U is for Underneath the Makeup: Joan’s Freckles


I think it shocks people to see how many freckles I have. I’ve never counted them. I tried, but I lost count.

– Joan Crawford

Joan’s beauty is incredible… and I’m not even exaggerating. Haha. When you look at her photos, it’s impossible not to be mesmerized and enchanted under an ineffable spell.


But, underneath all that cosmetics on her face, lies an even more beautiful truth: Joan had freckles.


Lots of them.

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But to us (her fans), her freckles only made her more angelic and gorgeous.


What’s more, these tiny spots on her face constantly remind us that she was a human being, too, who possessed perfect imperfections.

Actress Joan Crawford Posing on Staircase

Her freckles are there to remind us that she was real… she existed.


To us, Joan is a queen. She is above there, not only literally, but also figuratively. We look up to her as if she had been wearing a sparkling crown all along. But when we see her freckles, we feel like her feet is still on the ground. They are an indication of her being real, her existence, and her similarities in all of us.


God, I love her freckles so much. How I wish she didn’t cover them up with makeup, but she had to because of her job. According to her, she didn’t want to be photographed under light as much as possible because of her freckles. Maybe she kinda hated her freckles. Oh well, we don’t!


Happy blogging (and fangirling!)


(Photos from Joan Crawford Best, Classic Film Scans and We All Had Faces Then)

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