Irene Bio Details

Full name

Irene Lentz





Date of birth

15 Dec 1901

Birth place

Baker, Fallon County, Montana, USA

Date of death:

15 Nov 1962

Place of death

Los Angeles, California, USA

Cause of death

Took Own Life


Costume Designer

Fashion Designer (1950)

In November 1962 Irene took a room at the famed Knickerbocker Hotel in Los Angeles under an assumed name, and ended her own life by jumping out of the window. She left notes for friends and family, and for the hotel residents, to whom she apologized for any inconvenience her death might cause.
During her time working with MGM, Irene designed costumes for the likes of Ginger Rogers, Constance Bennet, Hedy Lemarr, Claudette Colbert, Carol Lombard, and Ingrid Bergman.

Relationship History

Eliot Shaw Gibbons


1945 (ca.)

Irene Family

Irene's former partners:

Irene's former husband was Eliot Shaw Gibbons

Irene's former in laws:

Irene's former brother in law was Cedric Gibbons Irene's former father in law was Austin P. Gibbons Irene's former mother in law was Veronica Gibbons Irene's former sister in law was Veronica Shields