Veronica Lake: Hollywood's Troubled Femme Fatale



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A timeless beauty whose peek-a-boo blonde locks were the height of fashion, Veronica Lake was for a brief period one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses. She made several hits in the early 1940s and achieved legendary status alongside her most frequent co-star, Alan Ladd. Despite her popularity with audiences, Lake was decidedly unpopular with her fellow actors and co-workers thanks to increasingly irrational behind-the-scenes behavior exacerbated by mental illness and dependence on alcohol. By the early 1950s, her career was finished and she died alone in relative obscurity two decades later. But Lake forever remained a classic Hollywood icon who exuded a icy-hot sexuality unmatched by her contemporaries.

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Veronica Lake: Hollywood's Troubled Femme Fatale

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