Motion Picture magazine, 1943

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Our Cover Girl
BY SIDNEY SKOLSKY, Famous Movie Reporter

SIDNEY SKOLSKY COMES UP WITH A PICTURE OF GENE TIERNEY AS SHE IS TODAY, NOT THE DEMURE, PETITE BRUNETTE MOST PEOPLE THINK HER, BUT A GAY, SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT KIND OF GIRL, REFRESHING AS A COLD SHOWER, AND SHE'S SEXY, T00!

Gene Tierney. She's sex in any language.

On the screen, she's been Chinese,
Polynesian, Eurasian, Arabian, Sicilian
and just plain American. But egardless of the role she plays, she's always sexy.
This international type actually was
born in Brooklyn. The date is November
20, 1920. To further complicate
her cosmopolitan attainments, she is
married to a Russian, was partly educated in Switzerland and she speaks perfect French.

Her full name is Gene Eliza Tierney
and the initials spell "get." She has a
driving ambition and generally gets
what she wants.
She wanted to be an actress. For three generations the Tierney males had been waging a battle to keep their wives off the stage.

Gene accomplished what they couldn't do.
George Abbott gave her the chance in Mrs. O'Brien Entertains.
Then she came to Hollywood, but
she didn't even get in front of a camera.

She returned to Broadway, determined.
She scored in The Male Animal and was signed for pictures again. She made good. Get and sex cannot be denied.

She is 5 feet 5 1/2, inches tall, weight
122 pounds, has reddish brown hair
and she takes a cold shower every
morning.
She's given to sudden screams of
delight, surprise and indignation. In
the midst of a quiet conversation, regardless of where she is, she will suddenly erupt at the top of her voice.
She comes to work on time and
leaves on time. She seldom complains
and she isn't terribly exciting on a
set.

Her dressing room door is always
open, and she generally spends her
waits between scenes reading a popular magazine. She is what is known as a good fellow.

She comes on the set as she did on
the stage: knowing her lines, expecting to give a performance and pretending that an audience is watching her. Her husband often wanders on the set to watch her.

She is married to Count Oleg Cassini. That is, he was a Count before he became an American citizen. He recently was honorably discharged from the Army. He was a cavalry instructor at Fort Riley, Kansas. He is, by profession, a dress designer. She
met Cassini at a dinner party at the
home of Johnny Maschio and Constance Moore. 0leg was first attracted to her.
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