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The 50 Most Infamous Actresses of All Time

2. Peg Entwistle

Most Infamous Moment: Entwistle is known for committing suicide by jumping off the "H" of the "Hollywood" sign.

Entwistle was a well-respected Broadway actress (Bette Davis saw her act and told her mother, "I want to be exactly like Peg Entwistle"). However, when the depression hit, it was hard to find stage work. Then, she moved to LA to find movie work, but was unsuccessful. She could only get one film credit to her name, the unsuccessful Thirteen Women, causing her to be dropped by RKO.

Ironically, after her leap from the "H" of the "Hollywood" sign, Entwistle's uncle received a letter from Beverly Hills Playhouse offering her the role of a young girl who commits suicide.

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