Rita Hayworth was known for her incredible beauty and captivating on-screen presence, but she had a rough upbringing. This sad beginning, accompanied by bad romantic relationships, affected the parenting of her two daughters.
At one point, she left her daughters with a babysitter and took off on vacation. She was even charged with child neglect after a neighbor noticed her girls playing in the trash.
Yul Brynner the Photographer
Yul Brynner was a photographer. The actor is known for his performances in “The King and I,” “The Magnificent Seven,” and “The Ten Commandments” had an artistic hobby. Brynner loved photography and would often take photos on the sets of the films he was a part of.
Despite his icy and edgy persona, his photographs demonstrated a softer, more intimate side of Brynner, that of someone who saw the value of life in moments. And who wanted to share those remembered moments in a unique way.
Gregory Peck's Unlikely Friendship
Gregory Peck was good friends with Michael Jackson. It may seem like an unlikely friendship, but the seasoned actor and the King of Pop were actually close confidants. Reportedly, for the last 25 years of his life, Peck would spend time with Jackson at Neverland Ranch, bonding over their appreciation for art.
He even visited the singer on the set of Smooth Criminal. Jackson called Peck “one of the nicest people in the world.” That says a lot for a megastar who knows a lot of people.
Joan Crawford Adopted Her Kids "Under the Table"
Joan Crawford adopted her kids through shady means. When the “Mommie Dearest” actress decided to become a mother in real life, she chose adoption. Though adoption is wonderful, it was illegal to adopt as a single parent in California at the time.
Crawford selected child “brokers” who helped her adopt two of her three children. Her daughter’s adoption was finalized in New York and Nevada to circumvent Californian laws.
Bette Davis Smoked Like a Chimney
Bette Davis was a smoke show. Yes, she was beautiful, but Bette Davis liked to smoke...a lot. Even after a lot of different medical problems she had, she still loved to light up.
Until the day she died, Davis smoked around 100 cigarettes a day. It’s amazing considering her chain-smoking that she lived to the age of 81.