Venus Records dive: how Annette Kellerman, the first time in the history of cinema posed nude and invented synchronized swimming
• Records dive Venus: how Annette Kellerman, the first time in the history of cinema posed nude and invented synchronized swimming
July 6, 1887 was born Annette Kellerman - a woman who made history as the sportswoman ancestor of synchronized swimming, the actress, who participated in the first stage of undressing in a movie, and a fighter for women's rights. And this is not all the records for the first time established dive Venus.
Annette Marie Sara Kellerman was born in Australia, the son of a violinist and a pianist. At 6 years old, the girl appeared with health problems due to the illness feet, she had to wear a steel bracket, causing severe pain and discomfort. To improve your health, parents enrolled her for a swim. By age 15, she began to win their first competition and has forgotten about the diseases.
Subsequently, Annette Kellerman has mastered scuba diving and appeared in the image of the little mermaid surrounded by fish in the entertainment center, daily participation in the two programs show in the Oceanarium. August 24, 1905, she tried to swim across the English Channel. After three unsuccessful attempts to Annette he said: "I had the stamina, but did not have enough brute force." Nevertheless, she made history as the first woman who dared to take such a step.
Annette Kellerman considered the progenitor of synchronized swimming. For his skill she even got the nickname Venus dives. Annette made the first sports jump into the water with a few turns, the first of the women sailed on the Thames 21 kilometers without assistance. Its water views with elements of the underwater ballet, synchronized swimming and diving mass from moving trapezoids enjoyed incredible success with the audience and athletes photo graced the covers of magazines.
At the end of the nineteenth century. women were forced to swim in the beach uncomfortable bulky costumes, consisting of a combination with trousers. Annette Kellerman was the first woman putting on tight-fitting one-piece swimsuit translucent stretch fabric. At that time, it looked so frankly that in 1907 it even arrested on the beach in Massachusetts for obscenity. However, Annette still managed to win the right of women to wear comfortable swimming swimwear.
In 1908, Annette Kellerman was officially declared the ideal woman: a scientist from Harvard University, studied the parameters of 3000 women, came to the conclusion that she is closest to the ideal - the exterior of the Venus de Milo.
In 1915, about Kellerman again talking. This time, she starred in the film "Daughter of the Gods", where there is a first in the history of the cinema scene of undressing. Annette was the first actress completely naked in front of the camera. The picture earned at the box office of about one million dollars, which at that time was a record amount.
Annette Kellerman in a bathing suit for diving, developed her own
She has starred in several films, mostly on aquatic adventures. In the movie, she performed the same tricks as ever to jump from the 28-meter height into the sea and with a 2-meter - in the pool with crocodiles. She often appears on the screen in images of mermaids, sirens and underwater fairies.
All her life she has been a supporter of vegetarianism, it even had its own health food store in California. Perhaps, thanks to a healthy lifestyle and the sport she has lived up to 89 years.
Records Annette Kellerman praised her for the whole world, and today her name is mentioned among the 20 strong women that changed the course of history.