45 Beautiful Color Photos of Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone).Continue reading “45 Beautiful Color Photos of Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s”

20 Vintage Portrait Photos of Beautiful Girls From the Miss Europe Competition, 1930

Miss Europe 1930 was the second annual Miss Europe competition. Miss Greece won and 19 girls from Europe competed in the pageant. Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Turkey participated for the first time and one candidacy, that of Switzerland, was withdrawn. Miss Europe 1930: Aliki Diplarakou, Greece The Greek brunette Aliki Diplarakou (1912-2002) was 18 when sheContinue reading “20 Vintage Portrait Photos of Beautiful Girls From the Miss Europe Competition, 1930”

Marsha Hunt: Mick Jagger’s Inspiration For His Song ‘Brown Sugar’

Marsha Hunt (born 1946) is an American actress, novelist, singer and former model, who has lived mostly in Britain and Ireland. She achieved national fame when she appeared in London as Dionne in the long-running rock musical Hair. She had close relationships with Marc Bolan and Mick Jagger, and became Mick’s inspiration for his songContinue reading “Marsha Hunt: Mick Jagger’s Inspiration For His Song ‘Brown Sugar’”

73 Stunning Photos of Actress Dorothy Dandridge during the 1950s

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is the first African-American film star to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954). Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton ClubContinue reading “73 Stunning Photos of Actress Dorothy Dandridge during the 1950s”

22 Stunning Photos of Actress Chili Williams in the 1940s

Known as “The Polka-Dot Girl,” Chili Williams (born Marian Sorenson in 1921) was discovered by a modeling agent in 1943 at Fire Island in New York. The modeling agent’s photographer, Ewing Krainin, took her picture while she was frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean surf, and the series of photos appeared in the September 27, 1943Continue reading “22 Stunning Photos of Actress Chili Williams in the 1940s”

27 Stunning Vintage Photos of Brides in Their Victorian Wedding Dresses Before 1900

For the mid-Victorian bride (1870s) there was an emergence of middle class wealth, and with it a display of their new riches. Wedding gowns fashioned by Worth in Paris were the ultimate status symbol. And if one couldn’t afford an original, one copied them. Full court trains were now part of the wedding ensemble, asContinue reading “27 Stunning Vintage Photos of Brides in Their Victorian Wedding Dresses Before 1900”

38 Stunning Photos of Actress Vivi Bach in the 1960s

Born 1939 in Copenhagen, Danish singer, actress and icon Vivi Bach appeared in 48 films between 1958 and 1974; notably known for Holiday in St. Tropez (1964), Soldaterkammerater rykker ud (1959) and Das Rätsel der roten Quaste (1963). Bach was nicknamed “the first Danish teenager of Denmark” and “the Danish Brigitte Bardot”. She died inContinue reading “38 Stunning Photos of Actress Vivi Bach in the 1960s”