Date of birth: April 5, 1908
Date of death: October 6, 1989 (aged 81 years)
Height: 5’2” (161 cm)
Weight: 127 pounds (58 kg)
Bette Davis body measurements:
Chest: 36” (91,5 cm)
Waist: 27” (68 cm)
Hips: 34” (89 cm)
Bra size: unknown
Shoe size: 10(US) / 41 (EU)
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Appearance is deceptive…
Being a daughter of a Massachusetts lawyer she had dreamed of becoming an actress since childhood. When she was twenty-year-old girl Bette Davis had come into American cinema. By this time, she had already performed on the stage. Talented Broadway actress immediately got interest in Hollywood, but the first screen test was unsuccessful: her appearance was thought to be not good enough for the movie.
However, this did not discourage the debutante. In this young girl, at that time there was a feeling of will, perseverance and the ability to go firmly to the goal.
The first step to fame was for her the conquest of Broadway. The film debut of Davis took place in 1931. The following year, she performed her first major role – in the film “The Man Who Played the God.” Over the next two years, her traditional repertoire of Hollywood for the role of fatal temptresses prevailed.
The most interesting of Davis’s movies of the first period in career was the Cottage in Cotton (1932). And although there she played the frivolous and spoiled daughter of a rich planter – a vulgar girl with a standard set of seduction tools, then here and there some slips of sincerity, humanity, something of her own slipped.
As the actress had approached the age of forty, it became increasingly difficult for her to compete with young starlets. Critics began to complain that Davis was imprisoned by years of cutesy poses and gestures. In 1943, her second husband died under mysterious circumstances. Two years later, Davis married the artist William Sherry, and soon they had a daughter.
It’s obvious that Bette Davis differed from other women of her epoch with her non-standard appearance, but it was her look that made her way to the range of famous actresses of XX century.