The well-known icon of the television screen, Loretta Swit, was born to a family of Polish immigrants, Lester and Nellie Swit. From an early age, it seemed that she was destined for the glare of the world of spotlights. Today, however, you would be hard-pressed to find a beauty in her.
An up-and-coming actress
As a child, she appeared on the stage of her hometown, where she played in the play The Snow Queen. Although her mother was against her daughter becoming an actress, Sweet she got her way. She began attending private acting lessons at Gene Frankel and nothing stood in the way of her career.
It was private lessons that raised Switova as a promising and talented actress who shone on New York’s Broadway.
After several successful theater performances, Switová decided to leave New York and moved to the mecca of acting, the American Los Angeles. She started out as a guest actress in TV series like Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible and others.
However, the real breakthrough in her career came in 1972, when she got the role of the vigorous head nurse of the major Margaret Houlihan in the cult series M*A*S*H, for which she received numerous nominations for prestigious awards, including the Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
Despite the fact that she was quite “old” next to her fellow actors, she was considered a real beauty.
Despite her success on M*A*S*H, however, Swit developed her career elsewhere. She appeared in several other television series, such as Good Heavens, Cagney & Lacey and Diagnosis of Murder.
At the same time, her talent also catapulted her into the world of the film industry. With her unique acting performance, she shone in films such as Stand Up and Be Counted, Race with the Devil, or Crazy Apocalypse.
A stellar career
Outside of her acting career, Swit is involved in animal protection and, as a staunch vegan, publicly supports organizations such as Actors and Others For Animals, The Wildlife Waystation, The Hooved Animal Rescue, Protection Society and others.
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Over time, she also became a successful jewelry designer and painter. In 2017, she published a book titled SwitHeart: The Watercolor Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, which was a collection of her watercolor paintings.
Swit has received numerous awards for all her activities, including the Sarah Siddons Award. She is the owner of a “star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was married to an actor for many years Dennis Holahan.
Although Switová was long considered one of the leading beauties of the film and television world, in private, the pressure of the film industry and the effort to stay as famous as possible took their toll on her. Switová fell for plastic surgery, which changed her beauty beyond recognition.
Loretta Swit today.
Today, you would be hard-pressed to find the sex bomb Houlihan, whose beauty charmed men all over the world. An abundance of plastic modifications forever changed the charm of the vigorous Majorca.
Resources: cs.wikipedia.org, www.blesk.cz, en.wikipedia.org