While she will always be remembered for her role as "Nora Desmond" in Sunset Boulevard, her sense of style and love of fashion remains legendary. I can imagine that she's "original clotheshorse," as it's written that she spent thousands per year on her wardrobe. She was always the epitome of glamour. I recently watched an episode of The Carol Burnett Show on which Gloria Swanson starred. She was beautifully "turned out" in the latest 70s fashion sporting a classic bob. This fashion icon will always be one of my favorite women of style.
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