.
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"Face of an angel, body of a goddess"
Ava Gardner (December 24, 1922 - January 25, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated American screen actress who worked on film and television. She is listed as one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time.
She was born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot. At age 18 her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM, leading quickly to Hollywood and a film contract based strictly on her beauty. With zero acting experience, her first 17 film roles, 1942-5, were one-line bits or little better. After her first starring role in B-grade Whistle Stop (1946), MGM loaned her to Universal for her first outstanding film, Killers, The (1946). Few of her best films were made at MGM which, keeping her under contract for 17 years, used her popularity to sell many mediocre films. Perhaps as a result, she never believed in her own acting ability, but her latent talent shone brightly when brought out by a superior director, as with John Ford in Mogambo (1953) and George Cukor in Bhowani Junction (1956). After 3 failed marriages, to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra, dissatisfaction with Hollywood life prompted Ava to move to Spain in 1955; most of her subsequent films were made abroad. By this time, stardom had made the country girl a cosmopolitan, but she never overcame a deep insecurity about acting and life in the spotlight. Her last quality starring film role was in Night of the Iguana, The (1964), her later work being (as she said) strictly "for the loot". In 1968, tax trouble in Spain prompted a move to London, where she spent her last 22 years in reasonable comfort. Her film career did not bring her great fulfillment, but her looks may have made it inevitable; many fans still consider her the most beautiful actress in Hollywood history.
An Audience With Elton John
Trivia - Jenna Jameson
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Birth location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Birth name: Jenna Marie Massoli
Measurements: 36DD-23-33 (110-58-84 cm)
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Weight: 110 lb (50 kg)
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde (Brunette in 2005)
Natural bust: No
Ethnicity: Italian American / Unknown
Alias(es): Jennasis, Daisy Holliday, Daisy Maze, others
No. of films: 125+
In black corset
Sophia (born September 20, 1934) is the illegitimate child of Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone. Sophia grew up in the slums of Pozzuoli, just outside Naples. After insignificant parts in _Variety Lights (1950)_ and Quo Vadis (1951), she met movie-director Carlo Ponti, some 22 years her senior, whom she later married. Perhaps he was the father figure she never experienced as a child. In 1961 she received an Academy Award for _Ciociara, La (1961)_ ('Two Women'). This beautiful lady became one of the major sex symbol of the sixties, competing with Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda. She was a very close friend of Cary Grant.
She gained wider respect with her later movies like _Cassandra Crossing (1976)_ , Giornata particolare, Una (1977) and Prêt-à-Porter (1994). A lot of her movies were produced by her husband. In many of her movies she played together with Marcello Mastroianni.
Elizabeth Taylor - Six Decades of Stardom
Elizabeth Taylor grew from a doll-faced child starlet to become one of the silver screen's most striking beauties, not to mention a compelling actress and one of the world's most famous movie stars. She has been a natural magnet for publicity throughout her life and is one of the most photographed women in history. She even holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of Life Magazine . But lest her fame and notoriety overshadow her accomplishments, it is worth remembering that Taylor has received five Best Actresses nominations and two Oscar statuettes over the course of her amazing six-decade career.
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27, l932, in London, England. At the outset, she was blessed with stunning good looks and obvious intelligence. Her American parents returned to the United States, where Elizabeth was determined to become "a serious actress, like my mother was".
In 1944, at the tender age of 12, Elizabeth landed her first lead role in National Velvet. The film established the young girl with the sparkling, violet eyes as a bona fide star. More parts followed and by 1949, she had graduated to her first adult role.
Unlike a lot of child actors, Elizabeth easily made the transition to adult star, and was soon being featured in ever-more-challenging lead roles, such as Maggie the Cat in 1958's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". A great star was born
List of awards and honours for Elizabeth Taylor
- Golden Globe Award, Special Achievement Award
- Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Raintree County
- Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
- Academy Award, Best Actress: Butterfield 8
- Golden Globe Award, Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Suddenly, Last Summer
- Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Suddenly Last Summer
- Golden Laurel Award, Female Star
- Academy Award, Best Actress: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- New York City Film Critics Circle Award, Best Actress: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- BAFTA Award, Best British Actress: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (UK)
- Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Best Actress: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- National Board of Review, Best Actress: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (USA)
- Silver Berlin Bear Award, Berlin International Film Festival, Best Actress: Hammersmith Is Out (Germany)
- David Di Donatello Award, Best Foreign Actress: Zee and Co. (Italy)
- Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year Award, Harvard University
- Golden Globe Award, Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Golden Apple Award, Female Star of the Year
- Woman In Film Crystal Award
- Academy Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
- American Film Institute, Lifetime Achievement Award
- Screen Actors Guild, Lifetime Achievement Award
- declared a Dame Commander of the British Empire (UK)
- awarded Academy Fellowship, British Academy of Film and Television Arts
- The Vanguard Award, GLAAD Media Awards (USA)
- President's Citizens Medal (USA)
- Maverick Award, Taos Talking Picture Festival (USA)
- Kennedy Centre Honoree, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- BAFTA Award, Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in International Entertainment (UK)
All About Eve
Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989), born Ruth Elizabeth Davis, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were romantic dramas.
After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Warner Brothers in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract and although she lost a well-publicized legal case, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career. Until the late 1940s, she was one of American cinema's most celebrated leading actresses, known for her forceful and intense style. Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be highly combative, and her confrontations with studio executives, film directors and costars were often reported. Her forthright manner, clipped vocal style and ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona which has often been imitated and satirized.
Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was the first actress to receive ten Academy Award nominations and the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Her career went through several periods of decline, and she admitted that her success had often been at the expense of her personal relationships. Married four times, she was once widowed and thrice divorced, and raised her children as a single parent. Her final years were marred by a long period of ill health, however she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer, with more than one hundred film, television and theater roles to her credit.
Gregory Peck, Hollywood Royalty
Among the names of the Hollywood great and good, few are as well-respected and universally adored as Gregory Peck. For more than fifty years, he was a major presence in the theater, on television, and most importantly, on the big screen. For many, Peck was a symbol of the American man at his best - a pillar of moral courage and a constant defender of traditional values.
He was one of 20th Century Pictures most popular film stars, from the 1940s to the 1960s, and played important roles well into the 1990s.
One of his most notable performances was as Atticus Finch in the 1963 film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won an Academy Award. President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 12.
Eldred Gregory Peck was born in 1916, and spent most of his early life in and around La Jolla, California.
At the age of ten was sent to St. John's Military Academy in Los Angeles. The four years he spent there were important in forming his sense of personal discipline. There he also began to acquire a sensitivity to the social importance of authority figures - a topic that remained important throughout his career.
Initially drawn to the communal, almost familial, aspects of the theater, Peck soon realized that he had a natural gift as both an expressive actor and a storyteller. After graduating from the University of California in 1939, he changed his name from Eldred to Gregory and moved to New York. There, his abilities were almost immediately recognized.
By 1943, he was in Hollywood where he debuted in the RKO film Days of Glory (1944).
Stardom came with his next film, The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Peck's screen presence displayed the qualities for which he became well known. He was tall, rugged, and heroic, with a basic decency that transcended his roles.
In 1967, Peck received the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He was also been awarded the Medal of Freedom. Always politically liberal, Peck was active in causes dealing with charities, politics or the film industry.
He died in June 2003, aged 87.
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