Celebrity Birthdays: April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014

Celebrity Birthdays of note for the week of
April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014

April 14 – Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar (April 14, 1977) Actress probably best known for portraying Buffy Summers on the WB TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently stars in the CBS television sitcom The Crazy Ones.

Sarah Michelle Gellar (April 14, 1977) Actress probably best known for portraying Buffy Summers on the WB TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently stars in the CBS television sitcom The Crazy Ones.

April 14 – Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin (April 14, 1996) Actress has appeared in a number of feature films and is one of the youngest actresses ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Abigail Breslin (April 14, 1996) Actress has appeared in a number of feature films and is one of the youngest actresses ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

April 15 – Emma Watson

Emma Watson (April 15, 1990) English actress rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.  In October 2013, she was voted Sexiest Female Movie Star by Empire Magazine.

Emma Watson (April 15, 1990) English actress rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. In October 2013, she was voted Sexiest Female Movie Star by
Empire Magazine.

April 15 -Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson (April 15, 1959) British actress cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation. Thompson has won multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.

Emma Thompson (April 15, 1959) British actress cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation. Thompson has won multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.

April 16 – Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin (April 16, 1954) American actress has won an Emmy Award in 1997 for Before Women Had Wings and a Tony Award in 2011 for The Normal Heart.

Ellen Barkin (April 16, 1954) American actress has won an Emmy Award in 1997 for Before Women Had Wings and a Tony Award in 2011 for The Normal Heart.

April 17 – Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham (April 17, 1974) English fashion designer, model and singer rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by British pop music magazine Top of the Pops.

Victoria Beckham (April 17, 1974) English fashion designer, model and singer rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by British pop music magazine Top of the Pops.

April 17 – Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner (April 17, 1972) Actress first gained recognition for her role as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC thriller drama series Alias for which she won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.

Jennifer Garner (April 17, 1972) Actress first gained recognition for her role as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC thriller drama series Alias for which she won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.

April 17 – Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara (April 17, 1985) Actress rose to prominence starring as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,

Rooney Mara (April 17, 1985) Actress rose to prominence starring as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the American version of
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

April 18 – Maria Bello

Maria Bello (April 18, 1967) Actress  whose movies include Payback, Coyote Ugly, The Cooler, A History of Violence, Thank You for Smoking, Jane Austen Book Club, and The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Maria Bello (April 18, 1967) Actress whose movies include Payback, Coyote Ugly, The Cooler, A History of Violence, Thank You for Smoking, Jane Austen Book Club, and The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

April 19 – Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson (April 19, 1979) Actress came to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Almost Famous.

Kate Hudson (April 19, 1979) Actress came to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in
Almost Famous.

April 19 – Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd (April 19, 1968) Television and film actress was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini Series or Movie for her role in the ABC TV series Missing (2012).

Ashley Judd (April 19, 1968) Television and film actress was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini Series or Movie for her role in the ABC TV series Missing (2012).

April 19 – Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova (April 19, 1987) Russian professional tennis player has won twenty-nine WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles. Has been ranked World No. 1 in singles 5 seperate times

Maria Sharapova (April 19, 1987) Russian professional tennis player has won twenty-nine WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles. Has been ranked by the WTA World No. 1 in singles on five seperate occasions for a total of 21 weeks.

April 20 – Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr (April 20, 1983)Australian super model rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. Was ranked 2nd in Forbes 2013 list of the world's highest-paid models.

Miranda Kerr (April 20, 1983)Australian super model rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Was ranked 2nd in Forbes 2013 list of the world’s highest-paid models.

April 20 – Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange (April 20, 1949) Much celebrated actress has been the recipient of several awards, including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG, and three Dorian Awards.

Jessica Lange (April 20, 1949) Much celebrated actress has been the recipient of several awards, including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG, and three Dorian Awards.

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Rita Hayworth (1946) – Classic Stars Swimsuit Gallery

Classic Stars Swimsuit Gallery
Rita Hayworth having fun in the sun
poolside at home in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a
white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a
white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a
white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a
white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a
white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a
white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth at home poolside in a white bikini (1946)

Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American dancer and Hollywood film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. Hayworth is only one of six women who have the distinction of having danced on screen with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Rita Hayworth is listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Stars of All Time.

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Humor: I asked 100 women what shampoo they liked best…

Humor/Jokes
I asked 100 women what shampoo they liked best…

The number one reply:
How the hell did you get in here??!!

I asked 100 women what shampoo they liked best... The number one reply,  How the hell did you get in here!!

I asked 100 women what shampoo they liked best…
The number one reply,
How the hell did you get in here??!!

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Celebrity Birthdays: April 7, 2014 – April 13, 2014

Celebrity Birthdays of note for the week of
April 7, 2014 – April 13, 2014

April 7 – Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe (April 7, 1964) New Zealand actor movies include Gladiator,  L.A. Confidential, Master and Commander -The Far Side of the World, Cinderella Man, 310 to Yuma, American Gangster, and Robin Hood.

Russell Crowe (April 7, 1964) New Zealand actor movies include Gladiator, L.A. Confidential, Master and Commander -The Far Side of the World, Cinderella Man, 310 to Yuma, American Gangster, and Robin Hood.

April 7 – Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan (April 7,  1954) Hong Kong actor, comedian, martial artist, and stunt performer has appeared in over 150 films and is one of the few actors to have performed all of his film stunts.

Jackie Chan (April 7, 1954) Hong Kong actor, comedian, martial artist, and stunt performer has appeared in over 150 films and is one of the few actors to have performed all of his film stunts.

April 8 -Robin Wright

Robin Wright (April 8, 1966)Actress and singer known for his role as Claire Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.

Robin Wright (April 8, 1966)Actress and singer known for his role as Claire Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress –
Television Series Drama.

April 8 – Shelby Young

Shelby Young (April 8, 1992) American actress best known for her roles in The Social Network and American Horror Story.

Shelby Young (April 8, 1992) American actress best known for her roles in The Social Network and American Horror Story.

April 9 – Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart (April 9, 1990) American actress movies include Zathura, The Messengers, Adventureland, The Runaways,  Snow White and the Huntsman, On the Road, Camp X-Ray, and The Twilight Saga.

Kristen Stewart (April 9, 1990) American actress movies include Zathura, The Messengers, Adventureland, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman, On the Road, Camp X-Ray, and The Twilight Saga.

April 9 – Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning (April 9, 1998) American actress is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, and Super 8.

Elle Fanning (April 9, 1998) American actress is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, and Super 8.

April 10 – Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore (April 10, 1984) Singer–songwriter and actress portrayed Rapunzel in the animated film Tangled, in which she performed the song I See the Light which won a Grammy Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Mandy Moore (April 10, 1984) Singer–songwriter and actress portrayed Rapunzel in the animated film Tangled, in which she performed the song I See the Light which won a Grammy Best Song Written for Visual Media.

April 10 – Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell (April 10, 1987) Canadian actress and model is best known for her role as Emily Fields in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.

Shay Mitchell (April 10, 1987) Canadian actress and model is best known for her role as Emily Fields in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.

April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra  Ambrósio (April 11, 1981) Brazilian super-model is currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line.

Alessandra Ambrósio (April 11, 1981) Brazilian super-model is currently one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company’s PINK line.

April 12 – Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker (April 12, 1987) American fashion model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the  2010 cover and her work for Victoria's Secret 2010 Swim Collection.

Brooklyn Decker (April 12, 1987) American fashion model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the 2010 cover and her work for Victoria’s Secret 2010 Swim Collection.

April 12 – David Letterman

David Letterman (April 12, 1947) Television host and comedian is currently the host of the late night talk show 'Late Show with David Letterman' on CBS. Letterman announced he will retire sometime in 2015

David Letterman (April 12, 1947) Television host and comedian is currently the host of the late night talk show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ on CBS. Letterman announced he will retire sometime in 2015.

April 12 – Claire Danes

Claire Danes (April 12, 1979) Actress has appeared as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, as Cosette in Les Misérables, and as Yvaine in Stardust Currently stars in the  Showtime TV  series Homeland.

Claire Danes (April 12, 1979) Actress has appeared as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, as Cosette in Les Misérables, and as Yvaine in Stardust Currently stars in the Showtime
TV series Homeland.

April 12 – Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison (April 12, 1979) American actress is known for her role as Emma Swan in the ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time and Dr. Allison Cameron in House.

Jennifer Morrison (April 12, 1979) American actress is known for her role as Emma Swan in the ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time and Dr. Allison Cameron in House.

April 12 – Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia (April 12, 1956) Cuban American actor was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III.

Andy Garcia (April 12, 1956) Cuban American actor was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III.

April 13 – Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino (April 13, 1939) American actor best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas and as Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the police procedural and legal drama TV series Law & Order.

Paul Sorvino (April 13, 1939) American actor best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas and as Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the police procedural and legal drama TV series
Law & Order.

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Gil Elvgren Pin-up art: “A Near Miss” (1964)

“A Near Miss” (Right On Target) (1964)
Gil Elvgren Pin-up Art

Gil Elvgren Pin-up Art: "A Near Miss" (Right On Target) (1964)

Gil Elvgren Pin-up Art:
“A Near Miss” (Right On Target) (1964)

Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980) was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Elvgren was one of the most important pin-up and glamour artists of the twentieth century. Best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow, Elvgren’s clients also included business such as Coca-Cola to General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. In addition, during the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.

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