JEANNE CARMEN at CINE KOLOSSAL in ITALY

JC - Pin Up 1

Read the article published in Italy at this link

http://www.cinekolossal.com/star2/c/carmen/

Her full name was Jeanne Laverne Carmen. American actress, queen of pin-up ’50s, in the period, dominating the b-movie

Famous not so much for the performances as for outrageous flirt, true, false or assumed, undertaken with famous celebrities and not only (from Kennedy brothers to Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, Bob Hope, Errol Flynn and many others), such that they end up repeatedly on the front pages of newspapers and the most important American magazines.

Platinum blonde, sultry voice, voluptuous and exuberant in its provocative behavior, without basic education in compulsory schooling, only thirteen left her family and moved from Arkansas to New Orleans where she works as a waitress at a popular restaurant. Here, he is discovered by Italian singer Sandy Scott (who will become her husband, for a short time, 15 years apart), on tour in the US, that will start to her artistic career.

She moved to New York, is a model for sports clothes and soon became an icon of the first female golfer.

Tightens ties with the celebrities of the silver screen and in particular with Marilyn Monroe, close friendship and confidence that allows her to appear in several films, all second-rate: The three outlaws (1956), War Drums (1957),  and the horror, unprecedented in Italy, The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959).

The visits with celebrities, politics and shady business (known her relationship with the alleged gangster John Rosselli), on the one hand in favor of the celebrities on the other,

After the death of Monroe, received death threats for revelations about the death of her friend, She abandons the set and retired to Arizona. Only in 1978 is back in California,  Later appears in a TV special dedicated to her.

Suffering from cancer, she died two years later at 77 years.

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