Welcome back to our newest BellaSugar feature, Bella Donna, where I'll pay tribute to beauty icons through the ages. A Bella Donna could be an actress, a model, or another prominent historical or modern figure. The only requirement is that she have a distinct and influential look. Thanks to everyone who chimed in with ideas for Bella Donna subjects, and an especially big thanks to Krampalicious for suggesting today's featured beauty, Lauren Bacall.
Bacall rose to fame as an actress in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in such film classics as The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not. In 1945, she married her frequent co-star, Humphrey Bogart, and became half of one of Hollywood's first power couples. Now 82, Bacall has continued acting over the decades, recently sharing the screen with Nicole Kidman in Birth.
As a beauty icon, the icy-eyed Bacall struck a stunning balance between girlish spunk and sultry siren. Trademarks of her look include expertly arched brows, side-swept hair with large waves, and flawless skin, which looks remarkable even now. To see a gallery of photos,