|Femmes Fatales||Sep 22 2019|
Her time in the sun lasted for decades.
Loretta Young had a tremendous film career. Between 1917 and 1963 she appeared in more than one hundred movies, hosted her long-running television show The Loretta Young Show, won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress for The Farmer's Daughter, garnered another nomination for Come to the Stable, won two Golden Globes, and took home three Emmys. Considering her extensive credits it's amazing she could spare the time to go to the beach at all. Several sources say this photo was shot in 1931. That looks about right. She would have been eighteen then, yet amazingly already had nearly thirty screen appearances behind her. She was in a class of her own.
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|Femmes Fatales||May 28 2017|
Best ever reason to brave crosstown traffic.
Sultry Puerto Rico born actress Rita Moreno, who many remember from her role as Anita in the 1961 Hollywood adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story, is one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards—i.e. the Oscar, the Emmy, the Grammy, and the Tony. She's also won a Golden Globe, been awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a National Medal of the Arts, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and been bestowed the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. There are even more awards, too numerous to list, and on top of all of them, she was also awarded some awesome genes, because not only is she very beautiful in the top photo from around 1960, but she still looks good today at age eighty-five.
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|Femmes Fatales||Aug 1 2012|
Her career had no legs but she sure did.
Seems apropos on this first day of August to feature Adelle August. A fairly obscure actress, she was born Adele M. Slaybough in the state of Washington, where she won the 1952 Miss Washington title before making her way to Hollywood. There, she appeared in seven movies in 1955 and 1956 but quickly faded from the show business scene, her last appearance being as an envelope and statuette handler at the 1958 Emmy Awards. To this day, though, she’s remembered—correctly, in our humble opinions—as having some of the best legs ever.