actress

it girl

i’m surprised hollywood hasn’t made a movie about clara bow yet, who had a classic rags to riches tale with a semi sad and tragic ending. i must admit i didn’t know much about her, apart from admiring pictures of that classic twenties flapper look and that she was a famous actress of the silent screen.

Legendary once, curiously unknown today, Clara Bow is both a heroine and a victim of silence. For the original “IT girl,” the first sex symbol and most popular female icon of the wildly modern, jazz, gin, sex and cinema-filled decade of the Twenties, there was also a hell of a lot of noise. That her name is not as familiar as Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo, Mae West or Marilyn Monroe, despite the fact that she was more famous than all of them, is testament to the power of public opinion to silence the very personality it helped to create.

– from this great article (read it)

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mélanie laurent

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mélanie laurent is a parisian born french actress, i had to look her up after seeing inglorious basterds last night. as i suspected, chic all the way. besides christoph waltz, she stole the movie for me.

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another young actress who was also in the movie, but possibly overlooked by some, was léa seydoux (she played one of lapadite’s daughters) – also styling:

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jane birkin

she’s one of those swinging sixties, between london & paris, don’t really know what she did / does (acting? singing? modelling?), gets naked a lot (but in that sixties way) vintage babes - with a handbag named after her. herewith follows some photos, just because she’s cool. some are slightly nsfw (as she enjoys the nude, respect).

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romy schneider

romy schneider was a german actress, born 23 september (my birthday!) 1938. died in paris at the age of 43. sort of daria werbowy-ish, but less alien.

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