By New York Natives Staff



Where is she from? Brooklyn

What’s she done? West got her start performing vaudeville in New York before moving out to Hollywood to launch a successful film career. She appeared in films such as She Done Him Wrong, I’m No Angel, and Klondike Annie.

Why is she an icon? West’s career as a actress spanned seven decades. The American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. Known for her bawdy double entendres, she is a sex symbol and her star power is undeniable.

Quote: “I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.”


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Featured photo courtesy of SGC NY

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