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May 13, 2022

30 Stunning Portraits of Katharine Hepburn in the 1930s

Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) is a well-known American movie actress who acted from 1928 to 1994. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 12th 1907 to an aristocratic family. Her father was a well-known doctor and her mother was the head of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association. Her intellectual parents raised her to be informed and to have her own voice, not a common practice in the early 20th century!

Hepburn had a very long and turbulent career as an actress. Known for her screwball comedies, her feminist attitudes, pant suits, cheekbones and even her years as “box-office poison.” However, when her career did come to an end, she would be celebrated as a pillar of the golden age of Hollywood, eventually collecting not one but four Academy Awards for Best Actress!

She shunned the Hollywood publicity machine and refused to conform to society’s expectations of women, famously wearing trousers before they were fashionable for women. She was briefly married as a young woman but thereafter lived independently. With her unconventional lifestyle and the independent characters she brought to the screen, Hepburn epitomized the “modern woman” in the 20th-century United States, and is remembered as an important cultural figure.


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