20 Hollywood actresses of the 1930s, mesmerizing with their beauty todayBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/20-hollywood-actresses-of-the-1930s-mesmerizing-with-their-beauty-today
In the 1930s, Hollywood became a real dream factory for millions of people. After all, during the difficult period of the Great Depression, the cinema was the only entertainment that they could afford. The audience took seats in beautiful and spacious cinemas and from the first frame of the film they were immersed in a wonderful world, forgetting about their problems.
Hollywood stars instantly became a role model. Women sought to make a hairstyle or sew a dress like their favorite actress. And men bought spectacular postcards, which depicted popular movie stars. Of course, there is a whole film crew behind the perfect images from the screens. But without talent and personal charm, it is impossible to captivate the hearts of millions.
We offer you 20 photos of great artists of those years.
1. Judith Barrett (1909-2000)
A screen star who starred in the main female roles from the late 20s to the early 40s. Another creative pseudonym of Judith is Nancy Dover.
2. Priscilla Lane (1915-1995)
The youngest of the Lane sisters, popular American film actresses in the 1930s, Priscilla made a good career in cinema. But in 1942, she got married, after which her acting career came to an end.
3. Alice White (1904-1983)
The debut of this actress with French and Italian roots took place in 1927. In the next two decades, the actress starred in several dozen films, but gradually her career came to naught, and she returned to work as a secretary.
4. Ida Lupino (1918-1995)
British and American actress. Ida became one of the first female directors in the history of cinema.
5. Francis Drake (1912-2000)
Having started her career as a dancer, Frances quickly moved to the cinema, where she continued to act successfully in the period from 1933 to 1942. In February 1939, Drake married Lieutenant Cecil John Arthur Howard and soon retired from the screen.
6. Edna Callahan (1912-2007)
A popular Hollywood film actress of the 1930s.
7. Thelma Todd (1906-1935)
The winner of beauty contests, Thelma got into a big movie. She played mostly minor roles, appearing in more than a hundred films. Thelma successfully transitioned from silent to sound films, achieving great popularity in the early 1930s with a series of comedy films.
On the morning of December 16, 1935, Thelma Todd's body was found in her own car. The death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. There were rumors that the actress was killed by New York gangster Lucky Luciano because she refused to meet him. There was also a story that her ex-husband Pat DiCicco was involved in her death.
8. Victoria Winton (1912-1980)
A film actress who became widely known in the period 1932-1940.
9. Gail Patrick (1911-1980)
While studying at the university, she took part in a nationwide selection at the Paramount Pictures studio, which eventually led her to the cinema. Her debut took place in 1933, and she achieved real success by the end of the decade, thanks to the roles of femme fatales, intriguers and villains in the opposition of the main characters.
In 1948, after her third marriage, Patrick left filming in films. In 1957, together with her husband Cornwell Jackson, she became the producer of the popular TV series "Perry Mason", which was released until 1966.
10. Alice Fay (1915-1998)
Actress and singer, Alice Fay made her Broadway debut in 1931, and three years later she got into the cinema when her musical was filmed. This was followed by new successful roles in films, where Faye performed not only as an actress, but also as a singer. Her career continued to develop successfully until 1944, when, after a conflict with the management, she left the Fox studio. After 1945, Faye did not appear in films for 17 years, appearing on the screen only in 1962 in a small role in the film "State Fair".
11. Rochelle Hudson (1916-1972)
A famous American actress who actively starred in films from the 1930s to the 1960s. The peak of his career came at the height of the Great Depression. She was married three times.
12. Sari Maritsa (1910-1987)
A British actress who starred in popular films in the early 30s. She tried to make a career in Hollywood, but the audience did not accept her warmly enough. The artist's career ended after her marriage in 1934.
13. Fay Ray (1907-2004)
She began acting in films in 1919. The peak of her career was marked by the performance of the role of Ann Darrow in the film "King Kong "(1933), which made her one of the iconic characters in the history of mass cinema,"Kong girl". She stopped acting in films in 1942, having married the screenwriter Robert Riskin. After Riskin's death in 1955, she returned to cinema for a while, but finally parted with her film career in 1958.
14. Karen Morley (1909-2003)
She began her acting career with the theater in Pasadena and immediately achieved serious success, playing roles in the films "Mata Hari" (1931), "Scarface" (1932) and other MGM films. In 1934, she left the studio and began to act less in the main roles. Her career finally collapsed in the late 1940s, when, due to her involvement in the Communist Party of the United States, she landed on the "Hollywood Blacklist". In the future, Karen Morley returned to filming only in the mid-1970s, having played several small roles on television.
15. Juliet Compton (1899-1989)
She began her career in the era of silent films. She danced in the show "The Siegfield Follies". She was filmed first in Britain, and then in the USA. The most famous sound film with her participation was the picture "Lady Hamilton" (1941).
16. Bess Erhardt (1916-1975)
Bess starred in musicals and dramas and was famous for her ability to skate, including roller skates. The most famous film with her participation was "Ice Madness" (1939) about the life of figure skaters.
17. Amo Ingram (1909-1983)
A talented actress and dancer, Amo starred in films from the late 20s to the early 40s, but mostly she got small roles of chorus girls. She never married and lived the rest of her days in Santa Monica, California.
18. Pat Royal
Having started her career in the 20s, Patricia Royal starred until the end of the 30s.
19. Muriel Angelus (1909-2004)
Scottish-born Muriel Angelus began her stage career in London, where she became famous for her strong and beautiful voice. After moving to the United States, the actress continued her path to cinema and starred in a lot of films, the most significant of which were "The Light went Out" (1939) and "The Great McGinty" (1940). She left the world of cinema in the late 40s after her marriage.
20. Joan Blondell (1906-1979)
During the Great Depression, Joan was one of the highest-paid actresses in the United States. Since the 40s, she began to act less often and mainly in minor roles. But at the same time, she was nominated for an Oscar in 1951 and continued her career as an actress until the end of her life.