I was going to choose Bette Davis as she is an absolutely stand out actress but as I choose one of her films in the black & white week I am going to move to someone I think was a very clever and totally underrated actress - this week my favourite actress is the epic, iconic Marilyn Monroe.
I fantastic 'must see' film of hers is Don't Bother to Knock where Marilyn plays a disturbed babysitter in charge of 2 children in a hotel where she meets a pilot (played by Richard Widmark) who soon discovers from her strange behaviour that she would be the last person suitable to look after children. Marilyns portrayal was edgey and realistic and showed a new side to the blonde bombshell the studios showed the world.
Here's a taster of Don't Bother to Knock
For those of you that prefer the bubbly blonde version of Marilyn you simply can't beat Gentleman prefer Blondes or better still the classic Some Like it Hot where she plays Sugar Kane a drinking, going nowhere musician that dreams of better things...check them all out or catch up on the ones you haven't seen and see for yourself the many different sides to her acting.