Category: Actress

Jean Harlow photographed by Ted Allan, 1936.

Jean Harlow photographed by Ted Allan, 1936.

Gene Tierney publicity photos for Sundown (1…

Gene Tierney publicity photos for Sundown (1941)  

Maureen O’Hara and her daughter Bronwyn Fitz…

Maureen O’Hara and her daughter Bronwyn FitzSimons in 1962.

Photos by Gene Trindl

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Brigitte Bardot photographed by Bill Ray on the set of Shalako (1968) filmed in Almería, Spain.

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Eartha Kitt with her daughter Kitt McDonald in the late 1960s.

Actress, model and singer Peggy Lipton (born…

Actress, model and singer Peggy Lipton (born Margaret Ann Lipton in Los Angeles, CA) – August 30, 1946 – May 11, 2019, RIP

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Ruby Dee photographed

by Carl Van Vechten on September 25, 1962.

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Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson (1916)  

On March 27, 1916, 30-year-old Wallace Beery married Gloria Swanson on her 17th birthday with her mother’s consent. The marriage was a disaster from the start. On their wedding night, Wallace got drunk and raped Gloria. After she became pregnant he tricked her into swallowing an abortifacient. 

In her 1980 autobiography Swanson on Swanson, Gloria describes the incident:

I was brushing my hair when he came into the room. He gave me a look that made me turn away, but he didn’t say anything. Then he turned out the light and in the darkness pulled me to him. I gave a coquettish little command to stop that I thought would make him laugh. Still he said nothing. He turned me and pushed me backward until I fell on the bed. He fell beside me, and there was nothing romantic about the way he began to repeat that I was driving him crazy.

He was raking his hands over me and pulling at my nightie until I heard it rip. I pleaded with him to stop, to wait, to turn on the light. His beard was scraping my skin and his breath smelled. He kept repeating obscene things and making advances with his hand and tongue while he turned his body this way and that and awkwardly undid his buttons and squirmed out of his clothes.

Then he forced my body into position and began hurting me, hurting me terribly. I couldn’t stand it. I begged him to stop, to listen to me, and finally when I couldn’t stand it any longer, I screamed. He told me to be quiet, not to wake the whole hotel, and he said it in a voice of quiet, filthy conspiracy. The pain became so great that I thought I must be dying. I couldn’t move for the pain. When he finally rolled away, I could feel blood everywhere.

Gloria’s mother Addie, in the room next door did not come to her aide and they never spoke about that night. Gloria discovered that she was pregnant a few months later. One morning she had asked

Wallace

to buy her something from the pharmacy to relieve her severe cramps. He bought her bottle of medication which she took without asking any questions. She became nauseous and passed out. When she woke up a nurse told her that she had lost her baby. She later discovered that

Wallace

had given her poison to abort their baby. She left him soon after this incident. 

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Pam Grier poses for a photos in Los Angeles

on December 19, 1973. 

Photos via Michael Ochs Archives

Sharon Tate photographed by Peter Basch, 196…

Sharon Tate photographed by Peter Basch, 1966.