False eyelashes were invented by movie director D.W. Griffith, who
created false eyelashes in order to make the eyes of actresses stand out
more while he was filming the nineteen-sixteen epic movie "Intolerance."
To create this effect, a wigmaker took human hair and wove it through a
fine gauze material. This creation was then gummed to the actresses lash
line. Ever since then, eyelashes have been a staple not only in
Hollywood, but in regular society as well. In the nineteen thirties and
forties, during the time of black and white movies, actresses like Betty
Davis, Joan Crawford, and Marlene Dietrich wore eyelashes to make their
own eyelashes more prominent.
During the nineteen sixties, the model
Twiggy made false eyelashes part of the Mod look and soon many
housewives were wearing them. Soon afterwards, the trend became less
main stream and eyelashes were mainly worn by Las Vegas showgirls and