Remembering Hollywood Legend Bette Davis on Her Birthday
Easily one of the greatest actresses in film history, Bette Davis, who was born in 1908, starred in a variety of memorable movies. She landed her first role in The Bad Sister in 1931 and stole the screen in the '30s and '40s, winning her first Academy Award in 1935 for Dangerous. After starring in multiple critically acclaimed films, including Jezebel, All About Eve, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, she was the first person to amass a whopping 10 Academy Award nominations and was the first woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. The blue-eyed beauty has made her mark in modern times too—she's a style icon to Leighton Meester—and the 1981 song "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes became a #1 hit. The Hollywood legend acted right up until her death in 1989 from breast cancer at the age of 81.