They gave him amphetamines to work and barbiturates to sleep. When she started to develop physically, executives referred to her in front of her as “a pig with pigtails”, “a little hump” or “a dancing monster”. At age 25, she attempted suicide in a psychiatric clinic, was addicted to sleeping pills, alcohol and morphine, and after her second suicide attempt, slitting her throat, Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer herself, who had hooked her on all these substances fired her. He died at 47 from an overdose of medicines. At that time he was acting in London for £ 100 a night, a decadence that portrays Judy, the return to the cinema of Renée Zellweger, which opens on December 5th.
He went down in history as … Norman Bates, the psychopath from whom many of the movie killers who came after would be inspired. Anthony Perkins (New York, 1932-Los Angeles, 1992) entered the motel of Psycho as a prestigious actor and a successful singer, and left profoundly marked by the character: he was condemned for everyone to see only Norman Bates in him. The actor contractually demanded that no one should mention Psycho during filming.
Your hidden side. Perkins looked more like Norman Bates than he would have liked. The immense affection for his mother, with “certain sexual connotations”, as he confessed, led him to feel jealous of his own father as a child and to wish for his death. At the time of his death, when Anthony was only five, the boy was traumatized and convinced that he was to blame. Alfred Hitchcock (director of Psychosis) knew perfectly well what he was doing when he gave him the role of Norman Bates. Perkins spent his entire life in the closet and underwent electroshock therapies to “cure” his homosexuality, first slept with a woman at 39 and ended up marrying his best friend from high school. After his death from AIDS in 1992 (at the age of 60), his two children published a statement from the actor in which he said how this illness, supposedly a punishment from God, had made him known about love, generosity and humanity when end of your life.
He entered history as … Gilda (his character in the 1946 film of the same name), the official erotic myth of the forties, to the point that his face was stamped on the bombs that the American Army was dropping. “Men go to bed with Gilda, but they wake up with me,” he lamented at the end of his life.
Your hidden side. Rita Hayworth (New York, 1918-1987) was terrified by media attention, her inferiority complex and the certainty that men were only interested in her body. Her father (a Sevillian dancer named Eduardo Cansino) took her on tour at age 12, introducing her as his wife and forcing her to have sex with him. She married five times, failing in her dream of building a traditional home away from Hollywood and consumed by anxiety, panic attacks and alcoholism. When he traveled to Madrid, already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease without diagnosing it, José María Íñigo chose to shorten the interview by feeling sorry for the actress’s mental state.