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Do you remember the old lady from 'Titanic'? Here's how she looked when she was young

Pedro Marrero
Nov 08, 2018
12:46 P.M.
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Gloria Frances Stuart was the name of the Hollywood’s Golden Era actress who became a familiar face to younger generations for playing the old version of Kate Winslet’s Rose in “Titanic.”

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The late American actress who passed away in 2010 worked in more than 60 film and TV titles in a career spanning 72 years, appearing in some horror classics and sharing the screen with child star Shirley Temple.

Despite having such a successful and prolific career starting at an early age, she became a familiar face for millions in her role in the record-breaking James Cameron’s film as 101-year-old “Titanic” survivor Rose Dawson Calvert.  

The film, released in 1997, made a perdurable impact in the history of cinema by breaking every record in the industry in its day, becoming one of the most awarded movies ever made. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

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Rose’s character was played impeccably both as her younger version, by Winslet, and as her centenarian version, by Stuart, and it turned the two into world-famous stars.

Stuart was debuted in show business at 22, and she landed her first role in the big screen in a film from the prestigious movie studios of Universal Pictures.

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The actress went on to appear in classic films such as “The Old Dark House”, “The Invisible Man”, “Gold Diggers”, “The Love Captive”, “My Favorite Year”, and “Roman Scandals”, to name a few.

Apart from her remarkable work, Stuart was considered one of the most beautiful actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Era, and we couldn’t agree more now that we have seen the pictures from her youthful years.

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The peak of her career was in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and she had been in semi-retirement for decades when she made her big comeback in the contemporary classic “Titanic.”

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Her performance in the genre-defying super production received the praise of both the critics and the media, and she earned important nominations in the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, taking home the “Best Supporting Actress” SAG award.

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Talk about a great farewell to an amazing life. Stuart went on to turn 100 years old in 2010, dying a few months after her birthday from an aggressive lung cancer that she battled for an incredible 5 years at her advanced age.

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The unmatched success of the James Cameron’s film revived the world’s obsession with the infamous ship in an unprecedented way, and it might be the impulse behind the project to create an exact replica of the sunken giant.

After the developments of the new “Titanic” were interrupted in 2015, an estimated date for the ship’s maiden voyage has been announced. The “Titanic II” might be sailing from Dubai to New York in 2022.

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