The Torch lady or
Lady Liberty with torch
is known as the logo of the Columbia Pictures. Every time we go to the cinema or watch a home movie of the studio, many of audiences might have wondered who she is, or who they are.
These are five faces said they were modeled for the torch lady of Columbia Pictures. Let’s witness how they look.
The first 2 Torch Ladies
#1. Claudia Dell
Dell was blonde and blue-eyed, with a porcelain face with 5’5″ height. She
was said to have been one of the models
for the Columbia Pictures logo.
Born: Claudia Dell Smith, January 10, 1910, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 5, 1977 (aged 67), Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Film and Stage actress.
The Later Torch Ladies
#2. Amelia Batchler
Born: Francis Amelia Batchelor, February 2, 1908, Springfield, Ohio, USA
Died: April 15, 2002, Santa Monica, California, USA
was the second model
(1936 -??) used for
Columbia Pictures’ Lady Liberty (Torch Lady)
#3. Evelyn Venable
An American actress, during 1930s and 1940s.
She was the voice and model for the Blue Fairy in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940).
was the model
for the first ever Columbia Pictures Torch Lady.
Born: October 18, 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: November 15, 1993 (aged 80)
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, U.S.
Cause of death
The Latest version of the Torch Lady
#4 Annette Bening
Born: Annette Carol Bening, May 29, 1958, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Education: Alma mater San Diego Mesa College, San Francisco State University
Occupation: Actress, 1986–present
to have posed for the Columbia Pictures logo in the latter-half of the 20C.
#5. Jennifer Joseph
Jennifer Joseph, at the time a 31 year-old designer with The Times-Picayune newspaper, modeled for Michael J. Deas, then Sony Pictures Entertainment commissioned illustrator.