Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A Life in Pictures: Jane Russell
In Hollywood another star has faded away: Jane Russell, 89 years old, died yesterday, February 28th, in her house in Santa Barbara. With her great sensuality and her shapes, in 1943, with the movie The Outlaw, charmed the nation and became one of the most loved pin-up by the soldiers around the world for the War World. Unforgettable, ten years later, her duet with Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: the public still splits in two: the ones who prefer the blond tiny woman, and the ones who are charmed by Jane’s beauty.
Statuesque body and strong personality, Jane Russell used to say she wanted to die “in the saddle”; and like that happened, as nobody can recall her like the old woman she has never became.
Jane Russell was truly one of the most beautiful and talented women of her time. May she rest in peace.