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Lauren Bacall: 5 Greatest Hollywood Performances


1st Jan 2015 Film & TV

Lauren Bacall: 5 Greatest Hollywood Performances

Lauren Bacall entered our hearts at 19, starring opposite her soon-to-be-husband Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not. 70 years later we mourn her loss, but celebrate a wonderful movie career spanning 7 decades.

The Sad Loss of Lauren Bacall

Following the sad news of her death today (13/08/14), we asked our editor, who is a huge fan, to give us a run down of Lauren Bacall's 5 greatest films. He answered with no hesitation and here they are.


Lauren Bacall's 5 Greatest Movie Moments

To Have and Have Not (1944)

In order to calm her nervous quivering during her first film, Lauren would press her chin against her chest, face the camera and tilt her eyes upwards. This became known as "the look" and quickly  became a Lauren Bacall trademark.


How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Alongside Marylin Monroe and Betty Garble, Lauren Bacall plays a savvy woman who hatches a plan to bag each of them a millionaire man. One of the most popular films of the mid-50s. It was also the year that Bacall refused an invitation to leave her handprints in the concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.


The Big Sleep (1946) 

Again starring opposite Humphrey Bogart, The Big Sleep earned Bacall a reputation amongst Film Noir buffs as one of the ultimate femme fatales; smouldering in a way only Bacall can.


Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Bacall plays murder suspect Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard, a talkative, widowed socialite in this classic Agatha Christie mystery.


The Mirror Has Two faces, (1996)

Bacall recieved BAFTA, Oscar and Acadamy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; her first in a 50 year career. She won a Golden Globe for this role, and well deserved we say!


One you should watch:

This film is perhaps not as well known as her others. She plays a supporting role alongside Nicole Kidman, who is being pursued by a young boy, who may or may not be the reincarnation of her dead husband.


We have a range of Lauren Bacall, in our shop: if you are not already familiar with her work, we urge to get familiar. She truly is one of the greats.


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