Thursday, March 24, 2011

Remaining Hollywood Icons

As I sit here typing I can hear the TV on in the background with tributes pouring in from all over the world for Elizabeth Taylor, she was indeed a legend and for me she is up there with Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Marlon Brando.   The heady mix of mesmerising beauty, great acting talent,  her transition from child star to adult star, her marriages, jewellery, passions, charm, warmth and inner beauty will render her immortal for years to come.

However although her star burned brighter than most, and she achieved legendary status it is heartening to know she is not quite the last great icon from Hollywood's golden age or the last star from Hollywood's studio system, which the media keep bandying about.  After the news of Elizabeth Taylor's passing yesterday, I started thinking about the other great icons.  Who is left?  I am not the only one, the fabulous TJB over at Stirred, Straight Up, With A Twist was clearly thinking along the same lines and he has done a gorgeous pictorial post of a roll-call of glamourous and fabulous ladies of the golden screen who are still with us, pop over and check it out, I am ashamed to say, I thought some of the stars he featured had already left us.


  1. That's a great link, Dash. Fantastic to know that those beautiful and glamorous stars are still alive. xxx

  2. Thank you for the link - what a great post that is. I could look at such wonderful pictures all day. Don't feel ashamed about not knowing they were all still alive - there were quite a few that I was convinced had already passed away.

  3. Loved Elizabeth Taylor of course! I look forward to reading what other icons TJB chose to profile!

  4. Wow - Are they all still with us - that's amazing. Thanks for the link. My favourite was always Audrey Hepburn (did she die or is she still alive - don't recall).

  5. Isn't Sophia Loren the last living true Hollywood Icon?

    BTW, I love Stirred Straight Up With A Twist. TJB posts the most amazing images.


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