British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in “Medea”, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
When Trump was elected and the toxic bedrock of White Supremacy in this country was exposed, I realized something new. I’ve been involved with progressive movements most of my adult life, but because I’m White, the lens through which I had been looking at race was too shallow. So I’m studying. It takes more than empathy, it requires intention to even begin to comprehend what people of color, no matter their class, face every moment of every day, and how much privilege, quite unconsciously, is enjoyed by those of us born White–even the poorest of us.
Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, writer, and humorist. Fisher is known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for which she was nominated for three Saturn Awards.
Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn(née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her mother was Jewish and the daughter of Hungarian immigrants. Her father was Presbyterian, and had German and English ancestry. At the age of three, Goldie began taking ballet and tap dance lessons and, at the age of ten, she danced in the chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of “The Nutcracker”. At the age of 19 she ran and instructed a ballet school, having dropped out of college where she was majoring in drama. Before going into the film business she worked as a professional dancer.
She has two Academy Awards to her name – one for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and one Supporting gong for California Suite (1978) – as well as five movie BAFTAs and three Golden Globes.
To younger fans, she’d be most recognisable for her work in the Harry Potter films, in which she played Professor McGonagall from 2001 to 2011.
Or she might instead be best-known for being the incomparable Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey from 2010-2015, alternatively maybe even for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012).
Her acclaim continues to grow and grow, with a Golden Globe and BAFTA nod for The Lady In The Van just last year.
Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934, in Paris, France. She graced the cover of Elle magazine as a teen and went on to star in several films before being featured in 1956’s And God Created Woman, which launched her to international fame. She appeared in dozens of films over her career, including Contempt and Viva Maria!, and retired from acting in the 1970s. She has subsequently devoted her life to animal activism.
Italian actress Sophia Loren was born in Rome on September 20, 1934. Raised in poverty, she began her film career in 1951 and came to be regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful women. Loren won the Best Actress Academy Award for the film Two Women in 1961 and an Academy Honorary Award in 1991. Married to producer Carlo Ponti for 50 years until his death in 2007, Loren lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
As you can notice from the before and after photos, her favorite procedure was lip collagen injections, which unfortunately went wrong.
Skip Deep Pain: Portraits of People On Edge
With craggy and withered faces beat by the street or the horrific effects of drug and alcohol abuse that manifests itself by destroying skin and teeth, Gilden’s subjects are unsettling to look at for so many reasons.
Growing up in Brooklyn also afforded the budding photographer much in the way of inspiration thanks to the human diversity of his surroundings in New York City.
I must be honest with you, many of the images that follow are incredibly difficult to look at. But they are no different from the faces that most of us divert our eyes away from on a daily basis. And that’s a fact.
Gilden’s work has been featured in many books, has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and his life was the subject of the 2007 documentary film Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden.
In the late 1960s, a Bedford van in unruly condition turned up in Gloucester Crescent, north London. The van moved progressively down the street, stopping off at various berths for weeks at a time, before finally coming to a permanent halt at the bottom of the gentle slope outside Alan Bennett’s house, at number 23.
Shirley MacLaine achieved fame in the ’50s, but it was in the 1960s that she became a true Hollywood star. Indeed, she received two Oscar nominations that decade for her roles in Irma la Douce and The Apartment. What’s more, her career would continue to thrive in the following decades, with that coveted Academy Award finally clinched in 1983. But although she still acts today, MacLaine is now more notorious for feuds with co-stars and her open relationship with her ex-husband.
Helen Mirren is one of Britain’s most successful talents, winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Queen in 2006. Helen has juggled Hollywood with a number of roles on British television – including her award winning part in BBC drama Prime Suspect.
As the winner of an Academy Award for her role in the 1965 film Darling, British actress Julie Christie is a very memorable face of the big screen. She was born on a tea plantation in India, but moved to Europe for her education and eventually fell in love with acting. She became a well-known icon in the 1960s thanks to high-profile movies such as Doctor Zhivago, Fahrenheit 451, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Go-Between. However, she turned her back on mainstream acting in the early 1980s and moved back to Europe where she chose to appear in only the occasional independent film. However, Julie has made a bit of a comeback in recent years and can be seen in films such as Red Riding Hood and The Company You Keep.