I think some of those measurements are smaller than they actually were. Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a common complication of ischemic heart disease, and its presence portends adverse outcomes. I expect Marilyn to be around 150 pounds because she did have large assets, a large behind and big hips. In the 60's the model Twiggy introduced the ultra skinny woman. On Tuesday, June 30, Susan Claassen and I joined forces once again to do An Afternoon with Edith Head for the National Arts Club ! As a 5'6" 34-25-37 weighing 113, Veronica and I may have similar measurements but different weights. You forgot to put one of the biggest men on there, possibly the tallest, to the point they occasionally lied about his height stating he was shorter! I've seen some of her costumes up close and they are so small! And yes, Anonymous #3--Greer Garson! Old iZ New shares original restored and colorized vintage pinups from the past like Bettie Page, June Palmer, Gloria Dawn and many others from famous photographers such as Peter Basch, Andre de Dienes, Harrision Marks, Irving Klaw and Bunny Yeager. Actually, learning that changed the way I have viewed my figure. India Summer (born April 26, 1975) is an American pornographic actress and nude model.Her stage name is based on the phrase Indian summer.She is the single most productive female performer in the US pornography industry, starring in more than … I am disappointed you left out Greer Garson. Thanks so much Kimberlee! Vivien Leigh's Gone With The Wind dresses, particularly the red one, might have fitted my skinny five year old around the waist, but no adult I've ever met. There are a lot of surprises in there. This was 1939. The Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce pinafore was tiny. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S. Died: December 18, 1968 (aged 36) Beverly Hills, California, U.S. Fascinating to me that measurements are generally available for the women, but not for the men. Thanks Second P! Thanks for the input, Veronica! Type above and press Enter to search. Any discussion of measurement in the context of a quality effort needs to begin with the refutation of a myth and the establishment of a guideline. Just genetics. Joanna Cassidy (born Joanna Virginia Caskey, August 2, 1945) is an American actress. I think there should be no doubt that movie actors tend to be shorter, but no pun intended,have bigger heads with more prominent features.I think Garbo was sensitive about her height and stooped to appear shorter, and probably had her height fudged too. Tristan Juette's home page. Also, after WWII when Dior's "New Look" came out, heavy duty foundation garments came back into style to achieve that tiny-waisted, pointy-breasted look-bullet bras, girdles, even updated corsets and crinolines under skirts. If you're interested...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1306012/Beauty-summed-To-tell-womans-really-attractive-figures.html, There's a concept known as "paleo-future," examining how the past envisioned the future would be. Followed your link & loved seeing how little most of the men were ☺. Interesting that you pointed out Bergman--I believe that her height added to the tension between her and Bogart on CASABLANCA. On that note, I plan on adding a few men the next time I update the chart so we can see the ladies next to their co-stars. And her waist was 25-28 depending on her what her weight was. Thanks for compiling and sharing--this is fascinating! Veronica's comment above illustrated to me just how much all numbers—sizes, measurements, or pounds are relative to frame, body mass, weight distribution, etc. :), Thanks Christian! Sophia is stunningly beautiful and a perfect representative of that hourglass shape. She is known for her roles as the replicant Zhora Salome in Blade Runner (1982) and Dolores in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Very interesting! I also love that she and I have literally the same measurements, minus one inch in height. So petite! Yes, those studios really liked to control things, didn't they? Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Southampton, New York, on July 28, 1929, she is the elder daughter of Janet Lee and John Vernou Bouvier III. And the youngest sister of the Young clan, Georgiana, topped out at about six feet, making her a giantess by '40s standards. Remember that wonderful scene from "The Women" where Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer (my favorite Golden Era actress) and Rosalind Russell are at the fashion show at the dress designer's, and one of the models after the show is strutting around in a foundation garment under a sheer peignoir, repeating "Our new one-piece lace foundation garment-zips up the back and no bones", and apparently that was considered a lighter foundation garment, lol. I recently saw the Grace Kelly exhibition in PA, and was shocked that her wardrobe looked perfectly sized for me. Jeannette McDonald was petite in height-I've seen 5'3" and 5'4" (5'3" is considered the "official" cut-off for petite height). Joan Collins is an English actress from Paddington, London. Or PR person. ;), 1) Amazed at all the folks who think that 5'6 1/2" is short- (Garbo) That's well above average for an actress even today. I also wanted to call more attention to the genius of the costume designers, who make these people seem taller, slimmer, whatever. Maybe 5'2.Saw Raquel Welch at the same party. I can't even imagine what that does to the male ego when they're the ones on "the box" next to their female co-star. You can even see the difference between 80's actresses and celebrities and the ones from now.I do not think a size 4 is exceedingly small for a woman. Very interesting! Joan E. Gebhardt's 15 research works with 1 citations and 29 reads, including: The Paul Revere Process Thanks so much, Discerning Dilletante! They literally looked like baby gap frocks. Jean-Claude Van Damme 1979 Fight Caught On Tape(he was 19 years old at that time...) Again, thank you for having all this infotmation in one spot. I do not see that she is so much bigger than most of the actresses mentioned in this article. Go to a vintage store you can see it. It's true, Howard. There actually isn't a one size fits all for me. Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (París, 28 de septiembre de 1934)   es una actriz, cantante y escritora francesa actualmente retirada del espectáculo y entretenimiento. The stats show Jane Russell as having smaller hips than Marilyn Monroe but if you look at them together in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that obviously is not true. Is 115lbs then like 1125lbs now for example? Carmen Electra Body Measurements: Following is the list of complete model Carmen Electra body measurements including her height, weight, shoe, dress, bust, waist, hip and bra cup size. With men, only heights are available.Thanks again for your interest and comments! They of course also included my beloved costume designers, who fixed many a figure flaw in order to turn these actresses into icons. That was practically a giant for those days. Size 4 women can still be voluptuous and healthy while being slim at the same time. Thanks Irene! The sizes on the stars listed here would have qualified as ultra skinny so what gives? I'm think I'm going to go along with your thoughts on Elizabeth Taylor. Hello, I've heard that Betty Grable's weight was between 112lbs-114lbs. Jean-Patrick Bourbonnière Assistant field - summer 2014 & 2015. One of my future updates on the chart will include some of the men's heights against their popular co-stars, such as Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. 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He's semi-crouching while twisting, accentuating the height difference between them, but even had he stood up straight she still would've towered over him.). Thanks so much for sharing this info. She was more like 5'4. ... 1959's Pillow Talk is one of the most influential movies of all time from the standpoint of style. 3.6m Followers, 709 Following, 2,960 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Joan Smalls (@joansmalls) Even with her smaller bust, to have a 28"waist and 38" hip and claim 112 pounds is nearly impossible. Continue reading → This entry was posted in Actresses on July 27, 2020 by admin . Plus, we then believed everything that was said to us by the studios and the stars themselves. And you're right to be suspicious--some numbers we know came straight from studio PR (e.g. Some of these are obviously fudged, especially the waist measurements. Press Esc to cancel. At the TCM Classic Film Festival, my friend Kay (Movie Star Makeover) and I were constantly amazed at how tiny the stars were...Tippi Hedren, France Nuyen, Mitzi Gaynor, etc. Constance Bennett also noted it (and I noted it when watching her, she was one truly petite woman-not just in height, but in build, small-boned, etc-just tiny, except, comparatively speaking, her head). I joke it's the hormones in the milk now. ... Read biography of Joan … Jean Harlow was famous (or infamous) for wearing nothing under her bias-cut satin frocks in her movies. Celebrity's personal details, bios, body measurements & statistics like their height, weight, age, bra size, eyes & hair color, religion, sexual orientation, family, etc. We are now so conscious of our sizes, weight and health in general, that I wish I had a PR person, deciding that 106 pounds at 5'7" is "normal". That said, I still love being tall! ;) I really appreciate your feedback and will be adjusting Elizabeth Taylor's info the next time I refresh the chart. Thanks for your feedback, Anonymous. I could wish that shape was still the vogue, as I have it from the waist down, but large-breasted and short-waisted, long-legged ("chic" and "elegant" are two of the many positive attributes I'll never possess, lol ! My size is close to Vivien Leigh except i have flat chest only 31 lol silly me! And the site carolelombard.org (independent from my carole-and-co.livejournal.com site) says she was listed at 5'5 1/2" on her driver's license; other stats there include a weight of 112, glove size 6 1/4, stocking size 9 and lingerie size 32.Loretta Young was taller than generally believed -- her relatives have told me she was between 5'6" and 5'7", but didn't reach her full height until age 21 (in 1934, meaning she literally grew up on screen!). The only thing I've found in a quick google search regarding her weight is that during an illness, her weight apparently dropped to a "dangerous" 110 lbs, so I don't know what that means her normal weight might have been. I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned this so far.Katharine Hepburn was always regarded as being flat-chested (for want of a better description). Alison Doody Measurements are 34-24-34 inches and Age is 53 years. Clearly, she weighed more than 118 in much of her adulthood. I'm always looking up heights & stats when watching TCM & the silver screen & even modern screen does make them all appear larger than life! The bottom line is that essentially it's meaningless because it has changed so much. And you're absolutely right--one can have similar measurements and different weights. It's absolutely fascinating! I'd add a few inches onto all of Sophia Loren's, she doesn't look skinny, she looks very feminine and I'd say her hips are at least 40" which would be a UK size 14. I also saw a dress of Elizabeth Taylor's from Little Women in Paris, the one covered in autumn leaves, and that was child sized, both short and skinny. That might be tmi, but I am very proud! I think no matter their actual size, these stunning women always appear larger than life on screen. I always like to try to figure out when "the box" was used in scenes when the male lead stood next to the female lead. So much is discussed about our different diets today (generally, a negative, when it's brought up), but we are also very different in how active we are. and are thus pretty meaningless. Wonderful posture. Background. Veronica's comment above illustrated to me just how much all numbers—sizes, measurements, or pounds are relative to frame, body mass, weight distribution, etc. She's been listed at everything from 5'2" to 5'6"; in his Lombard bio "Screwball," Larry Swindell states she was 5'4 1/2", while Jean Garceau, longtime personal secretary for both Lombard and Clark Gable, said Carole was a mere 5'2". Never saw a pic that captured her beauty.Saw Debbie Reynolds at a party and was amazed at how petite she was. I think of "the box," too...even in still images. They I was like, "Oh, they're in height order... and she was hella tall..." I feel smart. 1.8m Followers, 120 Following, 843 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from John Green (@johngreenwritesbooks) Kim Delaney Height, Weight, Measurements, Bra Size, Biography Body Measurements; Measurements: 38-27-36 inches/ 96.52-68.58-91.44 cm: Bust Size: 38 inches (96.52 cm) Bra Size: 36D: Waist Size: 27 inches (68.58 cm) Hips Size: 36 inches (91.44 cm) I know, Silver Screenings! Submit. And not surprised to hear about Garbo stooping a bit to compensate for her height. (Speaking as a 5'6" 37-25-38 who weighs over 140.) Not 5"3. Thanks all for the ongoing feedback. She works for Hollywood Movies and American Television Series. When she died, she weighed 118, per the autopsy. Click here to navigate to parent product. That means a gal today may have the same measurements as one of these stars, but weigh more.And, as you agreed with me, these numbers--especially dress sizes--are essentially meaningless. Ann Margret seems spot on...120 and more of a rectangle shape (she had small hips). Hasnie wears 36D bra size. She was thin at the time and had a low cut sun dress on and she really filled out the top and very small waist. Also, it's entirely possible that some of those numbers--particularly waist size--were skewed with some kind of corsetry. Ex. Jillie Joan Mack was born on December 25th, 1957, So she is 63years as of 2020, and he zodiac sign is Capricorn. Always interesting. I am very suspicious. Interesting but dubious. 30990675 Howick Place | London | SW1P 1WG © 2021 Informa UK Limited. The moment when data begins to be used to punish people is normally about 60 seconds before those being measured start looking for ways to beat the system—including falsifying data. Cup Size: E. It is highly unlikely that the numbers for Marilyn and Jane, for example, were recorded at the same point during their GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.2) These numbers do not take the weight fluctuation of the stars into consideration, and some--such as Marilyn--had much more fluctuation than others.3) These numbers were sometimes provided by studios' PR folks for magazine copy, so they were definitely idealized (just like today's PR folks do and all the photoshopping that goes on).This list is compiled more for entertainment, though I am often taking numbers from the studios themselves as well as some costume designers for the stars. In 1997, Collins was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama. Doody attended Mount Anville Secondary School. But then they moved the Size 7 to a 4 to accommodate the weight problem. Being an avid collector of all things vintage it was great to find out I could definitely fit into a ridiculous amount of authentic antique clothing without much alteration (if any). To those who argue with the numbers, be sure to read my intro which is one giant disclaimer. This feature seems to hold true up to this day. Just interesting to see them all together, especially when it comes to the variety of heights! 8.9m Followers, 887 Following, 2,436 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from SARA UNDERWOOD (@saraunderwood) Vivien leigh was 5"1 on a good day, exact same with Natalie Wood. We are the same height and shoe size reportedly, but I'm 31-25-33 and weigh 115. But at the very least we can get a sense of their size and how they compared with the rest of Hollywood. Apr 29, 2018 - Explore Michael Alan Ward Sr's board "Joan O'Brien" on Pinterest. This chapter presents an examples of how measurement might be used to assess the worth of the quality effort itself. I especially imagined Greta Garbo to have been quite tall. You can see it on screen too..she had an amazing body which had its angularity and posture as the highlights, but not an enviable bust.If you see the list, Bergman-34 Hepburn 34B?What I mean is that just by looking at them on screen you can say that the difference is more than that right? Thanks for asking. He is also a wonderful boat driver ! It's clear from photos of her in bikinis or mostly nude that she was very skinny in the last year or so of her life. Thanks for sharing Kimberly. Her measurements are definitely great asset but she is also a talented and we bet we’ll see her in more roles in the future. Jane Wymark is a married woman. Thanks for your comments, Marilyn! But I'm just here for the fashion, too :). Click here to search books using title name,author name and keywords. And that weight that you mention may have been toward the beginning of her career as well. 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