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Polish film actress Barbara Krafftowna

Polish film actress Barbara Krafftowna in the film 'How to Be Loved'. 1962

The film ‘How to Be Loved’. 1962. Polish film actress Barbara Krafftowna (born on December 5, 1928 in Warsaw)

Polish film actress Barbara Krafftowna
… A woman in an intricate hat sits with her back to us at the bar counter. We see only a clear outline of the lips that are customary to cosmetics, corrected with an elegant gesture, a hand in a thin glove, stretched out to a glass of wine. The voice from the loudspeaker reminds that the airplane of the flight “Warsaw – Paris” departures in … The woman turns sharply, but we do not have time to examine her face, only her eyes, detached and sorrowful. Eyes of a person, whose thoughts are somewhere far away. With a habitual movement, she took out a cigarette from her purse, and started to whistle … And again, with a sharp splash, on the screen it’s quite different – hands in leather gloves on the knees of a very young man sitting next to her. The memories of a woman are inconsistent and fragmentary, something that she would like to forget …
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Hungarian film actress Judit Halasz

Hungarian film actress Judit Halasz

Soviet Screen, magazine cover July 1975. Hungarian film actress Judit Halasz

Hungarian film actress Judit Halasz
Born 7 October 1942, Judit Halasz (Halász Jutka) is Kossuth Prize winner and Jászai Mari Prize winner, awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (1996). Hungarian actress, singer, worthy artist, and heiress member of the Society of the Immortals. Judit graduated from the Szilágyi Erzsébet Secondary School in Budapest in 1960. After graduating from the College of Theater and Film (1964) she began working in the National Theater of Pécs. However, after half a year there, Zoltán Várkonyi invited her to the Vígszínház theater in Budapest. Since then, she has been a member of the largest theater comedy in Hungary.
She played lots of roles on A. Miller, Tennessee Williams, Chekhov, Molière, G.B. Shaw, Goldoni, Gyula Krúdy, István Örkény, Karoly Szakonyi, Woody Allen, Neil Simon and many others. Also, the actress played in about 40 films. In particular, István Szabó’s Love Fiction and Dreams, Márton Keleti, Félix Máriássy, Zoltán Várkonyi, István Székely, József Rózsa, Miklós Jancsó and others. Besides, participated in numerous TV programs, including two successful solo performances on Chekhov.
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Beauty Icon and New Woman Raquel Welch

One Million Years B.C. (1966). Beauty Icon and New Woman Raquel Welch

One Million Years B.C. (1966). Beauty Icon and New Woman Raquel Welch

Beauty Icon and New Woman Raquel Welch
“I am Myra Breckenridge, and no man will possess me … I’m a New Woman … a creation of imagination, a dream that embodied the eternal desire of all women to regain the dominant position they had lost in the Bronze Age …”
This self-characterization belongs to Myra Breckinridge, the heroine of the eponymous novel by American writer Gore Vidal. Written in the now popular genre of satire with elements of fiction, Vidal’s novel tells of the transformation of a man named Myron into a woman named Myra. And the cinematic career of this super-woman who set herself the goal of winning Hollywood and through it the whole male half of the human race.
The book was a success and, of course, Hollywood immediately bought it. Then, a curious thing happened. Hardly had the film been put into production, as it became the subject of scandalous gossip on the pages of cinematographic and general press. The Time Magazine wrote: “Since the days of Cleopatra, not a single film has caused so much gossip, speculation, and expectations – up to backstage skirmishes …”
Gossip and skirmishes in many ways related to the choice of the performer of the title role. At first, it was assumed that Elizabeth Taylor would play the role of Myra. Reports about this have already appeared in the press, and journalists have speculated how the superstar of Hollywood will handle with the role of superwoman…. However, filmmakers announced: they invited one of the rising stars of modern cinema, Raquel Welch to play Myra.
In addition, the author of the article in Time magazine called Raquel Welch “America’s response to Ursula Andress.”
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East German actress Annekathrin Burger

East German actress Annekathrin Burger

Born Annekathrin Rammelt on April 3, 1937 in Berlin, East German actress Annekathrin Burger

East German actress Annekathrin Burger
In fact, she became the favorite actress already at the beginning of her film career, literally the day after the release of the film “A Berlin Romance” in 1956. The beginning actress, Annekathrin Burger received the main role in the film.
Born Annekathrin Rammelt on April 3, 1937 in Berlin, the future actress grew up in the village of Hornhausen of Saxony, because her family had to flee burned Berlin. Not differing from the village children, the girl however, enjoyed drawing. Meanwhile, at the end of the school, when asked about future profession in the questionnaire, she wrote: “I would like to become an actress, but my favorite occupation is drawing.” And now, on the advice of her father, an animal painter, a book graphic artist Heinz Rammelt, Annekathrin entered the Applied Arts School in Bernburg.
Three years later, she was already working as an assistant to the theater artist in the city of Weber. But washing the brushes and making posters she had little to do with the actual art. And still, she got attached to theatrical life. After a while, Burger becomes a requisitor, and several times even played in mass scene in L. Essel’s operetta “A Girl from the Black Forest”. This forever infected Annekathrin with an inexpressible sense of joy of being on stage, and communicating with the public. Thus, comes the firm decision to become an actress.
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Ideal of intellectual femininity actress Jeanne Moreau

Ideal of intellectual femininity actress Jeanne Moreau (23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017)

Called the Ideal of intellectual femininity actress Jeanne Moreau (23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017)

Ideal of intellectual femininity actress Jeanne Moreau

As a star, a woman, and a national figure, Jeanne Moreau exemplified the ideal of the French film actress in the post–New Wave era. According to film critic Ginetta Vincando, “while Brigitte Bardot symbolized sensuality, and Catherine Deneuve – elegance, Jeanne Moreau embodied in the movie the ideal of intellectual femininity.” And Orson Welles called her the best actress of our time.
In fact, Moreau asked the audience and critics a riddle. Awarded, honored, and loved, Uncrowned “Queen Moreau” – la reine Moreau, “great Moro” – la grande Moreau, she rose to the heights of popularity. But the secret mystery of Moreau stubbornly escapes from the daring to comprehend it. The roles she played are full-blooded characters given a wealth of feelings, a sharp thought, and whimsical surprises of female psychology. Like all living things, they are obstinate to rational analysis. These roles outlined by a sharp, sometimes paradoxical drawing. In them there is no vagueness and uncertainty. At the name of Moreau, often appears an image of the most mysterious heroine of the screen – Greta Garbo.
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1960s most beautiful Slovak actress Emilia Vasharyova

1960s most beautiful Slovak actress Emilia Vasharyova

1960s most beautiful Slovak actress Emilia Vasharyova

1960s most beautiful Slovak actress Emilia Vasharyova
The roles played by the young Czechoslovak actress Emilia Vasharyova are not all of equal importance in their artistic significance. But almost always, along with the appearance of a young actress, an atmosphere of bright hopes, a simple-hearted aspiration to happiness, to purity and truth arises on the screen. And almost every heroine of hers demonstrates the nature of a noble, deep, capable of strong and vivid feelings.
True, there were times when the emotionality, quivering, passion, characteristic of the actress, did not receive enough dramatic material for the embodiment on the screen. Sometimes only asked to demonstrate the originality of her talent, the very presence in the frame of Vasharyova would help to make the whole film “romantic”.
This happened, for example, in the film “Master Executioner”, where she played the role of being just a beautiful, but completely application who does not have specific actions and does not carry any thoughts. But the apparent failure of this role did not break the young actress, and could not dramatically affect her fate. After all, her acting “baggage” already had interesting theatrical roles and several curious roles played in the movies.
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Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez

Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez

Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez (August 21, 1916 – January 22, 2005)

Creator of Legendary Besame mucho Consuelo Velazquez
Time irreparably destroyed her appearance, and she herself didn’t like her reflection in the mirror. She really lived the life of another woman, not the one who created Besame Mucho. And that Consuelita, like admirers affectionately called her at the height of glory, long ago died. Buried in the soul of this unrecognizable lady with a nervous tic and swollen eyes – a consequence of kidney disease.
Velazquez was only 20 years old when, in 1944, she first came to Los Angeles, and not just to Los Angeles – Hollywood. The timid Mexican Consuelo, accompanied by her mother, who did not take her eyes off her, then still did not believe that she was a celebrity! Of course, she dreamed of becoming famous, but not for one song! In particular, she wanted to become a great classical pianist, because she graduated from the National Conservatory in Mexico City and already performed with concerts at the Palace of Fine Arts and on the radio.
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