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Loretta Young (1913 - 2000)

The American actress, Gretchen Young, started acting at the age of three alongside her sisters, Polly Ann and Elizabeth Jane. As a teen, she changes her name to Loretta, after her favourite doll which gives her a much more exotic persona. A beautiful woman, she is often chosen as blonde bombshells' rivals with whom she contrasts with her sleek looks. Before retiring in the 1960s, she hosts a very popular TV show within which she displays all her moral sense and fashion taste. A devoted catholic, Loretta Young however often adopted contradictory attitudes: eloping and divorcing at 17, having love affairs with married men and falsely adopting the child she had secretly had with Clark Gable. This conflict between her religious beliefs and her love life led critics to nickname her 'Attila the Nun' and an impertinent Marlene Dietrich to say: 'Every time she sins, she builds a church. That's why there are so many Catholic churches in Hollywood.' 

Tags / Loretta Young - American Actress - Religion - Muses - Cinematic Women - 1930s
Richard Greene and Loretta Young in Four Men and a Prayer directed by John Ford, 1938
Richard Greene and Loretta Young in Four Men and a Prayer directed by John Ford, 1938
Douglas Fairbanks,Jr and Loretta Young in I Like Your Nerve directed by Willima C. McGann, 1931
Douglas Fairbanks,Jr and Loretta Young in I Like Your Nerve directed by Willima C. McGann, 1931
Portrait of Loretta Young  in Eternally Yours directed by James Flood, 1932
Portrait of Loretta Young in Eternally Yours directed by James Flood, 1932
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young in Caravan directed by Erik Charell, 1934
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young in Caravan directed by Erik Charell, 1934
Loretta Young and Gary Grant in Born to Be Bad directed by Lowell Sherman, 1934
Loretta Young and Gary Grant in Born to Be Bad directed by Lowell Sherman, 1934
Portrait of Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in Love is News directed by Tay Garnett, 1937. Photo by George Hurrell
Portrait of Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in Love is News directed by Tay Garnett, 1937. Photo by George Hurrell
Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles in The Stranger directed by Orson Welles, 1946
Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles in The Stranger directed by Orson Welles, 1946
Portrait of Loretta Young in He Stayed For Breakfast directed by Alexander Hall, 1940
Portrait of Loretta Young in He Stayed For Breakfast directed by Alexander Hall, 1940
Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1933
Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young in The Stranger directed by Orson Welles, 1946
Portrait of Loretta Young in The Stranger directed by Orson Welles, 1946
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young by Edwin Bower Hesser , 1920's
Portrait of Loretta Young by Edwin Bower Hesser , 1920's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Shooting with Loretta Young in Café Metropole directed by Edward H. Griffith, 1937
Shooting with Loretta Young in Café Metropole directed by Edward H. Griffith, 1937
Robert Williams and Loretta Young in Platinium Blonde directed by Frank Capra, 1931
Robert Williams and Loretta Young in Platinium Blonde directed by Frank Capra, 1931
Portrait of Loretta Young in Three Blind Mice directed by William A. Seiter, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young in Three Blind Mice directed by William A. Seiter, 1938
Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1935
Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1935
Ricardo Cortez and Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1933
Ricardo Cortez and Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young in Suez directed by Allan Dawn, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young in Suez directed by Allan Dawn, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young by Edward Steichen, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young by Edward Steichen, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young in The Bishop's Wife directed Henry Koster, 1947
Portrait of Loretta Young in The Bishop's Wife directed Henry Koster, 1947
Portrait of Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull
Portrait of Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull
Portrait of Loretta Young by AL
Portrait of Loretta Young by AL "Whitey" Schafer, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young by AL
Portrait of Loretta Young by AL "Whitey" Schafer, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young in He Stayed For Breakfast directed by Alexander Hall, 1940
Portrait of Loretta Young in He Stayed For Breakfast directed by Alexander Hall, 1940
Portrait of Loretta Young in Love is News directed by Tay Garnett, 1937. Photo by George Hurrell
Portrait of Loretta Young in Love is News directed by Tay Garnett, 1937. Photo by George Hurrell
Portrait of Loretta Young by Edward Steichen, 1932
Portrait of Loretta Young by Edward Steichen, 1932
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1950's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1950's
Portrait of Loretta Young in Caravan directed by Erik Charell, 1934
Portrait of Loretta Young in Caravan directed by Erik Charell, 1934
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young in Shanghai directed by James Flood, 1935
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young in Shanghai directed by James Flood, 1935
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young in Shanghai directed by James Flood, 1935
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young in Shanghai directed by James Flood, 1935
Portrait of Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in Love is News directed by Tay Garnett, 1937. Photo by  George Hurrell
Portrait of Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in Love is News directed by Tay Garnett, 1937. Photo by George Hurrell
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in Second Honeymoon directed by Walter Lang, 1937
Portrait of Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in Second Honeymoon directed by Walter Lang, 1937
Portrait of Loretta Young in Bedtime Story directed by Alexander Hall, 1941
Portrait of Loretta Young in Bedtime Story directed by Alexander Hall, 1941
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1940's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1950's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1950's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1950's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1950's
Portrait of Loretta Young in Caravan directed by Erik Charell, 1934
Portrait of Loretta Young in Caravan directed by Erik Charell, 1934
Portrait of Loretta Young in The House of the Rothschild directed by Alfred L. Werker, 1934
Portrait of Loretta Young in The House of the Rothschild directed by Alfred L. Werker, 1934
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1930's
Portrait of Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed by William A. Wellman, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young in Midnight Mary directed by William A. Wellman, 1933
Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1935
Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1935
Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1935
Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild directed byWilliam A. Wellman, 1935
Makeup turns Loretta Young into the chinese leading lady of The Hatchet Man directed by William A. Wellman, 1932
Makeup turns Loretta Young into the chinese leading lady of The Hatchet Man directed by William A. Wellman, 1932
Loretta Young and Gene Raymond in Zoo in Budapest directed by Rowland V. Lee, 1933
Loretta Young and Gene Raymond in Zoo in Budapest directed by Rowland V. Lee, 1933
Loretta Young and Gene Raymond in Zoo in Budapest directed by Rowland V. Lee, 1933
Loretta Young and Gene Raymond in Zoo in Budapest directed by Rowland V. Lee, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young and James Cagney in Taxi! directed by Roy Del Ruth, 1932
Portrait of Loretta Young and James Cagney in Taxi! directed by Roy Del Ruth, 1932
William A. Wellman directs Loretta Young and Franchot Tone in Midnight Mary, 1933
William A. Wellman directs Loretta Young and Franchot Tone in Midnight Mary, 1933
Portrait of Loretta Young and Franchot Tone in
Portrait of Loretta Young and Franchot Tone in "The Unguarded Hour directed by Sam Wood, 1936
Portrait of Loretta Young and Don Ameche in Ramona directed by Henry King, 1936
Portrait of Loretta Young and Don Ameche in Ramona directed by Henry King, 1936
Tyrone Power, Loretta Young and Adolphe Menjou in Café Metropole directed by Edward H. Griffith, 1937
Tyrone Power, Loretta Young and Adolphe Menjou in Café Metropole directed by Edward H. Griffith, 1937
Loretta Young and David Niven in Eternally Yours directed by Tay Garnett, 1939
Loretta Young and David Niven in Eternally Yours directed by Tay Garnett, 1939
Douglas Dick and Loretta Young in The Accused directed by William Dieterle, 1949
Douglas Dick and Loretta Young in The Accused directed by William Dieterle, 1949
Loretta Young  in Eternally Yours directed by James Flood, 1932
Loretta Young in Eternally Yours directed by James Flood, 1932
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1936
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1936
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1938
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1920's
Portrait of Loretta Young, 1920's
Portrait of Loretta Young by John Engstead, 1941
Portrait of Loretta Young by John Engstead, 1941
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