A very happy birthday to the great Norma Varden, a talented British Actress of the stage and screen with a career spanning over 5 decades. Marilyn fans will best remember her for her unforgettable role as Lady Beekman in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”

Varden was hailed as a great character actress and can lay claim to having been involed with some of the biggest films in Hollywood history; “The Sound Of Music,” “Strangers On A Train,” “Witness For The Prosecution,” “Dr Doolittle” and “National Velvet” to name a few. She also made appearances in TV shows such as: “Bewitched,” “I Love Lucy” and “Batman.”

Sadly, Varden passed away a day after her 90th birthday in 1989.

We will always remember her fondly for this iconic scene in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Lady Beekman: “Like so!… It’s a Tiara!”
Lorelei Lee: “You DO wear it on your head!… I just love finding new places to wear diamonds!”