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Photo Blog #16: The Familiar Female

This time, in our mystery photo blog, we look at a handful of ladies who, despite ringing many bells, we don’t know the name of.  Therefore, we need YOUR help.  Please take a look (“clicking” on any of the images below will increase them in size to that they are easier to see).  And please offer up any suggestions or answers in the “Comments” section below.  As these photos are–hopefully–identified, we will update this blog according.  THANKS!


1.  The name of this pretty lady has frustrated many since they seem to recognize her from somewhere.  But what is her name?

SOLVED!:  This is April Washington Chandler of HBK Media.


2. Another, we presume, actress who looks familiar but who we haven’t been able to place.

SOLVED!:  Actress Ludie Claire!


3. This lady with the hat and walking stick might be British based upon the envelope this negative was found in.  Regardless, we don’t know her name.

SOLVED!:  Patricia Bredin, UK singer and actress.


4.  This lady is, it seems, from New York state but we don’t know who she is or what the plaque she is holding is for.


5.  This lady might be a silent film actress or a vaudeville performer.  Hopefully, her identity is not lost to history.

SOLVED!:  This is silent film actress Nina Romano.

v6.  Who is this relaxing lady?

SOLVED:  This is actress and filmmaker Esther Anderson.

7.  And another unknown woman at work on a mural.

SOLVED!:  This is artist Toni Truesdale, c. 1975, working on a mural she painted in Harrisburg, PA.

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8.  This fetching lady is striking a come-hither, over the shoulder pose but we don’t know her name…yet.

SOLVED:  This is actress Kimberly Brent.


9.  We don’t quite know what’s going on in this photo–is it a fashion shot for Native American jewelry?  And what is the name of the model?

SOLVED! (IN 2022):  This is disco-era singer and actress Andrea True.


10.  Finally, here’s a shot that is probably from a film.  We don’t know who either actor is or what the title of this work might be.  There has been speculation that the film is a non-US title however.

SOLVED!:  “Laura Nuda” (Italy, 1961); actors are:  Tomas Milian and Giorgia Moll.

Thanks for looking!  To see our previous “mystery photo” posts (with some stills still in need of identification), see the links below:

Photo Blog #1:  Who’s That Lady?

Photo Blog #2:  Who’s that Gent? (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #3:  Name That Movie! (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #4:  Musical Mysteries (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #5:  Unknown Horrors (1 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #6:  Small Screen Oddities (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #7:  International Unknowns (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #8:  Mysterious Silents (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #9:  Portraits of an Unknown Woman (3 of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #10:  The Films With No Name (7 out of 8 solved!)

Photo Blog #11:  The Kids are Unknown (5 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #12:  Reel Mysteries (5 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #13:  Men of Mystery (4 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #14:  More Musical Mysteries (2 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #15:  The Executive Guess (1 out of 10 solved)




  1. Amy Heller
    May 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I think #1 may be singer Alicia Keys.

  2. Lore
    May 17, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Photo Blog #16, photo two resembles actress June Allyson.

  3. Melissa
    May 17, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Who’s that lady, #2 looks like Barbara Harris, who played the mother in the 1976 Freaky Friday.

  4. Audrey
    May 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    # 3 looks like a young Kelly Bishop or Myrna Loy.
    #10 looks like Natalie Wood.

  5. Bruce Calvert
    May 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    #1 does look very similar to Alicia Keys, but after looking at some B&W photos of Keys, I would say that #1 is not her.

    #2 looks very similar to Barbara Harris, but #2’s eyebrows are not as pronounced.

  6. Kelly
    May 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    #7 artwork is reminiscent of the WPA murals.

  7. Phyllis
    May 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The last picture is a French actresses believe me but can’t remember her name.

  8. Betsy Lewis
    May 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I believe #1 is the famous model Beverly Johnson, who was was the first black woman on the cover of Vogue Magazine.

  9. Greg
    May 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    #2 sort of looks like Collin Wilcox, aka Collin Wilcox-Horne and Collin Wilcox Paxton – but I don’t know if it’s really her or not. http://img4.bdbphotos.com/images/230×300/t/r/trusumw2tgzxx.jpg?skj2io4l

  10. Margie
    May 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    #2: Glynis Johns?

  11. Anton
    May 18, 2017 at 12:58 am

    #2 looks similar to Giulietta Masina

  12. Louie Despres
    May 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

    #5 looks to me like Anita Pallenberg.

  13. Jim Bell
    May 18, 2017 at 11:21 am

    #10 – Judging from her Google images, she could very well be Emmanuelle Riva, but I have another possible suspect.
    Judging from the hair and what we can of his profile, I’m guessing the “kisser” is Michael Sarrazin, and a search of his films has turned up The Seduction, made in 1982 with Colleen Camp in the cast. Her Google images tell me she could be the “kissee” in #10.

  14. Rodge
    May 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    #5 young Sophie Tucker??

  15. Joan T. Lander
    May 18, 2017 at 10:36 pm


    it seems like her.
    DALI MUSEUM in St Petersberg Fl just had an exhibit of her

  16. Louie Despres
    May 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Sorry. I meant #6. I believe that is model Anita Pallenberg. She dated both Brian Jones and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

  17. Jean Pec
    May 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Photo no. 2 Could be Mia Farrow

  18. Alexander S.
    June 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

    #1 Maybe this is Pam Grier?

  19. Eloise Vondruska
    June 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    #1 Phylicia Rashad?

  20. Mary
    July 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I would agree with Margie and guess that #2 is Glynis Johns

  21. jean
    August 18, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    #2 does remind me of Glynis Johns and #3 reminds me of Ruth Hussey

  22. Annie
    January 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    #7 looks like a still from “CradleWill Rick” 1999 movie. If so, the actress playing Frida Kahlo was Corina Katt Ayala.

  23. mjm
    April 10, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    #6 – Ketty Lester?

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