look-alikes: movie stars of the 1930s

Movie stars of the 1930s

Here we have various contemporary actresses portraying movie stars from the 1930s and early 1940s in movies, TV shows or mini-series, or publicity photoshoots.

The portrayals

Bette Davis: Bette Davis (1908–1989) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress famous for a succession of movies from the 1930s through to the 1960s including: Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; The Old Maid; The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex; All About Eve; Now, Voyager; The Virgin Queen; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Susan Sarandon looked very like Bette as she appeared in Of Human Bondage in this photoshoot with a lot of help from Kevyn Aucoin – one of many such transformations by him.

Frances Farmer: Frances Farmer (1913–1970) was an American film actress. She was arrested for driving with her headlights on in the wartime dimout zone in late 1942 and after an outburst during the subsequent court case in 1943 she was jailed and then transferred to the psychiatric ward – her career never recovered. Jessica Lange portrayed her in the biopic Frances. Dorothy J Pearl was the makeup designer.