Well here’s a fun fact to start your work week. Stephens has a connection to “Star Trek Into Darkness,” released in theatres this weekend.
Chris Pine (below) who plays the attractive young James Kirk, is the grandson of Anne Gwynne (pictured below him).
And Gwynne, a model and film icon in the 1940s, as you’ve probably figured out, attended Stephens College.
According to the LA Times, Gwynne became interested in acting while she was here. Other online sources say she studied drama under Maude Adams, the famous theatre actress-turned-Stephens professor . It appears as though Gwynne left Stephens to pursue a modeling and theatre career before graduating.
Gwynne made more than 40 films and was consider Universal Studio’s leading “scream queen,” having several lead roles in horror and sci-fi films.
Read more about her in Sunday’s LA Times story.