Icon. We’re sure she didn’t set out in life to be one but, nevertheless, she is.
When we think of Lucy, our thoughts most often go to the wacky housewife from I Love Lucy. The show was a creation of her and Desi’s own and ran for 9 years. Kind of small change by today’s standards. But it endeared her to the world and solidified her place in history. She was a groundbreaker and taught us all that it was okay to be a bit crazy, to laugh at oneself, and that life can be marvelous with one close ride-or-die friend by your side.
And, in an entertainment world solidly dominated by men, Lucy held her own. She was funny. She was smart. But most of all, she had a self-confidence that shined like a diamond. Not necessarily an easy thing to have when you’re a crazy bottle-redhead in a world of Mansfield’s and Monroe’s.
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” She got that right.