Classic Hollywood images of Native American actresses in Los Angeles.

The beautiful young Native American women that are part of this series #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood

 

Shayna Jackson, from the Dakota and Cree nations, shares a striking resembles to the spirit of a classical Audrey Hepburn. I met Shayna over four years ago from a music video I produced. I  always thought of her as a young Audrey Hepburn. When I contacted her to be part of this series, I was overwhelmed by her love of classic films and also to find out that she is a HUGE fan of Audrey Hepburn – it was meant to happen.

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Shayna Jackson as Audrey Hepburn

Deja Jones, an Eastern Shoshone native from the Wind River Reservation is a young new talent to Los Angeles that resembles a very exotic Ava Gardner. I met Deja via correspondence emails. She shared with me her inspiration to become an actress that young girls on her tribal reservation can look up to.  Deja’s strong hopes is to work in television, commercials and film and to also one day work with Leonardo Dicaprio. After a few emails, I saw a few photos of Deja and was mesmerized by her natural beauty and I knew I wanted her to be part of this project.  The resemblance as you can see is amazing.

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Deja Jones as Ava Gardner

JaNae Collins from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana is from the Dakota nation and as you can see possesses the glamour of a young Jane Russell. I met JaNae over three years ago and always enjoyed her positive energy and infectious laughter. JaNae shared her admiration of my previous work Legacy of Exiled NDNZ and I had only wish I knew her prior,  however, I did know I wanted to work with her and I’m glad I was able to – Finally!  She is an amazing actress and beautiful person.

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JaNae Collins as Jane Russell

 


Krista Hazelwood from Shawnee Oklahoma is from the Seminole nation and as you can see has the alluring spirit of a young Eartha Kitt. I’ve known of Krista for over eight years. I first met her when she audition for a short film I was producing and was captivated by her presence and admired her range of acting ability. I always wanted to work with her in some capacity and when I started this project I knew I wanted her to be evolved, however I wasn’t too sure who she could portray, she then shared with me that she was always told she resembles a young Eartha Kitt, right then I knew that is who she embodied and you can definitely see it in the photos.

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Krista Hazelwood as Eartha Kitt

See more photos at These Days LA at 118 Winston Street, Los Angeles, 90013 from Aug 4th to 7th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Information about the show can be found online at https://thesedaysla.com  Exhibit will showcase 24 images and a short video of each of the actors throughout each day.  In addition, on Saturday, Aug 6th live art and drumming will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  (More photos  can been seen at www.realndnz.com).

 

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