In recent news, the world seems a little less brighter with the loss of one of America’s favorite iconic actresses, Lauren Bacall.
Lauren, who was originally named Betty Joan Perske, was most notable for her sultry looks and for being the model who Howard Hawks saw in Harper’s Bazaar and made into the iconic star that she turned out to be today.
Born into a Jewish family in the Bronx, she was a model before she became a Hollywood actress. It was there that she was spotted in a magazine and this resulted in her first movie, To Have and Have Not. Lauren made her acting debut at around 19, and she shook the world by storm with her, unintentional, “look”. It was actually her nervousness that helped her attain that signature pose and, to combat her quivers, she pressed her chin towards her chest and tilted her eyes upward. This not only helped suppress her jitters, but helped to solidify her acting career. She even married her co-star and famous actor, Humphrey Bogart, only a year later after the movie was made.
Lauren then acted in several other films and even performed on Broadway. Her finesse and beauty was what helped her become the successful icon that she became today. So, even though the world will be missing a great star, her legend will still live on through her movies and through her children.
Post by: Bianca Eval