Top 22 Beautiful Actresses Of All Time: From the 1950s To Nowadays
Since the beginning of time, immemorial people have gravitated toward beautiful women; and ever since silent films came into existence, the world's most beautiful women have graced the screens of theaters and television sets, making us fall in love with them. The promise of fame, fortune and immortality has made Hollywood a hotbed of the beautiful.
With hundreds of big names and beautiful faces to sift through, we thought it impossible to somehow list down Hollywood's hottest. Yet here we are. We've tracked down the most beautiful actresses that have stolen the hearts and minds of film and television audiences since the dawn of Hollywood. Here are our top picks. Careful, they might take your breath away.
#22 JENNIFER LOPEZ
She's a two time Grammy and Golden Globe nominee, Latin-American music icon, she's the beautiful and timeless Jennifer Lopez. She broke out as a Hollywood star with a lead role in Selena. Since then she's been one of Hollywood's top leading, a judge on American Idol, selling-out stadium all over the world and she killed it at the Super Bowl.
#21 SHARON STONE
With roles in Basic Instinct, Silver and The Specialist, Sharon Stone tuned her model-turned-actress image into being of Hollywood's most beautiful sex symbols for most of the 1990s. By 1999, Playboy had ranked one of the 25 stars of the century. This star isn't just a pretty face, she's won a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy and is Oscar-nominated.
#20 CAMERON RICHARDSON
An actress, model, and producer, Cameron Richardson is making it known in Hollywood that she's more than just a beautiful face. With her dirty blonde hair, Richardson is best known for her role in CBS miniseries Harper's Island, her arcs on Entourage and Shameless. But she's recently had a run as a producer on 2017's Tycoon, and Netflix's Dark Crystal.
#19 ASHLEY JUDD
Since appearing in films like Kiss the Girl, High Crimes, and Double Jeopardy, Ashley Judd became one of the biggest names and leading ladies in the crime, mystery, thriller film genre. In 2012, she developed her own tv show, Missing, which she also starred in. The actress has been twice nominated for a Golen Globe and Primetime Emmy.
#18 BROOKE SHIELDS
Brooke Shields broke into the Hollywood spotlight because of her risqué roles as a young actress like Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love. Her stunning beauty stole the hearts of young boys and men all over the world which lead to a successful career in film, tv, and modeling, including her own sitcom in the late 90s.
#17 JENNIFER LAWRENCE
First, we had J-Lo, now we give you J-Law. She broke into Hollywood's top tier with leading roles in X-men: First Class, The Hunger Games, and an Oscar-winning role in The Silver Linings Playbook. Since then Lawrence has been one of Hollywood's biggest names, known for her quirky and candid personality and her stunning beauty.
#16 LANA TURNER
The first of a few names from the golden age of film and television is the undeniably beautiful, Lana Truner. During her prime Truner was one of MGM's biggest stars and top earners. Her films would earn the studio over $50 million. She would go from being a regular ingénue in films to being one of Hollywood's best-known femme fatals.
#15 MAUREEN O'HARA
Famous for her fiery red hair and for playing fiercely passionate, but sensible heroines in westerns and adventure films, Maureen O'Hara was an Irish-American actress of the golden age. She starred in films with John Wayne, and John Ford. In her prime, Maureen O'Hara was dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor".
#14 LIV TYLER
She's been an elven princess, the wanderlust driven American in Europe, and the wife of a patriot her many roles as the scene-stealing leading lady. Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, is known throughout Hollywood for her dazzling beauty and luscious lips. She was the object of everyone's desire in Empire Records.
#13 BARBARA EDEN
One star that had every man dreaming of her in the 60s was Barbara Eden. She was a household name thanks to a breakout role in the tv adaptation of How to Marry a Millionaire. However, it was in I dream of Jeannie, that took her fame to new heights. As the beautiful genie, Jeannie, Eden became everyone's dream girl.
#12 DENISE RICHARDS
After catching everyone's eye in several tv show appearances, Denise Richards stole the spotlight in her first lead role in Starship Troopers. She would later land an iconic femme fatal role as a 'Bond Girl'. As Dr. Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough, Richards would solidify her spot at the top Hollywood's most beautiful.
#11 KIM BASINGER
One of the 80s and 90s' most recognizable sex symbols, Kim Basinger has always been one of Hollywood's most beautiful. With her jaw-dropping roles as a Bond Girl, Domino Petacchi in Never Say Never Again, and as a seductress in 9 1/2 Weeks. Her femme fatal role in L.A. Confidential earner her an Oscar and Golden Globe.
#10 PAMELA ANDERSON
One of the most breathtaking bombshells on our screens is undoubtedly Pamela Anderson. The star has been drop-dead gorgeous since her days on Baywatch in the 90s. Today it's no different, with her unique style and daring beauty, we're not surprised this actress is on our list!
She's been pretty vocal about her views on beauty and getting older. Making waves with her recent pixie cut, this glamourous diva isn't afraid of aging. In fact, she's embracing the new seasons of her life and her appearance. She said:
“I actually like aging. I have great older female role models in my life, including my amazing mom, who have glitz, glamour, and all sorts of fun. Getting older isn’t the end. I know I have so much to look forward to.”
#9 LAUREN BACALL
Known for creating the iconic 'Look', and for performing one of Hollywood's most memorable lines, Lauren Bacall is the gold standard of beauty from the golden age of film and television. She was discovered as a model and landed a cover in Harper's Bazaar, stole the heart of Humphrey Bogart, and taught the world how to whistle. Wink.
#8 MICHELLE PFEIFFER
It's tough to find a name that resonates with sultry and seductive beauty as the Catwoman, Michelle Pfeiffer's does. She literally broke out into fame as "The Bombshell" on Delta House and has starred as a seductress, femme fatal, and final girl in her long career. The timeless beauty has won a Golden Globe and accrued three Oscar nominations too.
#7 ALEXANDRA DADDARIO
Whether it's her infectious smile or her impossibly hypnotic eyes, Alexandra Daddario's beauty rivals many of today's biggest stars. The 34-year-old actress has been in some of today's biggest hits. She had short but impressively scene-stealing spots in American Horror Story and True Crime, as well as leading lady duties in Baywatch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and The Layover.
#6 LYNDA CARTER
Before she was an actress she was Miss World USA 1972. After stealing America's hearts, Carter became every fanboy's dream come true as the original Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman back in the eighties. The role turned Lynda Carter into a household name, a sex symbol, and a figure of powerful women in show business.
#5 AVA GARDNER
Another one of the golden age's unforgettable siren's is Ava Gardner. Known for her many roles as a femme fatal in noir genre films like Mogambo, The Killers, and her famous and heavily publicized marriage to Frank Sinatra, Gardner was one of the 50s and 60s' biggest names and timeless beauties.
#4 KIM KARDASHIAN
One of the most famous women in the world, Kim Kardashian West, simply has to have a spot on our list. The beauty icon has her own line of makeup products and fragrances in between making time for her reality show and family! Despite her busy schedule, the star always looks flawless.
The media and paparazzi have been following Kim since the very beginning and her beauty and influence only continue to grow. In Vogue magazine, Allan Winstanley was quoted saying this about the A-Lister:
“Kim is recognised and respected the world over, not only for entrepreneurship and hard work, but also for her love of fashion and unique style. She is the world’s most influential beauty influencer, with a strong and loyal fan base..."
#3 GENE TIERNEY
Known for her prominent cheekbones, porcelain-like skin, and tantalizing green eyes, Gene Tierney was called Hollywood's 'The Get Girl' for a reason. Not because just because of her initials, but because her beauty had everyone wrapped around her fingers, including famed designer Oleg Cassini and famed business mogul Howard Huges.
#2 GRACE KELLY
Although the beautiful Grace Kelly's career was cut short because of her marriage and later her death in 1982, one cannot mistake the mark she left in the industry with her Oscar-winning performance in 1954's The Country Girl. After all, the actress was so beautiful that she became the real-life princess of Monaco through her marriage to Prince Rainier.
#1 MARGOT ROBBIE
Finally, we have a beauty type of beauty that crosses generational boundaries. If you place her in any social gathering of Hollywood's who's who from any decade and any era, this actress will still definitely stand out as one of the most beautiful. We're talking about one of today's biggest and most famous actresses, Margot Robbie.
Robbie got her start in Australian soap opera, Neighbours, then moved to the U.S. where she landed a breakout role in the DiCaprio and Scorsese collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street. Here, the actresses stunning beauty stole the show, and the rest of the world's attention, which she's held onto ever since.
As not to discount Robbie's acting prowess, the star hasn't let her big shot go to waste. You know her for recent big-budget roles as Harley Quinn and her femme fatal role opposite Will Smith in Focus. However, she has developed into a serious dramatic actress, not just a pretty face, in Oscar-worthy roles in I, Tonya and Bombshell.
We've entered a wildcard on this list with Odette Annable, neé Yustman. She's on this list as the actress currently ranks #1 on Ranker's Most Beautiful Actress Ever list. If you're a fan of CW's Supergirl then you definitely know her for her role as Reign. The actress was in the short-lived Pure Genius and Astronaut Wives Club tv shows.
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