Author: Blago Kirov
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is about four famous actresses - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ingrid Bergman. Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). Monroe's last completed film was The Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable, with a screenplay written by her then-husband, Arthur Miller. The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute and named No. 1 in Film's Sexiest Women of All Time. Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) was a British actress recognized as a film and fashion icon. She was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. She spoke several languages including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German. Hepburn remains one of few people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. Grace Patricia Kelly (1929 – 1982) was an American film actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became known as the Princess of Monaco. Kelly gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo. This film won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant. In 1950, she starred in the Italian film Stromboli, which led to a love affair with director Roberto Rossellini while they were both already married. The affair and then marriage with Rossellini created a scandal that forced her to remain in Europe until 1956, when she made a successful Hollywood return in Anastasia, for which she won her second Academy Award.