Lauren Bacall Dies Aged 89

Lauren Bacall Dies Aged 89

The Hollywood actress and fashion icon has died, it has been announced

Lauren Bacall, the star of stage and screen who began life as a department store model and ended a Hollywood legend, has died aged 89.

Spotted by legendary editor Diana Vreeland, Bacall's journey to fame began when she graced the cover of Harper's Bazaar which led to her being discovered by Hollywood director Howard Hawks and cast in her first film: To Have And Have Not opposite her future husband, Humphrey Bogart.

A career spanning seven decades followed in film, as well in fashion. Bacall will be remembered as much as one of the most glamourous women of the twentieth century – thanks to her penchant for blood red lipstick, love of sleek tailoring, and incredible beauty – as she will be for her unforgettable film noir roles.

The Bogart Estate confirmed the actress's death via Twitter, stating: 'With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall.'

As the news broke, celebrities took to social media to express their condolences and share memories of the Hollywood great.


Barbara Streisand paid tribute to the star, saying: 'What a terrible loss for us all. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her. And, most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with all those great films we can visit again and again, she will be missed.'

Dita von Teese wrote on Twitter: 'Sad to hear we've lost one of the last legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I met Lauren Bacall once... a serious 'pinch me!' moment!

'Lauren Bacall. The greats are leaving us', wrote Rose McGowan

Vera Wang wrote: 'Lauren Bacall... What another incredible loss. An actress that was effortless and authentic. Class, taste, talent and beauty. RIP. xx Vera'

While Lauren Laverne had this to day: 'The incomparable Lauren Bacall has left us. I couldn't have chosen a greater hero to be named after. RIP, kid.'

By Olivia Marks

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