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The Black Dahlia Mia Kirshner

The Black Dahlia Mia Kirshner

The Black Dahlia Mia Kirshner

The Black Dahlia Mia Kirshner

Beautiful Canadian actress Mia Kirshner (b. January 1975) starred in Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia in 2006. She played the role of a young aspiring actress Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 15, 1947) whose horrific murder in Los Angeles in 1947 still remains unsolved. The crime was and remains one of the most brutal and mysterious crimes committed in the United States. January 15, 1947 the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short was found in Leymert Park, near Los Angeles. The body had been chipped in two parts around the waist and dismembered (were removed external and internal genitalia, and nipples). Her face had been slashed from the corners of mouth toward ears, creating an effect of “the Glasgow smile”.

Arrest photo from 1943 for underage drinking

The Black Dahlia Elizabeth Short. Arrest photo from 1943 for underage drinking

Investigation of the murder of the “Black Dahlia” by Los Angeles police with the assistance of the FBI has become the longest and largest in the history of US law enforcement. Because of the complexity of the case investigators initial investigative team took on suspicion of each person, anyway familiar with Elizabeth Short. As the suspects were several hundred people, several thousand were questioned.

Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 - January 15, 1947)

Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 15, 1947)

Sensational and sometimes completely falsified reports covering the investigation of journalists, as well as the horrific details of the crime, attracted public attention. About 60 people confessed to the murder (among them several women). 22 people in different periods of investigation declared murderers of Elizabeth Short. A full listing is published on the website blackdahlia.info

In 2006, was released a big-screen adaptation of the novel by James Ellroy under the same name (in the Russian box office name changed to “the Black Orchid”). The film was directed by Brian De Palma. In the role of Elizabeth Short – known television actress Mia Kirshner. In other film stars – popular actors Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, and twice winner of the award “Oscar” Hilary Swank.

The Black Dahlia Mia Kirshner

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