Monday, January 6, 2014


Maria Cooper

Veronica Cooper Converse

"Behind the goggles, two beauties, Mrs. Gary Cooper and her daughter, Maria, a new breed of underwater fauna that can be seen gliding on the blue depths of the Pacific. Their equipment is professional - they dive in neoprene frog men's suits made to duplicate the ones used by the Navy."

Veronica Cooper Converse, known as "Rocky," was married to Hollywood leading man, Gary Cooper. A devoted wife and outstanding hostess, Veronica Cooper was also an accomplished sportswoman. She was an avid scuba diver, surfer, swimmer,  golfer, and tennis player who,  in the thirties, held the title of California State Women's Skeet Champion.

She was also a "Great Beauty."

A New Race of Mermaids
Harper's Bazaar May 1958
Photography: Louise Dahl Wolfe

Veronica Cooper Converse
1913 - 2000
Once a Great Beauty

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