Veronica Lake

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Quotes (5)

  • Veronica Lake: I will have one of the cleanest obits of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair.

  • Veronica Lake: I certainly would have preferred to have made my mark in Hollywood's shortest hairstyle. Everything would have been easier.

  • Veronica Lake: Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.

  • Veronica Lake: You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.

  • Veronica Lake: I wasn't a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie.

Trivia (21)

  • Veronica was asked by the US government to cut her trademark hair. This was due to the fact that female munitions workers, who had copied her style would often get their hair caught in machinery.

  • Veronica's hairstyle was a favorite of and often worn by late R & B singer Aaliyah.

  • Veronica annoyed her I Married A Witch (1942) co-star Frederic March so much, with repeated takes and practical jokes like concealing a 40-pound weight on herself for a scene where he carried her up the stairs, that he was often quoted as calling the film "I Married A Bitch."

  • Veronica got into acting because her mother believed it would treat her condition, that being she was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.

  • Veronica used the proceeds from her autobiography to produce Flesh Feast (1970), her last film.

  • Veronica appeared in a magazine advertisement for Calox Tooth Powder in 1941.

  • Veronica was named Life Magazine‚Äôs "Top Female Box Office Attraction" four years in a row, from 1942-1945.

  • Veronica published her autobiography "Veronica" in 1971.

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