Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Sharon Tate 1943 – 1969

In 1943, American on August 11, 2017 at 10:24 am

Her closet may have been full of designer dresses, but Sharon Tate was a flower child all the way down to her toes. Most comfortable barefoot, she used to skirt the “shoes required” laws in snooty late ’60s Beverly Hills by looping leather string around her toes and across the tops of her feet, and then tying the ends around her ankles. Voila: sandals. Even the Malibu Barbie doll, said to be inspired by the actress and her bikini-clad character, Malibu, from the 1967 beach comedy “Don’t Make Waves,” was barefoot in her box. Los Angeles Times.

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Sharon Tate 1943 – 1969

In 1943, American on August 7, 2017 at 11:58 am

Sharon Tate: American actress of great beauty and little talent, born 24 Jan 1943, Dallas Texas; died 9 August 1969 Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles California. A year younger than Pamela Tiffin, two years younger than Ann-Margret, her Hollywood career began in a role with more flesh than dialogue in the flop Don’t Make Waves (1967), followed by a beautiful but wooden performance in the camp classic Valley of the Dolls (1967).

Alexandra Bastedo 1946 – 2014

In 1946, British on August 6, 2017 at 10:07 am

Alexandra Bastedo (1946 – 2014) in The Champions (UK TV 1968 – 1969) Sharron Macready (Alexandra Bastedo), Craig Stirling (Stuart Damon) and Richard Barrett (William Gaunt) are agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organisation based in Geneva.

Susan Hampshire

In 1937, British on August 6, 2017 at 9:02 am

Susan Hampshire: British actress born 1937, on screen since 1958, winner of three Emmy Awards 1970 – 1973: The Forsyte Saga, The First Churchills, Vanity Fair.

Diane Varsi 1938 – 1992

In 1943, American on August 2, 2017 at 11:16 am

Diane Varsi, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, “Peyton Place,” died on Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 54 years old and lived in Los Angeles. Miss Varsi played Allison MacKenzie in “Peyton Place,” the 1957 melodrama based on the novel by Grace Metalious. She walked out on a contract with 20th Century-Fox and moved to Bennington, Vt. She then made a series of mostly low-budget pictures, including “Wild in the Streets.” Her last film was “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” (1977). NY Times.

Candice Bergen in 1967

In 1946, American on July 30, 2017 at 11:08 am

Candice Bergen: model-turned-actress, daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, born 1946.

Candice Bergen

In 1946, American on July 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Candice Bergen: model-turned-actress, daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, born 1946.

Svetlana Svetlichnaya in another hat

In 1940, Russian on July 26, 2017 at 11:27 am

Svetlana Svetlichnaya: Russian Actress born 1940.

Heather Hewitt, August 1968

In 1935, American on July 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Heather Hewitt: American model and somtime actress, born Joan Hewitt, 1935 in Battleboro Vermont USA. Competed in 1957 Miss America contest as Miss Vermont, beacme the face of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Sporadic film credits 1968 – 2011 including Mission Mars (1968), Zombie Bloodbath (1971) and Tom Hanks’ 1960s homage That Thing You Do! (1996).

Ewa Aulin in the cockpit

In 1950, Swedish on February 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

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Ewa Aulin (born 1950): Swedish film star of the late sixties and early seventies, retired to become a schoolteacher.