Thursday, 13 December 2018

712) Philip II of Spain

Philip II (1527 – 1598). King of Spain (1556–98), King of Portugal (1581–98, as Philip I, Filipe I), King of Naples and Sicily (both from 1554), and jure uxoris King of England and Ireland (during his marriage to Queen Mary I from 1554–58). He was also Duke of Milan. From 1555 he was lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands.
The son of Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain Charles V and Isabella of Portugal, Philip was called "Felipe el Prudente" ("Philip the Prudent") in Spain; his empire included territories on every continent then known to Europeans, including his namesake the Philippines. During his reign, Spain reached the height of its influence and power. This is sometimes called the Spanish Golden Age.
His first wife was Maria Manuela of Portugal. His second wife was Mary I of England. His fourth wife was Elisabeth of Valois, from whom he had Isabella Clara Eugenia. His fourth wife was his niece Anna of Austria, from whom he had Philip III.

- "... his most striking features were his large blue eyes set in an egg-shell complexion, his reddish hair and his disproportionate upper jaw and lip."…

Sunday, 9 December 2018

711) Jacqueline Kolb

Amélia Emma Louise Kolb, also known as Jacqueline (1891 - 1967). French nurse. On the 2nd of May 1918 she married the writer Guillaume Apollinaire, who died the following November. His poem La jolie rousse is dedicated to her. 
- "On March 15, 1918, two months before his wedding to the red-haired Jacqueline, he published La jolie rousse..."…

- "...Apollinaire married Jacqueline Kolb, the lovely redhead he called Ruby..."…

- "Hitherto unfortunate in love, particularly with the painter Marie Laurencin, he found happiness with Jacqueline Kolb, the "beautiful redhead" of the last poem in Calligrammes. They married in May. Six months later, at the age of 38, Apollinaire died of influenza in Paris."

Saturday, 8 December 2018

710) Quinn O'Hara

Quinn O'Hara (born Alice Jones, 1941 – 2017). Scottish-born American actress who starred in movies such as A Swingin' Summer and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.
In 1986, she married William Kirk, some two decades her junior. She became a U.S. citizen in 1992, and later became a nurse, known as Alice Kirk.

- "Quinn O'Hara may have been best known for her red hair and her good looks, although she was talented as an actress."…/05/quinn-ohara-passes-on.html

- "With her long red hair cascading over her shoulder, O’Hara memorably graced the Don Weis-directed drive-in favorite with the comically sultry “Don’t Try To Fight It Baby,” sung to a haunted suit of armor."…/quinn-ohara-dies-obituary-ghost-in-…/

- "A special thank you to the wonderful Quinn, who's still a red-haired gasser..."…

709) Juliet Prowse

Juliet Anne Prowse (1936 – 1996). Dancer, actress and singer, whose four-decade career included stage, television and film. 
She was the first guest to appear on an episode of The Muppet Show.

- "... Juliet Prowse, another long-legged, red-haired dancer cut in the pattern of Shirley MacLaine..."…

- "A tall actress-dancer with red hair, pouting lips (she was once called 'a trim Brigitte Bardot') and a great high kick, Juliet Prowse appeared on screen with Frank Sinatra (who proposed marriage) and Elvis Presley..."…/juliet-prowse-elvis-pr…

- "At age 23 in 1960, she was slender and tall at 5 feet 8 inches, with bright red hair."

Friday, 7 December 2018

708) Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Gail Franklin (1944 – 2013). American actress, known for her leading role in the television series One Day at a Time (1975–1984). She was nominated for Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards.

- "She once said that because of her red hair and freckles, fans have a hard time believing that she is Jewish."

- "Ms. Franklin — green-eyed, red-haired, button-nosed and 5-foot-3 — brought a buoyant comic touch to the part."…/bonnie-franklin-actress-dies-at-6…

707) Jayne Meadows

Jayne Meadows (born Jane Cotter; 1919 – 2015), also known as Jayne Meadows-Allen. American stage, film and television actress, as well as an author and lecturer. She was nominated for three Emmy Awards during her career and was the elder sister of actress and memoirist Audrey Meadows.

- "The red-haired Meadows was best known as Allen's wife and the sister of Honeymooners star Audrey Meadows."…/jayne-meadows-actress-a…/26475405/

- "Jayne had to cover her natural red hair with an exotic black wig for the film."

706) Darlene Conley

Darlene Conley (1934 – 2007). American actress.
Conley's career spanned fifty years, but she was best known for her performances in daytime television, and in particular, for her portrayal of larger-than-life fashion industrialist Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful. Conley played the role from 1989 until her death seventeen years later. Darlene's character Sally is the only soap opera character to be displayed at Madame Tussaud's wax figures galleries in Amsterdam and Las Vegas.

- “Without telling anybody, I got on the Illinois Central railroad by myself and went downtown to the audition,” she says. “Because I was Irish, and I had red hair, freckles and thick glasses, I thought I was wonderful.”

- "'I had an Irish brogue, red hair and I wore glasses, but I got started acting and I lasted by not knowing that I wouldn`t succeed.''…