Queen of Hollywood, The Perfect Wife
5'6" from Helena, Montana
Died in 1993, at age 88
1950s movie star
“I want to be a big star more than anything. It's something precious.”
“I've only slept with the men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”
“I never said, 'I wanted to be alone', I said 'I want to be left alone'”
1940s movie star
“What I'd really like to say about stardom is that it gave me everything I never wanted. Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.”
"The Most Beautiful Woman In Film"
"Baby" or "The Platinum Blonde"
“Men like me because I don't wear a brassiere. Women like me because I don't look like a girl who would steal a husband. At least not for long.”
1940s beautiful actress
“The main problem in marriage is that, for a man, sex is a hunger. If he is hungry and can't get to a fancy French restaurant, he'll go to a hot dog stand.”
The Profane Angel, The Hoosier Tornado
"The Love Goddess"
“I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.”
"LuLu" or "Brooksie"
“Love is a publicity stunt, and making love - after the first curious raptures - is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call.”
“I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.”
Attila the Nun, Saint Loretta
“The legs aren't so beautiful. I just know what to do with them.”
1940s iconic actress
“I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.”
The "It" Girl
“We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted.”
“I think there was more sex in those old films than in all that thrashing around today [1960s]. I'm tired of sex scenes.”
"The British Open"
“The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.”
Baby Gladys, The Glad Girl
“It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around”
The Queen of Scream
“You aim at all the things you have been told that stardom means--the rich life, the applause, the parties. Then you find that you have it all. And it is nothing, really nothing.”
"The Peek-a-boo Girl"
Hot Toddy, The Ice Cream Blonde
1920s film comedienne and philanthropist
“With me it was 5% talent and 95% publicity.”
"The First Lady of American Cinema"
“I think the things that are necessary in my profession are these: Taste, Talent and Tenacity. I think I have had a little of all three.”
"The Fifth Warner Brother," or "The First Lady of Film"
“An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring. I ought to know.”
"Hollywood's Number One party girl"
“I loved being at the studio [20th Century-Fox]. After all, I started at 15, and I grew up there.”
"The Pin-Up Girl" or "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs"
“...putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered they could give orders better from there.”
"The Siren of Swindon" or "Hurricane in Mink"
“I was the first home-grown sex symbol... When Marilyn Monroe's first film was shown, a columnist wrote, 'How much like our Diana Dors she is'.”
"Baby" or "The Look"
“Men need to feel important. They feel better when they're with younger girls or unknown girls.”
"Billie" or "Cranberry"
“Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?”
"Kate" and "First Lady of Cinema"
“If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.”
“People got tired of seeing the sweet young things I was playing and I landed at the bottom of the roller coaster. I'd crammed thirty years into ten...I missed out on my girlhood, the fun, little things that now seem important.”
1930s movie star
"The 'Ping' Girl"
"Queen of the B's"
“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”
The "Oomph" Girl
“Playing good girls in the '30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.”
"The Hungarian Rhapsody"
“For the love scenes in my first Hollywood silent picture I spoke in Hungarian, and my co-star chatted about cricket and kippers.”
“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
1930s sexy wisecracker
“It amazes me how some of these little numbers with dreamy looks and a dead pan are getting away with not acting. ”
"The Beautiful One" or "Dottie"
1930s winsome blonde
“I turned my hair dark and have received much better parts ever since.”
The First Lady of MGM, Queen Norma
1930s B-movie starlet
“Loretta was always really ambitious ... But while she was concentrating on her career, I had all the beaus.”
"The Cameo Girl" or "Rusty"
“I was never totally involved in movies. I was just making my father's dream come true.”
Queen of Ra-Ta-Taps
1930s fashion star
“Marilyn Monroe? There's a broad with her future behind her!”
Queen of Warner Brothers
“A dog has kindliness in his heart and dignity in his demeanor. The finest qualities anyone can have.”
1930s comic cutie
“Not many silent-film actors could talk. So they shoved the ones that came from Broadway into everything. It all went so fast. I used to ask myself, 'What set am I on today?”
1930s "nice girl" actress
“I became a Typical American Girl by the accident of a few early picture parts ... I'm stuck with it. Maybe I'd like to be known as a mysterious silent woman...Nobody cares.”
1930s actress, novelist, and early aviator
“I know for some women, men are a household necessity; myself, I'd rather have a canary. ”
1930s pale-eyed blonde
“My chief purpose in life is to fall in love. I don't know why I want to, but I do.”
1920s silent film actress
“I was stubborn, I was difficult, I played games, I was to fall in love, oh there are reasons and reasons.”