Joan Crawford’s House Of Horrors

We think it's Joan Crawford's 115th birthday. Let's celebrate her horror film career with an infographic chock full of facts! / Illustration by Kimberly Cortez.

We don’t know exactly how old Joan Crawford would theoretically be on March 23, 2021 had she still been alive. Her actual birthdate has been something of a question for years.

But on what we think would have been her 115th birthday, we’re celebrating the screen star and legend. Crawford built a reputation as a bankable actress in melodramas and rom-coms in the late 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, but late in her career she took on horror, too.

Here’s a brief look at her run as a horror star and how her personal life helped turn her into a monster all her own.