Full Name: Julia Jean Turner
Why Famous: Known as one of the first Hollywood scream queens thanks to her role in the 1941 horror film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946).
Turner further established herself as a leading actress in such films as "Johnny Eager" (1941), "Honky Tonk" (1941), "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941) and "Somewhere I'll Find You" (1942).
- 1940-02-13 Actress Lana Turner (29) marries bandleader Artie Shaw (29)
- 1942-07-17 Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)
- 1943-03-14 Actress Lana Turner and actor Stephen Crane marry for the second time
- 1948-04-26 Actress Lana Turner marries 3rd husband Henry J. Topping, Jr
- 1953-09-08 Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)
- 1960-11-27 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 6th time to Frederick May
- 1965-06-22 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 7th time to Robert P. Eaton
- 1969-05-09 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 8th time to Ronald Dante
- 1946-05-02 "The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released
- 1957-12-13 "Peyton Palace" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released
- 1958-04-04 Cheryl Crane aged 14, daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defence. The crime was later ruled a "justifiable homicide"