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1940s Hollywood brightest star actress Barbara Stanwyck

White lilies for Barb. 1940s Hollywood actress Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990)

White lilies for Barb. 1940s Hollywood actress Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990)

1940s Hollywood brightest star actress Barbara Stanwyck
Born Ruby Catherine Stevens July 16, 1907, Barbara Stanwyck was a American movie star of 1920-30s, as well as model and dancer. Nominated four times for the Oscar in the category “Best Actress”, she became known as the best actress who never got an Oscar. Noteworthy, in 1944, Stanwyck was the highest paid actress in Hollywood, earning 400,000 dollars a year.
She acted in films up to 77 years old, and was always attractive and not lost on the background of the young. According to actor Robert Wagner, Barbara Stanwyck loved to work and emotionally needed to work. “She had been very poor as a child and young woman, so money meant security for her. Work always improved her mood. Whether it was a movie or TV show, it didn’t seem to make much difference to her, she just wanted to keep acting”. Robert Wagner, actor (Natalie Wood’s husband) and author of “I loved Her in movies: Memories of Hollywood Legendary Actresses”. 2017.
Actor’s career of Stanwyck evolved successfully both in the cinema and on television. For outstanding merits in cinematography, the actress received an Honorary Oscar in 1982. Also, awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and and “Golden Globe”.
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Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann

Photo from magazine “Actors of foreign cinema”, 1974. Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann (born March 3, 1941 in Halle der Saale)

Photo from magazine “Actors of foreign cinema”, 1974. Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann (born March 3, 1941 in Halle der Saale)

Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann
She was lucky: until now she had played only interesting, multifaceted roles. But to be more precise: she herself helped her happiness a little, gently, but persistently rejecting the uninteresting (or what she herself thought was so).
Jutta Hoffmann began her acting career in 1960, but became famous after her role in the film “Julia is alive” (Julia lebt) in 1963. Indeed, her gentle girl’s face with big eyes remained in memory. According to critics, she was an extremely sensitive creature – either a child, or a woman, surprisingly receptive, ready to respond. As the newspaper “Neues Deutschland” defined the nature of her talent, “This is something very beautiful and sublime”.
The same year, television offered her the first major role in “Wandering, searching”. It was the story of the hopeless love of the ironing handler Lene Nimpch and lieutenant of the cuirassier regiment Boto von Rinecker. This her role met a lot of criticism. And the opinion of the audience was somewhat ambiguous. First, the public had to get used to her peculiar, severe charm, as the canons of beauty of this thin woman were far from the generally accepted on the television screen.
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Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes

Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes

Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes

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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Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv

Photographed in 1966, Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv

Photographed in 1966, Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv

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 …
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Miss New Orleans, Hollywood beauty Dorothy Lamour

A. L. Schafer’s photo. 1944. Miss New Orleans, Hollywood beauty Dorothy Lamour

A. L. Schafer’s photo. 1944. Miss New Orleans, Hollywood beauty Dorothy Lamour (1914–1996)

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.
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Beautiful Czech film actress Jana Brejchova

Beautiful Czech film actress Jana Brejchova

Post-war cinema star, beautiful Czech film actress Jana Brejchova

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.
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Free of parental curses Magda Davitt – Sinead O’Connor

Free of parental curses Magda Davitt. Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor. Free of parental curses Magda Davitt

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.
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