Kathleen Burke (September 5, 1913 — April 9, 1980) was an American movie actress of the 1930s. Burke worked as a dental assistant in Chicago, before winning a talent contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures. Her film debut was as Lota, the "Panther Woman" in Island of Lost Souls (released January 1933), the first screen version of H.G. Wells's novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.
One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950's and 1960's, movie and B movie actress Jayne Mansfield was a big blonde bombshell.The 'working man's Marilyn Monroe' was notorious for holding a press conference at her slightest fancy, and certainly made news at the time of her death. Despite a career which was very much in decline, Mansfield even managed to grab the headlines from beyond the grave when she was killed in a car crash and 'decapitated' (screamed the tabloids) at the age of 34.
Revisit Iconic Moments From Oscars History: Heath Ledger walked the red carpet with Michelle Williams at the 2006 Oscars when they were each nominated for their work in Brokeback Mountain. : Ryan Phillippe celebrated wife Reese Witherspoon's 2006 best actress win for Walk the Line at the Vanity Fair afterparty.
Then: The Bad GirlMichelle Williams started her career as a tween appearing in small television roles. At age 14, she made her feature film debut in "Lassie." The next year, the aspiring actress graduated early from high school and became legally emancipated from her parents as a way of getting around child-labor laws so that she could more fully focus on her career. The hard work at an early age paid off: Michelle booked the part of city girl Jen Lindley.RELATED: Fashion Don'ts