UKH Hairstyles
Movie HairScreen Legends

 
1920’s Hair
1930’s Hair
1940’s Hair
List A-Z
View Top 10






See More Styles
Carole Landis

1/1/1919 to 7/5/1948
In 1935, after high school and a brief marriage in San Bernardino, California, Frances Ridste ran away to San Francisco to work as a nightclub dancer and band singer under the stage name Carole Landis. She got to Hollywood at age 17 in 1936 and got mostly extra work, but in 1937 she landed a contract with Warner Bros. However, Warners gave her mostly bit parts in B pictures and in the chorus of Busby Berkeley pictures for the 15 films she made for them. Her "break" came when Hal Roach cast her as the skin-clad lead in his hit Man and His Mate (1940) and in three fine comedies, then sold her contract to 20th Century-Fox. She played "B" leads and "A" supporting roles in her first 12 Fox films, with a notable dramatic performance in Hot Spot (1941). Critics dwelled on her fresh-faced beauty, seldom mentioning her acting and comedy potential. Carole wrote a book about her first wartime USO tour, entertaining troops in England and North Africa; in the film version, Four Jills in a Jeep (1944), you can get a glimpse of the kind of talent she really had, and which Fox was wasting. Absent from film work most of that year because of USO tours in the Pacific, Carol returned to Hollywood weakened by amoebic dysentery, malaria, and near-fatal pneumonia only to find the film dismissed as "self-praise". After Having Wonderful Crime (1945)--perhaps her best comedy--and two B pictures, her Fox contract was dropped. Ostracized in Hollywood due to her ardent feminism and rumours about sexual peccadillos, she made her last two films in England. With a stalled career, poor health, failed marriages, financial problems, and the ending of a torrid affair with married Rex Harrison, Carole Landis committed suicide in 1948. Intelligent, generous, talented and gorgeous, she was only 29.
2983 Views 2652 Views
1983 Views 1853 Views
2818 Views 1927 Views
1850 Views 2342 Views
1875 Views 3500 Views
1940 Views





You might also like...

Top of the Crops
Top of the Crops

David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch and Prince Harry Crowned 2014's Top of the Crops in Fudge Professional nationwide poll....


Read More



Hair Extension Advice
Hair Extension Advice

Matching Colours When Buying Hair Extensions, Choosing A Length When Buying Hair Extensions, Choosing A Texture When Buying Hair Extensions & Straightening Your Hair Extensions plus more advice...


Read More



HEADROMANCE SS15 TREND FORECAST
HEADROMANCE SS15 TREND FORECAST

This season's must have hair is all about freedom. Forget conforming to regimented colours and cuts, just make way for totally relaxed styles...


Read More



Simple classic square shape with deep texture
Simple classic square shape with deep texture

This is a mainstream cut and finish worm by many, but in my opinion is one of the hardest cuts to achieve texture and natural movement without compromising on symmetry and square shape....


Read More



Summer trends and the red carpet
Summer trends and the red carpet

My inspiration for this look was summer trends and the red carpet. Beach waves look great in the summer every year and are perfect for clients that want a subtle change from long straight hair....


Read More



Style Inspiration from the Red Carpet
Style Inspiration from the Red Carpet

Celebrity stylist Kevin Fortune talks about his favourite red carpet hairstyles for short and long hair. Kevin shares his predictions for hairstyle trends in spring/summer 2014...


Read More



90s glamour
90s glamour

The inspiration behind the whole collection was 90s glamour. For this particular look it was high fashion models and celebrities pixie cuts of the time. Wynona Ryder, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista all inspired this look....


Read More



The shag is making an ultimate comeback this year
The shag is making an ultimate comeback this year

What do Chloe, Valentino, Tory Burch and Chanel all have in common? They all showcased 60's inspired waves, braids and length in their 2015 collections...


Read More



Find Inspiration with Hair Extensions
Find Inspiration with Hair Extensions

Use hair extensions to create a glamorous party look in an instant, add volume to you style or try a fringe without having to go for the chop...


Read More