- Golden Globe Awards
Misses, Misters, and Ambassadors – Looking Back at the Young Stars Who Brightened Up the Golden Globe Stage
The tradition started in 1962 when the Golden Globes reached a maturity of sorts- all of 18 years old! In an appropriate celebration of both youth and legacy, two up and coming actresses were chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to assist with the task of delivering awards at the 1963 Golden Globe ceremony. Eva Six, a Hungarian-born actress who starred in a couple of beach party movies (a hot trend at the time), and Donna Douglas, star of the popular TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, were the first Miss Golden Globes. Soon the concept changed, and future Misses and Misters were usually the daughters and sons of actors and filmmakers. Over the years, the Miss/Mister Golden Globe tradition introduced many second and third generation stars – among them, Linda Evans, Anne Archer, Laura Dern, Melanie Griffith and her daughter, Dakota Johnson.
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes, the tradition not only continues but gets rebranded – this new generation of artists and creatives are now our Ambassadors, taking the legacy of the Globes far into the 21st century. We look back at some of the ladies and gentlemen who served so gallantly on the Golden Globe stage.