Old Hollywood Stars are the Ultimate Inspiration

Posted on August 10, 2020

Old Hollywood Stars are the Ultimate Inspiration

Written by:  Julie Mehalko

Don’t we all wish we could by Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy?

Believe it or not, but there are actually some really inspirational women from the classic era of Hollywood.  Anyone who’s a fan of old movies knows these women were not to be messed with -- and they still prove to be ultimate inspiration today!

Whether you yourself are a fan of older movies or tv shows or not, it’s always fun to look at pioneers and strong, beautiful women from the past!  A little inspiration goes a long way, and here are the ultimate inspiring women from Old Hollywood!


Lucille Ball, aka Lucy Ricardo, aka the Queen of Television

Lucille Ball was the boss of the show I Love Lucy, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  The fact that this funny gal could basically control and create a tv show back in the 50’s and become a worldwide sensation?  Pretty awesome, if you ask us.


Anna May Wong

A forgotten starlet, Anna May Wong was the first mainstream and lead Asian American actor in Hollywood.  She fought discrimination her whole entire career, wrote articles about her journeys to Asia as a movie star, and fought stereotypes of Asian characters in Hollywood.  She’s the definition of a star.

Audrey Hepburn

As a child, Hepburn lived through WWII by helping her fellow villagers hold secret meetings against the Nazi’s.  Her bravery continued throughout her adult life, and she began to work for UNICEF in her later years after her extraordinary career as an actress and fashion icon.


Hedy Lamarr

Not only was Hedy Lamarr a gorgeous leading lady of Hollywood -- she was also an inventor.  In fact, she was so brilliant she created the precursor to WiFi and Bluetooth… decades before WiFi and Bluetooth were even thought of being created.


Billie Holiday

A singer rather than an actress, Billie Holiday was everything a star needed to be… and more.  She’s still known to this day for singing love songs like no one else.  She became the first African-American singer to tour with an all-white band in America and became a huge sensation that consistently sold out shows in Carnegie Hall.

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