Happy Birthday Mae West! A Few of Her Favorite Things

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Mae West famously said:

When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

The line may have been in a movie, but when you read her biography you realize it applies to real life too! She was a woman who was larger than life both on screen and in person. Read on to learn what made her shamelessly unique. 




"I hope one day its proven healthy," she lamented. Lucky for us, it has been!



She kept many of her diamonds in a safety deposit box -- but to her insurer's chagrin, she also stored many at home where she could look at them.

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She drank Poland Spring Water -- bathed in it, washed her vegetables in it, and generally swore by it.

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She said, "Other people collect paintings to hang on their walls... for me, hats are works of art."

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The high price tag is attribute to the amount of roses needed to make Mae West's favorite fragrance -- 28 dozen roses are used to make 30ml!

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She would go out to chop suey and ask for additional fortune cookies, reading each one out loud, commenting on them, even keeping them in her bag.



Mae famously loved this shade and preferred it to boring 'ole pink.

Curious to know the favorite things of some of your other favorite actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood? From Audrey Hepburn’s favorite food, to Grace Kelly’s favorite poem, or Marilyn Monroe’s iconic red lipstick, I’ve done the work for you and gathered it all in one place. So what are you waiting for? Channel a bit of Hollywood starlight for your next party or maybe just for your next night out on the town.

Several notes in the spirit of doing the right thing... Mae West didn't necessarily endorse any of the products listed here, but based upon my research I do believe she really loved these things. That said, if you buy from any of the links included above rather than going straight to the vendor site from Google or another search engine, I may get a portion of your purchase at no cost to you. 

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