Most Important Person in U.S. History “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” One of the many amazing quotes by an amazing woman. Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic model, musician, and actress of all time. Marilyn Monroe is still looked up to today and still inspires millions of people. Marilyn was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jeane but then in 1956 she legally changed her name to the name we all know her by, Marilyn Monroe.
She is an amazing actress, comedian, singer but she wanted more, she had a passion for directing and when she did direct her first film “Yentl” it was a huge hit and yet she was not given as much respect during filming as a man would. At that time there were very few women directors in hollywood, also actors had very few opportunities to make there own films. Over the years Barbra has had a huge impact on society and the whole aspect and vibe of hollywood she is an inspiration to many including me and many others with her impacts
These two women show us how Hollywood treated black and white passing actresses. Hollywood sees Gloria as their latest star and dubs her as “America’s little sweetie pie”. She is given the leading lady role in almost all the new films and when she 's older she can still get work in acting. She is most famously known playing Marie in The Belle of New Orleans and much later on she is honored with the United Motion Pictures Medal of Honor. She is adored and successful even when it is hinted that she is not fully white.
Marilyn Monroe once said, “To all the girls that think you are fat because you are not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it’s society that is ugly.” Marilyn was a famous sex symbol in the 1950’s. Her body wasn’t like the bodies of girls we see in the media today. But to her, it didn’t matter. She knew she was beautiful and that was all that mattered. I agree with Marilyn.
Returning a year later, she was cast as the perfect Holly-Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Audrey received her fourth Oscar nod for Best Actress in that film (she was also nominated for Sabrina and 1959’s A Nun’s Story). Audrey had a beautiful singing voice, but wasn’t used in the musical My Fair Lady (1964). “It should have been Julie Andrews! In fact, I told my agents I didn’t want to do it, because it should be her.” (Hepburn) Many criticized her for taking a role that was considered to be wrong for her, but right for Julie Andrews, since she was already a star on Broadway.
Pearl was a strange child and Hester thought that was because of the sin she committed, but in all honesty, Pearl just looked at things in different perspective. To Hester’s shock she discovered that Pearl was more mature and imaginative. Hester practically raised Pearl by herself and Pearl turned out to be a Godly, honest, and innovative young girl. People saw how hard it was for Hester and so things changed. Hester became known as the woman who was able to do anything.
The one word you can describe Ava Gardner is sultry, which is what everyone categorized her beauty under. Even though Ava was known for her beautiful looks that made people turn their heads to stare, she was also known for being a talented actress. The movies Ava Gardner starred in always went with the way she looked, this made it easier for people to believe she was the actual characters she played. For example, her first movie she starred in was The Killer in 1946, she played the role of Kitty Collins, who tricked a man to steal from her only to double cross him. Ava Gardner was known for putting passion in everything she did, with growing up in a small town in North Carolina, accidentally being discovered by M.G.M, and life in Hollywood.
For example in the scene where Beowulf goes to Grendel’s mother’s home, she is portrayed as a strong beautiful women that is feared by man. She was unable to be beaten because of her powers. Beowulf falls for her beauty and makes a deal of peace and wealth in exchange for the highly sought after drinking glass. This shows how Grendel’s mother is viewed completely different in the movie over how she was viewed in the poem. Through examining both Beowulf, the movie, and Beowulf, the poem,the similarities and differences reveal what was important to the societies that created them.We are shown how Beowulf is changed from an honorable hero to a man distracted by women, how Grendel is given a backstory to make the viewers have empathy towards him, and how the roles of women have changed over time from being weak to now unbeatable.
She is very excited about this, but then is told by her parents she cannot audition because she would not pass the background check. In the Chinese Cultural Revolution Mao wanted to get rid of the “four olds” of China. Suddenly everything is very different in Ji-Li and her family’s life. As the book goes on, they are shutting down stores, they arrest her own father, and Jiang’s family worries about other people being arrested as well. Ji-Li Jiang’s main argument while writing this book is that is it always important to stick together.
Ana has more curves than her mother would like her to have. Carmen thinks just because Ana is “fat” she will not be able to find a husband. But Ana is comfortable with her body and encourages the other women in the factory to love themselves for who they are and take chances. That is exactly what Ana did when she finally got her father’s blessing and decided to go to New York for college. In this movie Carmen role as a mother was not what I was used to seeing or having contact with.
Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, played a big part in influencing the young girls of the twenties, being that they literally played the flapper on the silver screen. After watching them in great movies like Ella Cinders, Wings, or Pandora’s Box, there wasn 't a girl out there that did not want to bob her hair, wear silk stockings, or go out and party. When you mention going out and partying, you can not do so without bringing up Lois Long, the famous reporter for “The New Yorker” hired to go to Jazz clubs at night and report about her outings in the morning. Her reports were honest and lively. During an interview a few years later she stated, “ There was a reckless atmosphere we responded to.