Claudette Colbert was born in Saint-Mande, France in 1903. Her family later moved to New York where she got her start on Broadway and then film. Claudette became one of the most successful actresses of the 1930's, and was best known for her screwball comedies. A few interesting facts about Claudette: Once she became really famous, she refused to be filmed from her right side. She thought the left side of her face was her only "good side". Also, the role played by Bette Davis in "All About Eve" was originally written for Claudette. Sadly Claudette wasn't able to go through with the film due to an injury. Lucky for Bette.