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Swan Queens

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Anna Sobeshchanskaya (who performed Odette in the first production of Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Ballet in 1877; her crossed-arms pose has become an iconic gesture for this role)

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Pierina Legnani (the first Odette/Odile for the 1895 production of Swan Lake at the Maryinsky Ballet)

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Adelaide Giuri (with Mikhail Mordkin, 1901)

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Vera Karalli

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Tamara Karsavina (early 1900s)

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Anna Pavlova (with Nicholas Legat, 1909)

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Agrippina Vaganova

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Olga Spessivtseva (1934)

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Alicia Markova

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Irina Baronova (1939)

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Tamara Toumanova

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Alexandra Danilova

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Mia Slavenska

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Alicia Alonso (1946)

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Margot Fonteyn

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Galina Ulanova

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Natalia Dudinskaya (with Konstantin Sergeyev, 1940s)

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Moira Shearer (1946)

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Maria Tallchief (with Andre Eglevsky, 1940s)

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Maya Plisetskaya

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Ekaterina Maximova

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Galina Mezentseva

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Melissa Hayden

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Antoinette Sibley (with Michael Somes, 1959)

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Lynn Seymour

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Natalia Makarova (1970s)

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Carla Fracci (with Richard Cragun, 1974)

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Merle Park (with Rudolf Nureyev)

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Natalia Bessmertnova

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Cynthia Gregory

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Karen Kain

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Darci Kistler

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Susan Jaffe

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Nina Ananiashvili

Yet Even MORE Golden-Age Hollywood Stars in Tutus

Ann Miller

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Lucille Ball (with Mary Wickes)

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Bessie Love

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Betty Grable

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Clara Bow

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Jean Arthur

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Claire Bloom (with Charlie Chaplin in Limelight)

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Doris Day

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Eleanor Powell

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Dolores Costello

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Rita Hayworth

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Alice Faye (from Hello, Frisco, Hello)

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Ginger Rogers (with Equine Friend)

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Sonja Henie

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Mitzi Gaynor

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Betty Hutton

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Zizi Jeanmaire (from Hans Christian Andersen)

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Dorothy Lamour

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Jane Powell (from Two Weeks With Love)

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Ruby Keeler

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Mary Pickford

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Dorothy Sebastian

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Shirley Temple (from The Little Princess)

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Marian Marsh

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Theda Bara

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Vera Zorina (from I Was An Adventuress)

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Hippopotamus and Ostrich (from Fantasia)

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This is the third part in a series on Classic-Era Hollywood stars in tutus. Check out part one here; part two can be found here.

More Golden-Age Hollywood Stars in Tutus

Ida Lupino

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Debbie Reynolds

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Merna Kennedy (in The Circus, 1928)

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Marilyn Monroe

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Greta Garbo (in Grand Hotel, 1932)

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Janet Leigh (in The Red Danube, 1949)

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Leslie Caron

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Yvonne deCarlo (in Salome, Where She Danced, 1945)

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Cyd Charisse

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Louise Brooks

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Moira Shearer (with Leonide Massine in The Red Shoes, 1948)

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Brigitte Bardot

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Audrey Hepburn (in The Secret People, 1952)

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Vera-Ellen

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Stan Laurel (in The Dancing Masters, 1943)

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Bugs Bunny (in A Corny Concerto, 1943, with Porky Pig and hunting dog)

Golden-Age Hollywood Stars in Tutus

Viven Leigh, Waterloo Bridge (1941; with director Mervyn LeRoy)

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Maureen O’Hara, Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

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Norma Shearer, He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

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Elizabeth Taylor, filming Love is Better Than Ever (1951)

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Esther Williams, Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

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Gene Tierney, Never Let Me Go (1953)

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Joan Crawford, ca. 1930

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Loretta Young, rehearsing for The Men in her Life (1941)

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Margaret O’Brien, The Unfinished Dance (1947)

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Red Skelton, Bathing Beauty (1944)