Anne Baxter Bared It All for the Ten Commandments (Audiences Saw Everything)

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Did you know that Cecil B. DeMille insisted on Anne Baxter being cast in The Ten Commandments as Queen Nefertari and that the actress felt that she wasn’t right for the part? By the time Anne Baxter was cast as Queen Nefertari in The Ten Commandments, the actress had already been working in the entertainment industry for over two decades. Anne got her start on the stage before an unfortunate incident that occurred while she was acting alongside Katharine Hepburn inspired her to head out to Hollywood. Katharine thought that Anne wasn’t a good enough actress for the stage, so Anne tried films instead. ▬Contents of this video▬ 00:00 - Intro 0:36 - Anne Baxter Didn’t Think She Was Right for the Role 1:19 - Anne’s Start in Hollywood 2:40 - Anne Becomes a Star During World War II 3:41 - Anne’s Later Film Career 4:41 - The Audience Thought Anne Was Hot Stuff! 5:34 - Anne’s Television Work 5:58 - Anne’s Personal Life 6:40 - Outro Like this content? Subscribe here: Or, watch more videos here: Do you think you know a lot about TV? Try our quiz and enter to win $500! Click below to check the trivia question Once in Hollywood, it didn’t take very long for Anne to be signed with a studio. The actress signed her first studio contract at the age of only 16. Anne was signed with 20th Century Fox, the studio wasn’t afraid to lend her out to other production companies. Anne made her big-screen debut with her fourth-billed part in 1940’s 20 Mule Team. Following this debut appearance, Anne could be seen in several other pictures over the next few years before finally becoming a breakout star during the mid-1940s. During the days of World War II, Anne claimed that she received almost as many fan letters from soldiers as Betty Grable did. In 1946, Anne Baxter appeared in the film The Razor’s Edge. Thanks to her performance in the film, the actress won an Academy Award. Finally, Anne Baxter was as critically acclaimed as she was commercially successful. Anne entered into the 1950s with a bang thanks to her titular performance in the film All About Eve, though it would be her performance in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 biblical epic The Ten Commandments that would become the most iconic of her career. This comes in spite of the fact that Anne felt her turn in The Razor’s Edge was the most dramatically successful of her many performances. Join Facts Verse as we explore how Anne Baxter bared all for The Ten Commandments. Anne Baxter Bared It All for the Ten Commandments (Audiences Saw Everything)
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