Bette Davis — she of the ever-present cigarette, clipped vocal style, and legendary eyes — was one of the most glamorous and successful actresses in history. Through films like Jezebel, All About Eve, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Bette cemented an iconic persona that continues to be admired and imitated. Today, in honor of her birthday, we're taking a look back at her beauty evolution, as well as sharing some of our favorite Bette quotes.
Most of you prefer heavier eyebrows, but just like hairstyles, makeup shades, and clothing fashions, different shapes and textures of eyebrows go in and out of style over time. In the the '20s and '30s, it was all about thin, dramatic brows with lots of curves. In the '80s, it was all about a bigger-the-better attitude. And then there were the '90s, when brows were so thin, tweezers never got a break. So let's take a peek at some of the most memorable eyebrow styles over decades past. Which era stands out most for you?
Back in 1919, famed makeup artist Max Factor invented false eyelashes to enhance the dramatic performances of leading Hollywood starlets. Since then, there's been a bevy of lashes from which to choose, with Shu Uemura leading the industry in the most fashion-forward styles. (Even I've gotten in on the action.) These "lotsa lashes" looks are always quite memorable. Who can forget Twiggy's batting lashes or Madonna's notorious $10,000 mink-and-diamond pair? See more now.