She wrote beneath the images: 'In case you are a fan of same sex unions, weddings in general, or are just really itching to know what I look like (or my wife, as I haven’t posted a picture of her yet [she’s the adorable one in the suspenders]).''I've been married for about two months, and goddammit, it has been just the best, you know? Together: Hendrix thanked Tumblr users for their support after she posted the pictures and said that not everyone had been quite so accepting - including her parents, who had refused the wedding invite 'So if you are having any sort of rough day, please know that there is this tiny lesbian couple in northeast America who likes you just a whole lot, okay? She's the woman who I get to spend the rest of my ridiculously lucky life with. Astonishingly – given that she came from a respectable family – she was allowed to live alone at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, pursuing her acting career and developing a precocious taste for champagne and cocaine, while being alternately befriended and seduced by various older actresses.She sometimes introduced herself at parties by saying: "Hello, I'm a lesbian. " When she was 20, an astrologer told her that her future lay in England – "Go if you have to swim" – so she crossed the Atlantic and presented herself to Gerald du Maurier, the leading actor-manager of the day.By her fifties Bankhead was drinking heavily – adding "spirits of ammonia" to her tea – and also using massive doses of barbiturates to sleep.When she went to bed, her maid would tape her wrists together to prevent her taking more pills if she woke in the night.Eventually she was found to be suffering from advanced gonorrhoea and given a hysterectomy.
Also, as the director George Cukor astutely noted: "Her eyes were not eyes for movies.
She fled to New York as soon as her two-year Hollywood contract ended, and spent the rest of her life as a stage actress.
By all accounts she was great in The Little Foxes, but most of her performances received mixed reviews, getting progressively worse as age and drunkenness took their toll.
She was named after her grandmother, who was conceived at Tallulah Falls, Georgia.
Her mother died of peritonitis three weeks after she was born, and she and her elder sister Eugenia were raised by relatives, while her father took to the bottle.
At five, she had a bungled tonsillectomy that left her with an extraordinarily deep voice.