Joan Crawford

BACKSTORY: Joan Crawford is a legend of the silver screen, not only for her film roles but for her quest for stardom, her devotion to her fans, and her somewhat questionable child-rearing skills. Some of her most famous films include "Mildred Pierce" (1945) and "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962). She had an amazing career for someone who was once labeled as "box office poison" in 1938, just seven years before she won an Oscar.