Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Candice Bergen: Timeless Chic

Candice Bergen is one actress who has aged gracefully.  After seeing these photos from the late 1960's and early 1970's, it's easy to see why.  She grew up in Beverly Hills, California with a model mother and her father Edgar Bergen who was an actor, comedian, and ventriloquist. Candice also modeled for high fashion magazines like Vogue while also pursuing an acting career.  She starred in her second film The Sand Pebbles with Steve McQueen.  Of course, most people these know her from Murphy Brown and Sex and the City.  It's too bad that today's young actresses don't look this wholesome and timeless. Enjoy!



Life magazine cover and subsequent shots from 1970 by Michael Mauney.







David Frost and Candice Bergen 1968.


Candice and Bert Schneider at the California 500 September 1972.

In costume for The Adventurers.


British Vogue cover December 1967
Candice by Michael Mauney 1970

Candice by Michael Mauney 1970


Candice at Truman Capote's Black & White Ball 1966.

Album covergirl.



Candice with Michael Caine and Anthony Quinn on the set of The Magus 1967.

Candice and Anthony Quinn on set 1967.

Dancing with Michael Caine on set 1967.

Sunning herself on set with Michael Caine 1967.

29 comments:

L. Sloan said...

gorgeous, i love all of these old photos of her. i think brooklyn decker actually kind of looks a little like her, in a less natural way though.

GloucesterMary said...

Heather. Have you read her autobiography KNOCK WOOD. It's a great read! All best, M.

Lacquered Life said...

She was so great looking, and still is! Such a natural beauty--a true California girl.

meenal bishnoi said...

utterly gorgeous...in the most natural and healthy way!! xx meenal

Kim said...

Thanks for bringing attention to a lady of real class and intelligence besides great style. Love her and this post! So nice not to see the same tired celebrities. Keep up your wonderful blog. You are truly inspiring!

Christie said...

I've never seen these photos. They are all just beautiful. I love the interior photo with the white couches, ethnic print pillow and rocks on the coffee table.... Hmmmm what is the definition of timeless ? What is the drfinition of classic ? Please let us know, Heather! Thank you for another beautiful post to start my morning with. ~ C

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

She is a beauty and these photos are so classic and chic.

Alice Olive said...

I love these posts of yours! You find some great images of a favourite icon - I love it! I particularly love how simple her style is in the candid shots. Beautiful.

Brillante Interiors said...

She is a true beauty like Grace Kelly. Her autobiography is great even if very sad at times. Her husband, Louis Malle, was also one of my favorite directors.

Belle de Ville said...

Candice Bergin was surely the ultimate California Girl.
All the others pale in comparison to her.

Ryan said...

I don't know that I'd ever really seen her looking "young." Great shots. Thanks for sharing.

Ryan
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The enchanted home said...

OMG how gorgeous was/is she!! Wow pure stunning beauty...those shots of her younger and au natural are just beautiful beyond words and of course she has aged into a super graceful and classy lady...loved her for so long and always will...a class act!

Megan said...

I hate to say this, but I've never seen any of those photos or any others of her as a younger woman. She's really beautiful and, yes, reminds me of Grace Kelly as well.

Penelope Bianchi said...

What a wonderful post! She is truly a great natural beauty!
If you can imagine; she was one year ahead of me at Westlake School when I was in 4th grade! And she was just as nice as she was pretty!

And, probably very telling; her mother was lovely, warm and beautiful! She was very friendly and darling to all the girls. (I was only there for one year!)

I have never forgotten either of them!

First House on the Right said...

So so beautiful. I love Candice Bergen. Hope you're having a good week, Nicolex

Belle on Heels said...

sooooooo timeless and stunning! and she still is!

Heidiopia said...

I hadn't seen most of these before-- what a treat! She was lovely then and is still a great beauty.

carriesdesignmusings said...

I saw her not that long ago in Bergdorf's. She's still stunning!

Kathy said...

I think that the 1970 Vernon Merritt photo is Peggy Lipton...not sure. Beautiful post, however....k

Amanda Swann said...

Such stunning pictures! I love the one's of her on the horse.

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Alex said...

Any idea as to a source for the leafy fabric on those couches? (I'm referring to the Michael Mauney photos from 1970).

Annie Speck said...

What a classic beauty with such style ad sophistication! Nice post!

Sarah Ann said...

I really enjoyed this post, thank you. I think she is so beautiful, always have.

Miss French Navy said...

Just stunning!!

Pam @ Cherish Toronto said...

Candice is a true beauty. She is one of the few women who looks more beautiful with a fresh face than with makeup. Sigh.

Style-Edition said...

You're right, she is so Chic! I adore these photos...

BellaLuna said...

Loved the pictures especially the dress. Where did you get it from would love to have it in my personal photos? Thanks!

Mrs. de Winter said...

In some pics she reminds me Aerin Lauder!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

She has a classic beauty about her that is not contrived. All of these images are gorgeous and her eyes - absolutely hypnotic. Thank you for pulling these all together. I could agree more with the title - timeless chic. I will never forget her advice about shoes - no matter what your clothes cost, a quality pair of shoes take the entire ensemble up a few notches. Wise and sound advice.

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