Features Classic Sex Symbols: Veronica Lake Published 2 years ago on April 2, 2017 Before Farrah Fawcett, before Jennifer Aniston, there was Veronica Lake and the one-eyed hairstyle copied ’round the world. Legend has it the look–and her career–were born when Lake’s white-blonde hair kept falling over her forehead during an early publicity shoot. But she was an unlikely star, a schizophrenic teen pushed into the limelight by her stage-door mother. Such classic ’40s films as The Glass Key and The Blue Dahlia cast the diminutive Lake as a bitch goddess, and she lived out the roles. Byron would have liked her–she was mad, bad and dangerous to know. Her personal instability, combined with that sullen beauty, made for onscreen performances with a sexy chill. There was a sense that she needed a good slap–and would have liked it. Her hairstyle was so imitated in the ’40s it caused a rash of industrial accidents among female factory workers, and Hollywood execs changed her style. But when the ‘do went, so did the career. Her increasingly erratic behavior led to the breakup of five marriages, and the dissolution of courtships with Howard Hughes and Aristotle Onassis. She ended up a barmaid in a Manhattan hotel and died of alcoholism and chronic hepatitis in 1973. In Her Own Words: “Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.” Classic Sex Symbols: Veronica Lake Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago I Am the Night: Aloha (S1EP5 TNT Mon 25 Feb 2019) Aloha: Jay (Chris Pine) and Fauna (India Eisley) search for a way to make it to Hawaii: Fauna to find... Episodes13 hours ago Magnum P.I.: Murder is Never Quiet (S1EP16 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder is Never Quiet: Magnum is hired by a woman to prove that her son didn’t kill his girlfriend and... Episodes13 hours ago The Best Thing I Ever Ate: The Upper Crust (S9EP5 Cooking Mon 25 Feb 2019) The Upper Crust: Chef Beau MacMillan presents his favorite pot pie in Phoenix, Ariz.; pastry chef Duff Goldman talks about... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.