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2/8/12 Update:
Thanks to everyone's help, we believe we have identified this woman as being Virginia Bruce. While Claudette Colbert was a possible match, the photo that Judy contributed ( [external link] ) shows a striking similarity.

Virginia Bruce, born Helen Virginia Briggs, (September 29th, 1910 - February 24th, 1982) was an American actress who was featured in many films during the 1930's-40's, including "The Bad Man of Brimstone", "Society Lawyer", "The Invisible Woman", "Pardon My Sarong" and others.

Original Post:
This photo is of an absolutely beautiful celebrity. I do not know the name of this woman or have any other details outside that the photo looks to have been a celebrity photograph.

Can someone help provide details about this celebrity photo?

I picked this photo up in an antique shop in San Jose / Santa Clara California.
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The Mystery

Who is this celebrity? Do you know when this celebrity photo was likely taken?

About Helen Virginia Briggs

Helen Virginia Briggs, also known as her stage name Virginia Bruce, was a leading female actor in the 1930's and 1940's. She married three timess to John Gilbert director J. Walter Ruben, and producer Ali Ipar. ...more info

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Filipe Medeiros Mimi: That is amazing and a little eerie :D
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:28 am
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Reply posted Jul 25, 2011 1:41 pm
Kathy Pinna It looks to be the early 1940's or perhaps 1930's. I asked Mom since she should know - she can't remember. But she looks like a familiar star of that time. Anyone have an idea?
Reply posted Jul 25, 2011 1:42 pm
Gene Verbeet It looks like Marlene Dietrich to me.
Reply posted Jul 27, 2011 3:50 pm
Debbie Segrest I think it's claudette colbert
Reply posted Jul 27, 2011 5:23 pm
Jackie Corby It could be Claudette Colbert but I don't think the eyes are Marlene Dietrich...she had kind of bedroom eyes
Reply posted Jul 27, 2011 5:51 pm
Lynita Tate Claudette Colbert
Reply posted Jul 27, 2011 6:52 pm
William Jordan Definitely Claudette Colbert
Reply posted Jul 28, 2011 9:19 am
Kathy Pinna It looks more like constance bennett to me . . . look at [external link] images and let me know what you think?
Reply posted Jul 28, 2011 6:16 pm
Larry Gardner I was just watching Oprah who had Shirley MacLaine on there, and Shirley flashed a picture of a dancer who looks like the photo. She was Vera Zorina. Google that name.
Reply posted Aug 02, 2011 3:51 pm
Kathy Pinna There is a similarity but the eyes look different to me? This is driving me crazy - someone should know??
Reply posted Aug 03, 2011 12:44 pm
Lynita Tate Veronica Lake?
Reply posted Feb 07, 2012 11:41 pm
Jackie Corby I think it is Virginia Bruce
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 3:55 am
Arba Morrow The make up hair and the cut of the dress says mid 40's Kathy.
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 6:12 am
Daniel Pinna Well Mimi besides being impressed with your photoshop skills (haha) I think we got a match with Virginia Bruce! Well done!!
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:28 am
Lori Howe check out this photo of Claudette [external link]
Reply posted Feb 07, 2012 6:00 pm
Lynita Tate Maria Montez?
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 9:16 am
Kyong-Mi Arcala IDK, I think her eyebrows look too natural and short in length to be Claudette Colbert who wore hers a bit more exaggerated. If I can think or find anyone that it might be, I will let you know. :)
Reply posted Feb 07, 2012 6:05 pm
Arba Morrow It's not Detrich, and I was for Colbert till I read Kathy's post..Detrich's face is narrower, Colbert has much more cheekbone..I'm for Bennett.
Reply posted Feb 07, 2012 6:18 pm
Kathy Pinna I added a photo of Joan Bennett and one of Constance Bennett to AncientFaces' Facebook page. The problem with this photo is her false eyelashes - they make her eyes look like they are slanted down and I don't think they are. It would help if we could hone in on the year - my guess would be late 30's to early 40's?
Reply posted Feb 07, 2012 10:16 pm
Kathy Pinna Virginia Bruce is a definite possibility - since Arba says this is mid 40's, I'm posting a photo of Virginia Bruce in 1948 on Facebook AF. See what you all think??
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:03 am
Daniel Pinna Thanks everyone for your help!! I'm going to say that this is Virginia Bruce thanks to this photo that Judy added to facebook. It looks spot on to me.
[external link]
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:13 am
Kyong-Mi Arcala I found a picture of Virginia Bruce in a similar pose and I cut half of her head off and layered it over THIS image and it fit PERFECTLY! What do you think: [external link]
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:25 am
Kyong-Mi Arcala LMAO I didn't use photoshop. I used Photobucket to do it...just did a quicky layer and erase and it fit...haha
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:30 am
Kyong-Mi Arcala The image of her that I used was from Ebay: [external link]
Reply posted Feb 08, 2012 10:31 am
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