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THE SIGNS AS OLD HOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES

Aries: Bette Davis

Taurus: Judy Garland

Gemini: Natalie Wood

Cancer: Vivien Leigh

Leo: Katharine Hepburn

Virgo: Grace Kelly

Libra: Rita Hayworth

Scorpio: Ava Gardner

Sagittarius: Elizabeth Taylor

Capricorn: Lauren Bacall 

Aquarius: Audrey Hepburn

Pisces: Marilyn Monroe

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On this day in 1915, an entertainment legend was born…celebrating the centenary of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra! (b. Francis Albert Sinatra; December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998)

“May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.”

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Dorothy Dandridge’s career I should have taken off after she was nominated for best actress along with Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland and grace Kelly instead it hit a wall     (via https://vimeo.com/208698597?ref=tu-v-share)

Natalie Wood thought her face was too fat

Grace Kelly felt that she was “too chinny”

Ava Gardner wrote in her autobiography that her dear friend Lena Horne, Katharine Hepburn, and Greta Garbo were “perfect beauties”, while she didn’t consider her looks to be anything special

It’s been well documented that Judy Garland never felt that she was pretty, and often thought of herself as the “ugly duckling” of MGM compared to other beauties like Ava Gardner or Elizabeth Taylor. Charles Walter, who directed her in a number of films, is quoted as saying, “Judy went to school at Metro with Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor - real beauties. Judy was the big money-maker at the time, a big success, but she was an ugly duckling. I think it had a very damaging effect on her emotionally for a long time. I think it lasted forever, really.” Her insecurities were only amplified by the attitude of studio head Louis B. Mayer, who called her his “little hunchback.” Judy was also forced to wear removable caps on her teeth and rubberized disks to reshape her nose. Judy herself allegedly once said that she wished she looked like Lana Turner.

The list of classic stars insecure about their looks is absolutely endless. Although these women were praised as great beauties of their day, they were not at all exempt from feeling inadequate and self-conscious.

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My faves doing things: with each other part 1

Deborah Kerr and Greer Garson
Eleanor Parker and Grace Kelly
Lana Turner and Esther Williams
Greer Garson and Vivien Leigh
Norma Shearer and Judy Garland
Olivia de Havilland and Ingrid Bergman
Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
—  Proverbs 1:8-9