St. Louis, Missouri
Died at age 57 in 1973
American actress, dancer, and singer during the 1940s and 1950s.
Grable began her film career in 1929 at age twelve, after which she was fired from a contract when it was learned she signed up under false identification. She had contracts with RKO and Paramount Pictures during the 1930s, and appeared in a string of B-movies, mostly portraying co-eds. Grable came to prominence in the Broadway musical Du Barry Was a Lady (1939), and became Fox's biggest film star throughout the remaining decade. Throughout her career, Grable was celebrated for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity often photographed her featuring them. Her iconic bathing suit poster made her the number one pin-up girl of World War II, surpassing Rita Hayworth.
Enjoy photos and movies from her younger acting days from 1934 to 1951
"The Most Beautiful Woman In Film"
"Baby" or "The Platinum Blonde"
1940s movie star
"The Love Goddess"
The Profane Angel, The Hoosier Tornado
1950s movie star
"LuLu" or "Brooksie"
Attila the Nun, Saint Loretta
1940s iconic actress
The "It" Girl
"Billie" or "Cranberry"
1940s beautiful actress
"The British Open"
Queen of Hollywood, The Perfect Wife
Baby Gladys, The Glad Girl
The Queen of Scream
"The Peek-a-boo Girl"
Hot Toddy, The Ice Cream Blonde
1920s film comedienne and philanthropist
"The Fifth Warner Brother," or "The First Lady of Film"
"The First Lady of American Cinema"
"Hollywood's Number One party girl"
"The Pin-Up Girl" or "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs"
"The Siren of Swindon" or "Hurricane in Mink"
"Baby" or "The Look"
"Kate" and "First Lady of Cinema"
1930s movie star
"Queen of the B's"
"The 'Ping' Girl"
The "Oomph" Girl
"The Hungarian Rhapsody"
1930s sexy wisecracker
"The Beautiful One" or "Dottie"
1930s winsome blonde
The First Lady of MGM, Queen Norma
1930s B-movie starlet
"The Cameo Girl" or "Rusty"
Queen of Ra-Ta-Taps
1930s comic cutie
1930s fashion star
1930s pale-eyed blonde
1930s actress, novelist, and early aviator
1930s "nice girl" actress
Queen of Warner Brothers
1920s silent film actress