Judy Holliday may have had a knack for playing the "dumb blonde," but she certainly was a cut above the rest.

Born Judith Tuvim in 1921, Holliday possessed an IQ of 172 -- like we said, she was no dummy. The Old Hollywood star rose to fame playing Billie Dawn in the stage and film adaptations of "Born Yesterday," for which she won Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

Through her films like "The Marrying Kind" and "Phffft!," the New York native embodied 1950s elegance in full-figured skirts, lace detailing and pristine updos. Sadly, Holliday died of breast cancer at the young age of 43 in 1965.

In honor of her birthday on June 21, we're taking a look back at her classic on-screen style.

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  • Old Hollywood Glam Look

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