Dorothy Dandridge had elegance about her that shone through in all of her pictures, a natural beauty with features that she played up with vivid red lipsticks and dark lashes- never over done.
No matter if she was draped in diamonds or captured in a more natural state with very little make up or accessories she exuded confidence and virtue. Her star was extinguished too soon as she was taken at the young age of 42 by an accidental overdose of the antidepressant drug Imipramine. But her pictures tell the story; there is a dichotomy at work as she is seemingly strong and vulnerable all at once.
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