Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Jayne Mansfield with her pet chihuahua

In 1933, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

A BRITISH woman who sold the actress Jayne Mansfield two chihuahuas that died with her in a car crash tried to contact the executors of her will just five days after the accident to ask for outstanding payment, according to Public Record Office documents. Read the rest of this entry »

Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on August 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

EVEN the most generous of observers would admit that Batley Yorkshire, England, shares little in common with that glittering venue for the world’s best-paid and most glamorous performers Las Vegas. Yet in April 1967 Jayne Mansfield played the once celebrated and now defunct Batley variety club shortly after it had opened its doors in its unlikely setting for a week-long engagement. Express.



Suzanna Leigh

In 1945, British on August 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

Suzanna Leigh: born Suzanna Smyth 26 July 1945, London England. On screen 1963 – 1978 including “The Pleasure Girls” (UK 1965), “Boeing, Boeing” (1965), Elvis Presley’s “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” (1966), spy spoof “Deadlier Than The Male” (1967), Hammer Horrors “Lust for a Vampire” (1971) and “Son of Dracula” (1974).

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 8:50 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.


Jill Adams 1930 – 2008

In 1930, British on August 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

Jill Adams (1930 – 2008): English actress and model. “In 1956 Jill Adams was declared by Picturegoer magazine to be “one of our best glamour girl bets”, and she was much photographed and written about, not so much for her film roles as her purported status as “Britain’s Marilyn Monroe”. In truth her ready smile proved particularly suited to comedy, where she appeared with some of the top British movie actors of the era.” The Guardian.

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 1:47 am

Diana Dors, the actress who described herself as “the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva”, died in hospital in Windsor last night. Diana Dors, the daughter of a railway clerk, became Britain’s best paid actress by the age of 25. She married three times and had a glamorous career, but confessed that she never believed she was good-looking and longed for a quiet life. The Guardian.

Cleo Moore 1924 – 1973

In American on August 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

Cleo Moore: B-movie actress born Cleona Moore, Baton Rouge Louisiana 1924; on screen 1948 – 1957.

Celeste Yarnall

In 1945, American on July 30, 2017 at 4:53 am

Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen.

Belinda Lee 1935 – 1961

In 1935, British on July 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

Belinda Lee: British pin-up model and actress born 1935; after bit-parts in English films (The Runaway Bus 1954, Miracle In Soho 1957), moved to Italy; killed in an automobile accident in USA when travelling to Nevada with documentary-maker boyfriend Galtiero Jacopetti (director, Mondo Cane 1962).


Anita Ekberg 1931 – 2015

In 1931, Swedish on July 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm

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