"I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing."
Already infamous for her bawdy theater career, actress, singer, and playwright Mae West wasn't in a Hollywood film until 1932 when she was nearly 40 years old.
Within two years she was the highest paid woman and second highest paid person in the entire country (only behind William Randolph Hearst). At the age of 84 she was still cracking wise and playing a sex symbol on the silverscreen.
Mae West was the real thing.
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