Lana Turner was an American actress and pin-up model who appeared in numerous films throughout her career spanning almost five decades. After being discovered at the age of 16, she garnered attention with her first film, 'They Won't Forget' in 1937. In the following decade, she established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood with films such as 'Johnny Eager' (1941), 'Honky Tonk' (1941), 'Ziegfeld Girl' (1941), and 'Somewhere I'll Find You' (1942).
While she was often portrayed as an ingénue, she earned a reputation as a glamorous femme fatale with the 1941 horror film, 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' and the film noir 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' (1946). She next appeared in the critically acclaimed 1952 film, 'The Bad and the Beautiful,' and the 1957 movie, 'Peyton Place', receiving an 'Academy Award' nomination for 'Best Actress.’ One of her top-grossing films was 'Imitation of Life' (1959).
While her film career declined in the 1960s and 1970s, she returned with a recurring guest role in the television series 'Falcon Crest', which was followed by a couple appearances in another TV series, 'The Love Boat'. She also made appearances on the radio programs 'Philip Morris Playhouse' and 'Lux Radio Theatre.'