Edith Head was an influential and renowned costume designer in Hollywood films. She gained her initial job designing after chancing her arm whilst teaching.
At the Paramount Studios lot, the Costume Department is named in her honour.
Edith taught French, Spanish and Art at La Jolla's Bishop School for Girls in 1923.
Edith was godmother to one of Anne Baxter's children.
She has a masters degree in French from Stanford University.
In the Disney/Pixar film The Incredibles, the character of Edna Mode is modelled on Edith.
Edith was married twice. She divorced her first husband and went on to marry Wiard Ihnen. The pair were married for 39 years until he died in 1979.
Edith was 5' 1½" tall.
Edith has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6504 Hollywood Blvd.
Edith attended Los Angeles High School.
Edith has 8 Oscars for her costume designs. She was nominated for 34 Oscars in total.
Edith: I don't usually get into battles, but dressing Kim Novak for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo put to the test all my training in psychology.
Edith: I've dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, "Grace Kelly." She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend.
Edith: I have yet to see one competely unspoiled star, except for Lassie.
Edith: You can lead a horse to water and you can even make it drink, but you can't make actresses wear what they don't want to wear.
Edith: What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he's become a different person.
Edith: I've designed films I've never seen.