Claudette Colbert movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘It Happened One Night,’ ‘Cleopatra,’ ‘Midnight’

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Claudette Colbert movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘It Happened One Night,’ ‘Cleopatra,’ ‘Midnight’
With her big eyes, apple-shaped face and heart-shaped mouth, Claudette Colbert was one of the most distinguished and distinctive actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Era. Her combination of European flair and down-to-earth naturalness, as well as natural beauty and stage-trained voice, contributed to her ability to portray a wide range of memorable characters.

Born in France on September 13, 1903, as Emilie Claudette Chauchoin, her family moved to the United States when she was three years old, taking a residence in a fifth-floor walk-up in Manhattan (Colbert later claimed years of climbing those stairs contributed to her famed legs). As a youth, she was interested in art and aspired to be a fashion designer. However, fate intervened and she was encouraged to try acting, making her Broadway debut in 1923 and taking the stage name “Claudette Colbert.”

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Colbert enjoyed working on the stage; however,
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