As some of you may know, my passion for cinema began with Meryl Streep. Not only is she my favorite actress in the whole world (like many other people out there), she is also one of the people who have inspired me the most in my entire life (and as a bonus, I’ve met her twice). Today, May 27 (actually, as I write this it’s not May 27 anymore in most parts of Europe, but it is in Los Angeles), is Meryl Streep Day! How many actors do you know have their own official day? But, of course, Meryl is not like most actors… she’s Meryl Streep!
To celebrate Meryl Streep Day, I’m going to choose 100 facts about Meryl Streep everyone should know (I have to admit, listing only 100 was extremely difficult and I’ve left so many things out)!
I have said it a million times and I’ll say it again: I love Ingrid Bergman. Today’s quite a special day since it’s been a century since this legend (or perhaps I should say LEGEND, in capital letters) was born and 33 since she died. My love for her can’t be described in words, and even if it were possible for me to express it, you would get bored because I could go on forever. Anyway, today’s not a normal day, so a “normal” birthday entry would not do. That’s why I’ve decided to write this entry: 100 things you should know about Ingrid Bergman on her 100th birthday.
It takes me so long to write anything right now (cause I was working and now I’m on holiday basically doing nothing all day) every time I publish anything has become such a special occasion. And today really is a special occasion because it’s my second favourite actress (and idol)’s birthday. Well, in case you haven’t read the title of this entry it’s Helen Mirren’s 70th birthday: HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE, SHE IS JUST SO PRETTY AND YOUNG SHE CAN’T POSSIBLY BE 70 (and the fact she’s the face of L’Oréal sort of proves she is still incredibly young). Anyway, I think it’s the 3rd entry I write about (something related to) Helen Mirren (the other two being a review on The Queen and another review on Love Ranch), so today’s article has to be different…because really, it’s Helen’s birthday and she deserves a great entry…
Some days ago (actually quite a few days ago), June 22nd, was Meryl Streep’s birthday- who happens to be HER ROYAL HIGHNESS MAJESTIC QUEEN OF EVERYTHING Meryl Streep or simply the love of my life, Meryl Streep. Anyway, I was planning to publish this entry that same day but due to schedule conflicts I haven’t been able to post it until now, so here is it, after quite a long long long time without publishing anything (basically a month, I promise it won’t happen again). Actually, after thinking about it (and about the fact I haven’t published anything in sooooo long), this entry is sort of my own birthday present (cause it really was my birthday on July 4th) because I guess there’s nothing I’d rather talk about than Meryl.
On this day in 1908, Bette Davis was born.
As some of you may know, Bette Davis is my Old Hollywood favorite actress. Well, I guess it’s a cliché, since she is considered one of the best actresses ever (she is ranked second in the American Film Institute’s 100 year…100 stars). It’s probably also a cliché to say it’s very difficult to choose only an aspect of her life because she was such an amazing woman and so much has been said and written about her (and not everything’s true). It’s quite clear I’m going to be writing about her again in the future so today I’m just going to talk about Bette’s early years in Hollywood and her recognition as an actress with her performance in Of Human Bondage.
So today’s Debbie Reynolds’ 83rd birthday and since she is a true Hollywood icon, I mean Debbie Reynolds is an ICON (capital letters, there’s no other way to say it), I just had to write something.
On 23rd March 2011, Elizabeth Taylor, one of the last icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age, passed away. I honestly can’t believe it’s been so long. Researching for this article I asked some friends who are massive Old Hollywood fans- just like me- what they were doing when they heard the news: having dinner, watching tv (I myself was living in Ireland at the time and read it in the newspaper- which I still keep- on my way to school)…the point being that an icon who had done so much for Humanity (I’m not even exaggerating) died and our lives went on (as it should be, of course).
Navegando por Variety he llegado a la noticia (que ya no es noticia, pero como yo me he enterado hoy pues lo es para mí) de la subasta de las pertenencias de Lauren Bacall, fallecida el verano pasado a la edad de 89 años. Reacción inicial: ¡tengo que comprar algo, NECESITO comprar algo! Reacción razonada: ¿cuántos órganos tendría que vender para poder comprar una escultura de 15.000 dólares? Así que, frente a la imposibilidad de conseguir un “pedacito” de The Look, utilizo la noticia de la subasta para hablar de una actriz que ha significado mucho para mí (y, de hecho, tengo intención de ir hablando en el blog de actores y actrices porque, en este aspecto, soy claramente una fangirl, y lo admito sin ningún problema).