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April 14, 2020

A Young and Beautiful Kim Novak in the 1950s

Kim Novak (born Marilyn Pauline Novak) began her career as an actress for Columbia Pictures in 1954 after being discovered by an agent. From the start, Novak expressed her desire to be an original, rather than another stereotype of the time, which led to her fought with Harry Cohn over her stage name. Novak had 10 official credits in the 1950s, and starred opposite several famous leading men of the era, including Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, James Stewart, William Holden, Fredric March, and Fred MacMurray. In 1958, she appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo, for which to date remains the film she is best known.

Take a look back at the alluring actress through 25 beautiful vintage photographs:


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