(born Estelle Eggleston; October 1, 1938) is an American film, television, and stage actress. At age 16, she married electrician Noble Herman Stephens. They had one child. The couple divorced in 1957. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Stevens achieved success as a model. In January 1960, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month. She was included in Playboy magazine's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, appearing at number 27. During the 1960s she was one of the most photographed women in the world. Unfortunately she is now in a long-term Alzheimer's care facility in Los Angeles.
Original monochrome photograph from 1963 here https://i.imgur.com/YlhDZkE.jpg
I couldn't resist to restore this wonderful portrait of Stella. Both photo shoots were done at the time of the Jerry Lewis movie The Nutty Professor (1963).
(not a colorization)
(24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player. Building off her status as the youngest major champion (15) in tennis history, Lenglen's unusual graceful style of play and exuberant personality made her one of tennis's biggest stars in the 1920s. Often playing in front of sell-out crowds and appearing on the front pages of newspapers for her biggest matches, she is regarded by some as the first female athlete to become a global sport celebrity. Lenglen was ranked No. 1 in the world from 1921 through 1926, winning 8 Grand Slam singles titles and 21 in total. She also won 10 World Championship titles across all disciplines. Unsatisfied with her lack of income, she forfeited her amateur status and became the first women's tennis player to turn professional. Lenglen has been ranked by the Tennis Channel as the greatest women's tennis player from the amateur era.
After World War I delayed her career for four years, Lenglen returned to competitive tennis in 1919 and won her Wimbledon debut in a classic final that finished as the second-longest in history by games played. Following the war, she was relatively unchallenged, only losing one match and ending her amateur career on a 181-match winning streak. She often won her matches by lopsided scores and never lost more than three games in a set in any of her 12 major singles finals apart from her first final at Wimbledon.
Overall, Lenglen won six Wimbledon singles titles, including five in a row from 1919 through 1923, and also won triple crowns at the first two open French Championships in 1925 and 1926. Her only post-war loss came in a retirement against Molla Mallory in her only amateur match in the United States. Lenglen also had prolific careers in doubles and mixed doubles. She was undefeated with her regular doubles partner Elizabeth Ryan, highlighted by another six titles at Wimbledon. One of Lenglen's highest-profile matches towards the end of her career was her victory over Helen Wills in the Match of the Century, their only career meeting. Following a misunderstanding at Wimbledon in 1926, Lenglen abruptly retired from amateur tennis, signing to headline a five-month professional tour in the United States beginning later that year.
Lenglen had a versatile all-court game. Her longtime doubles partner Elizabeth Ryan described her style of play as, "[Lenglen] owned every kind of shot, plus a genius for knowing how and when to use them. She never gave an opponent the same kind of shot twice in a row. She’d make you run miles... her game was all placement and deception and steadiness. I had the best drop shot anybody ever had, but she could not only get up to it but was so fast that often she could score a placement off it." Her rivals Molla Mallory and Helen Wills also both noted that Lenglen excelled at extending rallies and could take control of points with defensive shots. Although Lenglen built her game around control rather than power, she had the ability to hit powerful shots.
In June 1938 Lenglen was diagnosed with leukemia and only three weeks later, she went blind. In early July 1938, the French press announced that Lenglen had suddenly become extremely fatigued and a few days later she died of pernicious anemia on 4 July 1938. During her career, Lenglen won 83 singles titles, nine of which were achieved without losing a single game. In addition, she won 74 doubles titles and 93 mixed doubles titles. She won the Wimbledon singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles championships in the same year on three separate occasions (1920, 1922, and 1925).
1924 Original unrestored monochrome picture here https://i.imgur.com/YZq4t2H.jpg