Which Old Hollywood Starlet Are You?

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Which Old Hollywood Starlet Are You?
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About This Quiz

Who doesn't fantasize about being an Old Hollywood starlet? You'd get to work with directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini, hobnob with musicians like Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee and Dean Martin, perform live for JFK and Jackie and (of course) wear some of the most incredible clothes of the 20th century! What's not to love?

Nothing, which is why we're serving up the Old Holllywood starlet experience to you today, via this quiz! If you've always been curious about whether you would have been a sizzling bombshell, wide-eyed ingenue, serious actress or triple threat actor-singer-dancer, this is the ideal quiz for you. We want to know who you would have dated, what kind of films you would have made and how you would have dressed. 

You'll also need to tell us about your current life. Do you like acting in plays? What's your favorite nail color? If you could try out ANY hairstyle for a week and then magically reverse it, which one would you choose? In return for your honest answers, our quiz supercomputer will crunch the numbers and let you know which Old Hollywood starlet you resemble the most. So, are you ready to find out who your new fashion muse is? Drop everything you're doing and dive into this quiz!

Classic Hollywood stars had some strange beauty routines. Which one of these old tricks intrigues you the most?
Taping your cleavage to make it look higher
Living on chicken soup and black coffee
Bathing with olive oil
Raw meat facials

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In high school, which school plays did you participate in?
"Hamlet"
"My Fair Lady"
"The Crucible"
"Bye Bye Birdie"

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How do you feel about Shakespeare?
Love him!
I don't care for him; too hard to understand.
He's one of the greats, but I prefer modern writers.
Who?

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If your life were a movie, what genre would it be?
Drama
Comedy
Thriller
Musical

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Imagine that you have the summer free to write a novel. What would it be about?
The trials and temptations of a female lawyer in 1942
An older woman who travels to Italy and becomes a painter
An independent girl in 1955, fighting to make her own choices
A sassy party girl who accidentally falls in love

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Let's say you're at your sister's wedding, and the best man is giving an awkwardly tipsy toast. What would you do?
I'd toss my drink in his face.
I'd give him a hug while whispering, "Please shut up now."
I'd interrupt him with a toast of my own.
I'd ask him to lead me in the first dance.

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How long do your relationships tend to last?
Six months
One or two years
Many years
Two weeks!

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If you could travel back in time to any era, which one would you choose?
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
The 1960s

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Which Old Hollywood starlet do you wish you were BFFs with?
Olivia de Havilland
Gwen Verdon
Irene Dunne
Doris Day

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A robber stops you on the street and demands that you give him your purse. You ...
Toss your head and say, "Sir, you are no gentleman!"
Say, "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"
Exclaim, "I've spent my whole life around men who push and shove and shout and think they can make anything happen just by being aggressive. And I'm not anxious to have another one around the place."
Cry out, "You're all the same, from puberty to Mussolini!"

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Which classic film do you consider to be totally overrated?
"Viva Las Vegas"
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
"Casablanca"
"Meet Me in St. Louis"

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If you could be dressed by any 1950s or 1960s fashion designer, who would you want to overhaul your wardrobe?
Cecil Beaton
Pierre Balmain
Coco Chanel
Emilio Pucci

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When it comes to accents, you're really good at doing a ...
Southern accent
New York accent
British accent
Midwestern accent

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Let's say you're equally good at acting AND singing. Which profession would you rather pursue?
Acting, hands-down.
Singing, please!
I don't have the right personality for either.
I'd try to do both.

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In your opinion, which maligned classic American dish is actually kind of delicious?
Aspic
Green bean casserole
Liver and onions
Salisbury steak

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Imagine it's the heart of summer. How will you celebrate the season?
By putting together a gourmet picnic
By going berry-picking
By reading outside in the sun
By going bikini-shopping

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You're stranded on a desert island with only one beauty product in your purse. What do you hope it is?
Mascara
Lipstick
Eyeliner
Hair gel

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Who's your favorite playwright?
William Shakespeare
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Tennessee Williams
Henrik Ibsen

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If you could try out ANY hairstyle for a week and then magically reverse it, which one would you choose?
Flowing brown curls
An adorable chestnut bob
A short blonde pixie cut
Long red hair

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Your parents offer to pay for dancing lessons in any genre. What kind do you take?
Ballet
Tap-dancing
Uh, I would say no.
Salsa dancing, baby!

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Which Old Hollywood star would you totally date?
Laurence Olivier
Frank Sinatra
Paul Newman
Elvis Presley

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What's your favorite nail color?
Vixen red
Pale pink
Clear
Neon

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Let's say you could go back in time and choose an entirely different career. Which one would you want to try?
Being a play director
Running my own business
Being a doctor
Teaching children to play the piano

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Let's say you have a date tonight. What are you wearing?
A long, green off-the-shoulder dress
A cute blouse and jeans
A white sundress
A pink mini skirt with a crop top

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What's your favorite classic film?
"Gone with the Wind"
"The Wizard of Oz"
"The Long, Hot Summer"
"West Side Story"

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If you could afford a destination wedding, where would you get married?
London
Rome
Hong Kong
Rio

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Do you know how to sew? If not, do you wish that you did?
I can sew buttons on. That's good enough for me!
I don't know how to sew and I wish I could.
I do know how and I'm great at it!
I don't ... and I don't mind that at all.

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Would you rather be an esteemed stage actress or a famous movie actress?
An esteemed stage actress
A big movie star
Both, please!
I'd rather be a nightclub singer.

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Which classic movie star quote do you relate to the most?
"You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me."
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
"An activist is someone who makes an effort to see problems that are not being addressed and then makes an effort to make their voice heard. Sometimes there are so many things that it's almost impossible to make your voice heard in every area, but you can sure try."
"For me, a kitchen is like science fiction. I only go there to open the refrigerator and take something out."

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how calm are you?
2. Not that calm at all, friend.
4. I can hold it together, but I'm far from chill.
10. I'm cool, calm and collected.
8. I love to have fun, but rarely feel nervous.

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