Hollywood Stars of the...
50s In this web page you will read about the interesting lives of Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Marilyn Monroe. Three big Hollywood stars of the 50's who's names you still hear today. All three were in numerous movies that people have never forgotten.

Famous photo from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn´╗┐

Audrey Hepburn is mainly known for her movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. She grew up as a dancer however once Germany invaded her home country she was far too underweight and her sad image and background made her perfect for an actress, she also did a variety of modeling. As seen on the left. Of her 27 total films she was in she did two of those in the 50s Sabrina in 1954and Funny Face in 1957.She was also in two productions Gigi, which toured nationally from51-52, and Ondine in 1954. Before Ondine she won an Oscar for Best Actress in 53.

Fred Astaire is especially known for tap dancing.


Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire was a triple threat, an actor,dancer, and singer. His lifespan was from1899 - 1987.He did a total of 212 musicals, and when he was younger his sister and he were a team theydid everything together but when his sister retiredhe proved himself in that he can work without his sister.Although most of his work was done in the 30she still continued to do things in the 50s.In 1950 Three Little Words and Let'sDance came out. The following year Royal Wedding came out. In 52 it was The Belle of New York.Then The Bandwagon made it's appearance in 53.Daddy Long Legs and came out in 55, and in 57 Funny Face along with Silk Stockings hitthe box office. Lastly in 59 Fred Astaire finished offthe 50s with On the Beach.

Over looking a balcony in New York

Famous photo from The Seven Year Itch

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, a lot of people don't know that she started out as Norma Jeane. However, once she was beginning her career she died her Brunette hair to a nice blond and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, she was thought out to be the new Blond Bombshell. Most people believed she was dumb as she became more popular, but she was the exact opposite, she was actually quite brilliant. She married three times in her life once as Norma Jeane, and twice as Marilyn. Her last marriage to Aurthur Miller, she had a miscarriage.

Most of Marilyn's work was done in the 50s, because of her death in 196 . In fact in 1950 she changed her hair. Her movie career began with A Ticket to Tomahawk, she had a very small part but she was still in the movie. Her next role was in the same year, The Asphalt Jungle. It was still small but she was in it. In 1951 She was in 4 films, As Young as You Feel, Home Town Story, Love Nest, and Let's Make it Legal. Clash by Night, We're Not Married, Don't Bother to Knock, O' Henry's Full House, and Monkey Business were all first viewed in 1952. As the year's went on she gained bigger and bigger roles.

1953 she was in three major roles, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds and How to Marry a Millionaire. In 1954 she was in two movies, River of No Return, and There's no Business Like Show Business. As you seen from the picture on the left, that is the famous air duct picture from the movie The Seven Year Itch, from 1955.

The rest of the fifties for Marilyn went like this...
1956 - Bus Stop
1957 - The Prince and the Showgirl
1959 - Some Like it Hot

Unfortunately Marilyn was found dead on August 5, 1962. Although the 60's were short for her, she had her third divorce, had an affair with President Kennedy, and his brother Robert. She is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, wins a Golden Globe, and continued to make movies. Some may wonder what would have happened if she hadn't died so young.