Veronica frequently starred in films with Alan Ladd because
at 4' 11½ Veronica made 5 ft 5 Ladd look tall
Their film together 'The Blue Dahlia' drew publicity from (but was otherwise unconnected with) the gruesome murder of Elizabeth Short known posthumously as 'The Black Dahlia'
(Look it up if you want to know the very gory details because
I'm not putting them here)
My favourite Veronica Lake film is 'I married a witch' made
Watch it here
During the second world war the popularity of her
peekaboo hairstyle was blamed for causing industrial
accidents as factory workers copied her style.
Veronica made a health and safety film warning against
long loose hair at work.
She eventually changed her hairstyle for the war effort and
this was the beginning of the end for her hollywood
Veronica died of Hepatitis and kidney failure aged just 50.
Veronica Lake November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973
(real name Constance Ockelman)