Tallulah was born in 1902 and was acting by the time she was 15. But by then she was already sleeping with people. And it wasn't just men she was interested in. She first started sleeping around at her all-girl convent school, because putting a whole bunch of horny teenagers in one room overnight after telling them sex is bad all day has always ended well. But once she became famous, her lesbian relationships got a bit more A-list. At a time when both interracial and gay relationships were punishable by time in prison, Tallulah was linked to women like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel, and Billie Holiday.
But Tallulah really loved men.
Apparently this was a documentary about her vagina.
She once gave a magazine interview in which she complained that she hadn't been with anyone in six months, saying, "Six months is a long, long while. I WANT A MAN!" (The records don't indicate if she then jumped the journalist.) She didn't often go that long without getting laid, though, and she must not have been very careful about it, since by the time she was 30 she needed a hysterectomy due to STDs. As she left the hospital, she assured the doctor that she had learned nothing from the experience. She kept up her usual pace and by 1948 could proudly proclaim that she "found no surprises in the Kinsey Report" and everything in it was "old hat" to her.
Thomas Northcut/DigitalVision/Getty Images
And that book included bestiality. Just saying.
She managed to be married for four years, to a minor actor named John Emery. She based this important and meaningful life decision on the fact that he was extremely well hung. But, she said, "The weapon may be of admirable proportions, but the shot is weak," and she dumped him.
Tallulah died aged 66, and not a minute too soon, since it seems she had gotten sick of her favorite hobby, once saying, "Sex? I'm bored with sex. What is it after all? If you go down on a woman you get a crick in your neck. If you go down on a man you get lockjaw. And fucking just gives me claustrophobia."
Follow Kathy on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
These women sure did a lot of boning. But can they match the sex lives of the most sexually crazed demographic the world has ever seen - U.S. Presidents? See how Calvin Coolidge hated having sex with his wife so much that they named a science thing after him in The 4 Most Impressively Weird Sex Lives Of U.S. Presidents and be sure to check out History's 7 Most Astounding Sexual Resumes, because chances are you've slept with one of these people.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see some really weird vampire boning in The 5 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Movie Sex Scenes, and watch other videos you won't see on the site!
Also follow us on Facebook, to participate in a contest where the most popular comments created will get the most likes. The stakes have never been higher.
Kathy Benjamin's Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever unearths very true stories that put the, er, "fun" back into funerals!