Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tough Broads

                                                                Clara Bow    

                                                        Joan Blondell
                                                Shirley Maclaine.

Eartha Kitt

                                                           Ann Sheridan

                 Ava Gardner. You have to be tough when you're married to Sinatra.

                                               Carole Lombard                                              
                                                       Lauren Bacall

                                           Miriam Hopkins                                              
                                              Kay Francis

                Tallulah Bankhead. Slightly off her rocker but very tough.
                                           Rosalind Russell       
                                             Mae Clarke

                                          Jean Harlow                                                    
                                        Katherine Hepburn

Barbara Stanwyck. Just watch Babyface(1933) or Night Nurse(1931). Watch any of her films and  you'll know why she's here.

                                         Ruth Chatterton                                                      
                                           Greta Garbo

                                   Marlene Dietrich                                            
                                                           Joan Crawford

                                         Bette Davis.

           Mae West, the toughest broad of them all. She could take on all these ladies at once. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford combined would have nothing on her.


  1. Excellent choices. I really love Barbara Stanwyck in DOUBLE INDEMNITY. Bette Davis was great in ALL ABOUT EVE and WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?. Don't forget Ann Savage in DETOUR. She spit venom the entire time she was on the screen! Jean Harlow was really good in DINNER AT EIGHT and LIBELED LADY. Katharine Hepburn was a tough old broad in THE AFRICAN QUEEN.