Vintage Hollywood Flashback: A Photo Retrospective of Alfred Hitchcock's Leading Ladies
By MEG SWERTLOW
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Strangers on a Train' and the 51st anniversary of the British director's nail-biting horror film, 'Psycho' -- which has been haunting shower takers ever since the ill-fated Janet Leigh first pulled her car off the road into the Bates Motel to rest her weary eyes. From thrillers like 'Rear Window,' 'Rebecca' and 'Vertigo' to spy films like 'Notorious' and 'Torn Curtain,' British-born director Alfred Hitchcock deftly harnessed his skills to make some of cinema's most spine-tingling and lasting films of all time. During his legendary career, the Golden Globe-winning director made more than 60 films and television series.
Known for making audiences scream, Hitchcock also got a reputation for casting the world's most beautiful women as his leading ladies. Actresses Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Tippi Hedren, Janet Leigh, Kim Novak, Shirley MacLaine, and Julie Andrews -- all stepped into the role of Hitchock's movie muse. Take a look at Hollywood's most memorable stars in rarely seen photos!