Did Blondes Have More Fun in the Ancient World?

Did Blondes Have More Fun in the Ancient World?

In the period of the 1930s to 1950s, Hollywood saw the emergence of many blonde actresses. Epithets such as ‘screen siren’ or ‘cinematic goddess’ were attached to the most popular blonde actresses of the day. The visual effect of film lights bathed and luminated these women, streaming through and falling on them, enveloping them in a ‘translucent glow’. By the magic of cinematic lighting, pale skin and blonde hair were made to imitate the closest approximation of what the viewers’ imagined goddesses would look like.

Freyja, Queen of the Northern Gods. Illustration in A Book of Myths by Helen Stratton (1915) (Public Domain)

Freyja, Queen of the Northern Gods. Illustration in A Book of Myths by Helen Stratton (1915) (Public Domain)

Blonde Divinity and Royalty


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