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Friday, 20 May 2016

No, not Hedy - but Barbara La Marr.


She never had more than two hours of sleep a day, because she felt that life was too short to waste any of it by sleeping. Her name was Barbara La Marr. She was the girl who was too beautiful.

(can a woman be too beautiful?!)

Here is a story about this gal, a wonderful gal, an orphan-turned-millionaire, the gal who married five times.. here's the story of a gal who said the words "I like my men like I like my roses . . . by the dozen.".. and lived by it.

She was one of the first Californians to become rich in the motion picture industry; she was also probably the first to become an actress after being a scenario writer first. MGM chief Louis B. Mayer chose Hedy Lamarr's name in honor of Barbara La Marr.
If you would like to read a bit more about her amazing (yet sad) life story, hop over to our dear Lindsay Lane's place and take a closer look.

I hope this silent siren's story was fun.


  1. Her story is such a sad one, isn't it? I have some photos of her in an old film book at home.

  2. Wonderful look at the fascinating, often heartbreaking, always intriguing, life of a star who shone so very brightly for far too short a moment.

    ♥ Jessica