Archive for the ‘divas’ Category

Today, actress Audrey Hepburn would be completing 85. Google celebrated the birthday of this unforgettable actress with a Doodle:


And you can read more about her – and see beautiful photos – in my tribute to one of the greatest divas of Hollywood just clicking here: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Hepburn.

Please, visit her official website and know more about her life and career and how to support the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Funds:

audrey-hepburn By the end of World War II, with no water or electricity in their home in the Netherlands, Audrey and her family were eating tulip bulbs to stay alive.

audrey-oscarAudrey Hepburn receives an Oscar for her first appearance in an American picture,  “Roman Holiday”, in 1954. Her co-star Gregory Peck, was initially set to get top billing in the film but Peck made Paramount executives change it, saying, “… I’m smart enough to know this girl’s going to win the Oscar in her first picture, and I’m going to look like a damned fool if her name is not up there on top with mine”. (Photo: Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS).

audrey-fawnAudrey Hepburn gets a kiss from the fawn who appeared in the film Green Mansions in which she starred. She ended up keeping it as a pet temporarily. (Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS)

audrey-unicefSoon after becoming a UNICEF ambassador, Audrey Hepburn went on a mission to Ethiopia, where years of drought and civil strife had caused terrible famine. (Photo: Derek Hudson/Sygma/Corbis).


See more clipes from the greatest stars of Hollywood in the Movie Legends Channel on YouTube.



If she were alive, my dear Amy would be turning 30 years old today. Happy Birthday, beloved crazy bitch. I’ll always love you.

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer-songwriter known for her deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul, jazz, ska and reggae. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

In 2007 she won a Brit Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She won the Ivor Novello Award three times: once in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for “Stronger Than Me”, once in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for “Rehab”, and once in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for “Love Is a Losing Game”. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011. Her album Back to Black posthumously became the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century, at that point. In 2012, Winehouse was listed at number 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music. The BBC has called her “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation.”

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Back to Black

He left no time to regret
Kept his dick wet
With his same old safe bet
Me and my head high
And my tears dry
Get on without my guy
You went back to what you knew
So far removed from all that we went through
And I tread a troubled track
My odds are stacked
I’ll go back to black

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to…..

I go back to us

I love you much
It’s not enough
You love blow and I love puff

And life is like a pipe
And I’m a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

Black, black, black, black, black, black, black
I go back to
I go back to

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to black

Watch Amy’s Back to Black video on YouTube:


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Published in the post R.I.P. Amy Winehouse from 24 July 2011.

Sara Montiel, the first Spanish actress to make it in Hollywood and best known for her roles in international blockbusters such as “Vera Cruz”, died today at home in Madrid, aged 85, her family said.


Sara Montiel also known as Sarita Montiel was born on 10 March 1928, in Campo de Criptana in the region of Castile–La Mancha in 1928, as María Antonia Abad (complete name María Antonia Alejandra Vicenta Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernández). After her unprecedented international hit in Juan de Orduña’s “El Último Cuplé” in 1957, Sara Montiel achieved the status of mega-star in Europe and Latin America. She was the first woman to distill sex openly in Spanish cinema at a time when even a low cut dress was not acceptable. Sara Montiel was the most commercially successful Spanish actress during the mid-20th century in much of the world. Miss Montiel’s film “Varietes” was banned in Beijing in 1973. Her films “El Último Cuple” and “La Violetera” netted the highest gross revenues ever recorded for films made in the Spanish speaking movie industry during the 1950s and 1960s. She also played the role of Antonia, the niece of Don Quixote, in the 1947 Spanish film version of Cervantes’s great novel.


Sara Montiel started in movies at 16 in her native Spain where she filmed her first international success playing an Islamic princess in the 1948 film “Locura de Amor” (“The Mad Queen”). Later she conquered Mexico, starring in a dozen films in less than five years. Hollywood came calling afterwards, and she was introduced to United States moviegoers in the film “Vera Cruz” (1954) co-starring with Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, and directed by Robert Aldrich. She was offered the standard seven-year contract at Columbia Pictures, which she quickly refused, afraid of Hollywood’s typecasting policies for Hispanics. Instead she free-lanced at Warner Bros. with Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine in “Serenade” (1956), directed by Anthony Mann, and at RKO in Samuel Fuller’s “Run of the Arrow” (1957), opposite Rod Steiger and Charles Bronson.





The unexpected success of “El Ultimo Cuple” (1957) turned her into an overnight sensation both as an actress and a singer. From then on she combined filming highly successful vehicles, recording songs in five languages and performing live all over the world. Among the films that kept her immensely popular during the 1960s and early 1970s were “La Violetera” (1958), “Carmen, la de Ronda” (1959), “Mi Ultimo Tango” (1960), “Pecado de Amor” (1961), “La Bella Lola” (a 1962 version of Camille), “Casablanca, Nid d’espions” (1963), “Samba” (1964), “La Femme Perdue” (1966), “Tuset Street” (1967), “Esa Mujer” (1969), “Varietes” (1971) and others.


In 2000, Montiel published her autobiography “Memories: To Live Is A Pleasure”, an instant best seller with ten editions to date. A sequel “Sara and Sex” followed in 2003. In these books Montiel revealed other relationships in her past including one-night stands with writer Ernest Hemingway as well as actor James Dean. She has been married four times: Anthony Mann, American Actor; Film Director, in Beverly Hills, 1957-1963, divorced. José Vicente Ramírez Olalla, Industrial Attorney, in Rome, 1964-1978, annulled. José Tous Barberán, Attorney-Journalist, in Palma de Mallorca, 1979-1992, Tous’s death. Antonio Hernández, Cuban Videotape Operator, in Madrid, 2002-2005, divorced. Sara Montiel passed away on this Monday, 8 April, at 85. The cause of death wasn’t revealed. According to “El Mundo” she died from a cardiac crisis. Vaya con Díos, divina Sara…

La Violetera, from “La Violetera”, 1958: . Los Piconeros, from “Carmen La De Ronda”, 1958: .

La Vie en Rose, from “Noches de Casablanca”, 1963: .

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Because I love her. And I will always love.

Mankind has a gift and a curse:
Build so perfect, amazing, beautiful dreams
and such dark, terrible nightmares…
Marilyn was a dream made by the man
but the hands that created also destroy.
But dreams never can be destroyed.
They will live forever in hearts and minds
while we remember them.
I will love her forever, like a dream, a beautifull dream
dreamed by all of us together.


August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack Clemmons received a call at 4:25 am from Dr. Ralph Greenson, Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatrist

1 July 19265 August 1962

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world’s most famous actresses of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century. Redefining glamour with “elfin” features and a gamine waif-like figure that inspired designs by Hubert de Givenchy, she was inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, and ranked, by the American Film Institute, as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema.

Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. From 1939 on she studied ballet in Arnhem and after the war with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam. In 1948 she moved to London where she continued in ballet and performed as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions. After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play “Gigi”, Hepburn gained instant Hollywood stardom for playing the Academy Award-winning lead role in “Roman Holiday” (1953). Later performing in “Sabrina” (1954), “The Nun’s Story” (1959), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), “Charade” (1963), “My Fair Lady” (1964) and “Wait Until Dark” (1967), Hepburn became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age who received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and accrued a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play “Ondine”. Hepburn remains one of few entertainers who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.

She appeared in fewer films as her life went on, and devoted much of her later life to UNICEF. Her war-time struggles inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although Hepburn had contributed to the organisation since the 1950s, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia in the late eighties and early nineties. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland, aged 63, in 1993.

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“Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.”

“If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.”

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”

“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.”

“I have learnt how to live…how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch.”

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry, For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.”

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it all in at once.”

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that loving is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm … As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”

“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.”

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.”

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

“Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.”