Monday, December 7, 2015

#48 Belinda Lee

Not a bad actress, Belinda Lee also just so happened to be a “green-eyed blonde bombshell” (IMDb).  Subsequently, she had a hard time avoiding being typecast as a “buxom, peroxide blonde.” Frustrated with such roles, she escaped to Italy, a particularly ironic destination, as that country is famous as a B movie mecca. She died heartbreakingly young, at age 25.

Game, anyone?

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Budleigh Salterton, Devonshire (actually, rather a tony place)

Cheesy Pageant Titles:  Miss Deep Ocean of 1954, US Navy

Embarrassing Movies
  • Nights of Lucretia Borgia
  • Way of the Wicked
  • Blood Feud
  • Satan Tempts with Love

Embarrassing Taglines
  • She climbed a ladder of lovers into a lap of luxury!
  • Ablaze With Thrills, Excitement and Dangers Such as the Screen Has Never Seen!
  • A Picture Best Understood By Adults!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Henet
  • Lucretia Borgia 
  • Messalina 
  • Aphrodite
  • Rosemarie Nittbritt, Prostitute

Whiffs of Scandal
  • Affairs
  • Suicide attempt
  • Last boyfriend was a pedophile

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Prince Filippo Orsini
  • King Farouk of Egypt

Untimely Demise:  25, in an auto accident

Interesting Tidbits
  • Nickame was "Billie"
  • Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Was seriously injured when her hair caught on fire while filming a candle-lit scene

Where can I learn more?

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  1. I like the Chess shot the best! IF I was playing that game, I sure wouldn't have worried about winning!

  2. Probably my favorite head shot of her. What I really find fascinating about her photos is how she managed to look like a completely different person in so many of them.

  3. She was a Grade A star, not a b movie starlet.