The 30-40s of the last century are still considered the golden age of Hollywood. Elegant dresses, impeccable hairstyles, ridiculous accents — these were the main characteristics of any actress from those days.
They were called the most beautiful women of the XX century for a reason. Millions of fans admired them, envied their wealth and beauty, and bowed down before them like they were goddesses. We remember them young and beautiful, but no-one lives forever.
Here are the nine most beautiful old-school Hollywood actresses of the XX century.
1 Vivien Leigh
This fantastic English lady, a winner of two Oscars, gained quite a reputation as an actress who is difficult to work with. Which is why her career was full of ups and downs. Gone With the Wind made her famous, and the rest is history.
2 Lauren Bacall
Winner of an honorary Oscar, two Golden Globes, and two Tony Prizes. That’s nothing to sneeze at! Lauren was also recognized as one of the first Hollywood bombshells, thanks to films like “How to Marry a Millionaire,” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”
3 Ingrid Bergman
This stunning Swedish-American actress ranks 4th in the “Top 100 Greatest Movie Stars” list. With three Oscars, four Golden Globes, two Emmys, and a Tony Prize behind her belt, Ingrid’s legacy lives on in movies like “Casablanca.”
4 Ginger Rogers
American actress and dancer, who became best known for playing together with Fred Aster in 10 whole movies, including classics like Swing Time, Carefree, and Barkley Couple from Broadway.
5 Sophia Loren
World-renowned Italian actress and singer. Winner of dozens of honorary awards, five Golden Globe Prizes, first Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Foreign Film, and then some. You may have seen her in “Black Orchid,” ‘Two Women,” and dozens more fantastic movies.
6 Ava Gardner
American actress, one of the brightest stars of Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. She’s often referred to as the owner of the “face of an angel and the body of a goddess,” aka “the most beautiful actresses of the XX century.” Best known for her roles in “Mogambo,” “Barefoot Contessa,” and “Night of the Iguana.”
7 Elizabeth Taylor
Liz was got the Academy Award for Best Actress twice in her lifetime. The first actress, who became so popular that it cost millions of dollars to book her. She wasn’t called the “Queen of Hollywood” for nothing! Some of her best films include National Velvet, Giant, Last Summer, and of course, Cleopatra.
8 Audrey Hepburn
British-American actress, fashion model, and a loving humanitarian. In a very short time, Audrey became one of the highest-paid movie actresses of her era thanks to starring in classic movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charada, Roman Holiday, and My Fair Lady.
9 Marilyn Monroe
And lastly, there’s the one and only, American actress and a splendid singer — Marilyn Monroe. Here are some movie titles for your consideration: Asphalt Jungle, Some Like It Hot, Niagara, and Let’s Make Love. You’re welcome!