Thursday, 28 August 2008

Move over Rita!

I have a new idol. And, in fact, a huge girl crush. On the stunningly beautiful and downright awesome Virginia O'Brien, whose nicknames included "Miss Deadpan" and "Frozen Face" due to her unique and unusual singing style. Now I won't regale you with any more facts, because everything I know about her has been gleaned off that Wikipedia page - I literally discovered her this afternoon. But I plan on doing some more research! All I will say is that she is really not as famous as she should be. She was just so gorgeous and oh, her outfits!

Check out this terrible screen-grab I did earlier.

Oh, the hair!

Now, I fully intend to copy her exact hairdo tonight! It's very Vivien Leigh, and I have tried it before, but not hard enough!

I spent some time this evening watching videos on Youtube. This one is particularly awesome!

I found a nice screengrab showing her top and hair:

Oh, the sleeves!

The sleeves! The shoulder pads! Fabulous. (The same photostream also contains a treasure trove of other screenshots! Check out Lucille Ball here!)

Who said redheads can't wear red!

Anyway, here are a few more fab videos. T

This one is where the first shot is from:

This one is funny, plus more great hair!

Finally, embedding is disabled on this one, but it shows that she wasn't always Miss Deadpan!

A couple more before I retire!

So beautifulSo beautiful


  1. Wow, she's gorgeous. And bears more than a passing resemblance to yourself, Miss Fleur de Guerre! :)

  2. That green blouse is amazing! It looks like I have some watching to do.

  3. oh she's lovley!

    i agree with a cat... you remind me of her

  4. What a beautifully poised and effortlessly elegant lady!

    Oh, this is so so so unfair.... "P

  5. i've been thinking during the day, i might have seen one of her movies once. she looks so familiar

  6. I'm glad you all approve! And cat, a few people have said that...I should be so lucky! That waist! That perfect face!

  7. Ahhhhhhhh that is who you remind me're practically a double for Miss Virginia O'Brien!

    Peace :)


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