The good thing is, now I get to dedicate an entire post to the gorgeous Gene Tierney.
Proving she was more than just a pretty face, Tierney actually studied acting at a small Greenwich Village acting studio in New York. If she was going to choose acting as a career, her father insisted she start with Broadway—not Hollywood.
Of course, with a face like that it didn't take long for Hollywood to notice.
Her first role in the theater consisted of carrying a bucket of water across the stage, prompting one critic to announce that "Miss Tierney is, without a doubt, the most beautiful water carrier I have ever seen!"
She had a notorious affair with John F. Kennedy. She met him while filming Dragonwyck in 1946. Kennedy eventually broke off the relationship because of his political aspirations. Incidentally, Tierney voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 elections.
“Few actresses can resist playing bitchy women," Tierney once said. And few people could resist the lure of Gene Tierney.