Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes
As the Paris fashion magazines regularly supply the world with new clothes, Hollywood has for many years offered the viewer various versions of movie stars. The enigmatic Greta Garbo, the victorious Marlene Dietrich, the charming Dina Durbin, the seductive Elizabeth Taylor, the exquisite Audrey Hepburn, attracting Marilyn Monroe, and the determined Jane Fonda …
However, the suicide of Monroe in 1962 seemed to violate something in the orderliness and methodicity with which the Hollywood conveyor “threw out” the newly-made idols of the crowd. Only in 1968, after a six-year break, the public was offered another star named Barbra Streisand.
Considering her on the big plans in the film “Funny Girl”, the American spectator was discouraged: the star turned out to be ugly. Yes, defiantly ugly! This has not happened yet. Other movie heroines, however, fell into funny situations and seemed funny, but at the same time they were very attractive and pretty. And Barbra Streisand impressed not only the simple-hearted public, but also the sophisticated criticism with her incoherent figure and asymmetrical face. Magazines Look, Life, Time, Newsweek, competing in wit, ridiculed her “crooked legs”, “slanting eyes looking at each other”, and, most importantly, “long nose”, which, according to one journalist, “starts from the roots of her hair and ends at a trombone in an orchestra.”
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Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes
Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv
It’s no exaggeration to say that Camilla Sparv is one of the most charming women ever living on planet Earth. Absolutely untypical for Hollywood movies (and movies in general), Camilla is the embodiment of exceptional femininity, a deep spiritual world and intellect peeping through the close material frames of her cinematic heroines.
The charm and femininity of Camilla are so invincible that it seems like she is a creature from another Galaxy, probably the Andromeda Nebula, accidentally visited our Milky Way. And to our great happiness, we can admire her beauty transferred to film. Undoubtedly, Camilla Sparv – absolutely incredible phenomenon in the world of cinema. The same as Audrey Hepburn. However, unlike Audrey Hepburn, Camilla was much less fortunate in the movies. And this is the great fault of myopic producers and directors, who indifferently passed by magic …
Hollywood beauty Dorothy Lamour
Born in 1914 in New Orleans, Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, she spent her childhood in Louisiana. She grew in the family of waiters Carmen Louise and John Watson Slaton. A few years later, her parents divorced and her mother soon married Clarence Lamour, whose name Dorothy took later. The second marriage of the mother, too, was short-lived and after the divorce she and Dorothy were in a bad financial situation. At the age of 15, Dorothy forged her documents in order to drop out of school and find work. After that, she entered the school of secretaries, in which her happiness did not require a certificate of secondary education.
Meanwhile, aged 17 she became Miss New Orleans (1931). After she had won the Miss New Orleans contest, Dorothy and her mother moved to Chicago. There she began working as a lift keeper at the Marshall Field store. Later, she met her first husband, vocalist Herbie Kay, whose band was on the radio for a while. However, she left the group and moved to New York, where, thanks to one of her friends, settled in as a singer at the popular El Morocco nightclub.
Then she worked in a cabaret on Fifth Avenue, where she met Luis B. Mayer, the head of the MGM studio.
Lamour had a dark, exotic look that brought her stardom and typecasting as a “native girl.” Thanks to Mayer, she went to Hollywood in 1935, and signed a contract with Paramount. And the same year, Dorothy became the host of her own musical program on NBC radio.
Beautiful Czech film actress Jana Brejchova
Born 20 January 1940 in Prague, Jana Brejchova is one of the biggest stars of post-war cinema who played in about 70 films. Married three times. First, to the director Milos Forman (1958-1962), then actor Vlastimil Brodsky (1964-1980) and then, German director Ulrich Thein. Awarded a medal for merit of the II degree (2004) and the Czech Lion prize (2010) by the Czech Film Academy for her many years of contribution to the development of cinematography.
According to Brejchova, she became a movie actress quite accidentally, in 1953, at the age of thirteen. However, not for long, and just for one movie. One day a young man came to the school where she studied, Ladislav Helge (now a well-known Czech film director). He was looking for a girl for the film “Leaded Bread” by Jiri Sequens, and his choice fell on Jana.
In 1954, the released film surprised everyone, and in particular, the role of Pidyalka, a poor girl from the suburbs of old Prague. Jana Brejchova, a lanky teenager with lean, ridiculous pigtails played the role with enviable skill, showing her clearly talent.
Free of parental curses Magda Davitt
“I am in danger. I need a doctor, a psychiatrist. Immediately. Right now. Someone, answer me! I feel very, very bad. I’m really sick. I need the right medicine. I’m ready to go to Dublin from my Bray, without changing clothes. I, in fact know, that in my small town there are absolutely no doctors, capable to render the qualified help. Help, I ask you … “- this is what Sinead O’Connor wrote on Twitter on January 10, 2012. A quick response did not follow.
But once her name was on the list of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Admirers called her face an outstanding work of nature, and her voice – the voice of an angel.
And although Sinead became rich and famous, she gave birth to four children from different men, she did not get true happiness.
Beautiful East German actress Annekathrin Burger
In fact, she became the favorite actress already at the beginning of her film career, literally the day after the release of the film “A Berlin Romance” in 1956. The beginning actress, Annekathrin Burger received the main role in the film.
Born Annekathrin Rammelt on April 3, 1937 in Berlin, the future actress grew up in the village of Hornhausen of Saxony, because her family had to flee burned Berlin. Not differing from the village children, the girl however, enjoyed drawing. Meanwhile, at the end of the school, when asked about future profession in the questionnaire, she wrote: “I would like to become an actress, but my favorite occupation is drawing.” And now, on the advice of her father, an animal painter, a book graphic artist Heinz Rammelt, Annekathrin entered the Applied Arts School in Bernburg.
Three years later, she was already working as an assistant to the theater artist in the city of Weber. But washing the brushes and making posters she had little to do with the actual art. And still, she got attached to theatrical life. After a while, Burger becomes a requisitor, and several times even played in mass scene in L. Essel’s operetta “A Girl from the Black Forest”. This forever infected Annekathrin with an inexpressible sense of joy of being on stage, and communicating with the public. Thus, comes the firm decision to become an actress.
Gloria Frances Stuart memorable comeback
Do you remember the old lady Rosa with her youthful mischievous blue eyes, who played in the famous movie “The Titanic”? It was California born actress Gloria Frances Stuart. Twice Hollywood star, first – well-known beautiful blonde, then completely forgotten actress. Meanwhile, 86 year-old Gloria didn’t enjoy the idea to portray her 101-old heroine (15 years older than herself!). Fortunately, the blockbuster “The Titanic” brought the actress the first (and last) nomination for “Oscar”! Cameron’s film was the peak of the actor’s biography of Gloria Stewart, and after its release on the screens the press did not let out an 86-year-old actress!
Born on the kitchen table in the house in Santa Monica, California, began the life of Gloria Francis. It happened on the eve of Independence Day, July 4, 1910. The head of the family Frank Stewart was a lawyer representing six companies. Gloria’s older brother Thomas died small of spinal meningitis, and the youngest, named after his father Frank, was 11 months younger than Gloria.