Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rant #416: That Beauty Mark ...

I am sure that you already heard that actress Anne Francis died Sunday at age 80. She had been in poor health.

Francis came to the public's attention during the age of 1950s glamor girls like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, but she was less demonstrative with her sex appeal, although she certainly had a figure to match Monroe and even Mansfield or the other pretenders to the 1950s sex kitten throne.

What set her apart from her peers was that beauty mark on her face. It stood out, made her even more sexy and beautiful, and will be her lasting "mark" on Hollywood.

She also was a co-star in the sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet." Ironically, her co-star in that film, Leslie Nielsen, also just passed away.

Francis' sex appeal came to the fore with her 1960s TV show, "Honey West." Riding the crest of James Bond-mania, although this show didn't last, it set the tone for strong female characters on TV, such as Emma Peel in "The Avengers."

The actress was never a huge star, but that beauty mark ...

In the current day and age, where every perceived body abnormality is often "corrected" through plastic surgery, Francis stayed the course with her beauty mark.

It became her signature, beyond her natural beauty and fantastic figure.

It's what people remember her by. And I guess that's the way she wanted it.

Good for her.

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