The iconic actress of film, television, and theater was born on this day in 1908
On Bette Davis birthday, check out her Top 5 films
Bette Davis was born Ruth Elizabeth Davis on April 5, 1908, in Lowell Massachusetts. After a brief theater career, she became one of the biggest stars in the Hollywood studio system, appearing in nearly 100 films before her death in 1989. Davis is still considered an icon for her performances in such films as ‘All Above Eve’ and ‘Dark Victory,’ as well as for her larger-than-life persona both on and off the silver screen. Davis is remembered as one of Hollywood’s legendary leading ladies, famous for her larger-than-life persona. In 1999, Davis was placed second behind Katharine Hepburn on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue ten Academy Award nominations for acting, and was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Here are Bette Davis’s 5 best films over her illustrious career.
By Ken Warren, 2018
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