August 17, 1893
November 22, 1980
5 ft 0 in | 152 cm
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
53 kg | 116 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
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.
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
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 Dalí 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).