5 Ladies Said They’re Modeled For Columbia Pictures Logos

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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

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#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.

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The Later Torch Ladies

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#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)



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#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



Occupation: Actress

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The Latest version of the Torch Lady

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#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


Annette Bening

was said

to have posed for the Columbia Pictures logo in the latter-half of the 20C. 

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#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.


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