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December 16, 2020

Fabulous Portrait Photos Capture Classic Beauties With Cigarettes

While smoking is a terribly unhealthy habit, there’s something about it that automatically makes a person feel cool.  Especially when a character is supposed to be rebellious, famous, or just super cool.

Classic beauties with cigarettes

That’s why it is common to find someone playing a character description like that in the movies taking out a cigarette. Are these cigarettes smoked on movie sets actually real?

When tobacco and cigarettes started making an appearance, one of the best ways to advertise for them was by portraying an actor or character that people would like smoking them. That way, the viewers would automatically feel the need to copy the actor or get a sense of their coolness and would resort to buying cigarettes.

It was a great way for product placement to the extent that whenever a movie set needed cigarettes for their movies, they’d simply give a cigarette company a call, and they’d be sent an entire box.

During this time, when you’d see an actor smoking in a movie, it meant that they were using an actual cigarette that had been sent to them.

These fabulous vintage photos captured classic beauties with cigarettes in the films.

Pola Negri (1897-1987)

Anita Dorris (1903-1993)

Ann Smyrner (1934-2016)

Barbara Laage (1920-1988)

Corinne Calvet (1925-2001)

Edwige Feuillère (1907 - 1998)

Elga Brink (1906-1986)

Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986)

Fita Benkhoff (1901-1967)

Friedl Hardt (1919-1991)

Gina Lollobrigida (1927- )

Gusti Huber (1914-1993)

Hannelore Schroth (1922-1987)

Hanni Weisse (1892-1967)

Inge Egger (1923–1976)

Joan Bennett (1910–1990)

Juliette Gréco (1927-2020)

Lise Delamare (1913-2006)

Lya de Putti (1899-1931)

Marcelle Chantal (1901–1960)

Marianne Simson (1920-1992)

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992)

Miriam Hopkins (1902-1972)

Nora Gregor (1901-1949)

Rita Hayworth (1918-1987)

Rosa Porten (1884-1972)

Silvana Pampanini (1925-2016)

Sonja Sutter (1931-2017)

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful article! What a pity that smoking is so frowned upon nowadays. It used to even seem sexy to see a lady with a cigarette in her mouth. Best regards




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