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What Beauties of the 20th Century Would Look Like Today. Vivien Leigh Turned Out to Be Far More Gorgeous Than Angelina Jolie


The official poster for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival was probably the biggest scandal in the history of this prestigious competition. The photo showed a legendary actress from the previous century, Claudia Cardinale. But if you look at the original photo of the woman closely, you will notice that she is 2 sizes thinner on the poster. The Cannes Film Festival organizers thought that Claudia Cardinale didn’t match up with our modern day beauty standards.

Interestingly, Claudia Cardinale herself didn’t see anything wrong with this. “The photo was edited in order to make me look like the woman of someone’s dreams. There is no need to worry about realism here. And as a true feminist, I don’t see any kind of crime against the female body,” she said.

Bright Side realized that the beauty ideals of the 20th and 21st centuries are different, but we wondered what the stars of the past would look like if they complied with today’s standards.

1. Michèle Mercier

2. Vivien Leigh

3. Frida Kahlo

4. Veruschka

5. Coco Chanel

6. Catherine Deneuve

7. Maya Plisetskaya

8. Ava Gardner

9. Janet Leigh

10. Yoko Ono

11. Meryl Streep

How do you like the changes in the appearance of these famous women of the previous century? Do you think modern beauty standards liven up their look? Or did you like their “before” appearance more?