American beauty Carole Landis
Life of one of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses of the late 1930s – 1940s Carole Landis proves the idea – people who live fast – die young.
Born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Wisconsin in 1919, Carole Landis was the youngest of five children. Her father (Norwegian in origin) left the family before her birth. Her stepfather, Charles Fenner gave the girl strict Catholic education.
A winner at various beauty contests, the girl got married and left school at the age of 15 (January 1934)! Her husband was a 19-year-old neighbor Irving Wheeler, with whom she divorced a week later. However, six months later they married again.
Meanwhile, Frances Lillian decided to start a career in show business. And even before her debut in 1937 in the movie “A Star Is Born” she worked as a singer and dancer and one of the nightclubs of San Francisco. After that, she dyed her hair blonde and changed name to Carole Landis, after her beloved actress Carol Lombard.
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American beauty Carole Landis
Polish actress Pola Raksa
Born April 14, 1941 in the city of Lida, Grodno region of the Belarusian SSR, Apolonia Raksa is a Polish film, theater and television actress. A charming fairy of Polish cinema, Raksa played many significant roles in well-known films.
The girl grew up, finished school, entered Wroclaw University, began to study polonistics, and occasionally performed in the student theater “Pun.” And … a miracle happened. Of those miracles, which girls often dream about and who nevertheless do not so often wait for them in life.
Once, photo correspondent took picture of Pola in a dairy cafe. Photo of a beautiful student appeared on the cover of the magazine Dookola Svyata. And then, the director and professor of the Lodz Higher School of Theater and Cinematography Maria Kanevskaya saw the photo. She found Pola and invited her to appear in her film about children “Satan from the seventh grade” (1960).
1960s film star British actress Sarah Miles
It’s safe to say that Sarah Miles was lucky. Debut in the movie at the age of twenty-one and appearance in the same film with Laurence Olivier and Simone Signoret – this happens infrequently. It does not matter that the film itself (“Term of trial” by P. Glenville) is not a masterpiece, and the role is not great. However, everyone who appears next to a figure of the same scale as Olivier, involuntarily draws attention. Indeed, people noticed Sarah Miles, and the newspapers announced the birth of a new “star.”
However, Sarah Miles did not study anywhere. At fifteen she left school and went to London, where she tried many far from art professions. She tried to do ballet, but then she chose to become a dramatic actress. According to her, this was the only area where her chances were not equal to zero. In fact, she attended classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but no one knows if she has completed the two-year course.
Shortly before the debut in the movie, Sarah Miles performed on stage in the play “A Dazzling Perspective” in the West End (a district in the center of London, where most of the famous theaters are concentrated). According to the actress, it was one of the last cases in the history of the West End, when the public didn’t throw rotten fruit onto the stage. Fortunately, in 1962, after the release of the “Term of trial”, critics excelled Sarah Miles, drawing brilliant prospects, waiting for a “new star.”
Eva Longoria – through hardship to the stars
Until October 2004, only viewers of daily American television programs knew the name of Eva Longoria. But the first series of “Desperate Housewives” had a crazy rating – twenty million viewers watched it! Even the oldest employees of the ABC channel could not remember such a success. And the last series of the first season – already thirty million! In fact, “Housewives” caused a splash of fanaticism, and it even outshone “Sex and the City”. Appeared a computer game about the adventures of four housewives from Fairview town, burdened by children, husbands and family problems. Captured in comics, and even dolls appeared! Once, Oprah Winfrey appeared on the set: it turns out, she also adores Gaby, and Susan, and Lynette, and Bree!
Actresses’ fees, too, grew by leaps and bounds. If in the first season for the series Eva received thirty thousand, then in the second – already two hundred and fifty. When the conversation came about the seventh and eighth seasons, here the the girls demanded four hundred thousand per episode, and not less. Of course, they were condemned, but they didn’t care about public opinion.
Beautiful French actress Danielle Darrieux
Born in Bordeaux May 1, 1917 into the family of a military doctor, Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux grew up in Paris. Since childhood, fascinated by music, Daniel studied singing, playing the cello and piano at the Paris Conservatory. Unfortunately, her dream of a great musical career didn’t come true when at the eve of her concerts in the “Olympia” she suddenly lost her voice. By that time she had already acted in films and forbade herself to lose heart: “It’s terrible when ill health destroys all your plans. But only those who survive are able to switch immediately to something else. Everything will return, if you have not lost yourself for a single day.”
At the age of 14 she played her first film role in the musical film “Ball” (1931), and in 1935, after marrying director Henri Decuen, began to appear in every his film, mostly singing and dancing.
Destined to become not a violinist, but a film actress, Darrieux has appeared in more than sixty films. At first, they were mostly funny and very light-hearted comedies, but already in the movie “Green Domino” (1935), the actress gets the first dramatic role.
Popular in 1960s German actress Angelica Domrose
Once, in one of the newspapers of 1958, an announcement appeared: director Zlatan Dudov was looking for a young girl to play Zigi in the film “Confused Love.” Then, of the many contenders, the director chose a seventeen-year-old stenographer, Angelica Domrose. She was beautiful, charming, photogenic and most importantly, natural in any circumstances. Besides, she had a very rare feature – not to be timid in front of Jupiters in the pavilion and street gapers in full-scale shooting.
The first heroine of Domrose – a shabby girl with cute and mischievous habits – brought popularity to the beginning actress. But very few people at that time knew that a year before her film debut, she failed at the entrance exams to the Institute of Cinematography. And after the film “Confused Love” Angelica Domrose entered the institute in Babelsberg.
Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba
Born in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1907, Lester Gaba was a talented designer, sculptor and window dresser. As a jewellery designer, Gaba worked for Albert Mfg. Co. which belonged to Albert Weiner. While working for this company, he designed a series of small rhinestone pave brooches called “Yankee Doodlers”. In 1939 Gaba designed for Albert Mfg. Co. a series called “Alice in Wonderland”, which was presented by Altman. Lester Gaba worked with Coro again in 1948 preparing a large presentation of Duettes.
Meanwhile, he started his career in the 1920s by making sculptures made of soap. These figures and miniatures were so impressive that they appeared in advertising campaigns. Also photographed for book covers and Christmas cards, exhibited in store windows and museums and even shown at the 1933-1934 Chicago World Fair. In the 1930s he started to create window-displayed mannequins, which at the time were heavy sculptures made of plaster.