Lana Turner - Framed Picture - 12" x 16"
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.
In 1951, she was named the most "glamorous woman in the history of international art".
At the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Warner Bros. director Mervyn LeRoy, who took her with him when he moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1938.
She appeared in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Peyton Place (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
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.