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Marpessa Dawn, 74, Co-Star of ‘Black Orpheus,’ Is Dead

Before there was Beverly Johnson, Jayne Kennedy, Halle Berry, Rhianna, or Tyra Banks, there was Marpessa Dawn. Beauty that took your breath away. "Black Orpheus" 1959.

Lena Horne, was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.

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Lily Elsie (Rotary 11539 C)

Lily Elsie found on Wendy Schultz ~ Printables.

Lily Elsie (8 April 1886 – 16 December 1962) was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era,

Marpessa Dawn (January 3, 1934 — August 25, 2008), also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of African-American and Filipino heritage,[1] she is best-remembered for her role as “Eurydice” in the film Black Orpheus. She and her fellow lead from that film, Brazilian actor Breno Mello, died just 42 days apart in 2008, both from heart attacks.  (Wikipedia)

Very pretty vintage photo of Lily Elsie (1886-1962) - a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Brigitte Bardot - 'The Sex Kitten Grows Up'. Photo: Henri Dauman, July 1964.

Even though Eartha Kitt was a singer rather than a movie star - she sure had the glamour!

American Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Lonette McKee in "The Cotton Club" (1984)