The Torrent (promotional still)
Greta Garbo, 1926
The longer I look at this photo of Lilyan Tashman, the less I’m able to say if it’s beautiful or terrifying.
I think she might be stealing my soul.
You don’t need cheaters to see this doll’s glad rags are the kipper’s knickers.
When the above image was auctioned in 2011, this description accompanied it:
“Ballerina, set designer, costume designer, actress, and second wife of Rudolph Valentino, [Natacha Rambova] exhibited such control over his films that Paramount barred her from her husband’s sets. They divorced shortly afterward… An uncommon image of Valentino’s tempestuous spouse, who was bequeathed just one dollar in his will when he died in 1926.”