Lauren Bacall born Betty Joan Perske September 16 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She first emerged as leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have And Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre with appearances in The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947) as well as a comedienne in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Designing Woman (1957). Bacall has also worked on Broadway in musicals gaining a Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. In 1999 Bacall was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009 she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.