Victory Rolls For Veronica Lake #WCW

This week's #WomenCrushWednesday goes to Veronica Lake

1. Hollywood Glam

Signed by Paramount Pictures in 1941, Veronica's first breakthrough film was 'I wanted Wings' (1941) 🎬 If you haven't seen it, the film is about 3 young Army Air Corp pilots 🔥😍 one being a wealthy playboy (Ray Milland), a preppy college jock (Wayne Morris), and a sexy mechanic (William Holden), who Lake's character falls for (you know, a real man?) 

Anyway in the end, only one pilot gets his wings ✈️ (and I won't spoil it for you!)  Lake went on to star in several other hits, including Sullivan's Travels (1941) and I Married a Witch (1942). 

2. Tiny Figure

Veronica was only 4'11", weighed 99 lbs, and still had that hourglass body! Can you say #Blessed? 🙌🏼 She was every man's dream, and every women's envy, so no wonder she became a huge Hollywood star! ⭐️

3. Peek-A-Boo

Veronica Lake was known for her iconic peek-a-boo hairstyle. You know, the one you wish would come back in style but in reality looks like a lot of hard work, so not really? Well as with all Hollywood stars, Veronica was a high fashion trendsetter, and her hair was no exception. During her time of fame, American women mimicked Veronica's signature hairstyle of soft curls that drooped over one eye, well that is until war broke out...

Looking to style your hair like Veronica Peek-A-Boo Hairstyle? Here's a tutorial we found! 

4. Victory Rolls

As you know, with the men away at war, women had to step up during this time. 💪🏼Unfortunately Veronica's signature Peek-A-Boo hairstyle suddenly become a safety hazard for women working in factories, where their peek-a-boo rolls would get caught in dangerous machinery (which seriously puts a whole new meaning to 'beauty is pain') 🤭 

In an effort to prevent women from wanting to actually wear their hair like Veronica(despite the 'whole hair ripping out' thing), Veronica trading in her peek-a-boo rolls for a more practical hairstyle, victory rolls. The name Victory Rolls stood for...well... victory! No, literally, the curls were pinned back to form a "V." Yay! V for Victory! Posing for propaganda posters, Veronica with her new victory rolls encouraged women to do the same. 

Who knew a hairstyle could do so much? 🤷🏻‍♀️


5. Tragic Ending

Sadly after her propaganda war efforts, Veronica Lake's career took a huge downfall 😞 The war had ended, and sadly it looked like Veronica's signature hairstyle of peek-a-boo rolls, as well as her spotlight in fame had ended as well. Battling with schizophrenia and paranoia, Lake took to heavily drinking, making her difficult to work with. Unable to be casted in films, Veronica changed her name and later became a waitress/bartender in Manhattan. She died at the age of 50 in 1973. 

Despite her sad ending, Veronica Lake will always been known for her Hollywood fame, glamorous peek-a-boo hairstyle, and later her contribution to war efforts with victory rolls.

Which is why we have named her this week's #WomanCrushWednesday! 

- Sincerely, A Modern Rosie.

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