Louise Brooks (born Mary Louise Brooks) was a model, dancer, showgirl, and most famously known as a silent film star in the 1920s and 30s. She is also credited for pioneering the super short haircut known as a "bob" (I wonder why it wasn't named after her...)
Photo credits: 1.] Louise Brooks 2.] Louise Brooks with husband Eddie Sutherland by carbonated 3.] Louise Brooks by chickeyonthego
A short tribute video of Louise Brooks. The part where she is dancing is so cute! Aww, love it!
~ Tid Bits & Trivia ~
1.] Louise Brooks had made a vow to herself never to smile on stage unless she felt compelled to (in most of her photos she has a neutral face, although the few photos you do see her smiling, she has such a pretty smile!)
2.] Her childhood nickname was "Brooksie"
3.] Louise Brooks stood 5 feet 2 inches tall.
4.] She quit films all together in the late 30s. By 1946, she had to take a $40-a-week job as a sales girl at Saks Fifth Avenue to make a living.
5.] Louise Brooks died of a heart attack at the age of 78 in 1985.
6.] Despite the affairs she had with women (most famously with Greta Garbo), Louise Brooks has denied being bisexual or a lesbian. "Out of curiosity, I had two affairs with girls - they did nothing for me."