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Lauren Bacall: Hollywood's sultry siren

Published on Aug 13, 2014 8:58 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - "The Look." Her voice. That line.

Lauren Bacall, the sultry femme fatale who at 19 entranced Humphrey Bogart and taught him to whistle, hypnotised the world from the moment she burst onto the silver screen in the 1940s.

With her smouldering gaze and deep, husky voice, the legendary American actress, who died on Tuesday after a stroke at the age of 89, was a scorching-hot property both in Hollywood and on Broadway.

Searing an indelible mark in the Hollywood fabric through her roles with husband Bogart, the smoky seductress landed on the American Film Institute (AFI) list of the top 25 actress legends and was named by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

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