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The gorgeous Mata Hari was a spy and dancer who took the world by storm. People have called her a feminist, a courtesan, a spy wannabee, and more! Regardless of these labels, we know that her story is difficult to replicate. She had no qualms about diving into exciting ventures, although it resulted in her undoing as well. This is what Ted Brandsen, the National Ballet director and choreographer, had to say about her: “What fascinated us is the story of a woman with an incredible lust for life and a powerful instinct to survive, and to reinvent herself and to transform herself. She had a lot of horrible things happen to her and she managed to somehow give a spin to it and find her way out.”
Elizabeth Taylor definitely lived an amazing life. She kicked off her acting career in 1941, but she only got her big break in the ‘50s after she starred in Giant alongside Rock Hudson and James Dean. The actress once said that she did not watch her films but enjoyed the memories she had of making them. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Giant. I don’t look at old movies of myself. I don’t even look at new ones of myself. But I loved Jimmy and I loved Rock. And I was the last person Jimmy was with before he drove to his death…But that was a private, personal moment,” she said.
In 1965, the gorgeous Sally Field got her big break by playing a surfer girl who always got into trouble in Gidget. At the time, she was 18 years old. “After the first night of my workshop, a casting guy asked me if I had an agent. I didn’t, but I still went in for an interview. The waiting room was filled with girls who looked like movie stars. They all had professional head shots; the only pictures I had were wallet photos of me with my friends. At my screen test, I walked in and said, ‘Which one is the camera?’ The crew members were like, ‘Oh, boy.’ But the casting director said, ‘You’re it.’ God was looking out for me. He thought he’d throw me in the ocean and see if I could swim,” the actress narrated.
A Young Woman Called Eunice Hancock With A Compressed-Air Grinder In An Aircraft Plant
Men were forced to enlist in the fight against Germany and Japan during the Second World War. Women decided to take on jobs in utilities, transportation, and manufacturing to fill the void that they left in the job market! Almost 2 million women worked in plants and on assembly lines to make armaments and machine pieces for the war effort. The number of working women at the time jumped from 27 percent to 37 percent! These women were just as valuable to the war effort as the men were.
Photographers Used Backdrops To Hide The Devastation In Warsaw
After the Second World War, Europe was in shambles no matter which side they fought for. Poland experienced a lot of devastation as well. The country used to boast gorgeous structures, but many of them were destroyed to bits. Survivors wanted to go back to their old life, but it was not easy to do so. Photographers tried to help the citizens regain some semblance of normalcy and pretended that nothing had happened. They did so with the help of backdrops like this one! It is amazing to see the contrast.
The Most Important Thing To Leo Tolstoy In The End
This photo of Leo Tolstoy was taken two years before he passed away. At the time, he had been writing about his approaching demise and talked. He also talked about how he found love to be the most important thing. The writer passed away from pneumonia at the age of 82. Russian peasants took to the streets during the funeral procession even though the police tried to shoo them. “Love is life. Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source,” he said.

Grace Kelly Was Once Told That Her Chin Was “Too Wide”
In only a matter of five years, Grace Kelly went from zero to hero. Once she became a famous actress, she went to be a literal princess. Her father was a three-time Olympic gold medalist with his own construction company, while her mother was a cover model and champion swimmer. She decided to pave her own way as a model once she graduated from high school. She found it hard to get a big break even though she was gorgeous and intelligent. Luckily, things changed for her after she landed a role in Mogambo!

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