My dress size today depends on where I get my dress. Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren had .70 hip to waist ratio. (There's an amusing photo from the early '60s showing Georgiana doing the twist with designer Jean Louis, who would become Loretta's last husband. ;), 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. Jean-Patrick has participated in rodent captures, handlings and measurements, GPS measurements and trail camera installations. Just genetics. ;) I really appreciate your feedback and will be adjusting Elizabeth Taylor's info the next time I refresh the chart. 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). I love that you really understood the intention of this list and enjoyed it. Thank you so much for giving us this great site. The only thing I see that seems wildly impossible is Carole Lombard's weight in relation to her measurements. The bottom line is that essentially it's meaningless because it has changed so much. I love how much everyone is studying this information. But at the very least we can get a sense of their size and how they compared with the rest of Hollywood. 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". A pound is still a pound. They I was like, "Oh, they're in height order... and she was hella tall..." I feel smart. :). 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. I think of "the box," too...even in still images. I put this chart together more to bring these people more to life as we only see them in two dimensions on the silver screen. Reconocida por ser icono de la moda y símbolo sexual de mediados del siglo XX.Además es activista de derechos de los animales, fundadora y presidente de la fundación que lleva su nombre. The science of measurement—often summarized under the collective title “Statistical Process Control”—simply isn’t all that complicated. She has been married to Paul Howson in an intimate wedding. Though sizes have dramatically changed over the years (and are essentially meaningless because of it), weight is still measured just the same as always. Interesting but dubious. 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. Celebrity's personal details, bios, body measurements & statistics like their height, weight, age, bra size, eyes & hair color, religion, sexual orientation, family, etc. Very interesting! 30990675 Howick Place | London | SW1P 1WG © 2021 Informa UK Limited. Also, further information about her husband is missing. She has won a Golden Globe Award, was nominated for three Emmy Awards and also was nominated for a Saturn Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards. So many things written about Marilyn's weight. It's impossible that a woman like Elizabeth Taylor, having a relatively petite frame with 36" hips, could have a size 36C bra size, at least in modern sizing. If you look, you may also notice sometime that Stanwyck, a former Follies Girl, had the famous Follies walk, where she kind of "dragged" her feet as if she were always trailing a mink stole behind her. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S. Died: December 18, 1968 (aged 36) Beverly Hills, California, U.S. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comments. 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! 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. Being an active model and versatile actress, she occupied a unique place in acting, started her career by making a debut in a feature film A View to a Kill. That was practically a giant for those days. beauties of the 40's and 50's and they really were gorgeous they had glamour... Forgot to say they moved the sizes again in the 80's and 90's both decades. Thanks so much for sharing this info. This feature seems to hold true up to this day. Her mother, Joan, was a beauty therapist, and her father Patrick, worked in the property business and farmed. 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). Just interesting to see them all together, especially when it comes to the variety of heights! Maybe if you calculate hip to waist ratio you can determine if some of these measurements are more or less accurate. There are a lot of surprises in there. Size 4 women can still be voluptuous and healthy while being slim at the same time. That wouldn't have been considered large in 1932, at the tail end of the vogue for boyish, slim-hipped, small-breasted, sportive figures. Clearly, she weighed more than 118 in much of her adulthood. Doody attended Mount Anville Secondary School. I'm a little fuzzled about their weight. To those who argue with the numbers, be sure to read my intro which is one giant disclaimer. When she died, she weighed 118, per the autopsy. Interesting statistics! Not 5"3. 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. 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 … The measurements do seem small, but when I went to the Victoria & Albert museum's Hollywood exhibition I was completely STUNNED by how tiny the costumes were. Fascinating to me that measurements are generally available for the women, but not for the men. ... 1959's  Pillow Talk  is one of the most influential movies of all time from the standpoint of style. Vivien leigh was 5"1 on a good day, exact same with Natalie Wood. Some results are accurate, others wildly inaccurate, still others verging on the absurd.In December 1949, with the half-century on the horizon, the Associated Press ran a story which predicted that in 2000, the average height of the American woman would be close to, or perhaps over, six feet tall. Registered in England & Wales No. Plus, we then believed everything that was said to us by the studios and the stars themselves. My family is German and on the taller side, and the girls all have bigger ribcages/chests with smaller waists. 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. Or PR person. He is also a wonderful boat driver ! Wonderful posture. I saw Elizabeth Taylor when she was still married to Eddie Fisher. My Aunt won a beauty contest in 1945 and weighed exactly that..great figures too. Thanks for asking. Her father, John Vernou … 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. Background. No wonder many are curious to know the body measurements of this reporter. Thanks Second P! Kim Delaney Height, Weight, Measurements, Bra Size, Biography She was pregnant when she made Some Like It Hot, which explains her amplitude in that film. This chapter presents an examples of how measurement might be used to assess the worth of the quality effort itself. Happy to hear you found your favorite actress, Margaret AND that you and she have such similar measurements. Thanks for compiling and sharing--this is fascinating! 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 ! They literally looked like baby gap frocks. And yes, Anonymous #3--Greer Garson! Maybe 5'2.Saw Raquel Welch at the same party. Jean-Patrick Bourbonnière Assistant field - summer 2014 & 2015. I appreciate that you really get the purpose and spirit of this list. She has 38 inches over breasts, 26 inches in waist and 37 inches over hips. Sophia is stunningly beautiful and a perfect representative of that hourglass shape. If a survey were taken to determine which of the three major components of a quality process—leadership, participation, or measurement—was the least popular in the sense of being liked or enjoyed, measurement would surely be the runaway winner. I'm far from letting go of summer, but fashion magazines and stores are already showcasing some of the best trends for Fall. When I was a child those women were still around the H.S. The sizes on the stars listed here would have qualified as ultra skinny so what gives? You know what? Joan Smalls Rodríguez [4] (Hatillo, Puerto Rico, 11 de julio de 1988) es una modelo puertorriqueña. ... Read biography of Joan … You may be right there.Other actresses may have a 36" chest, though, especially if they're not petite/short. There are a few movies that I think of every time the weather begins to turn cold. Carole Lombard's height has been a subject for debate for some time. Press Esc to cancel. I can imagine how happy you are about that. ;). That might be tmi, but I am very proud! I'm guessing she was usually between 120 and 140 in her films. 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. 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. So petite! Yes, those studios really liked to control things, didn't they? I've seen some of her costumes up close and they are so small! 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. Is 115lbs then like 1125lbs now for example? It's true, Howard. Like going on a historic tour & looking at their tiny little beds & thinking 'how did they sleep in that?'. Kimberly: I truly enjoyed this list and it brought to mind how much the studios and their PR departments had control; even over the stars measurements! First I was like, "Hey, why is Katharine Hepburn all the way at the bottom?' Regarding the larger heads-I recall as far back as the silent era, Mary Pickford in her autobiography "Sunshine And Shadow", noting this about herself. Celebrity Relationships, Partners, Measurements and Net Worth. Monroe's weight seems spot-on though. And not surprised to hear about Garbo stooping a bit to compensate for her height. Height: 5′ 3″ (160 cm) Weight: 57 kg (126 pounds) Bra Size: 32E. I think some of those measurements are smaller than they actually were. Again, thank you for having all this infotmation in one spot. Rita Hayworth also had that walk (though she was never a Follies Girl, she was a trained dancer, but now I wonder if it had something to do with the platform shoes in vogue in both their heydays). She is most famous for playing the role of vengeful schemer Alexis Carrington Colby in the soap opera "Dynasty" (1981-1989). It's absolutely fascinating! I was wondering could you add Dorothy Dandridge and Lena Horne to the list? I have my old clothes and I go into them to figure out the old sizes. and are thus pretty meaningless. 8.9m Followers, 887 Following, 2,436 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from SARA UNDERWOOD (@saraunderwood) Followed your link & loved seeing how little most of the men were ☺. I'll definitely include her in any future updates. 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). Born September 16, 1932. We had much smaller waist. Thanks for sharing Kimberly. 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. Furthermore, they have not revealed anything about their children however the couple is currently living together. That said, I still love being tall! Monroe was taller than I expected. I know, Silver Screenings! Especially the stats of the stars. Hi Anonymous, all numbers are in feet, inches, and pounds. which measurements did you use? 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. Dress sizes where numbered differently in the classic era. Surprising how small almost all of them were, even allowing for the general population being a little shorter than we are today. And the youngest sister of the Young clan, Georgiana, topped out at about six feet, making her a giantess by '40s standards. (Actresses, not models!) (Speaking as a 5'6" 37-25-38 who weighs over 140.) 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. This was 1939. [5] Durante el 2010 se unió a IMG Models. It's a fun chart, isn't it? 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. The illusion was due to the talented production teams--from set designers to clever directors and cinematographers. I do not see that she is so much bigger than most of the actresses mentioned in this article. Not that I'm saying they're iron-clad, but much of the resistance seems to come simply because they're so SMALL. With men, only heights are available.Thanks again for your interest and comments! Thanks for the input, Veronica! They wore girdles and had a different diet which explains the difference in body composition and size. Joan Tabor. Gable commented to friends on her apparent lack of underwear.Norma was often on the Best-Dressed lists, even though in her real life she wore a lot of American sports-type clothes, and her chic was the Parisian kind, not the glamored-up Hollywood kind.Shearer, BTW, was rumored to be app 5'3", and was short-legged and long-waisted, as were many famous actresses-Stanwyck was another, Edith Head spoke of designing her dresses and suits to have a waistline which was higher in front and lower in back to lengthen her line. I am suspicious, though, that in some cases the data came from studio PR. The Marilyn Monroe dresses were absolutely tiny, maybe a UK size 8 for the white Seven Year Itch iconic one, and the ones she looked very big in in Some Like It Hot were certainly no bigger than a UK size 12, and she looked so much bigger in that movie than in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, on screen. 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Joanna Cassidy (born Joanna Virginia Caskey, August 2, 1945) is an American actress. Click here to navigate to respective pages. I think she's taller too. Most of her career she was between 120 and 135. 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!). Yikes. And you're absolutely right--one can have similar measurements and different weights. 1.8m Followers, 120 Following, 843 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from John Green (@johngreenwritesbooks) A certain kittenish sexiness was one of the desired styles in that era, along with the well-known Art Deco streamlined look. I recall in her 1932 film "Love Me Tonight" (co-starring the ever-charming Maurice Chevalier), in one scene where she is giving her vital statistics to a doctor, she claims (in song) that her waist is 28". 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. You're right about the changes in sizes--if you go to my Vintage Sizes & Silhouettes permanent page, you'll see this chart and a huge discussion on the evolution of sizing in women's clothing. Thanks for your interest, Anonymous #2. 5"1. She works for Hollywood Movies and American Television Series. Was the weight system different or the same from today? Last I checked, U.S. womanhood had not developed into a society of giants.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/in-the-future-all-women-will-be-amazons-22915242/?no-ist. Her face was beautiful beyond belief. Betty Grable was actually a lot tinier than she looked on film. If a survey were taken to determine which of the three major components of a quality process—leadership, participation, or measurement—was the least popular in the sense of being liked or enjoyed, measurement would surely be the runaway winner. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, both Oscar-winning stars, hated each other with an all-consuming passion for 42 years, although both denied it publicly and in interviews. I especially imagined Greta Garbo to have been quite tall. Breadcrumbs Section. 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. At her thinnest she was only 115 but that was the last year of her life. Understandable enough when fan magazines and Saturday matinees were the only source of information. I also wanted to call more attention to the genius of the costume designers, who make these people seem taller, slimmer, whatever. Some of these are obviously fudged, especially the waist measurements. Click here to navigate to parent product. Not that it could have made a drastic difference, but it did make some difference in their appearance (not their actual measurements of course, but the perception of them) that they wore some heavy-duty foundation garments back then-it almost seems that the further back you go (with exceptions of course, like the Twenties and early Thirties), the more heavy-duty the foundation garments. ;) Women were simply much smaller back then, as any vintage dealer will tell you. 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. In any case, this list can bring an even greater appreciation for these goddesses. See more ideas about joan, classic beauty, hollywood. Behavioural & Evolutionary Ecology Phd student. Actually that's a nice, healthy size. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was the wife of President John F. Kennedy and a U.S. first lady. :). Joan E. Gebhardt's 15 research works with 1 citations and 29 reads, including: The Paul Revere Process 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. Thanks for your comments, Marilyn! The date of marriage is not available. Very interesting! Rock Hudson was 6'6"! I have been self conscious about my weight and body shape for most of my adult life; that is, until I learned I am very close in size to THE Grace Kelly. Go to a vintage store you can see it. I think no matter their actual size, these stunning women always appear larger than life on screen. I'm always looking up heights & stats when watching TCM & the silver screen & even modern screen does make them all appear larger than life! She does look slender though. Thanks! Jean-Claude Van Damme 1979 Fight Caught On Tape(he was 19 years old at that time...) 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. Generally, she looked fleshy, as in The Seven Year Itch, yet people say her famous costume would barely fit on a modern size 2 mannequin. Type above and press Enter to search. I am disappointed you left out Greer Garson. Look at her standing next to the very slimy Ray Bolger whilst he's in his scarecrow padding. Thanks Patricia! In the world of business, a tripwire is any measurement which indicates that more specific measurements need to be taken, where an organization should concentrate its limited resources. I'm think I'm going to go along with your thoughts on Elizabeth Taylor. 36" bust sure, but I'd guess 32D+ bra size is more like it! Perhaps it was from the PR studios? Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Joan Tabor (September 16, 1932 – December 18, 1968) was an American film and television actress. PHOTOS:  the varying heights of Norma, Joan, and Roz in, The third event discusses the impact of the end of World War II on the home front along with the backstories and iconic style of 5 film noir from 1946 -, The second event discusses the impact of World War II on the home front and fashion along with 6 films from this period -, FILM NOIR STYLE is a 4-part series that mirrors the new book, The first event discusses influences that contributed to the genre's style, the historical context, and impact of 3 films from this period -.

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