Actresses I fell in love with

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Valerie Hobson
Elegant, quintessentially English (although born in Northern Ireland) Valerie Hobson was the daughter of a British army officer. She studied dancing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and appeared on the stage for the first time at age 16, but she contracted a case of scarlet fever and decided to give up dancing for acting...
“ What a beauty, like in "Great Expectations"!
I would never survive if somebody dug out a porno with her, I think. ” - karlericsson
Shirley MacLaine
Actress, The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ What a SWEET girl, like in "The Apartment". In Irma La Douce she played a whore but you just could not believe it. No, she was always dressed when she got the money. Oh, what the heck, it was Paris, two people in love and that was it! No whoring and I was in love, period. ” - karlericsson
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson at the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926. Her mother Gladys Pearl Baker was a film-cutter at Consolidated Film Industries. Marilyn's father's identity was never known. Because Gladys was mentally and financially unable to care for young Marilyn...
“ So fragile. I would come and rescue her on my shining white horse, dressed in full armor. Yeah, sure, if she was still alive, you moron. ” - karlericsson
Françoise Dorléac
Actress, The Soft Skin
The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a theatrical family in 1942 (her father was actor Maurice Dorléac)...
“ In love again, in spite of her naughtiness. I focus on her fragility automatically. She died. What a pity. ” - karlericsson
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwood, of the plummy feline voice, was born in the well-to-do London section of Chelsea, the daughter of renowned portrait painter Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood (1887-1949). Dancing from the age of eight, she took ballet lessons and later enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Graduating at age 18...
“ In love, in love! I am in love with that girl from "The Man In the White Suit". In love with that clever and sweet girl. In love. ” - karlericsson
Anne Baxter
Actress, All About Eve
Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was still the hub of the entertainment industry even though the film colony was moving west...
“ She was in "The Magnificent Ambersons" and I was the one she ought to have loved and not that nincompoop. ” - karlericsson
Susannah York
Actress, Superman
The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on January 9...
“ I always squirmed a little when she got sexy but didn't exactly look away when she got nekkid. After all, she was my woman. ” - karlericsson
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ She should only take her clothes off for me and so I almost look away when it happens on film. Such a good girl, that she probably took her clothes off so that I should feel that I gotten something from her or something like that. I don't know. It's complicated. ” - karlericsson
Renée Zellweger
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée has a brother named Drew Zellweger...
“ She was Nurse Betty, goodness personified. And I was in love. ” - karlericsson
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ As in "Room With a View" not as in "Harry Potter", you moron. ” - karlericsson
Stefania Sandrelli
She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ As in 1900 and We, Who Loved Each Other So Much. Not exactly as in The Key. That was more like shock treatment for my delicate mind. Jau. ” - karlericsson
Madeleine Carroll
Actress, The 39 Steps
The original ash-blonde "iceberg maiden", Madeleine Carroll was a knowing beauty with a confident air, the epitome of poise and "breeding". Not only did she have looks and allure in abundance, but she had intellectual heft to go with them, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham University at the age of 20...
“ As in "The 39 Steps" and I am Robert Donat and don't you forget it! ” - karlericsson
“ She was Cathy and I was Heathcliff and it was 1967 and I was 14 years old, so the whole thing was a little complicated but what is a boy going to do? ” - karlericsson
Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens...
“ I was 8 years old and looking at the posters in town for the film West Side Story that I would only see years later and after I had seen Rebel Without a Cause. Anyway, I fell in love with the girl on the poster, who was squatting on the ground somewhere, her dress spread out around her and her hands in front of her somehow. That's all I can remember. ” - karlericsson
Katharine Ross
Actress, The Graduate
Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut Creek...
“ It was on my bike she was riding and it was I who was the graduate and the gunslinger and whatever else she might want me to be. ” - karlericsson
Jane Fonda
Actress, 9 to 5
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ For a short while there somewhere I was in love with her but then she got so, what shall I say, "phony liberal" or "liberally phony"? And rich? And? Why didn't you go COMMUNIST - that I would have liked! Or maybe you did and I missed it! Oh, my love where are you? ” - karlericsson
Janice Rule
Actress, 3 Women
One of the most versatile actresses, Janice Rule was born in Norwood, Ohio, on August 15, 1931. Janice made her screen debut in the star-studded movie Goodbye, My Fancy. She played the rival for James Stewart's affections, and was driven away by witch Kim Novak, in Bell Book and Candle, a pre-Bewitched comedy...
“ Well, this is different. This is more like "in lust" than "in love". This is more like smashing the hose on the desk and let it find its target. And then you wake up and have to change the sheets. ” - karlericsson
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Hallward was born in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Michael Hallward, an architect, and Jean MacDougall, an actress whose stage name was Jean Grahame. Her mother later became her acting coach. Descended from royalty--King Edward III through her father's side--she was bred for acting at an early age...
“ And this is something in between lust and love. I have difficulty in deciding what. ” - karlericsson
Marlène Jobert
Jobert was born in 1940 in Algeria. She studied drama and fine art in Paris, made her acting debut on the stage in 1963 and secured her first film role in Louis Malle's The Thief of Paris in 1966. Her big break came with her casting as "Elisabeth" in Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Féminin, in which she performed alongside Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Pierre Léaud...
“ In lust but with love. How I loved these freckles! ” - karlericsson
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory Company 1939-40...
“ I was Colonel Blimp and she was she. ” - karlericsson
Virginia Mayo
Actress, White Heat
Virginia Clara Jones was born on November 30, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a newspaper reporter and his wife. The family had a rich heritage in the St. Louis area: her great-great-great-grandfather served in the American Revolution and later founded the city of East Saint Louis, Illinois...
“ Ditto. ” - karlericsson
Mylène Demongeot
Actress, Fantomas
Mylène Demongeot, one of the blond sex symbols of French cinema during the 1950s and 1960s, managed to overcome typecasting and survived a long hiatus before a stellar comeback in her 70s. She appeared in more than 70 films, including such classics as the Fantomas trilogy. She was born Marie-Helene Demongeot on September 29...
“ Oh, yeah! I sure liked to have her somewhere. I would even fight Fantomas for it - almost. ” - karlericsson
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ As in Deer Hunter and I'm the returning de Niro. ” - karlericsson
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ As in Long Good Friday and I'm Bob Hoskins...or maybe not. ” - karlericsson
Lilian Harvey
Lilian Harvey was born on January 19th, 1906 in London. Her mother was English and her father was German. When she was eight her family moved to Berlin shortly before the outbreak of WW1. She spent much of the war at school in Switzerland where she broadened her knowledge of languages and classical dance...
“ Das gibt's nur einmal. ” - karlericsson
Maureen O'Hara
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17...
“ As in The Quiet Man and I even be John Wayne to make it happen. ” - karlericsson
Rhonda Fleming
Actress, Spellbound
A native-born Californian, Rhonda Fleming attended Beverly Hills public and private schools. Her mother, Effie Graham, was a famous model and actress in New York. She has a son (Kent Lane), two granddaughters (Kimberly and Kelly) and four great-grandchildren (Wagner, Page, Lane and Cole). She has appeared in over 40 films...
“ Oomph! Red-haired delight. Lust or love - who cares? ” - karlericsson
Arlene Dahl
Elegance and femininity are fitting descriptions for Arlene Dahl. She is considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screen during the postwar period. Audiences were captivated by her breathtaking beauty and the way she used to it to her advantage, progressing from claimer to character roles...
“ Ditto. ” - karlericsson
Julie Christie
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ Guess who's Dr. Zhivago! ” - karlericsson
Dorothy McGuire
A genuine model of sincerity, practicality and dignity in most of the roles she inhabited, actress Dorothy McGuire offered Tinseltown more talent than it probably knew what to do with. A quiet, passive beauty, she had a soothing quality to her open-faced looks and voice. She was a natural when he came...
“ The homely girl so sweet as in The Enchanted Cottage. I don't mind, if the soul is as fine as that. ” - karlericsson
Shirley Anne Field
Shirley Anne Field is one of Britain's most highly respected actresses. She has starred opposite Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney, Steve McQueen, Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis and Ned Beatty in such classic films as: The Entertainer, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The War Lover, Alfie, My Beautiful Laundrette and Hear My Song...
“ As in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning but also later, even as late as Hear My Song. The woman with that extra something. ” - karlericsson
Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; Crawford worked a variety of menial jobs...
“ As in Grand Hotel, not later. And to think there was a porno of her, confiscated by the FBI! Boy, could we learn from that! ” - karlericsson
Grace Kelly
Actress, Rear Window
Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a physical education instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly...
“ I would not kick her out of bed unless it was cold and she was making the bed even colder. ” - karlericsson
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ When she gets sexy, she does not repel because of her initiative. Instead, she makes attraction possible, because when she is not open for sex, she is just unattainably too beautiful. ” - karlericsson
Jeanne Crain
Actress, State Fair
Jeanne Crain was born in Barstow, California, on May 25, 1925. The daughter of a high school English teacher and his wife, Jeanne was moved to Los Angeles not long after her birth after her father got another teaching position in that city. While in junior high school, Jeanne played the lead in a school production which set her on the path to acting...
“ Well, somebody asked why she was not on the list and I have no good answer to that; especially not, since she reminds me of a woman I knew, who was very warm and generous. ” - karlericsson
“ “ What a lovely lady indeed! Totally buried in television though. How come she did not get any decent roles in films????? I don't even know if she was in more than one film. When you see her, you recognize her and you will ask the same questions. I have her only in one episode of "The Mind of J.G. Reeder", which is available.
Well, it is as it always was - the best of us are never known, not the best musicians, not the best authors, not the best anything. Some decent people achieve semi-stardom as, for instance, James Coburn or Robert Donat. Some, very few, reach beyond that like Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert but not Francois Adrien Boildieu (don't even know if I spelled correctly). Come to think of it, I believe that this discrepancy has enhanced with time and maybe it has never been worse than now, was it not for the internet, where I, for instance, could hear Jack Omer even if I cannot buy any CD of him, since they are not available. In Sweden we had Raymond & Maria, who just disappeared.

Yes, there is talent in the bushes, which is not allowed to be known. How could it be otherwise, when scoundrels rule the world? If scoundrels knew anything of beauty, then they would not be scoundrels, would they? ” - karlericsson ” - karlericsson
Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca De Mornay was born 1959 as Rebecca Jane Pearch in Santa Rosa, California. She is the daughter of Julie (Eagar) and Wally George (born George Walter Pearch), a television and radio commentator. Her paternal grandmother was child actress Eugenia Clinchard. Her parents divorced when she was young...
“ “ Didn't make my first list and I don't know why but I know when I fell deeply in love with her. That was on that Runaway Train, where she was anything but glamorous-looking but displayed such a lovely soul that I just could not help but falling in love. A woman of CHARACTER! ” - karlericsson ” - karlericsson
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle...
“ Forgot her too! My, my! A woman of such CHARACTER and a reason to see the film that she is in. How could I? ” - karlericsson
Bridget Fonda
Actress, Jackie Brown
Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider, but first became interested in acting after appearing in a high school production of "Harvey." At age 18...
“ OK, when she walked away from the camera in her birthday-suit in Single White Female, it was not my heart that melted or anything else for that matter, in fact, more like the opposite.
But she's lovely as you can see and you just like to hold her and see what happens ” - karlericsson
“ Actress with that little extra that makes all the difference. I don't think it's in the looks, though. But she awakes both love and lust ” - karlericsson
Lee Grant
Academy Award winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1926 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee made her stage debut at age 4 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City...
“ Fine features! Chose wrong roles for herself or did not get the right ones, therefore much more forgotten than she should be.
Quite unique, actually. Maybe the only actress that got even more beautiful with age. Looked best in her forties and she was probably the most beautiful 40 year old woman I have ever seen. ” - karlericsson
Judy Holliday
Rejected by the Yale Drama School, Judy began in the theater as a backstage operator for Orson Welles' Mercury Theater. She made her stage debut when she joined Betty Comden and Adolph Green in a cabaret group called the Revuers. Working their way up through the circuit, the group was hired by 20th Century Fox to appear in the film Greenwich Village...
“ Woman of intelligence, except for the voice ” - karlericsson
Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the neighborhood boys by a film director...
“ Beautiful with humor. A rare combination beyond a certain age. Unfortunately she never got to be so old. ” - karlericsson
“ A woman of real character. Played a bitch as good as the opposite. A real actress with that little extra as well. ” - karlericsson
Mae Busch
Mae Busch can certainly claim career versatility, having successfully played Erich von Stroheim's mistress, Lon Chaney's girlfriend, Charley Chase's sister, James Finlayson's ex-wife and Oliver Hardy's wife! She was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1891; her parents were in the theater and when she was six years old the family moved to the US...
“ Funny and attractive. A very rare combination ” - karlericsson
Thelma Todd
Thelma Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city near the New Hampshire state line. She was a lovely child with good academic tendencies, so much so that she decided early on to become a schoolteacher. After high school she went on to college but at her mother's insistence entered several beauty contests (apparently her mother wanted her to be more than just a "schoolmarm")...
“ Ditto. ” - karlericsson
Emmanuelle Seigner
Emmanuelle Seigner is the daughter of a well known photographer and her mother is a journalist. She was born in Paris, France on June 22, 1966. Her grandfather was Louis Seigner, chairman of the Comédie Française and who also appeared in several movies. Emmanuelle was raised at a convent school . At age fourteen she became a model...
“ Who is not really beautiful and not my "type", if I have a "type", but who has so much SOUL that it is overwhelming. Oh, I want to hug her. ” - karlericsson
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
“ Gets better the older she gets. Good sport, so it seems. ” - karlericsson
Pam Grier
Actress, Jackie Brown
Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched her with The Big Doll House...
“ Not as you see her on the picture here. No, much older as in Jackie Brown. Speaking of getting old with grace!!! ” - karlericsson
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Elle
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ Never better than in The Lace-maker. So fine and vulnerable - too fine for this world. Love, just love and much of it. ” - karlericsson
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ In Cabin In the Cotton she's so delicious that you just like to grab her and eat her up...or something. ” - karlericsson
Geneviève Bujold
Actress, Dead Ringers
Genevieve Bujold spent her first twelve school years in Montreal's oppressive Hochelaga Convent, where opportunities for self-expression were limited to making welcoming speeches for visiting clerics. As a child she felt 'as if I were in a long dark tunnel trying to convince myself that if I could ever get out there was light ahead'...
“ Shame on me because I snatched her from another list. Why, oh why did I forget her? So very WOW and more love than lust, actually. ” - karlericsson
Charlotte Rampling
Actress, Swimming Pool
Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
“ How can you ever forget her? Often in good movies, which proves taste, because her movies are often odd movies. Can be naked or not naked - always good. CHARACTER, I suppose. ” - karlericsson
“ Timeless German beauty. The woman you remember to have seen but could never get the name of. Now you get it - check her up. CHARACTER, SEX APPEAL, EVERYTHING. ” - karlericsson
“ So sweet in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Krawitz. ” - karlericsson
“ So oomph in Heimat! Love or lust - impossible to tell! ” - karlericsson
Maureen O'Sullivan
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in County Roscommon, Ireland, to Evangeline "Mary Eva" Lovatt (Frazer) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers. She was of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The future mother of Mia Farrow was educated in private Catholic girls schools in London...
“ Tarzan's mate and who could blame him? Love and lust and the whole jungle. Jau. ” - karlericsson
Elizabeth McGovern
Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage training...
“ Why on earth did I forget her?? I'm shocked! Maybe because I loved her too much. I can see no other reason. Should be on top of all my lists! ” - karlericsson
Jacqueline Bisset
Actress, Bullitt
Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George Cukor and Roman Polanski...
“ Now, how could I forget her, whom I was so very in love with once? Maybe, because she in later years came to resemble too much the role that she played in La Ceremonie. ” - karlericsson
Paulette Goddard
Actress, Modern Times
Pauline Marion Goddard Levy was born in Whitestone Landing, New York, on 3 June 1910. She was a beautiful child who began to model for local department stores before she made her debut with Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies at the age of 13. For three years she astounded audiences with her talent. She married Edgar James when she was 15...
“ Forgot her too and had to snatch her from another list. How could I? So endearing in the Chaplin-films and those early Bob-Hope-films. ” - karlericsson
Jeanette MacDonald
Actress, San Francisco
Jeanette MacDonald began her career at age 6, where she had small roles in theaters and operas. By age 13, she was winning singing contests along the eastern United States. Jeanette was a very talented operatic singer/lyrical soprano, with a wide vocal range, E above high C, close to 3 octaves. Her talent soon was spotted by Ernst Lubitsch...
“ So many sweet films, so many sweet melodies. I don't know why I forgot her. A mystery indeed.
Or maybe not. As good as all of her films are unreleased on dvd!!!!
How come???
Are we not supposed to have these feelings? ” - karlericsson
Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis has been recognized as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors of her generation since she first stunned audiences and critics alike with her Oscar-nominated performance as "Danielle Bowden" in Cape Fear. To date, she has worked with some of the most revered directors in the industry...
“ So sweet in Kalifornia. A reminder to us all that we cannot have this society of winners and losers. ” - karlericsson
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ This is a nice human being, I think. Would not mind to spend some time with her and not just in bed. ” - karlericsson
Sean Young
Actress, Blade Runner
Mary Sean Young was born on November 20, 1959 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Lee Guthrie (née Mary Lee Kane), an Emmy-nominated producer, screenwriter, public relations executive, and journalist, and Donald Young, Jr., an Emmy award winning television news producer and journalist. She has Irish...
“ How could I forget her? So nice, so very, very nice ” - karlericsson
Tuesday Weld
Susan Ker Weld was born on August 27, 1943, in New York City. When her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, died three years later at the age of 49, the cute little girl, whose name by then had somehow been transmogrified into "Tuesday", took over the role of the family breadwinner, which included her mother Yosene Balfour Ker...
“ As in "Who'll Stop the Rain" in which Nick Nolte exclaims:"Nothing but class" and we agree. ” - karlericsson
Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris...
“ Again, we are drifting into another realm, I'm afraid, especially when you consider that film La Belle Noiseuse! There ought to be a law against creating such a body, so unfair towards all other women. Too much for any man alone. Did I say lust? Heart Attack, more likely. ” - karlericsson
Jenny Seagrove
Actress, The Guardian
British actress Jenny Seagrove distinguished herself as a sensitive heroine during the 1980s in plush TV romances such as The Woman in White, Diana and, in particular, the adaptations of Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance wherein she played Emma Harte, and Hold the Dream as Paula Fairley. Jenny enjoyed a privileged childhood though it was marked with sadness...
“ Boy did I have to dig to find her! Unforgettable but not in name. A name you just too easily forget. I really like this one and conclude my list with her. She's last but definitely not least! ” - karlericsson
Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some modeling and...
“ Lust and lust and more lust. ” - karlericsson
Nastassja Kinski
Actress, Cat People
Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic drama Stay as You Are with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ As in Maria's Lovers, in which she was very sweet indeed. ” - karlericsson
Stella Stevens
A native of Hot Coffee, Mississippi. While attending Memphis State College, Stella became interested in acting and modeling. Her film debut was a bit part in Say One for Me, but her appearance in Li'l Abner as Appassionata Von Climax is the one that got her noticed. Then her centerfold spread in Playboy was one of the most popular issues...
“ Nice with nockers! A chest-piece to loose yourself in. But also nice and not just lust. ” - karlericsson
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theater...
“ She is an eyeful, but still I had to snatch her from another list. Maybe too little character - I don't know but on this list she stays. ” - karlericsson
“ Oomph. Lust, I'm afraid. Or maybe not just that. ” - karlericsson
Susan Hayward
The youngest of three children, Edythe Marrenner was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. Her father and mother, who were of Irish and Swedish descent respectively, endowed her with the milky complexion and ruby mane that would become her trademark. She grew up in poverty in the shadow of her older sister Florence who was her mother's favorite...
“ Maybe too much of an actress, so that you don't think of her in these other terms. ” - karlericsson
Vivien Leigh
If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England...
“ Maybe too conscious of her own beauty, which, sadly, changes with age. ” - karlericsson
Romy Schneider
Actress, Sissi
Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi. Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation in Christine...
“ Well, certainly a good actress and there's nothing wrong with her looks. Still, she comes very late on this list, for some reason. ” - karlericsson