Lana Turner to me, was like Rita Hayworth - beautiful but made-up...
Ava's pulchritude was more natural, in my opinion - no excessive make-up, dyed tresses etc. Neither actors were very good good but while Ava's esp. earlier roles could be stiff they weren't affected.... Turner's Imitation of Life was over-the-top in theatrics for instance.
But Ava on the other hand did give some credible performances as she matured - The Night of the Iguana come to mind. And in my opinion she played one of the most formidable femme fatales in Hollywood cinema as Kitty Collins in the Killers. Wish she would have starred in another film noir in the 40's with Burt Lancaster because they were quite a pair.
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with Robert Mitchum in My Forbidden Past
She's a very interesting person.... I'm doing a speech on her in English and I'm so excited.. We get to dress up and everything. Someone else is doing her too though . I wanna blow everyone away , does anyone have any sugestions on what I should wear?