I always like to watch light, fluffy Audrey Hepburn films on days like these - so I did! I thoroughly enjoyed myself! (: The thing with the fluffy Audrey Hepburn films is that they mostly take place in France, they are always sunny and bright, and they have delightfully soppy happy endings. They make the perfect films for me on these days, and I adorrre them. (You have to say that in the voice that Audrey uses in Breakfast At Tiffanys when she's says she adorrres Tiffanys (; )
Anyway, it's time to get down to business. I've been trying to decide who to talk about today, as I've decided to post 5 of my favourite actresses from that time, and then to take a break and just talk about other stuff, and then start again. So, as I've already done Bette, and I'm going to a whole post about Deborah for the last post, I couldn't decide who to do in between! I am so terrible at decisions! However, I finally decided on the lovely Greer Garson!
Greer (born Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson on 29th September, 1904 in Greater London and died 6th April, 1996 in Dallas) was a wonderful actress. Whenever I think of her, the word 'perfect' always seems to pop up in the middle of her name. Absurd. Bizarre. She was by no means perfect, but she always seemed to portray perfection - on or off the screen.
I first saw her in Mrs. Miniver, and, as she portrays a seemingly perfect upper middle class housewife, that could be where her perfection in my head comes from! I adore her in Mrs. Miniver.
I next saw her in Blossoms In The Dust...and she was an almost perfect character in that too. In most of her films she was a sweeter, but still with some steel, version of Mary Poppins, in my opinion.
She was breathtakingly beautiful, one of the most elegant women I've ever seen, and had charm and grace beyond anyone nowadays. She wasn't merely beautiful, she was luminous. She was highly intelligent and earned degrees in French and 18th Century Literature. Maybe she was perfect? I like to think so...
Whatever she was, she was lovely. I thank God I know who she is, and I hope that many, many other people will come to adore her like I do! Long live her memory!