Humans covet beautiful things. Here are 20 Hollywood actresses who are thought to be the most beautiful women of all time that you may want to check through.
Barbara Eden rose to fame in the popular '60s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. The show's creators wanted a brunette for the heroine and finally chose Eden from the vast number of options. Barbara's beautiful appearance and her roles on the screen have left a deep impression on that particular generation.
Jaclyn Smith is a successful actress and businesswoman, and well known for her role as the stunning Kelly Garrett in the television version of Charlie's Angels. She began her career in 1969 and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in the TV film Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981).
Sophia Loren is one of Italy's most popular stars. She started her career at 14 years old and is still making films to this day. Sophia has appeared in numerous films, including The Pride and the Passion (1957), Houseboat (1958), and It Started in Naples (1959). She was never shy about showing the world she doesn't shave her armpits, but that has never affected her beauty.
Lauren Bacall is regarded as the 20th century’s most premier female star of the classic Hollywood era. She had begun her career as a model and then made a name for herself in the acting industry. She won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). Her beauty was recognized for her "cat-like grace, tawny blonde hair, and blue-green eyes."
Michelle Pfeiffer has both drop-dead gorgeous looks and phenomenal acting talent. She was well known for her versatility and managed to break the typecast of the pretty girl in her late '70s movies. One Daily Telegraph contributor appraised her as "the kind of a beauty you find yourself involuntarily taking a moment to marvel at mid-conversation."
Ursula Andress was best known for her breakthrough as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No., in 1962. When she was asked why she agreed to have her naked pictures published in Playboy magazine, she answered simply, "because I'm beautiful."
Jessica Lange is another beautiful woman who possessed more than simply an attractive face. She is the thirteenth actress in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and five Golden Globe Awards.
Catherine Deneuve became internationally famous for her performance in the film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, in which all the dialogue is delivered as in an opera. Her later role in Roman Polanski's Repulsion (1965) brought her more widespread fame. In 1985, France honored her by making her the official face of Marianne, the French personification of liberty.
Elizabeth Taylor had a striking beauty even when she was a child. She became a child star and later blossomed into one of Hollywood's most desired actresses. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend. In her later life, she became an advocate for Jewish causes and promoted AIDS awareness.
Audrey Hepburn was well known for her role in Roman Holiday (1953), which garnered her an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Her beautiful appearance has even become a lasting legacy in pop culture throughout the decades since her death.
Charlize Theron was originally an aspiring ballet dancer, but later she made her way to the silver screen. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003).
Grace Kelly is remembered for her class and elegance, both on and off the screen. She started her acting career at 20 years old and retired at the age of 26 when she married Prince Rainier and began her duties as Princess of Monaco. Sadly, Kelly passed away in a car accident due to a stroke she suffered while driving her daughter.
Judy Garland is remembered for portraying Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). During her 45-year career, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles. However, the pressures of stardom affected her physical and mental health from the time she was a teenager.
Sharon Tate was hailed as a promising newcomer, having enjoyed positive reviews for both comedic and dramatic acting roles. She married her director and co-star from The Fearless Vampire Killers, Roman Polanski, in 1968, but was tragically murdered a year later. At the time of her death, she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with the couple's son.
Elizabeth Hurley became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant, who came into international focus due to the success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral. At the film's premiere, Hurley wore an iconic black Versace dress held together by golden safety pins. This not only helped Versace to become a household name, but also launched Hurley to stardom.
Kim Basinger started her career as a successful model in the 1970s. After moving to Los Angeles, she took a turn at acting and was later regarded as a sex symbol of the 1980s and 1990s. She won the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in LA Confidential (1997).
Julie Andrews rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956). Her extraordinary performance in the film The Sound of Music (1965) won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. She has aged so gracefully and is still active in the public eye, well into her 80s.
Sally Field began her professional career on television and has starred in many great movies, including Stay Hungry (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Heroes (1977), The End (1978), and Hooper (1978). Her constant efforts in the acting industry have won her two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Ann-Margret was one of the most beautiful celebrities of the '60s and '70s. She had her breakout acting role in Bye Bye Birdie (1963) while she was already a successful recording artist. She has been active in the acting industry for five decades, and her talent and beauty are still making their mark to this day.
Britt Ekland is most known for her role in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) and Get Carter (1971). She also starred in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) as a Bond girl. Britt Ekland became an overnight sensation because of her high-profile romance with actor Peter Sellers, who proposed to her after seeing her photograph in the paper. She was one of the most talked-about and photographed stars of the 1970s.
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