Jean Harlow

Had she been as immortal as her screen image, Jean Harlow would have celebrated her 99th birthday yesterday.

I have a big soft spot for Jean, the original platinum blonde. There is something quite unique in her look, a combination of beauty, glamour and fun. She had a great sense of timing and didn’t take herself seriously. Jean was tough but cute.

In her brief and tragic life she gave us some wonderful film performances and went through three husbands before leaving us aged 26.

She also had a fabulous nose – but that’s just my opinion.

Some recommended movies:

Red Dust with Clark Gable, one of six films they starred opposite each other.
The Public Enemy with Jimmy Cagney.