Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 and passed away on October 24, 1981 in California. She was one of the most famous costume designers in the 20th century film. In fact, she won a record of eight Academy Awards. Moreover, Edith is known for films such as ‘All about Eve,’ ‘Roman Holiday’ and ‘The Sting. Here is an article that talks about her, her life, and accomplishments.
Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897, in 1933, Head became chief designer at Paramount Pictures. After that, he started working at Universal Studios. Moreover, the costumes she designed, ranged from the elegantly simple to the elaborately flamboyant, and she became Hollywood’s best-known designer. Furthermore, Edith won a record eight Academy Awards for her work in films such as “All About Eve” in 1950, and Roman Holiday in 1953, as well as The Facts of Life in 1960, and The Sting in 1973.
Early Life and Education
Edith Head’s birth name was Edith Claire Posener she was born on October 28, 1897, California, in San Bernardino. Moreover, she was the daughter of a mining engineer. During her youth, Head relocated several times, she grew up namely in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, right after graduating from Los Angeles High School. Over there, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in letters and sciences (earning honors in French), and then went on to enroll at Stanford University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in romance languages in 1920.
Commercially and Artistically
After finishing College, Edith worked briefly as schoolteacher. Moreover, in 1938, Edith was promoted to chief designer at Paramount Pictures. In fact, Head remained at Paramount for 44 years. After that, in 1967 she moved to Universal Studios, and she became known for personally phoning producers and directors who were working on important films for the studio to offer her services.