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Cathy Moriarty: The Bronx Knockout
Cathy Moriarty was perfectly cast as the doe-eyed wife whose cheekbones were no defence against Jake LaMotta’s temper. Originally published in Issue 53 of The Rake, David Smiedt writes that Raging Bull, the 1980 classic, made Moriarty an overnight success, but Hollywood has not been kind to her since.
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Bette Davis: Stars in Her Eyes
Willful, cutting, smart, ballsy, and all amid a cloud of cigarette smoke, Bette Davis was iconic for all the right reasons.
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Ingrid Bergman: Swede Disposition
Even in her twilight years, Ingrid Bergman did what she had always done: repelled the Hollywood forces that would judge her, reduce her, control her.
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The Heart Grows Fonda
She is a libertine, a political and social activist and at the age of 79, Jane Fonda remains her gauntlet-hurling, shit-stirring, couldn’t give a damn self.
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Dual Control: Dominique Sanda
How might a woman elicit, from a man, both his most gentlemanly instincts and his darkest inner desires simultaneously? Dominique Sanda had this, as well as on-camera versatility, whittled down…