She certainly does not currently have, and never did have, the international name-brand recognition of today’s social media heavy hitters like 17-year-old TikTok supernova Charlie D’Amelio or reality TV’s Kim Kardashian, with her nearly a quarter billion Instagram followers. However, back in the Golden Age of Hollywood, famously flame-haired actress Arlene Dahl was widely considered one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen. And she has dozens of film and television roles to prove it.
Her most commercially successful films were “My Wild Irish Rose” (1947) and “The Bride Goes Wild” (1948). Now in her mid-90s, Dahl all but stopped making movies in 1959, though she briefly came out of retirement for the 1991 flop “Night of the Warrior,” which co-starred her actor son Lorenzo Lamas. The entrepreneurial actress took up business in the 1960s and ‘70s, founding a company that marketed lingerie and cosmetics, and she authored several columns and books on astrology and beauty, including the nowadays searingly anachronistic 1965 self-helper “Always Ask a Man: The Key to Femininity.”
In the mid-1980s, Dahl and her sixth husband, cosmetics packaging designer Marc Rosen, acquired Treetops, a secluded country estate in little-heralded Sparkill, N.Y., about 30 miles north of Midtown Manhattan and just north of the celeb-favored river-side enclave of Snedens Landing, where current Tinseltown homeowners include Scarlett Johansson. Anchored by an ornate Second Empire-style residence, the not-quite-7.5-acre spread is now up for grabs at close to $5 million.
As it turns out this is not the first time Dahl and Rosen have attempted to sell: Back in 2008 the property was set out with a far too optimistic price of $8.5 million, and two years ago it was briefly listed with a tremendously reduced but in-hindsight still significantly too high $6.5 million.