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Mae West

Mae West
Photo: Paramount Pictures / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

August 17, 1893


November 22, 1980


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 0 in | 152 cm

Body Measurements

35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm


53 kg | 116 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

6.5 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Mary Jane "Mae" West was born in Bushwick, New York, United States, on August 17, 1893, was an American actress.

Young Mae West first started her career as a vaudeville performer, at the age of seven in New York.

She began her professional career in vaudeville in Hal Clarendon Stock Company (1907), at the age of 14.

She made her Broadway debut in revue A La Broadway (1911).

She landed her big break on Broadway with a play Diamond Lil (1928).

She made her big screen debut in pre-Code film Night After Night (1932) in role as Maudie Triplett.

Her breakthrough performances came as Lady Lou in pre-Code crime comedy film She Done Him Wrong (1933) and as Tira in pre-Code musical comedy movie I'm No Angel (1933).

She recorded her first album "The Fabulous Mae West" in 1955.

Best Movies

My Little Chickadee (1940) comedy western in role as Flower Belle Lee, opposite Joseph Calleia, Ruth Donnelly and Margaret Hamilton

Myra Breckinridge (1970) comedy in role as Leticia Van Allen, with John Huston, Raquel Welch and Farrah Fawcett

Belle of the Nineties (1934) drama in role as Ruby Carter, opposite Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown and John Miljan

Goin' to Town (1935) musical comedy in role as Cleo Borden, with Paul Cavanagh, Gilbert Emery and Marjorie Gateson

Every Day's a Holiday (1937) comedy in role as Peaches O'Day, opposite Edmund Lowe, Charles Winninger and Charles Butterworth

Go West Young Man (1936) comedy in role as Mavis Arden, with Randolph Scott and Alice Brady

The Heat's On (1943) musical comedy in role as Fay Lawrence, opposite Victor Moore, William Gaxton and Lester Allen

TV Shows

She starred in television shows: The Dean Martin Show (1959) and The Red Skelton Show (1960).


Studied dance as a child.

She was the second highest paid person in the United States (1935).

The Coca-Cola bottle was said to have been designed with Mae West's figure as inspiration.

Salvador DalĂ­ created one of his most iconic works influenced by her: "Mae West's Lips Sofa" (1937).

She has a star on the Hollywood Walkof Fame at 1560 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Released an autobiography "Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It" (1959).

Mae died on November 22, 1980, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., at age of 87.


She dated Paul Novak (1956-1980), Jack La Rue (1936), Gary Cooper (1933), Max Baer (1933), George Raft (1932) and Guido Deiro (1914-1920).


She was married to Frank Wallace (1911-1942).

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