Hollywood Diva Orchidaceous Adrienne Ames
Undoubtedly, Ames was one of the most beautiful actresses of the time recognized as the most well-dressed actresses in the US. Unfortunately, Adrienne Ames lived short life. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1907, Adrienne Ames was Hollywood star in the late 1920s – 1930s. For example, only in 1932 she appeared in four films, such as Guilty as Hell, The Death Kiss, Sinners in the Sun, and Merrily We Go to Hell. However, her film career lasted only 10 years. Died of cancer on May 31, 1947 in New York, 39-year-old Adrienne Ames was buried in “Oakwood Cemetery” next to her younger sister Gladys McClure. The last, just like her, died in her youth 14 years before her.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1907, Adrienne Ames hit Hollywood in the late 1920s. Although her career only lasted about 10 years, she crammed a lot of living into it, with high-profile marriages (and divorces) and her reputation as a clothes horse and glamor queen par excellence far outshone her reputation as an actress.
In 1931 she married actor Bruce Cabot after leaving her second husband, a rich New York City stockbroker, but that marriage only lasted six years. Divorced, she told that the main reason she left him was that he was a violent in his uncontrollable drunk. In 1938 the pair appeared before a US Tax Appeals Board to explain why she wreote off more than $9000 on wardrobe and jewelry in her 1934 tax form. However, she claimed it was necessary for “professional reasons”. In addition, she claimed that her “daily expenses” included flowers, massages, taxis and beauty work.
Her career lasted from 1929 to 1940, during which she appeared in about 30 films. The best-known of her movies would probably be “You’re Telling Me!” (1934) with W.C. Fields. After her film career ended she worked as a radio commentator.
1930s Hollywood Diva Orchidaceous Adrienne Ames