She had an uncanny resemblance to a red-headed, blue-eyed blonde bombshell named Dorothy Fields.
The first American woman to win the Miss America contest, Fields made a splash in 1920 when she was crowned Miss New York.
In her debut interview on the cover of the June issue of LIFE magazine, she explained why she was so famous.
“I was pretty, I was tall, I was good-looking. And every man could think of me as a pretty, white blonde that danced all night.”
Did you know this? Dorothy Fields, who danced all night, also taught her own sister how to flutter
But that was just the tip of the iceberg of fame.
While in the US, Fields had also appeared several times on talk shows and had a role on Broadway.
Flappers, who wore long dresses and bright outfits, were all the rage.
The word “flap” is a term of endearment in the 1920s. And flapper girls were also known as “hosiery girls” or “wearing girls”, as they had flaunted their long, black dresses and colorful accessories.
But what really caught the imagination, however, were their huge breasts, which were also big enough to reach behind the back seats of airplanes.
While on the air one would have to lean over to see their breasts or sometimes they would even sit on their arms.
But despite her flamboyant looks, Field’s real talent was in the studio. She was extremely good in the piano and she loved to create sounds and choreography for the stage.
The stage work she performed included being used as a voice-over speaker in films and a dancer at the Savoy ball as well as in numerous television shows such as The Dick Sarcmore Show and The Charlie Chaplin Show.
Did you know this? In 1922 Fields won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her work on the Broadway musical The Music Man. She also appeared in Hollywood films such as the musical The Nutcracker and the Four Musketeers.
Even though she was a celebrity and often had audiences waiting to see her, what would we know today about the flapper?
In 1926, Field was awarded an Oscar for best actress for her performance in Gone to San Francisco.
Even though she was a Hollywood star, she loved her home state of New York as she used to go here to spend time