Lana Turner - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Lana Turner was an American actress. Over the course of her nearly fifty-year career, Turner would achieve fame as both a pin-up model and a serious dramatic actress, as well as for her highly publicized personal life.
Her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice. Her popularity continued through the 1950s in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful and Peyton Place.
Media controversy surrounded Turner in 1958 when her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death in their Beverly Hills home during a domestic struggle.
Turner's next film, Imitation of Life, proved to be one of the greatest financial successes of her career.
Turner spent most of the 1970s and early 1980s in semiretirement, only working occasionally. In 1982, she accepted a much publicized and lucrative recurring guest role in the television series Falcon Crest, affording the series the highest rating it ever achieved.