Here you go- A very nice Cyd Charisse photo collection!
“I never thought of myself as a ‘Star’, not even after I made my biggest films,” says Cyd. “Perhaps that’s because I am basically an introvert. I knew that I loved working, performing. What the public made of it was their business. I hoped that they liked me and admired my work, of course, but that pedestal they stuck me up on was insignificant in my view.”~Cyd Charisse
She had been called the greatest female dancer of ALL TIME. Cyd Charisse had polio as a young child and recuperated by taking dance lessons when she was 6 years old with her father’s encouragement. By the age of 14 she her tenacious work effort got her accepted into Ballet Russe.
She was born “Tula Elisse” (don’t you love it?) but had the nickname Cyd because a sibling couldn’t pronounce “Sis.”
On November 9, 2006, in a private White House ceremony, President George W. Bush presented Cyd Charisse with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities, the highest official U.S. honor available in the arts
A picture of confidence!
She is almost en pointe without any shoes on!
I am NOT a dancer- which is probably why I am so amazed by this talent- but I read somewhere you have to be doing ballet for several years and you have to be at least 12 years old before you can get en pointe. She seems so young in this pic to be en pointe!
This one is really close to being a fav.
I love the attitude she had in her dance performances.
Hey- this is what I wear in my living room too! lol
Here she is icing down those hard working feet. Yikes. She isn’t even out of her costume yet.
and a tie for my favorite Cyd Charisse pics:
and a HUGE collection of Cyd Charisse photos: http://legs.free.fr/English/accueil.html
Party Girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EL05alymtI 2 1/2 minutes
Hope you enjoyed the pics and learning about her as much as I did! FeeFee