Brooklynite Rita Hayworth was born 10/17/1918 in Brooklyn NY with the name Margarita Carmen Cansino. The dancer & film actress achieved fame during the 1940's as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in a total of 61 films in over 37 years. She is listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Stars of All Time.
"The actress Gladys Cooper, later to be the star of stage and screen in The Second Mrs Tanquery and My Fair Lady, wears a high-waisted Empire line evening dress in the new fluid, classical style. Although the fussy frills have gone, the surface of the dress is still intricately beaded. Feathers, tiaras and jewelled bands were often worn in the hair for the evening."
Probably my two favorite actresses of the times. <3 Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn >> “I [Julie Andrews] don’t think there was a soul who didn’t love her [Audrey Hepburn], and my husband [Blake Edwards] adored her too. I think I can honestly say if I hadn’t come into his life, she might have.” - Julie Andrews on Audrey Hepburn at a recent Breakfast at Tiffany’s anniversary event