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Although Old Hollywood legends and royal princesses alike may have been revered for their enviable style and penchant for luxury, they also grappled with troubled upbringings and tumultuous relationships throughout their lifetimes. Delving past the curtain of glamorous celebrity, Secret Moments is a series humanizing the icons of yesterday.
Known for her acidic wit and sensual voice, Lauren Bacall is widely regarded as one of the most iconic film actresses of the 20th century. After her discovery on a magazine cover at 19 years old, Bacall went on to star in over a dozen plays and nearly 60 films, including How To Marry a Millionaire and Murder On The Orient Express. She also developed a high profile relationship with actor Humphrey Bogart, who became her first husband and longtime infatuation. Despite the limiting gender norms of the era in which she worked, Bacall never shied away from speaking her truth, even publishing an autobiography entitled Lauren Bacall by Myself in 1978. Rounding up some little-known facts about the Bronx-born bombshell with a penchant for dogs and directness, CR looks back at Bacall's extraordinary life.