look-alikes: stars of the 1940s & 1950s

Movie stars of the 1940s & 1950s

Here we have various contemporary actresses portraying movie stars from the late 1940s and 1950s in movies, TV shows or mini-series, or publicity photoshoots.

The portrayals

Veronica Lake: Veronica Lake (1919–1973) was a popular American film actress and pin-up model who achieved wide fame and critical praise, especially for her film noir roles during the 1940s. But her success was fleeting and after a string of broken marriages and long struggles with mental illness and alcoholism she died almost destitute. Here entrepreneur and criminal Martha Stewart adopts Veronica’s look with a lot of help from the late Kevyn Aucoin – one of many such transformations by him.