Far More Than Just a Beautiful Face – Lauren Bacall's Most Glamorous Moments in the 1940s and 1950s Since she strutted her way onto the screen as a teenager in the 1940s, Lauren Bacall has smoldered over American culture as a unmistakable presence of pure charisma. One of the great sharp-tongued heroines of the noir years, she'd eventually grow into a great lady of the American theater — all the while maintaining an outsized personality, both on and off the screen. A child of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, Bacall turned her name into a synonym for class and style. Here are some of the great moments of an absolutely dazzling life. Posing for a portrait, 1943. Showing off her signature "Look," 1943. Bacall makes her movie debut in the wartime thriller "To Have and Have Not," 1943. Donning a black beret and overcoat, 1944. Sitting cross-legged with her hands on her hips in a jumpsuit, 1944. . Giving a come-hither glance, 1944. A bold orange turtleneck and a matching bold lip, circa the '40s. In 1945, she showed off a customary combination: striped tailored dress, smart wedges, and a cigarette. Traveling in style with her dog, 1945. In 1946, the actress got bookish in a wool suit, the work of designer Leah Rhodes. Glamorizing smoking on set in 1948. An outtake from filming "Young Man With A Horn," 1949. Strong shoulders and bold color in an undated publicity still. Wearing red lips, a white dress and a string of pearls, 1950. Soaking up the sun in a minidress at her Brentwood home, 1954. Working a statement necklace in 1955. A master of color-blocking, mid-1950s. Looking elegant in a billowy blouse and high-waist full skirt for a studio portrait, 1955. . The most glamorous of gowns, in 1956. The dog lover sported clean-cut separates and a wide-brimmed hat in 1957.