Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1939
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Mary Dwight Strauber in Marked Woman 1937
Character Is A Prostitute
Bette Davis has won two Oscars as Best Actress. She has played a prostitute at least twice on film. Her second hooker role was in a film loosely based on real-life Manhattan DA Thomas E. Dewey. He is most famous for convicting crime boss Lucky Luciano. It took the efforts of convincing several of Luciano’s ‘girls’ to testify against their former boss. That is the role Bette plays. She is a nightclub hostess, aka prostitute, who is convinced by the feds to testify against her crime boss. But she soon finds herself a ‘Marked Woman’ as the title suggests.
Watch clip of the film “Marked Woman”
Bette has played more than one hooker role on film.
Go to Bette Davis Dangerous 1936 to read her other prostitute role.
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