Happy one hundredth birthday, Lucille Ball! Won’t you have some cake? Oh wait, you’re a hilarious ginger-haired angel now, and you only eat the laughter of little girls. Sorry, forgot.
Anyway, tomorrow would have been Lucille Ball’s one hundredth birthday, if she were still alive. To commemorate this fact, LIFE Magazine has released a bunch of never-before-published photos of her for our enjoyment. We typically remember her as the rubber-faced funny lady who made generations of us pee our pants with her shenanigans on I Love Lucy, but she could also be really, really sexy when she wanted to. Here’s a selection of my favorite photos.
(You can view the rest and learn some fun facts about her over at LIFE.com.)[ITPGallery]