Lauren Bacall Was The Last-Living Icon Named In Madonna’s “Vogue”

With the passing of iconic film star Lauren Bacall on Tuesday, many fans are taking a moment to celebrate her life and work, which is not only forever immortalized on film, but in song.

As noted by Slate, Bacall was the last of the living Hollywood legends mentioned in Madonna’s 1990 dance hit “Vogue” that paid homage to the Golden Age of film. She held this title for ten years, after the passing of Marlon Brando in 2004.

In the song’s spoken word section, Madonna pays tribute to 16 20th-century icons that represented old Hollywood glamor. Lauren was mention alongside Katherine Hepburn (who passed in 2003) and Lana Turner (who passed in 1995).

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Deitrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine

Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rodgers, dance on air

They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katherine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you

She certainly had style and she had grace. In memory of Lauren Bacall and all these Hollywood legends, let’s strike a pose:

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