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Joan Crawford: A life in pictures

Joan Crawford was one of the grand dames of the silver screen during the golden age of Hollywood. Making her name as one of MGM's most popular and highest paid actresses in the 1930s, her film career spanned an astonishing 45 years and 80 motion pictures, whilst her personal life - four marriages, an affair with Cary Grant and a rocky relationship with her children, always hit headlines.

As Kate Winslet prepares to take on one of her most well-know roles, Mildred Pierce, Stylist looks back at the life of the Oscar-winning actress, from Broadway backing dancer and famed flapper girl to feted film star, box office poison and on-set spats with Bette Davis.

Picture credits: Rex Features and Getty images

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