If one reads about the life of Norma Shearer who was born in 1902 we find a lot of contradictory information.
As it seems she won a beauty contest at the age of 14 but was later criticized for her appearance. Apart from short legs and big hips she was cross-eyed. She spent a fortune on the services of eye-doctors to strengthen her week eye.
Still, Norma made it to the top and was the Queen of MGM, the one and only leading lady of the studio’s most important films; a superstar. She was known for her ambition and for her perfectionism.
From Silence to Speech
And her discipline paid off. Unlike many other stars of the silent movie era her career went even better once movies started speaking. Her best known movie is “The Women” from 1939.
Since I watched it I can tell that there is a lot of talk and gossip.