Sensational Women: Joan Crawford
Hollywood actress and arch-rival of Bette Davis, she won an Oscar for Mildred Pierce in 1945. She also received nominations for Possessed and Sudden Fear. In 1958 she became the company director of Pepsi. She was married four times and adopted five children, though the two oldest she disinherited, the oldest of which wrote an exposing autobiography entitled "Mommie Dearest" after her death revealing years of physical and emotional abuse. Other films of note include Grand Hotel, Johnny Guitar, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane and The Women.