Beautiful Actresses of the Hollywood Golden Age Part II


I have compiled another list of 15 fabulous actresses of the Hollywood Golden Age (1927 – 1963). To check out the first part of this post, click HERE.

1. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
photo source: thefoxling

June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.”

2. Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy
photo source: pds209

August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993

“Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.”

3. Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball
photo source: Isabel Santos Pilot

August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989

“Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt.”

4. Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert
photo source: pds309

September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996

“It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.”

5. Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard
photo source: Movie-Fan

June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990

“I am not temperamental. I just know what I want and if I don’t have it, I try to get it.”

6. Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge
photo source: Classic Film Scans

November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965

-Dandridge was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

7. Judy Garland

Judy Garland
photo source: Movie-Fan

June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969

“Behind every cloud is another cloud.”

8. Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly
photo source: Classic Film Scans

12 November 1929 – 14 September 1982

“Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.”

9. Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich
photo source: jan willemsen

27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992

“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”

10. Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels
photo source: Orange County Archives

January 14, 1901 – March 16, 1971

“All during the war, we kept saying, Ben [husband Ben Lyon] and I, that when it was over, we’d come back to Hollywood. But now we’ve been here, and we just have to be honest, this is no longer home. Home’s back in London, because we went through the bombings with them.”

11. Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O'Hara
photo source: erjkpunczyk

born: 17 August 1920

“I didn’t let anyone push me into things I didn’t want to do where my career was concerned. So why did I crumble when it came to men?”

12. Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall
photo source: Vintage Gazette

born: September 16, 1924

“I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.”

13. Mae West

Mae West
photo source: Nostaglia – domas

August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980

“Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.”

14. Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney
photo source: Movie-Fan

November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991

“When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let’s Pretend, it’s often easy to see symbolism where none exists.”

15. Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard
photo source: pds 209

October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942

“If a woman has a limited wardrobe, it would be wise to sacrifice a second dinner or evening frock for one hostess gown. She’ll soon rate it the most valuable asset in her clothes collection.”

If you’re interested in more Golden age of Hollywood Glamour, check out my Beautiful Actresses of the Hollywood Golden Age post PART I. Also, I have another style inspiration post on Elizabeth Taylor and Mae West.

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