Lauren Bacall, who just died yesterday at 89 , is one of the rare actresses whose entire career was based on her performance in a single scene. It happens to be the single sexiest scene ever put on film. In 's To Have and Have Not , she was 19 years old, starring with Humphrey Bogart with a script co-written by William Faulkner based on an Ernest Hemingway novel, and yet she is what we all remember. The scene has the famous line "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow. It must have been tough to be Lauren Bacall after this performance.
Actress Lauren Bacall makes a boob with her cleavage-baring red carpet outfit
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It's almost unreal how impeccable Lauren Bacall was in her first couple of scenes in her screen debut, To Have and Have Not. Not just beautiful; impeccable. She is slouched in a doorway, asking for a match, held at a distance from the camera. Humphrey Bogart throws her a pack of matches; we move a little closer to see her suit, her hair.
Actress Lauren Bacall
Updated: BST, 28 March As a fully-paid up member of the rarefied club of Hollywood screenicons, legendary beauty Lauren Bacall has had her pick of Hollywood'sleading men, including former husband Humphrey Bogart. But even screen icons have their off days, and Miss Bacall proved noexception, as the actress arrived at an event in New York showingrather too much cleavage.
From the moment she opened her mouth in "To Have and Have Not," Lauren Bacall was a captivating screen presence, and her life—with and without Bogie—was no less fascinating. Here, to mark her birthday, are 40 things you may not know about the sultry star from Hollywood's Golden Age. She was born in the Bronx on September 16, Although the name on her birth certificate was Betty Joan Perske, she took on her mother's surname—Bacall—when she was six, after her parents divorced. In Hollywood, she became Lauren Bacall, but friends would always call her Betty.