An Enigma Surrounded by a Glow: Angie Dickinson

Million Dollar Legs

When Boorman worked with Dickinson, he put her in the first miniskirt in America. It had already become a trend in London, but she was the first actress to wear one on screen in the States, and she had the legs for it. Dickinson even won the Golden Garter Award for “Hollywood’s Greatest Gams” in 1962.

A photo of Dickinson on a filming set.
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Dickinson’s legs were so fabulous that they were once insured for $1 million through Lloyds of London. Universal Pictures purchased the policy because they would have benefited if anything happened to Dickinson’s legs.