Mae West

1893 - 1980

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Mae West (born Mary Jane West; August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter, singer, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned over seven decades. She was known for her breezy sexual independence, and her lighthearted bawdy double entendres, often delivered in a husky contralto voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mae West has received more than 4,585,784 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Mae West is the 628th most popular actor (down from 372nd in 2019), the 1,144th most popular biography from United States (down from 757th in 2019) and the 316th most popular American Actor.

Mae West was most famous for her risque double entendres and her sex appeal.

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  • 69.99

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  • 67

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  • 2.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Mae West ranks 628 out of 10,030Before her are Peter Dinklage, Robert Englund, Sonny Chiba, Geena Davis, Kelly Preston, and Honor Blackman. After her are Susan Hayward, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Auteuil, Totò, Fernanda Montenegro, and Morgan Fairchild.

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Among people born in 1893, Mae West ranks 46Before her are Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Hermann Balck, Qazi Muhammad, Miroslav Krleža, and Walter Baade. After her are Walter Christaller, Ernst Toller, Ana Pauker, Emmy Göring, Erwin Piscator, and Nicholas J. Spykman. Among people deceased in 1980, Mae West ranks 46Before her are Willard Libby, Fritz Strassmann, Vinicius de Moraes, Lewis Milestone, Gustav Wagner, and William Howard Stein. After her are Ian Curtis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Walter Dornberger, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, and Robert Whittaker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mae West ranks 1,144 out of 15,968Before her are Geena Davis (1956), Mark Felt (1913), Hiram Maxim (1840), Kelly Preston (1962), Sonny Liston (1932), and William Howard Stein (1911). After her are Susan Hayward (1917), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Billie Jean King (1943), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), George Stinney (1929), and Morgan Fairchild (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Mae West ranks 316Before her are Jennifer Grey (1960), George C. Scott (1927), Peter Dinklage (1969), Robert Englund (1947), Geena Davis (1956), and Kelly Preston (1962). After her are Susan Hayward (1917), Morgan Fairchild (1950), Robert Taylor (1911), David Duchovny (1960), Barbara Bach (1947), and Linda Hunt (1945).

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