With the beginning of Hollywood around 1910, the star system was born, with an archetypal bad girl - the vampish Theda Bara - and the good girl - the blazingly sincere Lillian Gish. From the 1920s, the female stars most remembered today are the vivacious 'It' Girl Clara Bow and the seductive siren Louise Brooks; but none made the impact of German born, Marlene Dietrich, an icon of mystery or the 'Great Garbo' with perfect features and gloomy introspection. From the power of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, to the beauty and seductiveness of Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner, Hollywood studios produced their own brand of beautiful, sassy and confident women. But it wasn't to last...
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Story by Sheena McGinley | 11:57 | Saturday 22nd December 2012 | TV Highlights
Fortitude - FINAL
Sky Atlantic: 9.00pm
Final episode in the second season of this Arctic crime thriller tonight sees the people of Fortitude take matters into...
The Good Fight - NEW
Fans of The Good Wife, you won't want to miss this, as the law drama's spin-off has arrived. It sees Diane Lockhart forced...More4 |
Other Voices - FINAL
It's the end of the road for Other Voices tonight, well for this series anyways, here's hoping there's plenty more music...RTE 2 |
The Restaurant continues its brand new series tonight which sees Irish celebrities tasked with creating a three-course meal...TV3 |
Irish presenter Liz Bonin is all over the BBC this week, presenting Stargazing Australia with Dara Ó Briain and Brian...BBC One |
The Other Guys
Great lineup starring in this comedy flick tonight including Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Steve Coogan and Eva Mendes. Two...3e |