As much as we see celebrities there's still so much we never know about their personal lives. That was even more true back in the golden age of cinema, but behind the glamour of the silver screen 2 Hollywood legends had a deeply vicious feud that shook the industry.
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis are two movie stars are both legends that will forever be remembered by history. Each was supremely talented and enjoyed stardom in the '30s and '40s, they even starred together in the classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
You might have known all that, but what you didn't know was how much they hated each other.
Their feud led to one leaving a studio needing stitches and even affected the 1963 Academy Awards.
Why did two women who should have so much in common hate each other so much? Well it's complicated, but also quite simple.
Joan Crawford was a beautiful woman who had several torrid affairs with the leading men of the time. Bette Davis, equally beautiful often tried catching the eye of the man on Crawford's arm, but to no avail.
During the filming of Dangerous Bette Davis fell in love with her co-star Franchot Tone, he however was dating Crawford. When Crawford and Tone married in 1935 the seed for the long-running feud was planted.
In the 1940s Crawford's star was starting to fade, but Davis was in her prime. Crawford was signed by Warner Bros. studio which had been Davis's home for years. Attempting to win over the actress she knew disliked her, Crawford sent flowers and gifts to Davis's dressing room. These gestures were refused with a terse note about "lesbian overtures."
It didn't go over well.