Today is the birthday of the multi-Aqua actress Tallulah Bankhead – she achieved stardom in theatre, radio & cinema but was best known for being a brazen individualist, a gin-swilling, Space-Dust snorting, hard-living, blatantly bisexual nudist, wit and eccentric. A rebel from a renowned political family, she was alarmingly candid in her husky baritone of a Southern drawl and had dozens of pets – including a lion, monkey & a parrot named Gaylord.
Said to be the inspiration for Cruella De Ville (looks and vibe wise, not for her animal policy) The woman was insanely quotable:
I’ve tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.
[on seeing a former lover for the first time in years] I thought I told you to wait in the car.
My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine.
So she was Sun, Mars and Mercury in Aquarius, Moon in Scorpio and Virgo Rising. Neptune reigned high at the top of her chart conjunct the Midheaven, trine her Mars and opposite Uranus. She was, of course, a total Neptunian above all else, embodying both the Haute & Low aspects of this slippery, magical planet. Fame. Glam. Talent. Charisma. Alcoholic Demons. Such a strong Neptune guarantees the legend lives on.