Mae West | Blonde Bombshell
Mae West - in my opinion the original blonde bombshell. She began entertaining at age 5 and was a star of vaudeville and movies. Her movies such as She Done Him Wrong (she claimed that she spotted Cary Grant and insisted that he be cast in his role in the movie) are classics. She was the absolute master of double entendres and often wrote (or rewrote) her lines.
She was a sex symbol well into her 80's and was known for her ample bosom. Life preservers were nicknamed "mae wests" in homage to her endowments.
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