Lauren Bacall before she was famous: hair & beauty tests

Like Norma Jeane Baker or Lizzy Grant, Lauren Bacall wasn’t born with a roll-off-the-tongue fame-ready name. Born Betty Joan Perske, then changing to Betty Bacall after her parents divorced, she became Lauren only when she starred her first film – 1944′s To Have and Have Not – for which these hair and makeup tests were taken.

Beautifully styled in four different ways, you can view larger images of each after the break.

lauren bacall before she was famous

lauren bacall makeup test

lauren bacall to have and have not

lauren bacall as betty bacall

lauren bacall before she was famous

Via Retronaut.

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