In the 1940’s, cinema became booming business. To escape from the harsh reality of daily life during the second world war, people wanted to be entertained, so the cinema and theatre became immensely popular. With this the 1940’s icons have gathered fame that lasts even throughout this day. So who were some the famous female icons of the 1940’s?
Judy Garland, actress and singer, became famous from a very young age on her first stage experience was at 2 and-a-half years old. Of course everybody knows her from her role as Dorothy in the ‘Wizard of Oz’, but also watch ‘Meet me in St. Louis’ and ‘A star is born’. Judy had this charm like no other.
The stunningly beautiful actress Veronica Lake became a true sex symbol and an icon with her characteristic hairstyle and her beauty. She was one of the only women (together with Rita Hayworth) that kept her hair long. Most women went for a shorter hairstyle. She was a true bombshell with her sultry looks and style. Watch ‘The Blue Dahlia’.
Passed away last year, actress and model Lauren Bacall. She was known for being the leading lady in Film Noire. She was known for her sultry voice, which was deep and found very distinctive. Watch ‘To have and to have not” and “how to marry a millionaire” (With Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable)
Oh, Betty Grable… She mesmerizes me. I love the move ‘Pin-up girl’, with every close up she takes my breath away. Perfect hair, perfect face, perfect figure… No wonder Betty was also called “Million Dollar Legs”, for having the beautiful legs in Hollywood. They even were insured for $1.000.000! Watch “Mother wore tights”.
So, these are some of my favorite icons. So this weekend, snuggle up on your couch with some tea and cookies and start watching those classic 1940s movies!
Lots of love,
xoxox Miss Ginger Tulips.