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Lauren Bacall : Hollywood’s most beautiful face

Lauren Bacall, original name Betty Joan Perske, (born September 16, 1924, in New York City, U.S. – died August 12, 2014, New York), American actress known for her portrayals of provocative women who hid their soft core underneath a layer of hard-edged pragmatism. Bacall started modeling in 1941 and supplemented her income with jobs as

First Miss America Beauty Contest (1920s)

With the flapper era bringing in a new breed of girls, bathing beauty contests were popping up in cities throughout the United States. Miss America beauty contest began in Atlantic City in 1921. Chicago capitalized on this trend in 1922 by starting the Miss Chicago contest, which is still held yearly, and Texas followed suit