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All a woman needs to look great: some perspective.

15 Sep

Hedy Lamar was a celebrated Austrian-American actress whose career spanned 60 years and peaked during Hollywood’s “Golden Age” of the 1930’s and 1940’s. She appeared in more than 30 films during her lifetime, many of which were starring roles. She had some refreshingly outspoken views on feminine beauty:

“All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel.”

– Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood screen siren of the 1930’s and 1940’s

Hedy-Lamarr-in hat

Another quote attributed to Ms Lamar: “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

Bravo. Makes me want to go see her in a movie .

(Incidentally, more quotations by Hedy can be found on her official web site.)

Here’s another beautiful photo of her:

Hedy Lamarr arms crossed

Hedy Lamarr was born “Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler” in Vienna, Austria, in 1914. Between 1933 and 1965, she appeared in 29 films, and also married (and divorced) 6 times. She had three children, one of which was adopted. She died in Orlando, Florida, in 2000. Her ashes were returned to Austria, Vienna upon her death.

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