Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Leslie Caron

In 1931, French on October 9, 2017 at 8:48 am

Leslie Caron: French actress born 1931. 24 Femmes Per Second: nouveaux postes de belles femmes chaque semaine; weekly posts of beautiful women; posti settimanali di belle donne; wöchentliche Beiträge der schönen Frauen; vecko inlägg av vackra kvinnor.

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Mamie Van Doran autograph

In 1931, American on September 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Mamie Van Doren: born Joan Lucille Olander in either 1931 or 1933, discovered by Howard Hughes when she won Miss Palm Springs 1949.

Mamie Van Doran

In 1931, American on September 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Mamie Van Doren: born Joan Lucille Olander in either 1931 or 1933, discovered by Howard Hughes when she won Miss Palm Springs 1949.

Mamie Van Doren

In 1931, American on September 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Mamie Van Doren: born Joan Lucille Olander 6 February 1931, renamed ‘Mamie’ – after First Lady Mamie Eisenhower – and ‘Van Doren’ – after the poet Mark – on signing to Universal Studios, 20 January 1953, the day of Eisenhower’s inauguration as American President.

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on September 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) the Swindon girl who made it big before the days of botox and boob jobs. There was a day in TV and film when you either had it or you didn’t. And one Swindon girl most definitely had it. Diana Dors may never have lived up to her billing as “Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”, but the Swindon-born actress was certainly the darling of the British post-War movie industry, and when she died sadly on 4 May 1984, aged only 52, she had long since become one of the country’s best-known and best-loved actresses. Swindon Web.

Leslie Caron

In 1931, French on September 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

A Parisienne by birth, Leslie Caron (born 1931) was brought to MGM by Gene Kelly in 1950, to star as the ingénue in the biggest musical of 1951, An American in Paris. The war was over, the world was coming back to life, and Hollywood was enchanted by a new ideal, the otherworldly sylph as embodied by Caron and Audrey Hepburn. Vanity Fair.

Anita Ekberg 1931 – 2015

In 1931, Swedish on September 4, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg, actor, born 29 September 1931; died 11 January 2015. She was born in the city of Malmö, on the south-western tip of Sweden, the sixth of eight children. Having been crowned Miss Malmö and then Miss Sweden, Ekberg went to the US in the early 1950s for the Miss Universe contest and stayed to appear in a number of Hollywood films. These included The Golden Blade (1953) and Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953). The Guardian.

Françoise Prévost 1929 – 1997

In 1931, French on September 2, 2017 at 5:01 am

Françoise Prévost (1929 – 1997): french actress on screen 1951 – 1985.

Janice Rule dancing

In 1931, American on August 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

Janice Rule (1931 – 2003) was in the original cast of William Inge’s play ”Picnic,” which was Paul Newman’s Broadway debut. She played Madge Owens, the naïve beauty. Among her other Broadway shows were ”The Flowering Peach,” ”The Happiest Girl in the World” and ”Night Circus.” The New York Times.

Janice Rule

In 1931, American on August 27, 2017 at 10:05 am

Janice Rule (1931 – 2003), an actress in film and onstage who became a psychoanalyst late in her career, was pictured on the cover of Life magazine on Jan. 8, 1951, as a rising young actress. Her films in the 1950s included “Starlift,” “Holiday for Sinners,” “A Woman’s Devotion” and “Bell, Book and Candle,” in which she was the strait-laced fiancée who loses James Stewart. NY Times.