“Why am I so good at playing bitches?” Bette Davis, the legendary Hollywood actress, once asked in an interview. “I think it’s because I’m not a bitch,” she answered in the same breath and did not forget to add, “Maybe that’s why [Joan Crawford] always plays ladies.” That was Bette Davis; straight and to the point, never mincing her words. In fact, many of her friends believed that she actually enjoyed being labeled an ‘A Class Bitch’ and that too in an era when ladies who spoke their mind were sent home. However, her personality and acting skills were such that she could be despised, but never dismissed. She went on to become the ‘First Lady of Film’ and won innumerable awards throughout her acting career, which spanned 60 years. From historical and period movies to contemporary crime thrillers and romantic films, this two-time ‘Academy Award’ winner acted in more than 100 films. Moreover, she never flinched from taking up unsympathetic roles; instead she took them up as a challenge. Bette Davis was truly a genius who is revered by many, years after her death.