Lauren Bacall

Born in New York City on Sept. 16, 1924, Lauren Bacall studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After a stint as a model and off-Broadway performer, she was cast by Howard Hawks in To Have and Have Not (1944), opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart.

Bacall is perhaps best known for her film roles with Bogart, including The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). After Bogart's death in 1957, Bacall appeared in several Broadway shows but returned to film in 1964 with Sex and the Single Girl.

Bacall has remained active in film with roles in Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Shootist (1976), Misery (1990) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. In 2003, Bacall worked on the controversial film Dogville, directed by Lars von Trier, and its follow-up, Manderlay (2005).