Curly Hair

Early Curly Girls

Some of our favorite early curly girls of Hollywood:


Shirley Temple tops any list of Hollywood curly girls. She started in 1932 at three years old and this American actress, singer, dancer was the number one box-office star by 1935. We love those curls!





Mary Pickford  was a Canadian-American film actress and producer of the 1910s and 20s.  She was popularly referred to as ‘Amaerica’s Sweetheart’ and ‘the girl with the curls.’





Annette Benson was the British curly girl. A leading lady of British silent films of the 1920s.




Greta Garbo , the Swedish-born American film actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She has three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.





Joan Crawford, an American film and television actress signed a motion picture contract with MGM in 1925. Crawford became one of Hollywood’s greatest movie stars and one of the highest-paid women in the country.




Judy Garland is forever the Wizard of Oz Dorothy but was renowned for her contralto vocals and a four decade career in music and drama.  At 39, Judy became the youngest and first woman recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in film.



Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer achieving fame during the 1940s. She was in 61 films and called the “love goddess.” She was the number one pin-up girl in World War II.






Lauren Bacall was an American actress and singer with a unique voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute.




Lucille Ball is a must for this list! She began in 1929 as a model and then performed on Broadway. She appeared in several minor film roles in the 1930s and later launched to a household name in her ‘I Love Lucy’ series.   We Love Lucy!