Pola Negri and Charlie Chaplin. Negri had met Chaplin while in Germany, and what began as a platonic relationship there became a well-publicized affair and marriage speculation which received the headline, "The Queen of Tragedy To Wed The King of Comedy".
Like the women, men saw film stars (such as Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks) sport looser, baggier pants, fuller shoulders, and new hairstyles and attitudes. These trends were emulated by the male population, as men adjusted to an attitude of fashion forwardness.
Style icons of the 1920s - Pola Negri Now you know where Lisa Stansfield got her inspiration. It wasn't just the kiss curls, Polish film star Pola Negri also pioneered red nail varnish, fur boots and turbans. Known as the Queen of Tragedy, Negri was one of the era's most entertaining femme fatales. In real life she had affairs with Rudolph Valentino and Charlie Chaplin and married twice - first a count, then a prince.