15 Beauty Icons From the 20th Century Who Could Easily Conquer Any Man’s Heart Even Today
Beauty standards change every day, but there are women whose beauty made people fall in love with them dozens of years ago...and we still admire them today.
Today Bright Side remembers some of these incredibly beautiful women. We are not sure what the secret of their charm was, but we know that it is hard to take our eyes off them throughout this list.
15. Ursula Andress
This Swiss actress is still remembered as the first "Bond girl." The moment in Dr. No when she rose out of the sea in a white bikini with a large diving knife on her hip became iconic and made her famous.
14. Jane Birkin
This English-French actress, model, singer, and songwriter is an example of naturalness and has always shown us that less is more. She absolutely deserved to have a famous Hermès bag named in her honor.
13. Catherine Deneuve
This French actress made everyone fall in love with her in the '60s and '70s, and she was also a successful model. She became the face of Chanel No. 5, worked with L’Oreal Paris, Louis Vuitton luggage, and MAC, and was the muse of Yves Saint Laurent.
12. Rita Hayworth
Hayworth was an American actress and dancer and became famous during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in a total of 61 films. Though many men were attracted to her amazing beauty, Rita Hayworth wasn't very successful in her personal life. She was married and divorced 5 times.
11. Judy Garland
She became famous after the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when she was just 17. Her huge beautiful eyes always made her look like a surprised child. Garland was named the 8th greatest female star of Hollywood's Golden Age of cinema by The American Film Institute.
10. Sophia Loren
This Italian beauty icon is known by everyone in the world, and she is often asked to share her beauty tips. All she says is, "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." It's hard to disagree with her.
9. Pearl Bailey
This very talented and beautiful American singer and actress made her onstage singing debut at 15 years old. During her career, she won a Tony Award and a Daytime Emmy Award. In her later years, Bailey wrote several books.
8. Britt Ekland
This incredibly beautiful actress and singer from Sweden attracted a lot of attention in the 1970s, and she was one of the most photographed celebrities in the world during that period. Her husband, the famous English actor and comedian Peter Sellers, proposed to her after seeing her photograph in the paper and then meeting her in London.
7. Marilyn Monroe
There is no need to say anything about this woman as you can hardly find a person who doesn't know about her. A sex symbol of the 1950s, she still makes it onto all the lists of the most beautiful women of all time. Her style is iconic and still copied.
6. Veronica Lake
This famous American actress made the peek-a-boo hairstyle famous. Unfortunately, her rare beauty didn't bring her happiness. She was married 4 times, suffered through many personal issues, and died at the age of just 50.
5. Brigitte Bardot
The French model, actress, and singer has been a worldwide sex symbol for many years. She is also a famous animal rights activist. She became a vegetarian, established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals, and donates a lot of money to other foundations protecting animal rights.
4. Natalie Wood
She was the daughter of Russian and Ukranian parents and became a famous American actress at a very young age. Natalie Wood had an amazing look and a great acting talent, and she was nominated for an Academy Award a few times. She died tragically at the age of 43.
3. Ingrid Bergman
She was a very beautiful woman and a great actress. Born in Sweden, she acted in a lot of American and European movies, and her awards are numerous. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bergman as the 4th greatest female screen legend of classic American cinema.
2. Audrey Hepburn
The American Film Institute ranked her as the 3rd greatest female screen legend in Hollywood's Golden Age. Audrey Hepburn was a great actress, an incredibly beautiful woman, and a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. Her unique style is still widely copied nowadays.
1. Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly is a timeless beauty icon. A famous American actress, she became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III. Her beauty and style became legendary, and the story of her life read like a fairy tale. As a princess, she gave up her acting career and became involved in philanthropic work
Of course, there are many more, but we just couldn't put them all in one article. And who is your favorite beauty icon from the past? Tell us in the comments.