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Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot

Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot

The youngest recipient of India’s highest peacetime military award for bravery, Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986)

Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986)

Beauty will save the world“, Dostoevsky said. A 23-year-old brave heart, Indian Beauty Neerja Bhanot has saved 360 human lifes and died a hero. On September 5th 1986, terrorists hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 Mumbai-New York in Karachi. When terrorists demanded American passengers’ passports to execute them all, the Indian senior flight attendant Neerja Bhanot quietly hid the passports of 41 American citizens under the seats, and in the garbage disposal to save the them from hijackers. As a result, no one was executed, because terrorists could not identify the nationality of the passengers. She died on the eve of her birthday, while shielding three children from bullets of terrorists. For her bravery she was posthumously awarded the highest in India gallantry award for bravery.
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Beautiful Actresses we lost in 2015

Actresses we lost in 2015. Maureen O'Hara

Irish-American actress Maureen O’Hara (7 August 1920 – 25 October 2015), one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Beautiful Actresses we lost in 2015

Actresses we lost in 2015
First of all, this is a tribute to the beauties who found eternal rest, and whose charisma and talent continue to shine with the perpetual light of screens. And Many of them were real stars of the time, making us admire them, follow their life and creative work. Once, American writer Edgar Allan Poe said: “The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”. So, let their unquenchable light continue to shine and remain in our memory forever. Irish-American actress Maureen O’Hara was one of these stars. Hollywood Golden Age actress, O’Hara was never nominated for Academy Award, but in November 2014 she received an Honorary Academy Award with the inscription “To Maureen O’Hara, one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, whose inspiring performances glowed with passion, warmth and strength”. Well, better late than never.
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English actress Lynne Frederick

Stunningly beautiful photo of the tragic Lynne Frederick starring as Queen Katherine Howard in the 1972 film Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Stunningly beautiful photo of the tragic Lynne Frederick starring as Queen Katherine Howard in the 1972 film “Henry VIII and His Six Wives”

English actress Lynne Frederick was the living embodiment of the image of a princess from a fairy tale. Noteworthy, her image as Catherine Howard – one of the six wives of Henry VIII, is very reminiscent of the classic Russian beauty in a traditional folk outfit – the headdress and sundress. In general, this very screenshot picture from the film drew my attention to the actress with an angelic appearance. By the way, I am not the one who could see features of Russian beauty in her. Thus, Hollywood film director Franklin J. Schaffner offered Lynn the role of Tatiana – one of the daughters of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. The film, meanwhile, won the Oscar in the movie festival and entered the top 10 films of 1972. Unfortunately, Lynn lived a short life, having appeared in over than 27 films, but in the memory of fans she still remains a young and beautiful princess from a fairy tale.
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Scarlet Sails inspiration

Scarlet Sails inspiration

Scarlet Sails inspiration. Anastasiya Vertinskaya as Assol in ‘Scarlet Sails’ – 1961 film by Alexander Ptushko

In a small seaside village lives a retired sailor Longren, who has left sea to raise his daughter Assol. The widower makes toy boats to sell them. The father barely makes ends meet. Once, his daughter Assol meets an old man who predicts:
– You will be grown, Assol. Yes, you will be grown. And one day, far out to sea, the sun will shine upon a white ship with scarlet sails. The white ship will slice through the waves and move right toward you. The miracle ship will sail silently, without shouts or shots, amidst the sounds of beautiful music. The ship will approach majestically, and a fast skiff, gilded and decorated with flowers will come from it. And you will see a brave and handsome young prince… And will leave forever for a splendid country where the stars will descend from the heavens to greet you.
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Symbol of Austria Woman in Gold

Symbol of Austria Woman in Gold. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

Symbol of Austria Woman in Gold. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

Until recently, the “Woman in Gold“, a masterpiece of 135 million dollars, was called “Vienna Mona Lisa” or the symbol of Austria, and the crowds stared at it in the Vienna gallery, only to see a beautiful picture, shimmering gold with their own eyes. This is the story of a woman – a state ideal, whose family was humiliated and practically destroyed. By the way, the name “woman in gold” appeared much later. Gustav Klimt painted portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer in 1907, at the time she was 26 years old. The portrait was commissioned by her husband, “sugar king” of Europe, Ferdinand Bauer. Their union was approved by the parents on both sides, because both spouses were from the elite families of the Vienna Jewish community.
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Legend of XX century Josephine Baker

Legend of XX century Josephine Baker

French-American dancer, singer and actress, legend of XX century Josephine Baker

Legend of XX century Josephine Baker – the black pearl of “Roaring Twenties” – era, so vividly represented in the novel by Scott Fitzgerald “The Great Gatsby”. French-American dancer, singer and actress, Josephine Baker made a brilliant career, and was the star of the Parisian cabaret. Noteworthy, the audience for the first time saw Charleston in her performance. Josephine, called Black Venus, visited poet Baudelaire in his dreams. And according to Ernest Hemingway, she was the most amazing woman he ever knew. Indeed, Josephine inspired sculptors, painters, poets and architects. Interestingly, Adolf Loos dedicated to her “House of Josephine Baker”, Alexander Calder – his wire sculptures, Gertrude Stein wrote a poem in prose, and Paul Colin was the author of many of her portraits, lithographs and posters. Meanwhile, Josephine claimed that Picasso drew her portraits many times (work not preserved). But in the famous series of Matisse “The Creole Dancer” and “Jazz” influence and spirit of Josephine is easily recognizable.
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1965 thriller The collector

Terence Stamp as Frederick Clegg in 1965 thriller The collector

Terence Stamp as Frederick Clegg in 1965 thriller The collector

1965 thriller The collector is an American-British psychological movie filmed fifty years ago. The film is based on the 1963 novel “The Collector” by John Fowles and directed by William Wyler. A great idea was to start a film with episodes of catching butterflies. The film is about a man, or rather a monster, who can’t just admire beauty with his eyes, he wants to fully enjoy, subdue and hide it from everyone. A true collector! This instance of moral ugliness though considers himself a connoisseur of beauty, in fact is empty and rotten.
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