Source:The New Democrat
“Lauren Bacall: Intimate Portrait”
If you’re familiar with my social media activity, you know that I’m a big fan of classic movies and Classic Hollywood in general, especially actresses from that era. And you also know that I use the term Hollywood Goddess, to describe actresses that I love and respect. So maybe I should explain what I mean by Hollywood Goddess and who is a Hollywood Goddess, at least according to my definition of Hollywood Goddess.
To me a Hollywood Goddess, is of course a woman is not just beautiful, but obviously so and not just sexy, but obviously sexy physically and personally. Someone with a great intelligence, personality, as well as body. But a woman who is also a great actress. So of course Lauren Bacall would is not just a Hollywood Goddess, but one of the best ever, if not the best ever. Sophia Loren, seriously try finding a better looking woman who ever worked in Hollywood, who is also a great actress, who is also better looking than Sophia. Anita Ekberg, Angie Dickinson, Gena Rowlands, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Raquel Welch, and the list goes on.
There are actresses that fly by in Hollywood like a plane through the sky at night or a moving ship in the water, that don’t seem to make any impact and aren’t memorable. There are actresses that make a big splash early in their careers, but never get back in the water and are out of Hollywood what seems like the next day and never heard of again, or die prematurely. Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield come to mind real fast as far as that second group of actresses. And then there are the Hollywood Goddesses who are just unforgettable and you see them once and soon develop a crush on them, because you can’t get them out of your minds. To me those actresses are the Goddesses of Hollywood. The A-List of Hollywood actresses, the best of the best.
To me at least Lauren Bacall is not a Hollywood Goddess, but the Hollywood Goddess of all-time. Not saying she’s the best looking woman to ever work in Hollywood, but just the best. When you’re talking about the gorgeous, sexy actresses who’ve ever worked in Hollywood, she’s not just the best actress when it comes to gorgeous, sexy woman in Hollywood, but at least arguably the best actress who has ever worked in Hollywood. Her timing, her delivery, her ability to bring great and quick wit to serious roles and situations as a woman who just didn’t have a comedic wit, but a great comedic wit, ( just look at her appearances on Johnny Carson ) her memorable roles in the 1940s with her husband Humphrey Bogart in their film noir movies like Dark Passage, The Big Sleep, and others.
And then you’re also talking about a woman who if anything got better looking as she got older: she goes from being tall and slim in the 1940s and the 1950s, to tall and sexy with the legs and butt of a pro-tennis player by the 1970s. Lauren Bacall, is not just a Hollywood Goddess, but the Goddess of Hollywood, at least from my perspective.