My Lovely Lady for the week (or so) is: Cyd Charisse!
Cyd was an amazing lady. Although, sadly she is not as well known today (mainstream-wise) as many other musical stars...she certainly should be! She starred in many of the great films in the golden age of Hollywood musicals. She was a classy lady, a delightful actress, and a breathtakingly spectacular dancer.
^This dress is SO amazing!
^From Silk Stockings
^Held the Guinness World Record for Most Valuable Legs (were insured for $1,000,000).
Speaking of her two most famous dancing partners:
"If I was black and blue, it was Gene. And if it was Fred, I didn't have a scratch."
"I'd say they were the two greatest dancing personalities who were ever on the screen. Each has a distinctive style. Each is a joy to work with. But it's like comparing apples and oranges. They're both delicious."
Favorite Cyd Films:
On An Island With You
(And of course her specialty numbers in Singin' In The Rain and An American In Paris)