Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1938’ Category

Diana Rigg rides a horse

In 1938, British on August 17, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Diana Ring (born 1938). “Ever since I made a bit of a ruckus about getting paid less than the cameraman on The Avengers I’m portrayed as this tough broad, but I’m not.” The Guardian.

Diana Rigg sparkling over a bear

In 1938, British on August 16, 2017 at 11:50 am

In “The Avengers,” the leather-clad Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) was not there just to be kidnapped and rescued, although this did happen occasionally. She was a valued agent who played an active role in the investigations and action, often appearing smarter than Steed. Although the dialogue between the boss and his agent was light and flirty, there was never any suggestion of something more going on. While it is great that a show from the 60s was so ahead of the game in its portrayal of women, it’s also worth noting that the equality didn’t extend off-camera. Rigg soon discovered that, despite being the show’s main selling point, she was paid less than some of the technical crew. The Guardian.

 

Natalie Wood by a pool of tigers

In 1938, American on August 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

Off screen, the real Natalie Wood was all those things you’d image she’d be: adorable, vivacious, bright, spirited. She was also extremely kind to neophytes. I found that out first-hand when Natalie had the misfortune to be the first celebrity I was ever assigned to interview for a magazine article. Robert Osbourne.

Natalie Wood with a poodle

In 1938, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:51 am

By the mid-1950s Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981) was entering what would—for most child actors—have been the “awkward age” verging on young adulthood. But the awkwardness seemed to miss Wood. In 1955 Warner Bros. cast her opposite James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause,” and she was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar. LA Times.

Claudia Cardinale feeds the pigeons

In 1938, Italian on August 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

Claudia Cardinale (born 1938) has appeared in around 90 feature films but her most productive decade remains 1960 – 1970 when she clocked up some 30 movies including the classics (1962-3), The Leopard (1963), and The Professionals (1966) co-starring with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin and the cult movie Once Upon a Time In The West (1968) directed by maestro Sergio Leone. Italy Magazine 2012.

Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American on August 12, 2017 at 6:14 am

By the mid-1950s Natalie Wood was entering what would—for most child actors—have been the “awkward age” verging on young adulthood. But the awkwardness seemed to miss Wood. In 1955 Warner Bros. cast her opposite James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause,” and she was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar. LA Times.

Natalie Wood silver cowgirl

In 1938, American on August 12, 2017 at 6:10 am

Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981). 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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Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American on August 12, 2017 at 6:08 am

Her life and career seem so distant now — a blur of black-and-white glamour shots that come into focus mostly whenever the tabloids ghoulishly rehash her ending. But on Thanksgiving weekend of 1981, the death of Natalie Wood came as a shock. At 43, she was still a vital presence in celebrity culture — a youthful link to Hollywood’s Golden Age, whom the world had watched grow up from an adorable kid star to a sultry leading lady. Washington Post.

Stella Stevens

In 1938 on August 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

After a failed teenage marriage, which produced a son (actor, director and producer Andrew Stevens) Stella moved, over parents’ objections, to Hollywood, where she embarked on a movie career. They, along with her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, practically disowned her when she did the Playboy layout. The results of appearing in the magazine firmly established her as a sexpot (a term she despises) in the eyes of Hollywood and stunted her deep-rooted ambitions for directing films. Michael G. Ankerich.

Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American on August 11, 2017 at 8:42 am

Her life and career seem so distant now — a blur of black-and-white glamour shots that come into focus mostly whenever the tabloids ghoulishly rehash her ending. But on Thanksgiving weekend of 1981, the death of Natalie Wood came as a shock. At 43, she was still a vital presence in celebrity culture — a youthful link to Hollywood’s Golden Age, whom the world had watched grow up from an adorable kid star to a sultry leading lady. Washington Post.

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