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Hollywood beauty Anne Jeffreys 1923-2017

American actress and singer Anne Jeffreys (January 26, 1923 - September 27, 2017)

“I hope I’ll always be as busy as a blind dog in a meat shop. I thrive on activity”. American actress and singer Hollywood beauty Anne Jeffreys (January 26, 1923 – September 27, 2017)

Hollywood beauty Anne Jeffreys
One of the most beautiful and elegant actresses of Hollywood passed away last year. Anne Jeffries has always been for me the standard of how to beautifully age. What a naturally beautiful and charming woman. A Southern Belle from North Carolina…
Born Anne Carmichael in 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, the girl was fond of classical music since childhood. But as a result, preferred a model agency to the conservatory. The naturally stunning Anne began modeling in New York then turned to acting, debuting in La Boheme in 1940. Participation in this production opened her way to the big screen, and in 1942 she made her debut in the musical “I’m Married to an Angel”. She starred with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald in their last pairing.
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American beauty Carole Landis 1919-1948

Do not gossip - especially about other women. Kindness is the secret to true femininity. American beauty Carole Landis (1919-1948)

Do not gossip – especially about other women. Kindness is the secret to true femininity. American beauty Carole Landis (1919-1948)

American beauty Carole Landis
Life of one of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses of the late 1930s – 1940s Carole Landis proves the idea – people who live fast – die young.
Born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Wisconsin in 1919, Carole Landis was the youngest of five children. Her father (Norwegian in origin) left the family before her birth. Her stepfather, Charles Fenner gave the girl strict Catholic education.
A winner at various beauty contests, the girl got married and left school at the age of 15 (January 1934)! Her husband was a 19-year-old neighbor Irving Wheeler, with whom she divorced a week later. However, six months later they married again.
Meanwhile, Frances Lillian decided to start a career in show business. And even before her debut in 1937 in the movie “A Star Is Born” she worked as a singer and dancer and one of the nightclubs of San Francisco. After that, she dyed her hair blonde and changed name to Carole Landis, after her beloved actress Carol Lombard.
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Tap Dance Queen Beautiful Actress Ann Miller

Tap Dance Queen Beautiful Actress Ann Miller

The star of the 40s, Ann Miller was not only as a talented actress, but also as an incredible dancer. Tap Dance Queen Beautiful Actress Ann Miller (April 12, 1923 – January 22, 2004)

Tap Dance Queen Beautiful Actress Ann Miller
Born Johnnie Lucille Collier April 12, 1923, Ann Miller became especially popular in 1940s-1950s, American dancer, singer and actress. Famed for her speed in tap dance and called Tap Dance Queen, she could tap 500 times per minute!
Little Johnnie Lucille (real name of the actress) was ill with rickets, so at least somehow to reduce this ailment, the parents gave their daughter to dance classes. Ann fulfilled her childhood dream and played several performances on Broadway. Noteworthy, in the late 1940s, Ann Miller introduced pantyhose into everyday life. Thus, she solved the problem of constantly tearing stockings during the dance performance. Traditionally, stockings were sewn to the underwear of a dancer, and if even one stocking torn, the dancer had to completely change the whole design. That’s why Miller asked for herself to make pantyhose, which could easily be replaced with another pair, if torn.
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Divinely beautiful Polish actress Ewa Szykulska

The Star of Captivating Happiness (director Vladimir Motyl, 1975, USSR). Divinely beautiful Polish actress Ewa Szykulska

The Star of Captivating Happiness (director Vladimir Motyl, 1975, USSR). Divinely beautiful Polish actress Ewa Szykulska

Divinely beautiful Polish actress Ewa Szykulska

Born 11 September 1949 in Warsaw, Ewa Szykulska made her debut in cinema in 1966, at the age of 17. In 1971 she graduated from the State Higher Theatrical School in Warsaw, and in 1973 she made her debut in the theater. She worked in theaters in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Poznan, played in many films.
The debut of the 17-year-old actress in the movie was the role in Stanislav Kokezh’s film “Tandem.” A year later, in 1967, the great Polish director Jerzy Hoffmann npticed a young talent and invited to his film “Father”. A few years later, in 1974, their paths once again crossed – Ewa Szykulska played one of the central roles in the famous film “The Flood”, a screen version of the famous novel by Henry Sienkiewicz.
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Famous English actress Angela Lansbury

Famous English actress Angela Lansbury

27 year-old beauty, Famous English actress Angela Lansbury

Famous English actress Angela Lansbury
Born 16 October 1925, Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury – English-American actress and singer.
It so happened that the actress played the main role exclusively in detectives and criminal films. In the films of other genres she played the roles of the second plan, however, she played them brilliantly.
Nominated for an Oscar three times, and for an Emmy Award eighteen times, she won the Golden Globe six times and received the highest Tony American Theater Award five times.
Born in London, she grew up in a family of actress and businessman, Moyna Macgill and Edgar Lansbury. The grandfather of the future actress was Labor Party leader George Lansbury. During the Second World War, she and her mother and two younger brothers emigrated to Canada, and a short time later to the United States.
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Rolling Stones beautiful muse Anita Pallenberg

Candy (1968). Rolling Stones beautiful muse Anita Pallenberg (6 April 1942 – 13 June 2017)

Candy (1968). Rolling Stones beautiful muse Anita Pallenberg (6 April 1942 – 13 June 2017)

Rolling Stones beautiful muse Anita Pallenberg
A model, actress and designer, Anita Pallenberg was the muse and one of the most vivid personalities of the era of rock’n’roll. The girl of Brian Jones and the civil wife of Keith Richards from 1967 to 1980, Pallenberg had a significant influence on the work of the Rolling Stones. From the second half of the sixties and throughout the seventies, publications mentioned her as the image-maker of The Rolling Stones, who played an exceptional role in the group. And in particular, in the “male” world of rock and roll of the late sixties, unlike the “girl from the hangout”, the wife or the member of the team.
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1960-1970s Charming English fashion models

1960-1970s Charming English fashion models

Magazine ‘England’, 1978, number 66. Charming English fashion models of the 1960s-1970s.

Charming English fashion models
Perhaps, it will be interesting to look at the magazine “England”, devoted to modern life in the UK, and published by the British government quarterly from 1962 to 1993. Distributed in the Soviet Union in accordance with the terms of the agreement between the governments of Great Britain and the USSR, the magazine was published in Russian. Well illustrated and informative, it was highly popular in the Soviet Union.
Traditionally, the magazine published articles on various topics, including politics, economics, science, education, music, art, learning English, cookery, etc. Besides, some pages of the magazine were given to short stories and poetry. In addition, the magazine gave short glimpses on the history of England, traditions and Royal family. Noteworthy, “England” covered the events in the fashion world, the emergence of new synthetic fabrics, trends in the design of clothing and hairstyle. Of course, it’s this section, which attracted me with the opportunity to make a journey into the past, and specifically 50 years back. Let’s look at the beautiful models, design solutions, and views on fashion in the late 1960’s – early 1970’s.
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