Thursday, 16 July 2009

all the kings women #3 - lisabeth scott

born Emma Matzo in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1922, Lizabeth Scott was determined to break into show business at an early age. at 20 years old, Scott was discovered while working as an understudy by producer Hal B.Wallis, who put her under contract in the mid 1940s; a contract she would remain under until 1957, when she would walk away from the business entirely. after a string of successful film noir thrillers, with costars including Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and many other big names of her day, Lisabeth starred with Elvis and Dolores Hart in Loving You (1957).

that same year, she recorded an album for RCA that was a mixture of torch songs and playful romantic ballads. Scott never married or had children, nor did she engage in any known romantic relationships, and in the mid 1950s, her career was threatened by a scandalous article published in Confidential magazine, which made allusions to her sexual preferences. Scott sued Confidential in 1955, and after the release of Silver Lode (1954), she made no other films until Loving You. with all the public scrutiny of her private life, it's little wonder that Scott left the business when her contract ended in 1957. after her retirement, Scott resurfaced sporadically in the 60s and 70s, and today makes occasional public appearances at film festivals and the like.


Q's Daydream said...

She's stunning! Though I still can't keep my eyes off my sexy hunk of :o)

Bug said...

Wonderful pictures - so glamorous!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I was not familiar with her until now...she is really a siren...especially the first two photos..gorgeous!