Just Put Your Lips Together, And Blow…

Her husky, honey-dipped vocals and smoldering stare seduced millions, but it was Lauren Bacall’s bold temperament onstage and off that made her a feminist icon. While she didn’t specifically associate herself with the F-word, Bacall’s saucy sexual persona made waves decades before the sexual revolution, and her independent spirit exemplified female empowerment. Since her death there have been dozens of excellent articles paying tribute to her work and her wit, so we want to go back and celebrate her in action as a fearless femme fatale, a sharp-tongued marital veteran, and a mother owning up to regret in these three classic clips.

To Have and Have Not, 1944

Sex and the Single Girl, 1964

The Mirror Has Two Faces, 1996