Date of birth: November 14, 1922
Date of Death: July 7, 1973 (aged 50)
Height: 5′ 2″ (157 cm)
Weight: 99 pounds (45 kg)
Veronica Lake body measurements:
Chest: 35″ (89 cm)
Waist: 22″ (56 cm)
Hips: 35″ (89 cm)
Bra size: 32C
Shoe size: 7 (US)/37 (EU)
Hair colour: Blonde
Eye colour: Blue
Veronica Lake became a legend even during her lifetime. This woman was a combination of soulful look, wavy hair and tiny figure. After she started her acting career, the audience immediately fell in love with her. Men dreamt about that tiny woman, women loved her and imitated her …
But, if you read Veronica’s biography it becomes clear that her story is not like a fairy tale with a happy ending.
Real name was Constance Frances Marie Ockelman.
Her pseudonym the actress got from Arthur Hornblou Jr. – a producer of Paramount, who managed to find in the young actress the classic beauty, and suggested the name Veronica, which, in his opinion, associated with something classic and surname Lake perfectly emphasized her blue eyes.
In 1941 Veronica ever signed a long term contract with the Paramount Pictures studio and from that year her career quickly began to grow. A year earlier, Veronica became mom for the first time – she gave a birth to her daughter Elaine Dietl with her husband art-director of the studio RKO, John Dietl.
But even pregnancy didn’t spoil the splendid figure of this tiny woman. She was slim and gorgeous as usual.
Veronica’s popularity in 40s reached enormous proportions, and during the war, the US government asked the actress to change the hairstyle, as many working women at the factories imitated Veronica’s hairdo, and their hair was pulled back into the machines.
In the first half of the 40s, Lake was one of the most beautiful and desirable women. Potential millionaire Howard Hughes and ship magnate Aristotle Onassis wanted Veronica to be theirs.
But her career collapsed with the same speed with which it gained started. The gorgeous actress spoiled the relations with everyone on-set. Veronica began drinking alcohol, and as a result, the other actors refused starring with her. Later on, the star was dismissed, leaving behind only her popular hairdo.