Famous for her iconic role in the classic 1960 film Psycho, Vera Miles is one of the most memorable face of 60’s cinema. She won the title of “Miss Kansas” in 1948 when she was 19, and went on to catch the eyes of famous directors Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Ford cast her in the 1956 western film The Searchers, while Hitchcock was quick to put her under a personal contract and declare her as his “new Grace Kelly”. Unfortunately, Vera only ever appeared in one other Hitchcock film: 1956’s The Wrong Man. However, she did go on to appear in a number of other films and TV shows like The Twilight Zone, Psycho II, and Murder, She Wrote. She retired from acting in 1995, and today resides in California.
Winner of two Academy Awards, American actress Jane Fonda has been a household name for decades. Her Oscar winning films were Klute and Coming Home, and some of her other famous films include Julia, Monster in Law, and The Butler. Jane’s good looks were always admired, and in the 1980s, the actress launched a series of exercise videos that became extremely popular and sold more than 17 million copies! She’s also been a vocal political activist all throughout her career, championing causes like the Civil Rights movement, protests against the Vietnam War, and women’s rights. Now in her late 70s, Jane is a complete powerhouse who shows no sign of stopping! Most recently, she starred in the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie.
Named after Shirley Temple, Shirley MacLaine has been a wide variety of films over the years despite not starting out as a child actress like her namesake. She’s had a wildly successful career, winning an Academy Award, five Golden Globes, an Emmy, and two BAFTA Awards. Shirley is probably best known for her roles in older films such as Around the World in 80 Days, Steel Magnolias, Postcards from the Edge, and The Apartment, but she’s still acting to this day! Some of her more recent works include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wild Oats, and a recurring role on the popular television show Downton Abbey. She’s also released a number of autobiographies throughout the years, where she discusses her experiences in Hollywood, her travels around the world, and her New Age beliefs.