Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Farrah Fawcett...In The News Again?

Farrah Fawcett is in the news today in spite of the fact that she passed away close to two years ago.  Her ex long time lover Ryan O'Neal has come forward to claim that he believes the stress from their tumultuous relationship brought on her illness and ultimately cost her her life.  I personally think that idea's a bit out there, but reading the article gave me my inspiration for todays post.




Farrah Fawcett was an American born actress and stated to have also been an artist although I had never heard of her stating any fame from it.  The only art I knew she was involved with, centered around the photo shoot she agreed to do for Playboy when she hit her fifties in the 90's.  Having turned down anything that had to do with being nude in movies and the media throughout her career, this came as a complete shock to her fans!  That spread was the best selling issue ever, topping out at over 4 million sold.


    
In her early career, Farrah started out in commercials & she was a spokes model for Breck shampoo, Noxema, Ultra Brite toothpaste & the 1975 Mercury Cougar.  She then went on to further her acting career landing a role on the popular hit show of the late seventies, 'Charlie's Angels' opposite Jaclyn Smith & Kate Jackson.  It wasn't until 1976 when she posed for the infamous red swim suit poster, that she became an overnight sex symbol.  That poster sold over 12 million copies world wide & the only overtly sexual aspect of the photo was that her headlights were on ah ha! 




She was also considered to be in the top 100 most influential fashion icons of the seventies with her skimpy clothes, big smile and mass of blond curls.  It was even suggested that she deserves some major kudos for inspiring the glamazon Victoria's Secret "Angel" look since her legendary hairstyle has been mega duped on the catwalk.




Unfortunately, I can't help but remember how in the end of her career, she became a bit wacky and eccentric with her flighty antics during talk show interviews & other televised media events.  I think this was due majorly in part to the fact that Farrah was having an issue with the idea of growing old.  It was evident in the bad nip/tucks, that she was chasing time and wasn't interested in the concept of aging gracefully...



All of that changed in the end as Farrah let go of worrying about esthetics or how the world saw her physical self when she let us all see her battle with cancer in a very raw and intimate account of her day to day struggle with the disease that ultimately ended her life.  She redeemed herself in the public eye and left behind her a legacy of strength, dignity and grace that will never be forgotten.


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3 comments:

Jackie said...

I miss her. :-(

Anonymous said...

I miss her too! I have heard she was such a nice person. It is too bad that her life took some tragic turns. A beautiful lady.

Raphaël Zacharie de IZARRA said...

Two papers on the death of Farrah Fawcett per Raphaël Zacharie de Izarra

(Automatic translation French - English)

1 - Farrah Fawcett

With its features seraphic smile predator typical square jaws, his hair very American flame to the edge of vulgarity, his brain in the middle and his body rather puny, Farrah Fawcett has seduced a whole nation of dreamers and male "testosterone".

However, it must recognize this authentic charm, unreal, powerful, mesmerizing who forget the mistakes of his taste for Yankee toilet. At least the time of his glory "kératinesque" because we must admit that old age is almost always turn creatures.

Few pearls become smelly but delicious cheeses with age.

Farrah Fawcett as a former incarnation of beauty, or to be more accurate to some sophisticated beauty across the Atlantic, rearranged according to the standards states unisienne, has aged like a bowl of Poland.

Anyone! The aesthetic forgiving to Beauty.

Pay a fitting tribute to one who was chaste, blonde, and pious vénusiaque Aphrodite of our screens.

Inhumons it with the respect deserved by the propagators of dreams, mirages designers and other makers of stars that invite us to raise our eyes above our brief and dull backgrounds.

See still further understand the infinite, to feel what is beyond us is the role and power of divine beauty.

Raphaël Zacharie de Izarra

2 - Farrah Fawcett OF DEATH: THE BEAUTY OF THE ROT ?

Pathetic, poignant, cruel as a mirror reflecting the image of our own condition: Farrah Fawcett, former beauty incarnate, has just died after months of agony media, filmed by the cameras of American television. She still believed in a miracle, praying fervently that life triumphs of his cancer when she was already terminally ill.

On its face, the mask of sickness, old age, the hideousness: mask our potential.

The more frightening: that a human can pass the fullest glory to abject poverty. While being only a matter of time. What happens to people "immortals" can happen to us, mere mortals that we are ...

Through his agony we are witnessing our own end.

Ms. Fawcett or the story of the beauty that is crumbling. When a destiny of glory ended in disqualification. When the peaks insolent youth brilliant conclude with the darkest abyss ... Disease.

Before death.

But distance ourselves from these vanities Hollywood, do not stop the pain, sorrow, come to the point: instead of rot promised by Camarda, behind these appearances foul cancer, I see eternity .

The death of Farrah Fawcett: end of a star?

Yes.

Or to be more exact, the light returning to the light.

Raphaël Zacharie de Izarra