28 Apr 2014

40's beauty: Gene Tierney


"Product of a Connecticut academy and a Swiss finishing school, Gene is yet a typical young American modern."


"Gene Tierney, sultry glamor-girl from 20th Century Fox studio, becomes the sweetly demure heroine of the technicolor comedy, 'Heaven Can Wait'. Before the birth of her daughter, Gene was one of the most popular camp tourers, but now devotes most of her time to the baby. Husband, Count Cassini, is in the U.S.  Army." (1941)

"Gorgeously-gouned young sophisticate Gene Tierney owes her personal glamor wardrobe to her husband, Count Oleg Cassini (pictured above with Gene). A professional dress designer, Cassini creates all her gowns. Gene is kept busy these days. She is working in United Artists' Shanghai Gesture, is touring the U/S. Army camps and looks after her eight-roomed house in Beverly Hils. Her period room, also designed by Cassini, provides an attractive foil for Gene's dinner frock." (1942)


Below the beautiful, young Gene Tierney sporting the best 40's hairstyles:

In the 50's Gene suffered from memory-loss and depression. She consulted a psychiatrist and was given shock treatments.
She had reportedly started smoking after a screening of her first movie in order to lower her voice because she felt, she sound like an "angry Minnie Mouse". She became a heavy smoker and diead of lung-emphysema at the age of 66.
did you know...
...that Gene Tierney had a short romance with the young J.F. Kennedy?

Laura is an American 'film noir' movie from 1944, with Gene Tierney as the leading actress. The screenplay is based on the 1943 novel of the same title by Vera Caspary. In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The American Film Institute ranked the film #73 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills, the score #7 in AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores, and it was ranked the fourth best film in the mystery genre in AFI's 10 Top 10. The AWW often published an overview of the storyline with pictures, like this one below:


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