Hazel Forbes was an American dancer and actress from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She was blond and petite. Her true surname was Froidevoux. Her professional career began at one of the Atlantic City, New Jersey beauty pageants where she won honors as Miss Long Island. Forbes was 16 when she was chosen Miss United States in the Paris International Beauty Pageant of 1926. She became a showgirl in New York City at the age of 17 in 1927.