Scandalous actress, who became the first sex symbol of America
• The scandalous actress, who became the first sex symbol of America
Once jokingly Mae West said she must give a license for the invention of sex, which she opened for the Americans. The name of this woman's crazy men of all ages, has been synonymous with scandal and emancipation. Mae West was the first actress of the first half of the XX century, which is so blatantly exploited the topic of sex in theater and film, that even put behind bars for insulting public morality.
Future sex symbol of America was born in a family where the mother was an actress and her father - a boxer. Craving for acting emerged in May since childhood. At age 7, she was performing on stage in the 16 - participated in vaudeville. Parents could not help the rapid nature of the girl. She played supporting roles, which did not bring the desired success, so after a few years, the actress has decided to write a play, and she played a major role in it.
Her Broadway debut took place in 1926. Mae West put sandalno play "Sex". The audience loudly indignant about such obscene names, but each performance tickets sold out immediately. 368 consecutive Mae West appeared on the scene to play this role, until one day right in the theater is not the police showed up and arrested the actress for indecent behavior and the corruption of youth. Outraged wife still had their way and skandalistki sentenced to ten days in jail. However, she floated all their delusions, and not stayed there seven days. Mae West from the camera out of the most famous actress of America.
Mae West wrote plays and put movies with sexual overtones.
In 1932, Mae West was invited to Hollywood. There she made a film, it is written. The plot did not differ profundity. The actress continued to exploit the image of a seductive blonde. Censors carefully checked West movies, so her work was a lot of subtext, allusions. This made it commercially successful films. Herself Mae West said: "I believe in censorship, I acquired to her condition."
Despite the fact that Mae West was rather short in stature and plump, femininity and sexuality turned its disadvantages into advantages. But the actress was still some tricks to hide its growth. She wore the shoes on the platform height of up to 24 cm. Dresses the floor hid the trick.
On the stage the West demanded that during the kissing scene the actors stood in a special recess in the scene. So the actress did not have to reach for the men, and they, in turn, not stooped very much.
Shoes actress Mae West platform.
Salvador Dali, enchanted Mae, created a room in the form of the face of the actress. The most sensual object it is called a sofa, is designed as a lip West.
Feminine and sexy Mae West.