Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. She was known for her lighthearted, bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence.
Born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested.
✨ Mae West Trade Marks
★ Platinum blonde hair
★ Sparkling blue eyes
★ Voluptuous figure
★ Deep sultry contralto voice
★ Rampant double entendres.
Hollywood's outrageous, self-proclaimed psychic Criswell predicted in 1955 that she would win the 1960 Presidential election, and would fly to the moon in 1965 with him and friend Liberace!
During World War II, United States Navy and Army pilots and crewmen in the Pacific named their inflatable life vests after her, supposedly because of her well-endowed attributes. The term "Mae West" for a lifejacket continues to this day.
Appears on sleeve of The Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". West at first declined to be pictured on the cover ("What would I be doing in a lonely hearts club?!"), but reconsidered when The Beatles sent her a handwritten personal request.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr appeared with West in Sextette (1977). He was unpleasantly surprised at first, at all the attention given her on the set (usually reserved for pop stars like The Beatles), but came to admire West during the shoot, and praised her afterwards.
Is sometimes credited with originating the Shimmy (a once-popular dance).
Was nicknamed "statue of libido" and "queen of the world"
✨ Mae West Quotes:
"It's better to be looked over than overlooked."
"When caught between two evils I generally pick the one I've never tried before."
"I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it."
"It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any."
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