Handsome is as handsome does.
Growing up, many of us may recall hearing these words of wisdom. An English proverb taken to mean physical beauty isn't as important as good behavior.
Personally, I take it to mean that one is only as beautiful/handsome/pretty as your deeds. (Think model/actress Naomi Campbell, for instance.)
This week, MoviesAndMore.tv features two films whose leading ladies' good works express these sentiments to a "t".
Our first focus is Rita Hayworth starring with Gene Kelly in the 1944 musical Cover Girl. This film tells the story of a chorus girl (played by Hayworth) given a chance at stardom when she is offered an opportunity to be a highly paid magazine model.
MovieWatch has the info on when to view this showcase for the talents of Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers and Eve Arden. Plus a cameo by a then just-discovered Shelly Winters. See if you can spot her as one of the eager autograph hounds.
Rita Hayworth's looks and talent brought her great fame in life. In Star Turn, we'll learn how, after she succumbed to Alzheimer's Disease in 1987, her name made a truly indelible mark with the founding of the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer Disease Association.
Elizabeth Taylor's incandescent beauty in Last Time I Saw Paris caused the New York Times to describe her as "delectable." And she was. But Ms.Taylor was a a formidable fighter, as her efforts on behalf of the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation will attest.
Star Turn discusses Miss Taylor's leadership in founding the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation as a potent force in mobilizing the entertainment, arts and fashion communities in advocacy efforts to raise much-needed funds and awareness for people living with AIDS.
MovieWatch will guide you to Last Time I saw Paris, a film Variety (the premiere entertainment pub) called "an engrossing romantic drama."
Even natural beauties like Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor realized the camera could be fickle when it came to recording their looks. So they, and other famous beauties have always worked closely with Hollywood's makeup wizards. Our Did You Know column discusses how makeup artists make sure film stars always put their best face forward. On camera. The Red Carpet. And wherever the paparazzi may strike.