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Beautiful gold colored beetles

Byctiscus betulae. Beautiful gold colored beetles

Byctiscus betulae. Beautiful gold colored beetles

Beautiful gold colored beetles

“And that’s how Christmas toys would look …” – with this phrase Stanislav Shinkarenko began a series of publications before the Christmas holidays in 2013. A talented naturalist and a great photographer, Stanislav Shinkarenko named his album “Chitinous Jewels”.
Indeed, in the animal world, there are creatures that resemble a Christmas tree decoration. In particular, these beetles shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow … In fact, golden-colored spectacular beetles live in the Lower Volga region. Real gems, shimmering with a variety of colors – from gold to violet, from bronze to bright green.
However, this golden insect, common in all wine growing areas, once caused great damage to the grapes. And accordingly, Byctiscus betulae was subject to destruction with the use of insecticides.
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Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez

Beautiful and talented, Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez (August 21, 1916 – January 22, 2005)

Beautiful and talented, Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez (August 21, 1916 – January 22, 2005)

Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez
Time irreparably destroyed her appearance, and she herself didn’t like her reflection in the mirror. She really lived the life of another woman, not the one who created Besame Mucho. And that Consuelita, like admirers affectionately called her at the height of glory, long ago died. Buried in the soul of this unrecognizable lady with a nervous tic and swollen eyes – a consequence of kidney disease.
Velazquez was only 20 years old when, in 1944, she first came to Los Angeles, and not just to Los Angeles – Hollywood. The timid Mexican Consuelo, accompanied by her mother, who did not take her eyes off her, then still did not believe that she was a celebrity! Of course, she dreamed of becoming famous, but not for one song! In particular, she wanted to become a great classical pianist, because she graduated from the National Conservatory in Mexico City and already performed with concerts at the Palace of Fine Arts and on the radio.
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Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina

Stunningly beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina

Honored artist of Russia, Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina (January 18, 1936, Leningrad – December 21, 2001, Moscow)

Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina

“I have never met a woman more beautiful than her” – said almost every man who had the happiness to be familiar with her. Soviet Russian ballerina and film actress Olga Zabotkina was a personification of rare grace, beauty and femininity. She had a gravity field with such force that it was useless to resist. One look – and you fall into the abyss! She made thousands of men to fall in love with her, but never allowed to approach close to her. Everyone was surprised when she married a poet-humorist Alexander Ivanov (1936-1996), for he was not a man of her dreams. Anyway, they were fond of each other.
Meanwhile, the life of Olga was not easy. She lost her fortune to become a mother because of the hard life circumstances. It would seem that this divinely beautiful woman should shine diamond and revel in happiness. But God gave her a lot of tests, starting with the siege childhood and ending with a severe form of the disease, which ruined her. She did not like the publicity, although for the actress and ballerina – is nonsense. However, the last few years she was very ill, almost did not come out, and invited to her house no one. “I do not want you to see me like this”, – she answered on the phone.
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Most beautiful eyes of cinema Michele Morgan

Most beautiful eyes of cinema Michele Morgan

Most beautiful eyes of cinema Michele Morgan (29 February, 1920 – 20 December, 2016)

Most beautiful eyes of cinema Michele Morgan

20 December, 2016 a legendary French actress Michele Morgan died at the age of 96 years. Once called the owner of “the most beautiful eyes” in the history of cinema. According to Le Figaro, French actress Michele Morgan became best known for the film “Port of Shadows” by Marcel Carné. “On the 97th year of life, the most beautiful eyes of cinema forever closed this morning, on Tuesday, 20 of December”, – said the relatives of the actress. Also, Michelle Morgan was an abstract artist, and loved to paint. After the death of her husband and son (10 years ago) she rarely appeared in public. She had 6 grandchildren who love her.
One interesting fact: the magnificent rose ‘Michele Morgan’ was named in honor of the great French actress and a woman of rare beauty.
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Remembering 1950s French beauty Estella Blain

Remembering 1950s French beauty Estella Blain (1930 – 1982)

Remembering 1950s French beauty Estella Blain (1930 – 1982)

Remembering 1950s French beauty Estella Blain (1930 – 1982)

This gorgeous natural blonde with rare sapphire-blue eyes was one of the sexiest stars of 1950-1960s of French cinema, alongside with Bridget Bardot. Singer and actress, remembered worldwide as Madame De Montespan in Angelique and the King (1966), she committed suicide 1 January 1982. It is unfortunate that the circumstances have forced her to do it. So, the first morning of a new year she committed suicide by shooting herself in the head.
It is noteworthy, the number of suicides, oddly enough, grows during the holidays – New Year, Christmas, Valentine’s Day … In the atmosphere of fun, particularly, may appear acute sense of loneliness, especially when these people have no one to celebrate the holiday with. Thus, to the depressive state may add suicidal thoughts and, life can end in tragedy. Eventually, this happened to a fragile, lonesome, and depressed Estella Blain.
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Beautiful Bulgarian actress Tzvetana Maneva

Theater and film actress Tsvetana Maneva

Theater and film actress Tsvetana Maneva

Beautiful Bulgarian actress Tzvetana Maneva
Director Luben Groys spoke of her art as a “living miracle”: “Tsvetana is an actress by nature. For a long time I was looking for these two words – a miracle and a living. According to him, her work, like “high aerobatics in art” was performed before his eyes. “Her art breathes. She achieves miracles not in a supernatural way, but with talent, hard work and courage.”
Tsvetana Maneva grew up in the family of an actor who started her career, like many Bulgarian actors who saw an important educational mission in their work. They traveled around the country, knew the hardships, played under the strict eye of fascist censorship. The democratism of the Bulgarian theater determined the creative position of Georgy Manev, a modest and devoted worker of the theater during the Bulgarian Resistance. Tempering of those years postponed the imprint on his work, gave his images a manly density, physical and moral stability, sobriety and optimism. And his daughter inherited these solid moral foundations. They became her nature and in many ways determined her way in art, active creative and civic position.
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1970s Hollywood brightest star Faye Dunaway

Icon of style 1970s Hollywood brightest star Faye Dunaway

Icon of style 1970s Hollywood brightest star Faye Dunaway

1970s Hollywood brightest star Faye Dunaway
Hollywood of the 1970s, which once lived with the talents and charm of beautiful film stars, began to prefer men. In 1934, among the most revered idols were six women, in 1964 – only three, and in 1973 – two: Barbra Streisand and Goldie Hawn. Hollywood actresses faced the danger of losing their jobs. Producers from now on preferred to sign contracts for with men instead of capricious actresses. At this point in the Hollywood sky a new star caught fire – Faye Dunaway. The appearance on the screen of Faye Dunaway, her success with the audience went against the clearly worked out formula of success, traditional in the American film business.
Born in Florida in 1941, Faye Dunaway grew up in a small provincial town of Baskem. She grew up in a wealthy family, studied music, ballet and singing. An army brat, Dunaway spent her youth traveling from one military base to another with her family. After spending her college years at the University of Florida she suddenly left the university and entered Boston University’s School of Fine and Applied Arts. From now on, she became seriously involved in the theater. The turning point in her fate was the invitation from the famous director of theater and cinema Elia Kazan to the Lincoln Center Repertory Company in 1962.
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