Happy Birthday to the Original Scream Queen

Bette Davis would have been 100 years old today, and though she is noted for her performances in Now Voyager, All About Eve, and Jezebel; Billy Loves Stu likes to recall her more sinister oeuvre:

As the deranged, Baby Jane Hudson.
Or the put-upon Charlotte in Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte.
As the sinister Nanny, in the film of the same name.

In Scream Pretty Peggy, Scream.
As Madame Sin
As the grandmother in Burnt Offerings.
And finally, as the evil Widow Fortune in The Dark Secret of Harvest Home.


Anonymous said...

She was also pretty creepy in Watcher in the Woods, but that performance pales in comparison to her tour-de-force deathbed scene in Burnt Offerings.

Pax Romano said...

Aunt John, thanks for stopping around!

I totally blanked on Watcher in the Woods.

And yes, the death-bed scene was intense in B.O.