Welcome to the “Influences” section. As its name implies, this is a collection of images that have influenced the images we create and the ideas we have here at waist.it. Most of our influences have now been included in this section, in pictorial form. However, this is a work in progress and there may still be some errors and omissions. Please also take a few moments to read the important copyright notice at the bottom of this page.
Bayla Wegier, 1928-10-23 ~ 1971-09-11, better known as Bella Darvi, was a French and American actress of Polish-Jewish origins. Darvi was born Bayla Wegier to Chaym Wegier, a baker, and his wife, Chaya (née Zygelbaum). She had three brothers, Robert, Jacques, and Jean-Isidore, and a sister, Sura. Robert died in a concentration camp.
She was jailed by the Nazis during World War II and released in 1943. She married a businessman, Alban Cavalcade 1950-10-07 and travelled with him to Monaco. She was discovered in Paris by the wife of mogul Darryl F. Zanuck. In 1952, she divorced Cavalcade, and moved into the Zanuck home. In August 1953, she signed a contract with Zanuck, who changed her name to Bella Darvi, Darvi a combination of the first names of Zanuck and his wife, Virginia. Eventually, she became Zanuck's mistress, although she reportedly dated other men including Robert Stack and Brad Dexter.
Zanuck left his wife for Darvi, but left her when he discovered that she was a bisexual. She later very publicly dated women, as well as men. Despite liaisons with extremely wealthy men, she was unable to establish a permanent relationship or to curb her gambling habit. Zanuck was still paying off her debts as late as 1970. Darvi married Claude Rouas, a restaurant waiter, in Las Vegas, 1960-11-13 The marriage was annulled less than a year later.
Darvi committed suicide, after several failed attempts, in Monte Carlo by gas. Her body remained undiscovered for more than a week.More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Darvi
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