10 astonishing facts about Mae West, the most scandalous icon of the 1930s
Mae West was the most controversial actress and screenwriter of her time. She was more than just a woman of fascinating beauty – West also proved to be incredibly witty and smart. Here are some lesser known facts about her.
#1 Mae said, "If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning."
"His Mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
"I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it."
"It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean."
“I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.”
“Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present."
#2 Her throaty voice made her a vaudeville star
#3 She starred in 13 films, 9 of which she wrote herself
#4 She get into the movies only in her late 30s
#5 She owned a chimpanzee as a pet
#6 West said, "Marriage is a great institution. I'm not ready for an institution yet."
#7 West rode to the prison in a limousine
The court offered to drop the charges if West would close the play, but it was not in her nature. West was sentenced to 10 days in jail, but it didn't seem to upset her – she rode to the prison garlanded in roses and in a limousine. Beyond all doubt, this incident made West a New York superstar.
#8 She helped women in prison
#9 By 1935, she became the second highest-paid person in the USA
#10 Despite her professional image, West didn't smoke or drink
As she said in one of her interviews, "I never understood drinking. It isn't good for your looks, and it cuts down on what you are. I never wanted to cut down on what I am." West followed a healthy way of life and lived to be 87 years old. She died in 1980.
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