The history of the miner's daughter who became a star of Hollywood and the dream of American soldiers
• The history of the miner's daughter who became a Hollywood star and dreams of American soldiers
The eighth was born in February, one of the sexiest actresses in the history of Hollywood Lana Turner. As a child she lived in dire poverty, and then in 16 years became a successful actress, an icon of Hollywood, starred in more than 60 films, but her very life was like a movie.
Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner (now Lana's name) was born in a small town in the US state of Idaho in 1921. Father of the future star was a miner, he was involved in the underground sale of alcohol and was killed. As a child, little Julie (so called girl) destitute, for some time lived with his mother friends, where sometimes it even Tapping. This may have led to the development of sadomasochistic complex in love and the frequent change of partners; husbands Lana was seven. Then Turner came to the shelter because the mother did not particularly care the fate of her daughter.
Lana Turner at the age of 8 years
In 16 years, Lana left the shelter and decided to become a dancer. In one of the clubs pretty girl saw producer Louis B. Mayer and offered her a small role in the movie. At that time, Julie has already allocated a curvy shape that elegantly emphasized closed sweaters. In 1937, she played her first role, "the girl in a sweater" in the film Mervyn Le Roy, "They will not be forgotten." Replacing the image in 1939 (then the actress dyed blond and changed the style), Turner received the nickname "Queen of the nightclubs" and recognition of the public.
Lana Turner at a time when there was not a blonde.
The young actress has another feature, which later even became fashionable - penciled eyebrows. For one of her early roles Lana badly plucked eyebrows - all his life afterwards she had to them to "draw".
The Golden blonde Lana and her fashionable eyebrows
This popularity has come to Lana on the eve of the Second World War. In 1939, she played in the movie "These glamorous girl." Subsequently, for Turner and stuck the title of the glamorous diva.
Lana Turner on the set of the military comedy "Marriage - a private affair", January 1944
They say that during the war in order to maintain the spirit of the American soldiers often took with them to the front is a photo of Lana beauty. At that time, just started a fashion dawning on posters in the style of "pin-up gerls" that soldiers were hung on the walls of the barracks.
, John Garfield and Lana Turner, the drama Partners "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
1946 first became a landmark for Lana - she starred in one of the most famous paintings of the first half of the century, "The Postman Always Rings Twice", one of the classic film noir. In this tape Turner played the main female role - unfaithful wife Cora Smith. Our contemporaries better known remake of the 40s, a film in 1981 with Jessica Lange in the title role.
On the set of "The Prodigal Son", 1955
She often changed men. She was interested in not only bohemian man, not only actors, directors, singers. By the early 1940s, Lana was already one of the rising stars and is married to jazz musician Artie Shaw. However, the marriage did not last, becoming a model for future actress unions, which in the end there were eight, including after the jazz musician Artie Shaw (1940); Topping the millionaire Henry (1948-1952), who made the proposal dropped a diamond ring into her glass of martini; the actor who played Tarzan - Lex Barker (1953-1957), with whom divorced after he began to stick to her little daughter; and with hypnotist Ronald Dante (1969-1972). It was in between 2 more with less well-known, but rich people ... billionaire Stephen Crane - was the king of all the restaurants in Hawaii and became husband number two and number three (she was twice married to him). He was the father of only one daughter Lana, Cheryl Crane. "I was planning to have one of her husband and seven children, and turned to the contrary", - he joked the actress. But Lana with it, eventually parted.
Lana Turner, Stephen Crane and newborn Cheryl, 1943
Lana Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane in 1952
The scandal in 1958, when her 14-year-old daughter killed his mother with a knife lover of dubious reputation, oddly enough, the added popularity of films followed by Lana Turner. At the same time she received the only nomination for the "Oscar" for the film "Peyton Place" (1957).
So the actress has changed over the years
When the film has ceased to invite her (at the turn of the 70s), she went on TV, and then worked in casinos and restaurants, played in the theater, published a book of memoirs, "Lana - lady, the legend, the truth" (1983). Lana died in his apartment from throat cancer June 29, 1995, received in his later years several film awards for past services. Her contribution to cinema was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.