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May 2, 2022

Glamorous Portraits of Classic Beauties Taken by Bert Six in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1902 in Missouri, Warner Bros. photographer Bert Six was best known for his glamour shots of Hollywood actresses. Six began his career at Warner Bros. in 1934, and became head of the still department in 1945.

Classic beauties taken by Bert Six in the 1940s and 1950s

Among the famous actors Six photographed including Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Jack Benny... He died in 1967 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 65.

These glamorous photos are part of his work that Bert Six took portraits of classic beauties in the 1940s and 1950s.

Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘The Letter’, 1940

Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘The Letter’, 1940

Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘Now, Voyager’, 1942

Alexis Smith by Bert Six, 1943

Dolores Moran by Bert Six, 1943

Janis Paige by Bert Six, 1944

Ida Lupino by Bert Six, circa 1945

Joan Crawford by Bert Six, 1945

Ann Sheridan from ‘One More Tomorrow’ by Bert Six, 1946

 Joan Crawford by Bert Six from ‘Humoresque’, 1946

Olivia de Havilland photographed by Bert Six, 1946 2

Shirley Temple from ‘That Hagen Girl’ by Bert Six, 1947

Shirley Temple from ‘That Hagen Girl’ by Bert Six, 1947

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1948

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1948

Bette Davis by Bert Six, circa 1940s

Ida Lupino by Bert Six, circa 1940s

Joan Crawford by Bert Six, circa 1940s

Lauren Bacall by Bert Six, circa 1940s

Martha Vickers by Bert Six, circa 1940s

Patricia Neal by Bert Six from ‘The Fountainhead’, 1949

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1949

Ruth Roman by Bert Six, 1949

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1949

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1950

Doris Day from ‘On Moonlight Bay’ by Bert Six, 1951

Gene Tierney from ‘Close to My Heart’ by Bert Six, 1951

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

Grace Kelly from ‘Dial M For Murder’ by Bert Six, 1954

Jayne Mansfield by Bert Six, 1955

Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

Audrey Hepburn from ‘The Nun's Story by Bert Six’, 1959

Audrey Hepburn from ‘The Nun's Story’ by Bert Six, 1959

Natalie Wood by Bert Six, circa 1950s

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, circa 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, circa 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, circa 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, circa 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, circa 1950s




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