Jane Turner

Perfumes of Old Hollywood Actresses

Ava Gardner: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Fracas, Tabu, Jungle Gardenia, was photographed with Mitsouko; Reporter recalled her perfume being intoxicating, French and exotic (smells like Fracas, no?); She would also spritz perfume in a pathway leading to her room after fights with Frank Sinatra to let him know she was ready to make up.

Anouk Aimee: Guerlain Apres L’ondee

Vivien Leigh: Joy by Jean Patou (was said to stop to pick up a bottle while touring; gifted perfume by Dior.

Marilyn Monroe: Chanel N5, Joy by Jean Patou, Fracas; was said to take ice baths with drops of perfume.

Elizabeth Taylor: Femme Rochas, Bal a Versaille, Givenchy L’interdit (in honor of friend Audrey Hepburn), White Diamonds (and her other fragrances, presumably), said she liked to mix several perfumes before she came out with her own line; Colin Farrell said “Violet Eyes” smells as he remembers her smelling.

Rita Hayworth: Shalimar, Arpege, Fracas; collected perfume.

Brigitte Bardot: Jicky by Guerlain, Vent Vert by Balmain, Fracas.

Catherine Deneuve: Chanel N5, N19 and N22, Guerlain L’Heure Bleu and Chamade, Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, Carnal Flower, Eau de Magnolia, and Lipstick Rose, Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger, Un Lys, and Rose de Nuit, Annick Goutal Sables,  Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire for Her (originally created for her).

Grace Kelly: Creed Fleurissimo (made for her wedding, inspired by her bouquet), Jean Patou Joy,

Claudia Cardinale: L’Air du Temps

Claudette Colbert: Vol de Nuit

Audrey Hepburn: Givenchy L’interdit (created for her), Creed Spring Flower (created for her), Guerlain Chamade, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Femme Rochas, Ivorie Balmain (original)

Gloria Swanson: Joy, Youth Dew, Narcisse Noir

Ingrid Bergman: Guerlain Mitsouko

Jane Russell: Chanel Coco

Jayne Mansfield: Lanvin My Sin, Arpege, Shiaperelli Shocking

Jean Harlow: Mitsouko by Guerlain

Joan Collins: Guerlain Shalimar and Jicky

Joan Crawford: Youth Dew, Jungle Gardenia

Lana Turner: L'air du Temps

Lauren Bacall: loved Diptyque scents, especially L'Ombre dans L'Eau

Marlene Dietrich: Fracas, Tabac Blond, Bandit, Vole du Nuit

Mary Pickford: Crepe De Chine, Joy, Patou

Olivia de Havilland: Joy

Sophia Loren: Irisia, Diva (I also read she wore Shalimar)

Natalie Wood: Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache (her favorite flowers were gardenias)

Last Updated: 4/14/16 12am

Women Philosophers' Taking Of-fencing
  • Gina: Next up is the Women Philosophers' Taking Offencing event, Magda will be trying to improve on her personal best by managing to take offence six times to a perfectly innocent remark.
  • Jane: Did you have a nice day?
  • Magda: Day is a patriarchal structure of time. Nice is a concept of behavioural conformity used to keep women as an underclass. Did implies I need to be doing something in order to be making a worthwhile contribution to society. You is a phallocentric division between self and other. Have is a capitalistic consumerist linguistic structure, thus reflecting the dominant paradigm of ownership and economic violence perpetrated against women and ethnic minorities. And a, being a singular indefinite article, perpetuates bourgeois notions of individualism!
Stars Real Names

Loretta Young : Gretchen Young

Carole Lombard : Jane Alice Peters

Rita Hayworth : Margarita Carmen Cansino

Jean Harlow : Harlean Carpentier

Cary Grant :  Archibald Alexander Leach 

Audrey Hepburn : Audrey Kathleen Ruston

Bette Davis : Ruth Elizabeth Davis

Joan Crawford : Lucille Fay LeSueur 

Natalie Wood : Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko 

Judy Garland : Frances Ethel Gumm 

Vivien Leigh : Vivian Mary Hartley 

Sophia Loren : Sofia Villani Scicolone 

Lauren Bacall : Betty Joan Perske

Hedy Lamarr : Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler 

Lana Turner : Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner 

Jane Russell : Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell 

Veronica Lake : Constance Frances Marie Ockelman

Greta Garbo : Greta Lovisa Gustafsson

Marlene Dietrich : Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch