By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

even though usually considered essentially a male motor vehicle, the movie noir provided probably the most advanced lady roles of any video clips of the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties. Stars corresponding to Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney and Joan Crawford produced a few of their most interesting performances in noir video clips, whereas such lesser recognized actresses as Peggie fortress, wish Emerson and Helen Walker made an enduring influence with their roles within the style. those six ladies and forty three others who have been most often featured in motion pictures noirs are profiled right here, focusing totally on their paintings within the style and its impression on their careers. A filmography of all noir appearances is supplied for every actress.

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