We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their fave Old Hollywood facts, and it turns out a lot of them were about famous female actors. Here are the wild results:
1.RKO Radio Pictures was so against Katharine Hepburn wearing pants on movie sets, they hid them from her. In response to their sexist behavior, Hepburn walked around in her underwear until her pants were returned.
2.Natalie Wood injured her left wrist as a kid on the set of The Green Promise, which resulted in her left wristbone popping out. Because she was so self-conscious about it, she always wore a big bracelet to cover up the injury.
3.Marlene Dietrich openly identified as bisexual and allegedly had sex with notable stars like Anna May Wong and Claudette Colbert. She called her affairs with women "sewing circles."
13.Greta Garbo was apparently Hitler's favorite female actor, but she despised him. Garbo told her friends she'd only want to meet him so she could kill him.
14.Carol Burnett received flowers every year on her birthday from her mentor and BFF, Lucille Ball. On Burnett's birthday in 1989, the same day Ball died, flowers arrived that afternoon with a note that read, "Happy birthday, kid."
15.Shirley Temple was investigated by the Vatican because there was a rumor that she had dwarfism and was an adult impersonating a child.
16.Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn and had a Spanish father, but Columbia Pictures essentially whitewashed her entire image. They made her get hairline electrolysis, dye her hair red, and lighten her skin tone so she wouldn't appear "exotic."
18.And Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Oscar, but the hotel hosting the ceremony in its nightclub had a discriminatory "no blacks" policy. Her Gone With the Wind producer had to call in a favor, and she was eventually allowed inside the Cocoanut Grove.
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