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Gorgeous Photos of Classic Hollywood Actresses from the 1940s and 1950s by Bert Six

Bert Six was a talented photographer and portraitist from Missouri. He worked for Warner Bros and several other famous production companies. He was best known for his glamour shots of Hollywood actresses. Six joined Warner Bros. in 1934 and became head of the still department in 1945.

Six photographed some of the most famous Hollywood stars, including Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Jack Benny, and others. He died in 1967 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 65.

Here are some glamorous portraits of classic Hollywood actresses taken by Bert Six in the 1940s and 1950s.

#1 Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘The Letter’, 1940

Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘The Letter’, 1940

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#2 Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘Now, Voyager’, 1942

Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘Now, Voyager’, 1942

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#3 Alexis Smith by Bert Six, 1943

Alexis Smith by Bert Six, 1943

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#4 Dolores Moran by Bert Six, 1943

Dolores Moran by Bert Six, 1943

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#5 Janis Paige by Bert Six, 1944

Janis Paige by Bert Six, 1944

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#6 Ida Lupino by Bert Six, 1945

Ida Lupino by Bert Six, 1945

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#7 Joan Crawford by Bert Six, 1945

Joan Crawford by Bert Six, 1945

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#8 Ann Sheridan from ‘One More Tomorrow’ by Bert Six, 1946

Ann Sheridan from ‘One More Tomorrow’ by Bert Six, 1946

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#9 Joan Crawford by Bert Six from ‘Humoresque’, 1946

Joan Crawford by Bert Six from ‘Humoresque’, 1946

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#10 Olivia de Havilland photographed by Bert Six, 1946

Olivia de Havilland photographed by Bert Six, 1946

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#11 Shirley Temple from ‘That Hagen Girl’ by Bert Six, 1947

Shirley Temple from ‘That Hagen Girl’ by Bert Six, 1947

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#12 Shirley Temple from ‘That Hagen Girl’ by Bert Six, 1947

Shirley Temple from ‘That Hagen Girl’ by Bert Six, 1947

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#13 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1948

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1948

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#14 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1948

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1948

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#15 Bette Davis by Bert Six, 1940s

Bette Davis by Bert Six, 1940s

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#16 Ida Lupino by Bert Six, 1940s

Ida Lupino by Bert Six, 1940s

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#17 Joan Crawford by Bert Six, 1940s

Joan Crawford by Bert Six, 1940s

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#18 Lauren Bacall by Bert Six, 1940s

Lauren Bacall by Bert Six, 1940s

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#19 Martha Vickers by Bert Six, 1940s

Martha Vickers by Bert Six, 1940s

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#20 Patricia Neal by Bert Six from ‘The Fountainhead’, 1949

Patricia Neal by Bert Six from ‘The Fountainhead’, 1949

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#21 Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1949

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1949

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#22 Ruth Roman by Bert Six, 1949

Ruth Roman by Bert Six, 1949

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#23 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1949

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1949

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#24 Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1950

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1950

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#25 Doris Day from ‘On Moonlight Bay’ by Bert Six, 1951

Doris Day from ‘On Moonlight Bay’ by Bert Six, 1951

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#26 Gene Tierney from ‘Close to My Heart’ by Bert Six, 1951

Gene Tierney from ‘Close to My Heart’ by Bert Six, 1951

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#27 Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1951

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1951

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#28 Vivien Leigh by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh by Bert Six, 1951

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#29 Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

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#30 Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

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#31 Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

Vivien Leigh from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Bert Six, 1951

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#32 Grace Kelly from ‘Dial M For Murder’ by Bert Six, 1954

Grace Kelly from ‘Dial M For Murder’ by Bert Six, 1954

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#33 Jayne Mansfield by Bert Six, 1955

Jayne Mansfield by Bert Six, 1955

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#34 Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

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#35 Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

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#36 Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor from ‘Giant’ by Bert Six, 1956

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#37 Audrey Hepburn from ‘The Nun’s Story by Bert Six’, 1959

Audrey Hepburn from ‘The Nun's Story by Bert Six’, 1959

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#38 Audrey Hepburn from ‘The Nun’s Story’ by Bert Six, 1959

Audrey Hepburn from ‘The Nun's Story’ by Bert Six, 1959

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#39 Natalie Wood by Bert Six, 1950s

Natalie Wood by Bert Six, 1950s

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#40 Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1950s

Patricia Neal by Bert Six, 1950s

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#41 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

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#42 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

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#43 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

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#44 Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

Virginia Mayo by Bert Six, 1950s

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#45 Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘The Letter’, 1940

Bette Davis photographed by Bert Six for ‘The Letter’, 1940

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