Billie Dove(1903-1997)was already singled out as quite a beauty in early teens.By 15 and 16 she was helping to support the family by working as both a photographer and artist's model in NYC.Noticed by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. she appeared in his famous Follies.A burgeoning affair between Dove and Ziegfeld prompted Ziegfeld's wife to arrange work out West for the young starlet in Hollywood films.Billie was the 1st actress to receive a color screen test via the film “The Black pirate” (1926).She received the nickname "The American Beauty".The great multi-millionaire eccentric and (at that time) budding producer Howard Hughes became an obsessed admirer.She was engaged to Howard Hughes. Her daughter claims Hughes paid her first husband $35,000 to divorce her.Billie maintained a relationship for three years with Hugues but she broke it off,never giving a reason why.In 1932 she retired from the screen. Kits:– “La Magie de Noël”by Mellie Designs –“New Year”by Fanette and Thaliris.
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