Since she strutted her way onto the screen as a teenager in the 1940s, Lauren Bacall has smoldered over American culture as a unmistakable presence of pure charisma. One of the great sharp-tongued heroines of the noir years, she'd eventually grow into a great lady of the American theater — all the while maintaining an outsized personality, both on and off the screen. A child of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, Bacall turned her name into a synonym for class and style. Here are some of the great moments of an absolutely dazzling life.
Lauren Bacall: 23 Unforgettable Moments From a Dazzling Life
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'To Have and Have Not' (1944)
Lauren Bacall was a 19-year-old fashion model when she won her breakthrough part in a screen test. To brace herself from shaking with nervousness during the shoot, Bacall sunk her chin into her chest and gazed upward, a gaze that became known as "The Look" — and that made her an instant star. "To Have and Have Not" not only marked the beginning of her career, but the start of her romance with co-star Humphrey Bogart, the great romance.