Happy Birthday Ann Margret!
Hard to believe, but today is Ann-Margret’s 79th birthday!
This iconic Actress had a career that went from Elvis to The who, with frivolous comedies and provocative films that defined an era!
After building up a string of movie roles and musicals in the 60’s – including working with Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas”, a young Ann-Margret stunned Hollywood with her honest, raw and naked portrayal in one of the 70’s greatest films, “Carnal Knowledge.”
This was one of the most controversial and acclaimed movies of its time, a “thought-provoking” comedy-drama from the late and legendary director Mike Nichols. “Carnal Knowledge” is a funny, poignant look at relationships as seen through the eyes of two friends over a 20-year period.
Here is the trailer:
Written by playwright Jules Feiffer, “Carnal Knowledge” stars Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margaret, Candice Bergen and pop music icon Arthur Garfunkel. Nicholson and Garfunkel are college roommates who share an endless fascination and obsession with women.
One of their “obsessions” is with Ann-Margret, who is terrific in this film – this film helped her graduate from the innocent sex kitten phase of her career, baring her soul and much much more…
And of course, Margret is also know for one of the wildest movie scenes of all time – involving baked beans!
Yes, you’ve got to see her in the cult classic “Tommy!”
Ann-Margret is a great Actress, but she got her start by being one of Hollywood’s most beautiful sex kittens – and here is another one who did as well!
How do you become Hollywood’s most notorious blonde bombshell? Well, it doesn’t hurt when you let it all hang out!
Thanks to NationalStereotype.com, which has their picture stamp on this…it’s a classic moment when an Actress becomes a star!
Introducing Iconic Sex Symbol Jayne Mansfield!
One of Hollywood’s great sex symbols has a fascinating story!
Jayne Mansfield was an actress,nightclub entertainer, singer, and one of the earliest Playboy Playmates – an eclectic career that ended tragically…
Jayne Mansfield was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the ’50s and early 1960s – known as a sexy alternative to Marilyn Monroe – in fact, she was known as the “Working Man’s Monroe”. Here is a publicity picture that shows a strong resemblance to Marilyn…
According to her biography on wikipedia, Mansfield was also known for “her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.” Yes, she sure knew how to take a candid photo!
Mansfield’s story is ultimately a tragic one – read the rest of the story here:
Not all Hollywood sex symbols were from the US – here is the story of Europe’s “Queen of Artsploitation!”
Christina Marinette Lindberg was born in Gothenburg, Sweden – and was internationally known for her work as an actress and glamour model in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Lindberg starred in 23 feature films. Her first movie was an “Maid in Sweden”, an art film that took advantage of Christina’s sex appeal!
Maid in Sweden – leave the best to the Swedes! Here is the story of Inga, a 16-year-old Swedish girl who leaves her rural home to spend a weekend in the Swedish capital. An innocent with no experience, but with prodigious physical attributes, she has a series of romantic adventures as she throws off the frustrations of her small-town environment.
Look at that tagline:
“Inga At Sixteen, Her Coming Of Age.”
You don’t have to be Caligula to know what they are saying to you. It was Lindberg’s third film, “Exposed”, that turned her into an international celebrity.
These “art” films were full of nudity and sex, and as censorship loosened in the 70’s, her films made it to America and Lindberg became known as the “Queen of Artsploitation!”
So many great films, like “Thriller: A Cruel Picture” and more!
Read her entire bio here:
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Happy birthday to Ann Margret and bravo to all of these sex kittens!
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