"But, if you give us a chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."--Ann Richards
Missouri-born Virginia Katherine McMath, nicknamed “Ginga” by a young cousin who had difficulty pronouncing her name, caught the theater bug as a teenager from her mother, a Fort Worth, Texas theater critic. Little did the world know at the time that the wide-eyed beauty, later known as Ginger Rogers, would be a Hollywood starlet!
Her career took her along the American film industry in 1929, but it was her partnership with a charming gentleman and fellow dancer by the name of Fred Astaire that she is most fondly remembered for. Said Rogers, “My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.”
Her beauty was a visualization of the classic Hollywood Golden Age, the kind of glamour that is often replicated by modern industry darlings. "The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun, joy and happiness. This is my gift."
To achieve the Hollywood starlet’s classic glamour, Chic Studios recommends:
- Cover FX’s Natural FX Water Based Liquid Foundation (http://www.coverfx.com/US/Water-Based-Liquid-Foundation-SPF-15-P2.aspx?section=1), applied with a wet makeup sponge to gain coverage and not an overly cakey look
- TheBalm Hot Mama Blush (https://www.thebalm.com/makeup/mama.htm), for a very light and subtle pink sweep along the cheeks
- NARS Satin Lipstick in “Afghan Red" (http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/lips/lipstick/~/satin-lipstick), a dark raspberry red color that was popular in the 1930s among Hollywood elite like Ginger Rogers
- Givenchy Eyebrow Show Powdery Eyebrow Pencil (http://www.givenchybeauty.com/item/Eyebrow%20Show), dramatically defined eyebrows filled with an eyebrow pencil
Ginger Rogers was one of the beauty icons whose bold and classic looks have transcended style decades, making her a favorite Hollywood glamour girl!