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Glamorous Hollywood diva Lana Turner

Hollywood diva Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995)

Hollywood diva Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995)

Glamorous Hollywood diva Lana Turner
According to Lana Turner, “A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man”.
Glamorous Hollywood diva, along with many other actresses of the time, was a real connoisseur of jewelry. Besides, she had a good taste and the opportunity to purchase jewelry – from costume decorations to expensive jewellery pieces made of diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Bright and certainly beautiful actress lived a stormy life, and was married eight times (officially). According to the actress herself, she wanted to get married once and have seven children, but it was the other way around. Lana Turner was born into a family of a miner from Tennessee, who was killed when Lana was a child. She began acting in film at the age of 16 years.

Hollywood diva Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995)

Glamorous Hollywood diva Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995)

Lana Turner was nicknamed “the girl in a sweater” for addiction to clothing that subtly emphasized her curvy shape. For one of her first films she plucked off her eyebrows, but they have not grown, and she got another nickname – “the girl with eyebrows painted on.” In 1939, for one of the roles Turner dyed blonde, and not only completely changed her image, but also acquired a new nickname – “Queen of the nightclubs.”

Lana Turner earrings

A collection of earrings of Lana Turner

Vying for the title of the sexiest Hollywood star with Rita Hayworth and Jane Russell, Turner starred in four films with renowned playboy Clark Gable. One of the most successful of her films was “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946). It is believed that during the Second World War, it was her photos and posters American soldiers preferred to hang on the walls of the barracks. After the war, she acted mainly in musicals.

Turner’s career in the 1950s has been uneven. One of the most successful films, from an artistic point of view, was Vincente Minnelli’s “The Bad and the Beautiful” (1952), and for “Peyton Place” (1957) she was even nominated for the “Oscar”. The last major success was a film by Douglas Sirk “Imitation of Life” (1959), which had some autobiographical motifs: like her character, Turner alone raised a daughter who was born in 1944.

Lana Turner was married eight times, including a famous jazz musician Artie Shaw (1940); Topping the millionaire Henry (1948-52), who made the suggestion, dropping a diamond ring in her glass of martini; actor Lex Barker (1953-57), with whom divorced after he began to flirt with her thirteen year old daughter. After parting with him, Lana Turner was in relations with a known mobster, assistant of Mickey Cohen, Johnny Stompanato. In April 1958, the actress was at the center of a huge scandal: during a family squabble Turner’s fourteen year old daughter, trying to protect her mother, stabbed her lover Johnny Stompanato, killing him.

Lana Turner rings

Diamond, sapphire and emerald – precious rings of Lana Turner rings

In 1969-1972 she was married to a hypnotist Ronald Dante. Lana Turner died in 1995 of cancer at her home in Los Angeles. Her contribution to cinema was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hollywood diva Lana Turner

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