Any girl can look glamorous, all she has to do is stand still and look stupid.

That quote was made by Hedy Lamarr. I’ve loved her since I first saw Samson and Delilah (1949). I even have a copy on DVD.

OK, I’m back…I HAD to watch that movie again…

‘Kayso, not only is Hedy Lamarr the epitome of my Archetype, she was also one of the most glamourous and beautiful women of her day.

But I bet you didn’t know that she was fucking brilliant, too. She was an INVENTOR who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems.

So it is fitting that we end Women’s History Month celebrating the unique beauty and brilliance of Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler. Miss Hedy Lamarr.

National Women’s History Museum

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Anyone who lived during the 1970’s knows who Farrah was. (We didn’t need to add Fawcett or Fawcett-Majors to her name.) Like Cher, Farrah’s first name proved to be as iconic as the lady herself.

Although Michael Jackson’s death on the same day overshadowed hers, I felt her loss more. You see, I kinda grew up with Farrah Fawcett.

It all started in 1976 with a TV series. Maybe you’ve heard of it:  Charlie’s Angels. Farrah played one of the three lead characters.

All three actresses were beautiful, but there was something about Farrah (as Jill Munroe) that stood out.

Maybe it was that brilliant smile that lit up her whole face.

Perhaps it was her athleticism – both on screen and off.

It could’ve been her California-girl-next-door charm.

For me, I think it was…


Yes, it was Farrah Fawcett who first made it popular. That layered rock/metal hair style we came to know, love, and own back in the 80’s. (THANK YOU, Ms. Fawcett!!!)

And let’s not forget that famous 1976 poster of Farrah in a red bathing suit – which sold a record-breaking 20 million copies – and remains the best-selling poster in history!

The poster even made an appearance in The Dirt. (Mötley Crüe biopic based on their biographic memoir of the same name.)

(Hey, I wonder if Tommy Lee actually had it hanging in his bedroom…)

In addition to being a famous actress and talented artist, Farrah was (and will remain) a style icon. (I have a 1977 issue of Vogue with a photo spread of her modeling designer digs.)

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