I was looking through my favorite magazine In Style today and noticed that quite a few of the Hollywood starlets are wearing a new hair style. Their style is inspired by the actress Veronica Lake, which shows long, loose waves with a side swept bang. I wanted to know more about her, so I decided to do a post on her.
My friend Scott Michaels, who owns Dearly Departed Tours, in Hollywood has a wonderful write up on Veronica Lake. I will give you some of the info he provides.
Veronica was one of the most well known actresses of The Golden Age. She was a pin up model during WWII, and one of the most popular, beautiful actresses who drew large crowds to the box office. But, because of her drinking habit, many in Hollywood started refusing to work with her. “Three broken marriages, a domineering stage mother, a manic depressive personality, and a whole lot o’ liquor pushed her right into oblivion.”
She faded into obscurity, losing friends, family, and even thinking the FBI was following her at times. She started to lose interest in her personal appearance, and ended up dying alone from Hepatitis. How sad! So many of these starlets seem to have been so used and abused by Hollywood. They are so glamorous on the outside, but were so tormented inside. Here are some of my favorite pics of the once gorgeous Veronica Lake. Enjoy!