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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Fonda

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Fonda

Whether you know of Jane Fonda as a movie star, fitness guru or political activist, she’s certainly made her mark over the years. Here are some facts you might not know about her… Her real name is Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda. I have no idea whether the ‘Lady’ means she was titled, or whether it(…)

1920s Style Icons: Theda Bara

1920s Style Icons: Theda Bara

While Clara Bow was the iconic flapper of the 1920s Theda Bara was the original vamp. She made a prolific 40-plus movies over her 12-year career, all of which were silent movies. Theda Bara made her name playing exotic femme fatales, which she did a little too well, she ended up a victim of her(…)

1930s Style Icons: Bette Davis

1930s Style Icons: Bette Davis

Bette Davis’ Hollywood career spanned an incredible six decades, but it was her style in the 1930s and 40s combined with her uncompromising movie roles which cemented her as a movie icon. She was no classic Hollywood beauty, and flatly refused to comply with the ideals of the studios, once claiming: ‘Hollywood wanted me to(…)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carole Lombard

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard was one of the most popular comedy film actresses of the 1930s and tragically died because of a decision made with the toss of a coin. How many of these facts did you know about her? She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, earning around US$500,000 per year which(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Ava Gardner

10 things you didn’t know about Ava Gardner

Gardner was born the youngest of 7 siblings in a farming community in North Carolina She was scouted for a Hollywood screen test aged 18 after her brother-in-law put a photo portrait he took of her in his shop window. Despite her almost incomprehensible Southern accent (incomprehensible to the studio execs anyway!) MGM loved her(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Katharine Hepburn

10 things you didn’t know about Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn received four Academy Awards for Best Actress – I think this is a record but I couldn’t verify it, does anyone know? She had 26-year affair with her costar Spencer Tracy which was hidden from the public. The young Hepburn was a tomboy who liked to call herself Jimmy, and cut her hair(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

10 things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

Did you know that  Audrey Hepburn wasn’t Capote’s first choice to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Hope you like these unusual facts about Hepburn. They are 10 things I didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn anyway!  If you’re the world’s biggest Audrey Hepburn superfan you may already know some of these – let me(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Rita Hayworth

10 things you didn’t know about Rita Hayworth

Best known for her performance in Gilda, Rita Hayworth was one of the 1940s most famous (and one of my all time favourite) movie stars. I certainly didn’t know all of these facts, so I’d love to know how many are new to you too! Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New(…)

70s Style Icons: Jackie Stewart

70s Style Icons: Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart, or to quote his full name Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart OBE, is a 3 time Formula 1 World Champion who cut one of the most iconic looks of the 1970s F1 paddock. With his flat cap, aviator style sunglasses and big sideburns (only rivalled in magnificence by those of Emerson Fittipaldi –(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Clara Bow (including the truth about those scandals)

10 things you didn’t know about Clara Bow (including the truth about those scandals)

Clara Bow was the quintessential ‘it’ girl and a flapper icon. She was one of the few silent movie stars who made it successfully into ‘talkies’ with her thick Brooklyn accent in tact. Bow was notorious for her loose living and scandalous lifestyle, so you’ve probably heard the rumours and gossip but here are 10 facts(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe

10 things you didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe

I say ‘10 things you didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe‘ but obviously I have no idea how much of a Marilyn expert you are, so I guess these are really 10 things I didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe! Let me know if they’re all news to you too – I was amazed by some of(…)

60s Style Icons: Jackie Kennedy

60s Style Icons: Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy is one of the iconic figures in 1960s fashion.  Her grace and understated style appealed to a wide audience and the ‘Jackie Kennedy look’ was widely emulated in the USA in the early years of the decade. Her status as a fashion icon was costly though, in her first year in the White(…)

Vintage Style Icons: Barbie

Vintage Style Icons: Barbie

Barbie has been a fashion icon for girls (both young and old) since the late 1950s. What would be a more perfect way of celebrating vintage style than through Andi (of Andi B. Goode)’s collection of fabulous vintage Barbies! Which is your favourite? Hi We Heart Vintage readers – I’m Andi (of Andi B. Goode)(…)