Mae West

Mae West

(1893-1980) “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?” In spite of – or maybe better thanks to – her ever present sexual innuendo, the career of actress/singer/playwright/sex symbol Mae West spanned no less than seven decades. “When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.” The constant demonstrating of her sexual independence made her one of the most controversial stars of her day. She even went to jail for it, but still mocked her constant problems with censorship about which she said: “I believe in censorship: I made a fortune out of it!”