Can you pass a mirror without a primp or a frown? Are you the type that is satisfied at the image that stares back at you or would you prefer to cover all mirrors in the vicinity with back cloth? Do you think the way you see yourself is the way others see you?
Mirrors have always been a provocative movie star accessory. Whether it be a reflection of the soul, a hidden desire or just a beautiful face, the image in the mirror sometimes tells us more than flesh and blood.
"The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs."
For Chaplin, the mirror was a reflection of his soul and psyche.
|Chaplin hides in a house of mirrors in "The Circus"|
|Chaplin hides behind the makeup in "Limelight"|
Photographer George Hurrell frequently used mirror images when capturing his subjects
|The glamour of Carole Lombard x 4|
|A mirror shows Lombard's profile to a gorgeous advantage|
|A mirror amps up the elegance for Betty Grable|
|Susan Hayward gets the Hurrell mirror treatment|
|Kay Francis's troubled image betrays her |
seeming nonchalance in "Mandalay"
|A mirror only serves to emphasize |
Norma Shearer's beautiful profile
|Hurrel gives Norma his mirrored table treatment|
|Rosemary Lane's beauty is evident in her reflection|
|The Great Stone face reveals nothing and |
everything in this stunning portrait
Some non-Hurrel portraits of some beautiful reflections
|When you look like Cary Grant there can never be too many mirrors|
|Deanna Durbin's image lets us know what is |
really going on behind that innocent face
|Tallulah Bankhead practices her sexy smoking |
pose before her mirror
|Ty Power wonders if it is him or Dorian Gray|
|Madcap Mabel Normand shows her sweet |
and feminine side in her reflection
|Super chorus girl Toby Wing with her weapons of choice|
|Both sides of the beauty of Judy|
|Lillian Gish's reflection is serious business|
|Janet Gaynor likes what she sees|
|Katharine Hepburn channels her inner thespian|
|Elizabeth Taylor takes a moment from being fabulous|
|Joan Blondell's image challenges her to up the perkiness|
|Cagney's reflection is as charming as the real thing|
|Vilma Banky practically plotzes over a double image|
|The mirror is a key tool in the transformation |
from Norma Jean to Marilyn
|And sometimes it talks back.....|