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Lana Turner (1920—1995)

American actressCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1920
Lana Turner by Paul Hesse 1946, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement
Lana Turner (1920—1995), American film actress known for her glamorous looks and sexual allure. Though her skill as an actress was limited, Turner excelled in roles that highlighted her sexuality and working-class roots. She enjoyed her greatest popularity in the 1940s and ’50s, often playing the part of a “good girl gone bad.”

Turner endured a difficult childhood. After the family moved to San Francisco, her parents separated and she was placed in a foster home (where she was abused). Soon thereafter her father was murdered. Turner was reunited with her mother, and in 1936 they moved to Los Angeles, where, as legend has it, the golden-haired starlet was “discovered” at a drugstore soda fountain by a Hollywood film journalist. That led to a small part in Warner Brothers’ They Won’t Forget (1937), directed by Mervyn LeRoy, who suggested she drop her nickname, Judy, for something more glamorous; she chose Lana. LeRoy took her with him when he moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1938, and she remained under contract there until 1956.
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Lana Turner in 'Marriage is a Private Affair'
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Screenland publicity photo

Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Screenland publicity photo

Publicity photo for Ziegfeld Girl from Screenland; Left to right: Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr. The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City, produced by... More

Lana Turner in 'The Prodigal', 1955

Lana Turner in 'The Prodigal', 1955

Lana Turner in The Prodigal, 1955. Still photo of Lana Turner, "back stamped" by photographer Bob Beerman

Lana Turner and Robert Stack, 1942

Lana Turner and Robert Stack, 1942

Lana Turner with Robert Stack, 1942

Lana Turner Woodbury Cosmetics advertisement

Lana Turner Woodbury Cosmetics advertisement

Lana Turner Woodbury Cosmetics advertisement Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Behind the scenes of The Postman Always Rings Twice

Behind the scenes of The Postman Always Rings Twice

Director Tay Garnett sits backstage with actors John Garfield and Lana Turner in between filming The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Lana Turner and Judy Garland, 1941

Lana Turner and Judy Garland, 1941

Lana Turner and Judy Garland at Ciro's, as published in a November 1941 Photoplay issue

Lana Turner and Steve Crane - marriage kiss

Lana Turner and Steve Crane - marriage kiss

Marriage photo of Lana Turner and Stephen Crane

Icon Lana Turner, MGM 1950, public domain photograph

Icon Lana Turner, MGM 1950, public domain photograph

Lana Turner, Modern Screen January 1950 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Confidential Magazine cover November 1954

Confidential Magazine cover November 1954

Confidential Magazine cover November 1954

Lana Turner 1943 - A black and white photo of a woman in a dress

Lana Turner 1943 - A black and white photo of a woman in a dress

Lana Turner in a publicity photo for Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Lana Turner and Lex Barker

Lana Turner and Lex Barker

Lana Turner and Lex Barker in 1953

Lana Turner color headshot 1946

Lana Turner color headshot 1946

Lana Turner in Photoplay, Aug. 1946

Screenland (February 1942), Lana Turner

Screenland (February 1942), Lana Turner

Lana Turner on Screenland cover, Feb. 1942 Public domain scan of actress portrait, printed advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cheryl Crane and Lana Turner

Cheryl Crane and Lana Turner

Lana Turner with daughter Cheryl Crane

Lana Turner and Robert Taylor portrait

Lana Turner and Robert Taylor portrait

Lana Turner and Robert Taylor from Johnny Eager (1942). Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner dancing

Lana Turner dancing

from Photoplay, March 1938

Jennifer Jones and Lana Turner, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement

Jennifer Jones and Lana Turner, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement

Jennifer Jones and Lana Turner, photographed in 1947

Lana Turner 'These Glamour Girls' portrait

Lana Turner 'These Glamour Girls' portrait

Lana Turner portrait from 1939

Lana Turner 1949 color portrait

Lana Turner 1949 color portrait

Lana Turner 1949 color portrait in Modern Screen Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner and Clark Gable in Honky Tonk

Lana Turner and Clark Gable in Honky Tonk

Lana Turner and Clark Gable in a still from Honky Tonk

Lana Turner and Gene Kelly, 1948

Lana Turner and Gene Kelly, 1948

Lana Turner and Gene Kelly attending a party in New York City, 1948

Cotton stockings. Lana Turner inspecting the ankle-flattering bracelet design embroidered on dressy, fine point lisle cotton mesh hose

Cotton stockings. Lana Turner inspecting the ankle-flattering bracelet...

Public domain photograph of California in 1930s, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner 1944 portrait

Lana Turner 1944 portrait

as appeared in Screenland, April 1944

Lana Turner and Frank Sinatra, 1944

Lana Turner and Frank Sinatra, 1944

Lana Turner with Frank Sinatra, Oct. 1944 (from Modern Screen issue), p. 50

Lana Turner profile (1938), Photoplay magazine movie advertisement
A black and white photo of a woman in a dress. Lana turner actress film.

A black and white photo of a woman in a dress. Lana turner actress fil...

- - the most beautiful woman in hollywood. hollywood stars, classic hollywood, old hollywood, hollywood glamour, hollywood glamour, hollywood glamour, hollywood stars, classic hollywood, hollywood glamour / Act... More

Screenland - January 1945 (Lana Turner)

Screenland - January 1945 (Lana Turner)

Lana Turner on cover of Screenland

Businessman Robert P. Eaton and his bride Lana Turner, 1965

Businessman Robert P. Eaton and his bride Lana Turner, 1965

Businessman Robert P. Eaton and his bride Lana Turner, 1965

Lana Turner and Robert Young kissing

Lana Turner and Robert Young kissing

from Slightly Dangerous

Lana Turner color portrait, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner color portrait, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Portrait of Lana Turner in Modern Screen Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner dress (February 1942)

Lana Turner dress (February 1942)

from Screenland (Feb. 1942)

Screen Guide (December 1940 cover)

Screen Guide (December 1940 cover)

Screen Guide (December 1940) featuring Lana Turner

Lana Turner 1960 - Public domain portrait print

Lana Turner 1960 - Public domain portrait print

Lana Turner, 1960 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner 1947 publicity still

Lana Turner 1947 publicity still

Studio publicity still of Lana Turner Public domain photograph of movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner The Rains of Ranchipur 1955

Lana Turner The Rains of Ranchipur 1955

Studio publicity still of Lana Turner for the film The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)

Clark Gable and Lana Turner - Somewhere I'll Find You

Clark Gable and Lana Turner - Somewhere I'll Find You

Clark Gable and Lana Turner in Somewhere I'll Find You (1942). Turner is wearing a costume designed by costume designer Robert Kalloch.

Georges Saurel and Lana Turner

Georges Saurel and Lana Turner

Georges Saurel and Lana Turner at Mocambo, 1948

Lana Turner and Linda Perry in They Won't Forget (1937)

Lana Turner and Linda Perry in They Won't Forget (1937)

Lana Turner and Linda Perry in They Won't Forget (1937) Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner and Walter Pidgeon, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner and Walter Pidgeon, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner and Walter Pidgeon in 1944, from issue of Modern Screen

Lana Turner by Paul Hesse 1946, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement

Lana Turner by Paul Hesse 1946, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement

Lana Turner by Paul Hesse, as appeared on the cover of Photoplay in October 1946

Lana Turner posed on heart pillow

Lana Turner posed on heart pillow

Lana Turner Valentine's portrait in Screenland, Feb. 1944

Lana Turner posed on staircase, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement
Lana Turner with sunglasses at Stompanato inquest

Lana Turner with sunglasses at Stompanato inquest

Lana Turner at Stompanato inquest, April 1958

Lana Turner (1944)

Lana Turner (1944)

Lana Turner portrait

Lana Turner in Photoplay 1963, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement
Lana Turner on Modern Screen cover (February 1944)

Lana Turner on Modern Screen cover (February 1944)

Lana Turner on Modern Screen cover (February 1944) Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner on Photoplay cover (August 1947)

Lana Turner on Photoplay cover (August 1947)

Lana Turner, Photoplay cover, August 1947

Lana Turner skiing

Lana Turner skiing

Portrait from Screenland, Dec. 1953

Lana Turner, 'Honky Tonk' still

Lana Turner, 'Honky Tonk' still

Lana Turner in Honky Tonk (1941). Turner is wearing a costume designed by costume designer Robert Kalloch.

Lana Turner, 1947, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner, 1947, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner studio shot, 1947 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner, Screen Guide (December 1940)

Lana Turner, Screen Guide (December 1940)

Lana Turner on the cover of Screen Guide (December 1940) Public domain photograph - hat, dress accessory, fashion, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

La Turner 1937 - A black and white photo of a woman posing for a picture
Lana Turner and Bob Topping, 1947
Lana Turner and Stephen Crane, 1943

Lana Turner and Stephen Crane, 1943

Lana Turner with husband Stephen Crane, 1943 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner and Tyrone Power 1947

Lana Turner and Tyrone Power 1947

Lana Turner and Tyrone Power photographed in 1947

Lana Turner by Eric Carpenter - Modern Screen January 1950

Lana Turner by Eric Carpenter - Modern Screen January 1950

Lana Turner by Eric Carpenter, Modern Screen January 1950 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner, September 1945, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner, September 1945, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner in Modern Screen, Sept. 1945 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner greeting U.S. Navy officers, 1943

Lana Turner greeting U.S. Navy officers, 1943

Lana Turner greeting U.S. Navy officers, 1943 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner publicity shot, 1942

Lana Turner publicity shot, 1942

Lana Turner publicity shot in Modern Screen, 192 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner Cinelandia Magazine

Lana Turner Cinelandia Magazine

Lana Turner on the Argentinean Magazine cover Public domain scan of actress portrait, printed advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde portrait

Lana Turner - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde portrait

Lana Turner - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde portrait (1941) Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner - makeup shot

Lana Turner - makeup shot

from Screenland, 1944

Businessman Fred May and his bride Lana Turner, 1960

Businessman Fred May and his bride Lana Turner, 1960

Businessman Frederick "Fred" May and his bride Lana Turner, 1960

Lana Turner and Ricardo Montalbán in 'Latin Lovers'

Lana Turner and Ricardo Montalbán in 'Latin Lovers'

Lana Turner and Ricardo Montalbán publicity still Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner color portrait (1943)

Lana Turner color portrait (1943)

Lana Turner in Screenland, Apr. 1943

Lana Turner Screenland cover

Lana Turner Screenland cover

from the cover of Screenland, February 1942

Stephen Crane and Lana Turner at Mocambo, Jan. 1943

Stephen Crane and Lana Turner at Mocambo, Jan. 1943

Stephen Crane and Lana Turner at Mocambo in Los Angeles, Jan. 1943

Delft. Opnames voor de film "Betrayed" (werktitel:

Delft. Opnames voor de film "Betrayed" (werktitel:

Delft. Opnames voor de film "Betrayed" (werktitel: "The true and the brave", met in de hoofdrollen: Clark Gable, Lana Turner en Victor Mature).

Lana Turner 1941 headshot

Lana Turner 1941 headshot

Closeup headshot of Lana Turner

Lana Turner, actress. Black and white portrait photograph

Lana Turner, actress. Black and white portrait photograph

Promotional photograph of actress Lana Turner (1951) Public domain photograph - 1950s female portrait, actress, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner signs projectile in WWII.

Lana Turner signs projectile in WWII.

Lana Turner, sweetheart of the coast artillery, visits troops at Fort Hancock in WWII.

Lana Turner at Stompanato inquest
Lana Turner costume sketch by Walter Plunkett, 1955

Lana Turner costume sketch by Walter Plunkett, 1955

Lana Turner costume sketch for Diane, 1955 by Walter Plunkett Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ann Codee-Lana Turner in Mr. Imperium

Ann Codee-Lana Turner in Mr. Imperium

Ann Codee (left) & Lana Turner in Mr. Imperium - cropped screenshot Public domain scan of actress portrait, printed advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner (Screenland, Nov. 1941)

Lana Turner (Screenland, Nov. 1941)

From a "Says Lana..." special in Screenland, February 1942

Lana Turner portrait, 1943, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner portrait, 1943, movie actress, Modern Screen Magazine

Lana Turner in Modern Screen, Feb. 1943 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lana Turner and Artie Shaw, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement

Lana Turner and Artie Shaw, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement

Lana Turner and Artie Shaw after their marriage, as appeared in Photoplay

Peyton Place 000 - A woman standing in a room next to a window

Peyton Place 000 - A woman standing in a room next to a window

Lana Turner & Lee Philips in "Peyton Place" Français : Lana Turner & Lee Philips dans "Peyton Place"

These Glamour Girls - Jane Bryan, Lana Turner, & Mary Beth Hughes

These Glamour Girls - Jane Bryan, Lana Turner, & Mary Beth Hughes

Jane Bryan, Lana Turner, & Mary Beth Hughes in These Glamour Girls

Tony Martin & Lana Turner with Judy Garland & David Rose

Tony Martin & Lana Turner with Judy Garland & David Rose

Left to right: Tony Martin, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, and David Rose at Ciro's in Hollywood, January 1941

Delft. Opnames voor de film "Betrayed" (werktitel:

Delft. Opnames voor de film "Betrayed" (werktitel:

Delft. Opnames voor de film "Betrayed" (werktitel: "The true and the brave", met in de hoofdrollen: Clark Gable, Lana Turner en Victor Mature). Executie van verzetsstrijders

Lana Turner 'Slightly Dangerous' portrait
Lana Turner and Del Armstrong on set of Green Dolphin Street

Lana Turner and Del Armstrong on set of Green Dolphin Street

Lana Turner and Del Armstrong on set of Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Lana Turner color portrait (Screenland, 1953)
Lana Turner in Hawaii, 1941

Lana Turner in Hawaii, 1941

Lana Turner in Hawaii, as appeared in Screenland (Feb. 1941)

Lana Turner with cat

Lana Turner with cat

Photographed in 1947

Modern Screen cover October 1942 - Lana Turner

Modern Screen cover October 1942 - Lana Turner

Modern Screen cover, Oct. 1942 Public domain photograph of Hollywood movie actress, film industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Peyton Place 3-3 - A woman in a red dress standing in front of a window

Peyton Place 3-3 - A woman in a red dress standing in front of a windo...

Lana Turner plays Constance MacKensie in "Peyton Place" (original 1957 trailer). Français : Lana Turner joue Constance MacKensie dans "Peyton Place".

The Dancing Co-Ed lobby card - Vintage movie public domain poster

The Dancing Co-Ed lobby card - Vintage movie public domain poster

Lobby card for the American romantic comedy film Dancing Co-Ed (1939).

Lana Turner and Stephen Crane marriage photo

Lana Turner and Stephen Crane marriage photo

Lana Turner and Stephen Crane being married in Las Vegas

Lana Turner in Rio de Janiero, 1946

Lana Turner in Rio de Janiero, 1946

Lana Turner greeting fans in Rio de Janiero, 1946

Lana Turner (Screenland, July 1941)
Lana Turner on set of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'

Lana Turner on set of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'

Lana Turner on set of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Photoplay October 1946 Lana Turner

Photoplay October 1946 Lana Turner

Cover of Photoplay, October 1946 Public domain scan of actress portrait, printed advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Eiganotomo-2-1951-page2. Public domain image of 1950s Japan.

Eiganotomo-2-1951-page2. Public domain image of 1950s Japan.

Eiga No Tomo (映画之友) February 1951 page 2 featuring Lana Turner (ラナ・ターナー)

Cheryl Crane 1958 - A black and white photo of a woman sitting down

Cheryl Crane 1958 - A black and white photo of a woman sitting down

Cheryl Crane, daughter of Lana Turner, in 1958

Lana Turner and Tony Martin

Lana Turner and Tony Martin

Lana Turner and Tony Martin in Lake Arrowhead, California, December 1941

Paula Stone, Phyllis Fraser, Anne Shirley, Jacqueline Wells and Lana Turner

Paula Stone, Phyllis Fraser, Anne Shirley, Jacqueline Wells and Lana T...

Left to right: Paula Stone, Phyllis Fraser, Anne Shirley, Jacqueline Wells (aka Julie Bishop), and Lana Turner in 1938.

Steve Crane, Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner, and Mildred Turner

Steve Crane, Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner, and Mildred Turner

Left to right: Steve Crane, Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner, and Mildred Turner

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