"like Norma Shearer or Elizabeth Bergner"

Edith Norma Shearer (1902-1983) was a Canadian-American screen actress who was extremely popular between the mid-1920s and her retirement in 1942.

Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) was a stage and screen actress who was born in Drohobycz in what is now Ukraine.

During her early career, she became well known as a Shakespearean actress on the Continent but was most active during the 1930s when she made several films as well as continuing with her theatre work.

She is believed by some to be the inspiration for the character Margo Channing in Mankiewicz's film All About Eve.