A Legend Is Lost, But A New Star Is Born

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I was saddened to hear the news of one of my idols passing. Fascinated from early age with Hollywood’s Golden Age, the first movie I ever saw of her’s was How To Marry A Millionaire. I was captivated by the image of Lauren Bacall; the way she walked, and the way she talked with such authority mesmerised me. Her grace and elegance were unrivalled by anyone. 

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She was, until the very end, one of the most extraordinary beauties I have ever seen. Hers was a strong face. Proudly Jewish, intelligent, handsome, sophisticated and elegant. She was never mimsy or cute.

Her strong, thick brows were the kind that could bat off unwanted male attention with a faintly menacing arch. Her bones were exquisite, her mouth was wide, and full, and she possessed a glamour that was always womanly, never girlish, even when she was an ingenue of just 19. And that sexiness. Bacall had the sort of lethal femininity Elizabeth Taylor also possessed – tough, earthy, striking.

She was the woman I wanted to be when I grew up, and still is… May you rest in peace.

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