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Maria Callas


 Callas herself did not like the sound of her own voice; in one of her last interviews, answering whether or not she was able to listen to her own voice, she replies, Yes, but I don’t like it. I have to do it, but I don’t like it at all because I don’t like the kind of voice I have. I really hate listening to myself! The first time I listened to a recording of my singing was when we were recording San Giovanni Battista by Stardella in a church in Perugia in 1949. They made me listen to the tape and I cried my eyes out. I wanted to stop everything, to give up singing… Also now even though I don’t like my voice, I’ve become able to accept it and to be detached and objective about it so I can say, “Oh, that was really well sung,” or “It was nearly perfect.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVyld0ubpo Sasha Pivovarova as Maria Callas for Miles Aldrich:

Ann Sothern


Born Harriette Arlene Lake January 22, 1909(1909-01-22) Valley City, North Dakota Died March 15, 2001 (aged 92) Ketchum, Idaho Spouse(s) Roger Pryor (1936-1943) Robert Sterling (1943-1949) Sothern was born Harriette Arlene Lake in Valley City, North Dakota, but was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she graduated from Central High School in 1927. She also attended the same school with classmate Edward Heimberger (later to become known as Eddie Albert), who was already a senior. Sothern left home very young and began her film career as an extra in the 1927 film, Broadway Nights at the age of 18. During 1929 and 1930, she appeared as a chorus girl in such films as The Show of Shows and Whoopee! (as one of the “Goldwyn Girls”). She also appeared on Broadway and had a trained voice, occasionally singing in films. On Broadway in 1931, she had leading roles in America’s Sweetheart (135 performances in which she sang “I’ve Got Five Dollars” and “We’ll Be The Same”) and in Everybody’s Welcome (139 performances). Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Sothern Timeless Ann …

Hedy Lamarr


Born  Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler November 9, 1914(1914-11-09) Vienna, Austria Died January 19, 2000 (aged 85) Orlando, Florida Years active 1930 – 1958 Spouse(s) Fritz Mandl (1933-1937) Gene Markey (1939-1941) John Loder (1943-1947) Teddy Stauffer (1951-1952) W. Howard Lee (1953-1960) Lewis J. Boies (1963-1965) Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress and scientist. Though known primarily for her acting (she was a major MGM contract star), she also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum communications technology, a key to modern wireless communication.[1] Did you know she was featured on this Corel Draw package?  Read more at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr   Enjoy these beautiful pictures of smart and sexy Hedy Lamarr!  FeeFee

Wild Fire Tallulah Bankhead 1902-1968


She was a pistol!  loved jazz music smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish  was an exhibitionist with a flamboyant personality       “my father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.” “(on why she called everyone “darling”) Because all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. Once I introduced a friend of mine as ‘Martini’. Her name was actually ‘Olive’.” “”Codeine…bourbon…” (Tallulah Bankhead’s last words)” flirted with women and men equally “Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.” Bankhead Outrageous, outspoken, and uninhibited are just a few adjectives that described Tallulah Bankhead’s personality. Most people who met her never forgot her -and she made sure of that! At the age of fifteen, she stormed out of her home state of Alabama like an April tornado, determined to gain attention and recognition. She did achieve stardom working in virtually every medium – stage, screen, radio and television – but her fame was attributed more to her outrageous antics than for her work. …

Audrey Hepburn 2


Audrey Hepburn official website: http://www.audreyhepburn.com/ Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston 4 May 1929(1929-05-04) Brussels, Belgium Died 20 January 1993 (aged 63) Tolochenaz, Switzerland Other name(s) Edda van Heemstra Occupation Actress Years active 1948–1989 Spouse(s) Mel Ferrer (1954–1968) Andrea Dotti (1969–1982) Domestic partner(s) Robert Wolders (1980–1993) wikipedia profile of Audrey Hepburn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Hepburn  this is a video about how to style short cropped hair to look like Audrey Hepburn’s : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbMPTqiDLg this is a makeup tutorial on an Audrey Hepburn look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJcqtdeOlI

Marilyn Monroe part 8 and bio


When I was looking up Marilyn Monroe online this is what I learned about her: Her dad died when she was very young (3 or 4 years old) in a motorcycle accident.  Her mother wasn’t mentally stable so she ended up in foster care.  She lived with over 7 families.   Marilyn Monroe was raped at around age 8 but the family didn’t believe her.  She reported that she was raped by a man named Mr. Kimmel who was an actor.  He was renting a room from the foster family at the time.  source  In her adult life she was also molested but no one believed that story either.  (Someone broke into her house and neighbors heard her screaming for help so called police).  That is just so sad to have happened even once let alone twice in her lifetime.  Her mother had paranoid schizophrenia and depression ran in their family. She always dreamed of being an actress even as a young child.  “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even …

Marilyn Monroe part 6


Marilyn Monroe “Marilyn always dreamt of being an actress. She didn’t, by the way, dream of being just a star. She dreamt of being an actress. And she had always lived somehow with that dream. And that is why, despite the fact that she became one of the most unusual and outstanding stars of all time, she herself was never satisfied. When she came to New York, she began to perceive the possibilities of really accomplishing her dream, of being an actress.”  ~Lee Strasberg I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. Marilyn Monroe  No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t. Marilyn Monroe I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. Marilyn Monroe If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere. Marilyn Monroe