This is a partial list of famous people, for whom smoking is clearly a recognized part of their public image, or who are known for some unusual aspect of smoking. Smoking is a part of history, of culture and life. This was and is one of most practiced way of expressing self personality. Lightening of tobacco always gain a high demand in art and cinematography, but not only. It is smoked in movies, it is smoked on theatre’ stages, because this occupation express that what cannot be said in words. Imagine how will look Casablanca if there wouldn’t be smoke. Same is for Scarlet and other great films. Identical situation is for theatres.
For many personalities smoking became a self expression of persona. List of renowned personalities who smoke is very large. Tobacco was used by people of different professions: beginning with singers, designers, actors, authors, scientists, writers, politicians and others.
Lucille Ball - Her image was used to advertise Philip Morris cigarettes from the 1950s until the 1970s. She was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy. One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood’s longest careers, especially on television, Ball was acting in the 1930s, becoming a B-movie star in the 1940s and a television star in the 1950s. She was still making films in the 1960s and 1970s. She was a radio actress during the 1940s, as well.
Drew Barrymore of the famous Barrymore family smokes Marlboro Reds, about 2-3 packs a day. She started smoking cigarettes at age 9 1/2. Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, she has donate dover $1 million to the program. In 2007, she became both CoverGirl’s newest model and spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci’s newest jewelry line.
Bette Davis – American film actress who was never without a cigarette. She starred in Now, Voyager (1942), which has the famous scene in which Paul Henreid places two cigarettes in his mouth, lights them, and then passes one to Bette Davis. She was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.
Kate Moss - Model; smokes four packs of Marlboro Lights per day and has been smoking cigarettes since the age of 12. She is an English model. She went to Riddlesdown high school. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. She is known for her waifish figure, uncommonly short height for a fashion model, and appearances in many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.
And this can be completed with other personality’s names that used to smoke as expression of personal style and nature. In the end can be concluded that cigarette and art are two things that always time together and complete each other.