Published On: Aug 13 2014 11:32:03 AM EDTUpdated On: Aug 14 2014 12:05:37 AM EDT
Born Betty Joan Perske in The Bronx, New York, in 1924, Lauren Bacall was noted for her "cat-like grace, tawny blonde hair and blue-green eyes" as a teenage fashion modelin the 1930s.
Her film debut came in 1944's "To Have and Have Not." It was one of four movies she starred in with her future husband, Humphrey Bogart.
Here, she's seen with director Howard Hawks, who gave her her big break in films, in 1943.
During screen tests for "To Have and to Have Not," Bacall was so nervous that she pressed her chin against her chest to minimize her quivering and tilted her eyes upward to face the camera. The effect became known as "The Look," Bacall's trademark.
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married in 1945 in a small ceremony at the country home of Bogart's close friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield, near Lucas, Ohio.
Bacall was a staunch liberal Democrat. Here, she's pictured with then-Vice President Harry S Truman at the National Press Club Canteen in February 1945.
In 1948, "Key Largo," starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, is released.
Lauren Bacall with co-star Kirk Douglas in 1950's "Young Man With a Horn."
Lauren Bacall with Humphrey Bogart and Henry Fonda in the television version of "The Petrified Forest" in 1955.
In 1961, four years after Humphrey Bogart's death, Bacall married actor Jason Robards. They divorced in 1969. Bacall had a son and daughter with Bogart and a son with Robards.