Okay, so she’s been dead for almost 20 years. But an icon like Bette Davis deserves to be recognized at least once a year, if not once a month or even, like in our office, once a week. She was awarded two Oscars and 9 nominations for her work and starred in such camp classics as All About Eve and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. She was clearly an actress without pride, which we think is a necessity for a believable film.
Bette lived an incredible life on and off screen and always did it with panache and style. In other words, she kept her mouth shut, which is something the Anistons and the Paltrows of the world should give a try.
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908 in Lowell, MA. She died of breast cancer in 1989.