Betty Grable US actress dancer and singer wearing a white jacket with a floral motif choker around her neck in a studio portrait against a black...

Betty Grable US actress dancer and singer wearing a white jacket with a floral motif choker around her neck in a studio portrait against a black...

Actress Betty Grable attends a party in Los Angeles California

Actress Betty Grable attends a party in Los Angeles California

Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954).

Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954).

Lina Cavalieri, c1900, She was considered one the most beautiful woman in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as vaudeville singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer, soon conquering the operahouses of Monte-Carlo, Paris and New York. She was famous for her hour-glass-like corsets, visible in photographs and portraits by Cesare Tallone and Giovanni Boldini.

Lina Cavalieri, c1900, She was considered one the most beautiful woman in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as vaudeville singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer, soon conquering the operahouses of Monte-Carlo, Paris and New York. She was famous for her hour-glass-like corsets, visible in photographs and portraits by Cesare Tallone and Giovanni Boldini.

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