Back of Bella Donna: Lana Turner Her sex appeal may have garnered lots of attention, but Lana Turner, née Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner, was more than just a pin-up girl with a femme fatale image. The well-coiffed actress, who was discovered sipping Coke at a cafe during her high school years, was often referred to as the "Sweater Girl" for her tight-fitting top in They Won't Forget, a film made early in her career. While Lana was quite an accomplished actress and Academy Award winner, her personal life was tumultuous, to say the least. She was married eight times and struggled with her own personal demons. In fact, she credits her longtime hairstylist and friend, Eric Root, with saving her life. "My hairdresser, Eric Root, took one look at me and said: 'Okay, that's it.' " she told People in 1982. Want to learn more about the screen siren? Find out some interesting beauty facts, along with more pictures of the star, after the break. View 13 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 To learn more just keep reading. Fun beauty facts about Lana: She bleached her hair auburn hair blond for a film, even though the role fell through. She was often referred to as "The Nightclub Queen" for her blond hair and vivacious personality. During the filming of The Adventures of Marco Polo, she was asked to shave her eyebrows, and they never grew back. While evacuating her building during a fire, she grabbed her eyebrow pencil, lipstick, and hair dryer. View 13 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Comments GlowingMoon 8 years What a lovely actress. Compared to young actresses these days, Lana is much more voluptuous and provocative. Feminine. Also, she aged beautifully, too. I think it's because she (seemingly) didn't have cosmetic procedures done like many aging actresses these days. She looks natural. bellaressa 8 years Dana, my mom got me hooked. Now we watch it once a year together. Dana18 8 years Bellaressa imitation of life is one of my mom favorite movies. Lana Tuner is one of the great Beauties of our times . The postman only rings twice is one of her best movies. She not only looks great, but the clothes she is wear is timeless. genesisrocks 8 years Beautiful lady filmgirl81 8 years that eyebrow fact is my own personal fear bellaressa 8 years Ohh Bella, that is a great one. Let me know when you watch Imitation of Life - it's one of those movies people love and hate once they watch it. Beauty 8 years Oh, I will have to rent that, Bellaressa! I just put The Postman Always Rings Twice in my Netflix queue — looking forward to watching that one. bellaressa 8 years She was beautiful. I loved her in one of my favorite movies, Imitation of Life.