What 31 Beauty Icons of the 20th Century Look Like Today

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If someone asked us to describe a beautiful person, images of famous people would probably pop up in our minds. For some, it might be a person who’s the same age as them, living in the 21st century. For others it might be someone from the past. And although the standards of beauty are constantly changing, we find certain people attractive no matter the year or the century they were born in.

We at Bright Side have decided to check up on some of the beauty icons of the 20th century. Let`s see how they`ve changed!

1. Linda Evangelista

2. Molly Ringwald

3. Julie Andrews

4. Brooke Shields

5. Grace Jones

6. Robert Redford

7. Debbie Harry

8. Kim Basinger

9. Diahann Carroll

10. Beverly Johnson

11. Pam Grier

12. Jane Fonda

13. Sidney Poitier

14. Michelle Pfeiffer

15. Iman

16. Sade

17. Diana Rigg

18. Pat Cleveland

19. Warren Beatty

20. Lisa Bonet

21. Joan Collins

22. Olivia Newton-John

23. Daryl Hannah

24. Diana Ross

25. Christie Brinkley

26. Shirley MacLaine

27. Anouk Aimée

28. Don Johnson

29. Katharine Ross

30. Goldie Hawn

31. Jennifer Grey

Who is your beauty icon? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Preview photo credit Lionsgate, Jennifer Grey / Facebook


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I still keep getting amazed by how young Katharine Ross looked. she was sooo beautiful ?


I like how the girls look.. simple, elegant, with beautiful eye brows and no bright make up. And all of them look different and unique.. and what's now? The same faces, same hairstyles and make up everywhere


yes, they are at least recognizable, and now it's all the same. Plus plastic surgeries make them even more alike


A few of these weren't their best current photos. Seeing interviews or current movies really show how many of the women are still breathtaking with warm smiles. I may be mostly taking about Julie Andrews. I adore her! Carol Burnett should be on this list. Saw her at the Ryman a couple years ago. She was still witty with a touch of sass. Her memory is impeccable. Maybe some didn't consider her a beauty icon, but I thought she's always been a uniquely beautiful, hilarious woman.

I also adore how many of the older beauty icons have embraced their wrinkles. They make me want to listen to stories about making movies and everything they've seen in the world.


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