Bright and breathtaking, she possessed the cool, classic glamour of a Grace Kelly on screen, yet came off more approachable and inviting. Her warm smile and honey-glazed vocal tones could melt an iceberg. She was a paradoxical beauty, a study in contrasts—tender yet elusive, welcoming yet guarded, stunningly attractive yet modest—and this kept audiences intrigued. On camera, Inger evoked instant sympathy. Her early ingenues were vulnerable, troubled little butterflies often in peril and in need of protection from the big, bad, ugly world. Her later leading ladies revealed a mature, worldly wise resourcefulness that arose from lessons learned in the school of hard knocks. As gorgeous as Inger was, talent was her first and foremost salable item, and she pursued with fierce determination a meaningful career not based on looks alone. Like the lovely Natalie Wood, Inger grew more beautiful and sensual with age. The fresh-faced prettiness that initially held viewers spellbound evolved into a full-grown beauty accented by a sexy, irresistible smolder.
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This list is dedicated to the beautiful actresses who sadly took their on lives. They will, and have been missed. May you all rest in peace with the hopes that you have found your inner-peace. Actress Between Us Girls.
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As a child , she was often ill. In , the girls moved with their father and his new wife to New York City , where he had found work teaching at Columbia University. At 16, she ran away from home to Kansas City, Missouri , and worked in burlesque shows. At 18, she left Kansas to return to New York City , where she worked as a chorus girl and in the Garment District while taking classes at the Actors Studio. Stevens appeared on television series, in commercials, and in plays until she received her big break in the film Man on Fire , starring Bing Crosby.