Shelly Winters (1920-2006) Born Shirley Shrift in St. Louis, the daughter of a garment cutter-salesman-designer and a mother who had aspirations to be an opera singer, Winters grew up mostly in Brooklyn. While still in high school, she took acting lessons and got interested in show business.
Shelly began her career as a model, vaudeville starlet, entertainer and even performed in an Off Broadway play, but acting was her dream and eventually she studied and became an actress for many movies.
Winters was a "role model" for Marilyn Monroe. When, as young actresses, they shared an apartment in Hollywood, it was she who taught Monroe the sexy, lips-apart look for which Monroe became famous, tilt your chin up, cast your eyes down, (or chin down, eyes up), and part your lips slightly.
Here Glamoursplash shares with you some cheesecake Pin Up shots of Shelly Winters in swimwear. Isn't she the cats meow?