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  "Show me an actress who isn't a personality, and you'll show me a woman who isn't a star" quote yby Katharine Hepburn


Bursting into Hollywood’s dream factory, Katharine Hepburn was an ironic misfit, sporting a highly stylized personality and headstrong independence that boldly announced a new kind of female presence on the silver screen.

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  Photograph of Katherine Hepburn in a full-length Adrian gown  
      Katharine Hepburn in a full-length Adrian gown in "The Philadelphia Story," MGM
Unidentified artist, 1940
Photo reproduction
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, MGM Stills Collection, Beverly Hills, California
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