There’s nothing particularly special about Jean Arthur, except that she’s funny, she’s got spunk, and she prefers to be photographed and filmed on her left side—ever since I found out that fact, I’ve been paying attention and it’s true.

She’s famous for three films mainly, in which she’s not the quintessential “hot” actress that everyone expects a leading lady to be. Rather she’s the everyday heroine, but what a heroine she is.

3 great movies she’s in: