A new documentary series titled The Last Movie Stars just dropped on HBO Max. It tells the story of legendary Old Hollywood couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, revealing behind-the-scenes secrets about their relationship and their rise to stardom in show business.
Created and directed by Ethan Hawke, The Last Movie Stars reveals private interviews Newman recorded on tape with Hollywood legends like Robert Redford, Elia Kazan, and Joanne Woodward herself (which were intended for his memoir). But according to Hawke, Newman burned these legendary tapes, for one reason or another.
The Last Movie Stars is chock-full of information not only about Newman, the blue-eyed hunk, but also about Oscar winner Woodward, a groundbreaking actor in her own right. Woodward’s journey made me think about other women in Old Hollywood and how interesting their lives were. So here are some fascinating facts about famous women in Old Hollywood, courtesy of the BuzzFeed Community.
Note: Not all facts are from the BuzzFeed Community.
Warning: Some facts include topics of suicide and sexual violence. Please proceed with caution.