Bette Davis Smoking
- Now, Voyager - Review of Classic Tearjerker February 23, 2009
Bette Davis and Paul Henreid share romance and their famous cigarettes in what some might call a classic chick flick that is also an early look at mental illness in film.
- Joan Collins: Bette Davis taught me to be a bitch March 27, 2008
Considering that she smoked a couple of packets of cigarettes every day of her adult life, it was remarkable that she survived to the relatively ripe old age of 81.
- Bette Davis centenary March 22, 2008
Bette Davis died at 81, not a bad age for one of Hollywood's heroic smokers. But she would have celebrated her 100th birthday on April 5, and it is delicious to imagine her ghost presiding over the festivities.
- Vantage (cigarette) March 16, 2008
Bette Davis, who was well known for her smoking habit, changed her preferred cigarette from Lucky Strike to Vantage in the later years of her life.
- Smokescreen: Bette Davis and the Cigarette September 26, 1997
Has any actor in history done more for the tobacco industry than Bette Davis? asks a Davis biographer. Whether this query refers to Davis' personal consumption of cigarettes or her screen image is not clear.
- Bette Davis Smoking Over 'Stepmother' January 3, 1989
"I lah-h-h-v my profession," says the ever-so-theatrical voice, deepened by years of tobacco smoke. "I would n-e-e - e-ver stop. Relax? I relax when I work. It's my life."
- Bette Davis must have a cigarette. April 20, 1988
For without a smoke, she cannot entirely be Bette Davis. The iconographic image is incomplete, like a bareheaded Gloria Swanson, an unarmed John Wayne, or a clean-shaven Bogart.
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Who is Bette Davis?
Bette Davis, born Ruth Elizabeth Davis on April 5, 1908, died October 6, 1989, was an American actress noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue 10 Academy Award nominations for acting, and was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
Her forthright manner, clipped vocal style and ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona which has often been imitated and satirized.