Monday, January 07, 2013

Quelque Chose #19

Did you know that Veronica Lake, possessor of amazing hair and incredible face was only 4'11 tall? I only discovered it myself the other day, on the excellent Sibling of Daedalus blog. Look at how teeny tiny she was compared to 5'5 actresses Paulette Goddard and Dorothy Lamour.


You could put her in your pocket!


  1. Ah wow, what a picture. Amazing, she's so little but so beautiful.

  2. Thanks, Kitty.

    Veronica was mesmerisingly beautiful but the height and big boobs (for her frame) were problematic for the costumers.

    If you look at her movies she always wears the same type of dress. But how well it looked on her...

    Occasionally they had to put her up on a box to make her look taller!


  3. Shanna - It's a great shot isn't it!

    Sibling - Thanks for the comment, that's so interesting about her having to wear the same kind of dress. She really was travel sized!

  4. She was only 4'11?? I'm only 4'11!

    Okay, I don't know why I am so excited about this, but I totally am. Maybe it's because I've spent a good deal of my performing life being told I am not tall enough for the role.


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