Sep 1, 2022
Mae West was small, but mighty. Her tiny 5 ft. frame was very voluptious and she wasn't afraid to show it off. She was an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter, singer, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned over seven decades. She craved the spotlight and was a natural star. She saved Paramount from going bankrupt and helped skyrocket Cary Grant's career.
“Underneath the blonde wigs and the diamonds and the wisecracks, she had a message and an agenda,” Dirty Blonde codirector Sally Rosenthal said in a statement to Vanity Fair. “She wanted to offer an alternative version of womanhood, in which overt sexual desire wasn’t shameful or dirty but an expression of independence.”
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