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Amelia Earhart disarmed ideas about femininity in her manner and her attitude, and her legend is as strong today as it ever was.
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We give you Pamela Harriman, a woman of aristocratic stock who blazed a trail through the international scene of her era, enticing powerful men like moths to a particularly feisty flame.
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At the height of her punk power, Debbie Harry was lionised as she ironised. But at all times she was in control, a woman whose image was no one’s business but her own.
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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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Once the highest paid model in the world, Isabella Rossellini is an era-resistant feminist icon that, at age 65, remains an ambassador for maturity, eloquence and acumen on screen and…
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The impact Audrey Hepburn had on pop culture is immeasurable, but to remember her as just an actress or a style icon does little justice to her character or biography. From…
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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…
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The Rake reflects upon some of the most iconic beach-borne temptresses of the past century.
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The author details a quarter-century crush on the rakish British supermodel.
Her calling-card was an enigmatic sexual ambiguity, and she seemed to hint that, behind a poker face of frosty hauteur, cards of every suit and stripe were waiting to be…
Tuesday Weld never wanted to be a huge star, which is just as well, for her choice of movie roles was ‘self-destructive’, and off-screen she made Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton…
If The Rake could track down any piece of missing movie paraphernalia on the planet, and give it pride of place in our offices, it would surely be the statue…