From her humble beginnings as a Brooklyn chorus girl in the 1920s, Ruby Stevens (a.k.a. Miss Stanwyck) worked her way up to huge Hollywood (and later, television) stardom with 88 films under her belt. Nominated for Oscars and Emmys many times for her film and television work, she was one tough and talented dame!
Her wardrobe off-screen was unfussy, including lots of tailored blouses, trousers and riding pants—at one point Barbara was part-owner of a horse-breeding ranch. On screen she was seen in more glamorous attire: everything from slinky 1930s evening gowns to the structured suits of the film noir era, as well as classic western wear in both her 1935 film “Annie Oakley” and in her 1960s TV show “The Big Valley.”View the Parade Now