Ev Crawford

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Bette Davis // Judy Garland // Joan Crawford // Marilyn Monroe // Audrey Hepburn // Barbra Streisand // Angela Lansbury // Natalie Wood // Vivien Leigh

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Top 10 Best Female Villains in Cinema

  • 1) Catherine Tramell (Basic Instinct)
  • 2) Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)
  • 3) Annie Wilkes (Misery)
  • 4) Eve Harrington (All About Eve)
  • 5) Phyllis Dietrichson (Double Indemnity)
  • 6) Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • 7) Catwoman (Batman Returns)
  • 8) Baby Jane Hudson (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?)
  • 9) Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest)
  • 10) Mrs. Danvers (Rebecca)
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When Joan Crawford showed up [for the first session in 1956] with her daughter Christina and two tiny poodles, she was very drunk. Walking up to Eve, Crawford kissed her on the mouth — the two had never met — took off all her clothes, and demanded that Eve photograph her nude. At this point in her career, Crawford was aging and fearful of losing her place in Hollywood to younger, fresher talent. She seemed desperate to show that she still had the body she had displayed when she started out and (although she tried to bury the fact) appeared in “blue movies”, soft-porn films.

Eve was caught in a dilemma. Crawford kept insisting on the nude shots, but even though she was slim and good-looking for a fifty-year-old woman, she was still undeniably a fifty-year old woman. Eve knew that the pictures would not please her. <…> While Eve might make a great deal of money by releasing the pictures, she would never recover from the damage such an exploitative act would do to her reputation. In the end, Eve capitulated, but instead of sending out the slides, she gave them to Crawford in a yellow plastic box over lunch a few days later. — From the book Magnum Legacy: Eve Arnold

Joan Crawford photographed by Eve Arnold, 1959.

kris anka ‏@kristaferanka

@TBranch56 so i just realized theres one more member for this that’d make the team even more perfect. scandal savage

Yeah, I guess so! Well played, Anka. But I refuse to be one-upped!! hahahaha! Time to add Gail Simone into this mix, yes?

Thank the comic gods that I made all of them individual files.