Forgotten Stars

Mylene Demongeot

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Mylene Demongeot

“Sex is the way to be a woman but I think we can make interest without taking off our clothes. There is no need for it. You don’t have to be naked, You can be sexy in a fur coat.” — Mylene Demongeot Source: 1964 Photo: Peter Basch   “Today in France, even when a picture […]

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Rita Gam – photos and quotes

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Rita Gam

“Just last month, I was asked to do another of those barbarian things — and my answer was ‘never again.’ I mean it. If I can’t play good American girls, I’d much rather not work.” — Rita Gam in 1961. Here she is playing Attila the Hun’s daughter in Sign of the Pagan (1954).   […]

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Diana Dors – photos and quotes

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Diana Dors

“I said to this priest, ‘Am I expected to believe that if I went out and had an affair that God was really going to be upset? Okay, thou shalt not kill…steal…but thou shalt not commit adultery? If no one is any the wiser, what the hell difference does it make?’ He was lovely. He […]

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Rita Hayworth – Photos and Quotes

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Rita Hayworth

“A girl is…well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.” – Rita Hayworth Quote source: Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective by Caren Roberts-Frenzel.   Rita Hayworth, poolside at the Ambassador Hotel, in 1936. At the time this photo was taken, she had signed with Fox as Rita Cansino (her birth name being Margarita Carmen […]

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Betty Grable – quotes and photos

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Betty Grable

“I’m strictly an enlisted man’s girl.” – Betty Grable   “Betty Grable is getting 14,400 fan letters a month, and the number is spurting up by the day. Of this 91 percent is from service men….Betty Grable is fast becoming known around Hollywood as the Pin Up Girl – the star with the most pictures […]

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Jean Harlow – photos and quotes

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Jean Harlow 1934

“I like courage. I hope I have it. I want and I try to be honest. Perhaps I don’t always succeed. But I try…I am like that.” — Jean Harlow. Source: Helen Louise Walker (1934) Photo: George Hurrell (1934)   “We can learn to value the sunlight on a clear day, the feel of the […]

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Clara Bow – photos and quotes

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Clara Bow

“I’ve always played sexy roles. My voice always has been low and what they call ‘fetching.’ I’ve always put my hands on my hips and rolled my eyes.” – Clara Bow Source: Dan Thomas (1965)     “I hate being called a flapper. For a long time, they made me play such punk parts, that […]