The “black Marilyn Monroe” – Joyce Bryant

Known for her perfect hour-glass figure and incredibly sultry act, jazz singer Joyce Bryant was dubbed "the black Marilyn Monroe". Much like Monroe's, Bryant's life and talent were marked by failed...

Vintage style icon: Gene Tierney

Although plagued by mental health issues - she suffered from bipolar disorder - actor Gene Tierney was one of classic Hollywood's most talented stars. Her love affairs, including one with a future US...

Marlene Dietrich – a short biography

“I am at heart, a gentleman”, Marlene Dietrich would say, smile and light a cigarette. Famous for her signature masculine look, 'The Dietrich' still remains the poster girl for the androgynous...

Three classic screen seductresses

The vamp and the femme fatale are two of the most intriguing figures to emerge from classic cinema. Both are strong female characters who openly live out their desire for money, sex and independence. It's time...

Inspirational gallery: Anna May Wong

The first Chinese-American movie star, Anna May Wong (1905 - 61) truly broke down barriers. Her career continues to fascinate, mainly because her charisma and talent far transgressed the stereotypical exotic...

Lady Day remembered: the life of Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, also affectionately known as Lady Day, was an icon of a changing America, memorable for a whole lot more than the blues so often bound to her name. Besides the expertly delivered, harrowingly...
Mae West

Vintage style icon: Mae West

Even if you know nothing about her life or career, you've probably spoken a line or two of hers. The lady in question is Mae West, possibly one of the most quotable actresses of all time.  " Is that a...

The Misfits: Marilyn’s last finished film

51 years ago Marilyn Monroe  tragically died of an overdose.  Katerina Vasiliou takes a look at the photos taken during the filming of Monroe's last movie, The Misfits, which reveal a vulnerable,...
Little Edie

Little Edie: the unlikely fashion icon

The eccentric impoverished cousin of Jackie Kennedy, Edith Bouvier Beale was an American socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer, best known as 'Little Edie'. The documentary film Grey Gardens by...

Vintage Style Icon: Veronica Lake

Although only 4’ 11’ tall, Veronika Lake had an intense, erotically charged screen presence that made her a larger-than-life pin-up of the Forties and one of the silver screen's most enduring vintage...

Vintage Style Icons: Nico

Nico is most famous for being the Velvet Underground’s ice-queen chanteuse and in her twilight years, junkie icon.  She was labelled as one of the most beautiful women ever by those who knew her, with a...