Muses

Lauren Bacall (1924)

Betty Joan Perske was raised by her mother who pushed her to study dance and comedy. To financially support herself and her family, she starred in a few Broadway pieces while earning a modelling contract. In 1943, Diana Vreeland puts the young woman on the cover of Harper's Bazaar and she is remarked by Howard Hawks' wife who suggests Lauren Bacall for his upcoming film, To have and Have not alongside Humphrey Bogart who will become her husband. Shy and hiding behind her iconic hairstyle, the actress stares at people from under which gives her a seductive air and the nickname, 'The Look'. From then, the American actress has never stopped acting, even risking herself in Lars Von Trier's unusual world. However, she remains legendary Slim who once told 'Bogie': 'You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow.'

Tags / Lauren Bacall - 1940s - Cinematic Women - Muses - American Actress - Fashion - Seduction
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Kay Kendall and Lauren Bacall, Royal Court, London, 1959
Kay Kendall and Lauren Bacall, Royal Court, London, 1959
Lauren Bacall and friends by Nina Leen, New York, 1945
Lauren Bacall and friends by Nina Leen, New York, 1945
Lauren Bacall, 1955
Lauren Bacall, 1955
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Lauren Bacall with his daughter Leslie Bogart, 1950's, photograph by Phil Stern
Lauren Bacall with his daughter Leslie Bogart, 1950's, photograph by Phil Stern
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big  Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks, 1946
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Yves Saint Laurent and Lauren Bacall, 1970
Yves Saint Laurent and Lauren Bacall, 1970
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Lauren Bacall, Marcel Dalio  and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Lauren Bacall, Marcel Dalio and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart  in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944. Photo by Bert Longworth
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944. Photo by Bert Longworth
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart  in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944. Photo by Bert Longworth
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944. Photo by Bert Longworth
Portrait of Lauren Bacall  in Bright Leaf directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Bright Leaf directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall  in Bright Leaf directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Bright Leaf directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
 Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Gary Cooper in Bright Leaf directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Gary Cooper in Bright Leaf directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Lauren Bacall and Charles Boyer in Confidential Agent directed by Herman Shumlin, 1945
Lauren Bacall and Charles Boyer in Confidential Agent directed by Herman Shumlin, 1945
Lauren Bacall and Charles Boyer in Confidential Agent directed by Herman Shumlin, 1945
Lauren Bacall and Charles Boyer in Confidential Agent directed by Herman Shumlin, 1945
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Stephen Bogart, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Stephen Bogart, 1950's
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall  in Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, 1947
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, 1947
Portrait of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall  in Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, 1947
Portrait of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, 1947
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on the set of Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948. Photo by by Mac Julian
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on the set of Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948. Photo by by Mac Julian
Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Lionel Barrymore and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Lionel Barrymore and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Huston  in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948. Photo by by Mac Julian
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Huston in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948. Photo by by Mac Julian
Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire  directed by Jean Negulesco, 1953
Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire directed by Jean Negulesco, 1953
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire directed by Jean Negulesco, 1953
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire directed by Jean Negulesco, 1953
Portrait of  Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall wearing B.H. Wragge by John Rawlings, 1945
Portrait of Lauren Bacall wearing B.H. Wragge by John Rawlings, 1945
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 1943
Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 1943
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940
Portrait of  Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1957
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Director Howard Hawks, acript girls, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and actor Louis Jean Heydt on the set of The Big Sleep, 1946
Director Howard Hawks, acript girls, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and actor Louis Jean Heydt on the set of The Big Sleep, 1946
Portrait of Lauren Bacall by John Engstead, 1944
Portrait of Lauren Bacall by John Engstead, 1944
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Portrait of Lauren Bacall, 1940's
Judy Garland, Jack Warner, and Lauren Bacall at A Star is Born Premiere September 1954
Judy Garland, Jack Warner, and Lauren Bacall at A Star is Born Premiere September 1954
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart , 1940's
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart , 1940's
Lauren Bacall on the set of Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Lauren Bacall on the set of Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Lauren Bacall and Kirk Douglas in Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Lauren Bacall and Kirk Douglas in Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Kirk Douglas in Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Portrait of Lauren Bacall and Kirk Douglas in Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz, 1950
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall  in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Portrait of Lauren Bacall at Gotham Hotel by Nina Leen, New York, May 1945
Portrait of Lauren Bacall at Gotham Hotel by Nina Leen, New York, May 1945
Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra, photograph by Murray Garrett, 1950's
Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra, photograph by Murray Garrett, 1950's
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire  directed by Jean Negulesco, 1953
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire directed by Jean Negulesco, 1953
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall  in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall  in Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, 1947
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, 1947
Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Lauren Bacall, 1950's
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra, 1950's
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra, 1950's
Jack Nicholson, Lauren Bacall and Warren Beatty, 1977
Jack Nicholson, Lauren Bacall and Warren Beatty, 1977
Portrait of Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper's Bazaar by Louise Dahl Wolfe, March 1943
Portrait of Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper's Bazaar by Louise Dahl Wolfe, March 1943
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
Portrait of Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not directed by Howard Hawks, 1944
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