Everyone Loves: Gene Tierney

Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991)  Voted one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the 1940’s, Gene was hot. With that overbite and bright green eyes she made her mark – most notably in the films, Heaven Can Wait – 1943, Laura – 1944 (from which David Lynch based his Twin Peaks series), Leave Her to Heaven – 1945 and The Razors Edge -1946. She would act into the 1970’s but the mid-40’s were her peak years. Sadly, Gene suffered from severe Bipolar disorder and was hospitalized and given shock treatment in the 50’s derailing her carrer for some time. If you’ve never seen a Gene Tierney film, start with Laura – it’s perfect.

Leave Her to Heaven - 1945

Laura - 1944 with Clifton Webb

Early publicity shot

Laura - Dana Andrews and the Famous Painting

Leave Her to Heaven

French Poster for Laura and Paper Dolls

Gene and sister Patricia c. 1940

 

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Posted on November 27, 2011, in Everyone Loves... and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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