Iconista has a theory that all Hollywood stars are profoundly damaged. If they were well-adjusted and fulfilled, they'd stay home and knit.
Who would seek stardom unless driven by some screaming inner demon?
But, with all damaged people, there was a time when they were the victims, soon to be survivors; a time before they became the damagers of others.
With that in mind, enjoy these early pictures of Ms Crawford, freshly escaped from a nightmare childhood; simply in search of something better.