Beauty Icon: Billie Holiday

Love of Animals

Love of Animals

As with many people that have tumultuous relationships with others, the companionship of an animal can be a great comfort, their unconditional love, loyalty and dedication. Billie was often pictured with her pets and it is nice to know that throughout her difficult life she at least had the love of man’s best friend.

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  1. Edie says

    Sorry I’m late to the party … didn’t see these last year. Thanks for featuring two amazing icons, Bille Holliday and Lena Horne. Billie came up with the iconic look of the gardenia in her hair after she had an unfortunate accident with a curling iron. The iron burned her hair off, right before a performance, and she needed a way to hide the damage. A quick-thinking friend came up with the flower idea, and a new hair accessory was born. This was a great feature. I hope you repeat something like it this year.

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