Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grandmother and Granddaughter



I have always thought of Drew Barrymore as an unconventional beauty and I think she has something rather special.  She is at her best in vintage, she has a natural vintage look and a resemblance to her silent screen Goddess, Grandmother, Dolores Costello.  Acting wise I think her best performance to date was her role as little Edie in Grey Gardens, I would like to see her cast in more period roles, I think we have not seen the best of Drew yet.

Herb Ritts

Ellen Von Unwerth

Annie Leibovitz

As Little Edie in Grey Gardens

 Len Prince

 Stephen Meisel

Stephen Meisel


  1. Stunning images and I agree Drew Barrymore suits vintage and period pieces for her acting.

    Thank you, Dash, for sharing

  2. Loved your story. Amazing photos of the two ladies. So beautiful, both of them. I knew Drew Barrymore came from a long line of actors but I had never seen pictures of her grandmother. You're right, there is something special about Drew, her looks and style. She is not just another pretty actress. Like you, I enjoyed her performance in Grey Gardens. If I could talk to her, I would tell her to stay away from the rom-coms she has been involved in too often. She is better than those movies. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  3. A few years ago I bought in a local antique shop some postcards of movie stars, Dolores Costello was one of them, I didn't know she was related to Drew Barrymore. Beautiful set of pictures!!

  4. I could not agree more. She will age beautifully, too.

  5. Both women are stunning, and I loved Drew as little Edie...thanks for the post.


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