There is a good chance that people will never agree on the single loveliest woman. However, some ladies are undeniably gorgeous. We came up with this list so that you can choose for yourself! Are you ready to have your socks blown off by the beauty these ladies possess?
Marilyn Monroe was obviously going to be on our list! It is true that she has not been around for a long time now, but she continues to influence Hollywood to this day. Here is a quote of hers: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Natalie Wood has been in the spotlight since she was little. She has starred in hits like West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, and Miracle on 34th Street. At the age of 43, she died during a Santa Catalina Island trip. The investigation was recently reopened. This time, the authorities decided to name her husband Robert Wagner a person of interest!
English-born Elizabeth Taylor and her family moved to California before the beginning of World War II. Her mother always told her she should be in movies. A genetic mutation resulted in her double rows of eyebrows. The child star ended up becoming a famous Hollywood star and an activist for many causes.
Michelle Pfeiffer reached the peak of her career in the ‘80s and ‘90s. She was a terrific actress! Even though they used to give her pretty girl roles, she showed them what she was made of when she was in Scarface. She is “the kind of beauty you find yourself involuntarily taking a moment to marvel at mid-conversation,” according to a contributor for Daily Telegraph.
It is great to hear that Julie Gibson continues to kick butt at 105 years old. She outlived many of her Golden Era costars. Can you believe that she made her debut over 80 years ago? Her career was at its peak back in the ‘40s. Do you want to hear something about her? She was born Gladys Camille Sorey!
Not many people know that Charlize Theron was raised a farm girl! When she was 15, her mother killed her father in self-defense. She was a promising ballerina but had to quit after an injury. She later turned to acting, which was a good move. She has even won an Academy Award for Best Actress in the past!
Raquel Welch became a household name when she appeared in a fur bikini in One Million Years B.C. She was also in Bedazzled, 100 Rifles, Legally Blonde, and Bandolero! Aside from that, she was awarded the “Imagen Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award” for promoting the Latin heritage.
Rita Hayworth had always been a performer. She was a dancer in New York before she moved to California with her family. She worked on dancing movies of the ‘30s and then took on serious roles in the ‘40s. Sadly, things got hard for her because of various personal issues. In 1987, she passed away.
Ursula Andress became known as the first ever Bond girl when she starred in Dr. No. They dubbed over her speaking voice because she had a thick Swiss-German accent. She later modeled for Playboy many times. When asked about doing naked photos, she said it was, “Because I’m beautiful.”
Catherine Deneuve made it big on the international stage when she starred in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. She was also in the Polanski film Repulsion. Not only did she star in many films, but she also became the face of Marianne, the personification of liberty in France. She recently made headlines by voicing her disapproval of the #MeToo movement.
Ann-Margret Olsson was huge during the ‘60s and ‘70s. The performer worked as a recording artist and then made it big with Bye Bye Birdie. She was also in Who’s Tommy, Law and Order: SVU, and Ray Donovan. She continues to influence Hollywood to this day!
Vivien Leigh was a talented lady whose beauty often overshadowed her acting chops. One director even said that she was a “consummate actress, hampered by beauty.” She is best known for starring in Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her stage career is more prolific than her screen one, however. In 1967, the actress died after a long fight with tuberculosis.
Ava Gardner comes from South Carolina and had an accent so think that MGM could not understand her. Nonetheless, they ended up signing her. Five years later, she got her big break by starring in The Killers. She acted for 50 years. Tragically, the actress died from pneumonia in 1990.
Hedy Lamarr is an interesting person, that is for sure. She was not only the first woman to show the female orgasm in a movie, but she also worked on “frequency hopping” during World War II. She patented the technique, which solved radio signal jamming issues and has been used for many devices.
In 1969, the lovely Sharon Tate died at the hands of the Manson family. She had been a promising new actress who did comedy and drama. She got married to Roman Polanski, her The Fearless Vampire Killers director and costar. Tragically, she was 8 months pregnant at the time of her death.
Ingrid Bergman is most famous for starring in Casablanca. Before that, she had been acting in Swedish and German films. She was described as “arguably the most international star in the history of entertainment.” Anatole Litvak said that “through all her troubles she held to the conviction that she had been true to herself and it made her quite a person.” She died from breast cancer in 1982.
In 1980, French teen star Sophie Marceau made a name for herself by working on La Boum. A decade and a half later, she starred in European films and only got to join Hollywood by starring in Braveheart and then The World Is Not Enough. It is shocking to us that she was very humble. At one point, she even shared, “I’ve never really been beautiful. I’m photogenic…”
Isabella Rossellini is the child of Ingrid Bergman and filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. She was not only an actress but also a model. For 14 years, the Blue Velvet star was a Lancôme spokesmodel. She appeared in both the small and big screens. She is also a passionate activist for many causes!
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It should not surprise you to see Aishwarya Rai here! She began to model when she was a college student. In 1994, she won the Miss World pageant. She started acting in Bollywood flicks as well. Derek Elley has said that the private actress boasts of a “delicately sensual presence and physical grace.”
We all know just how talented Hayden Panetierre is. An American actress, singer, and model, she’s become famous worldwide for her amazing performances. Did you know, however, that she started her career at a very young age? In fact, she started appearing in commercials at eleven months old. Even though she had plenty of roles in her childhood, her big break didn’t come along until 2004 when she starred in the Disney Channel movie, Tiger Cruise. Ever since, she’s had no problem getting excellent roles. Her most recent one was in the show Nashville which ended in July 2018.
Did you know that Brigitte Bardot was a dancer before she was a model? She became famous after starring in And God Created Women. One American critic dubbed her “undeniably a creation of superlative craftsmanship.” She made it big during a conservative era in history. These days, she is known to be an animal rights activist. However, she has also incited racial hatred multiple times.
If you have heard of her, it must be because she was the star of I Dream of Jeannie. We love the fact that the showrunners wanted to get a brunette but was so charmed by her they forgot about it! At any rate, we are sure that they did not regret changing their plans.
She first made news by joining Hugh Grant at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral. She wore a black Versace number secured only by safety pins. The brand became more famous after that. She was an Estée Lauder spokesmodel even though she was not a model before that. Elizabeth Hurley was in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Bedazzled.
Anita Ekberg did not only star in American films but also worked on European films in the past. The Italy-based actress became famous by starring in La Dolce Vita. She was a teen model as well. In 1950, she entered the Miss Malmö and Miss Sweden contests. The year after, she joined Miss Universe!
Lauren Bacall is best known for her seductive looks and unique voice. She has been called the 20th greatest actress of classic Hollywood. She was also given an Academy Honorary Award “in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.” Before acting, she modeled for publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She had “cat-like grace, tawny blonde hair, and blue-green eyes.”
Kim Basinger was a model during the ‘70s but only made it big when she started acting after moving to Los Angeles. She debuted with Hard Country and starred in many TV movies. She became a poster girl and then a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again. She continues to act to this day!
Jaclyn Smith is best known for playing Kelly Garrett in Charlie’s Angels. She also reprised her character in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. She later starred in many other TV shows, films, and miniseries. Can you believe that she has married four times overall? She is also a businesswoman.
At only 16, Barbara Parkins headed to Los Angeles in an effort to make a name for herself. She got her start as a nightclub backup dancer and singer. In 1961, she debuted with a crime film called 20,000 Eyes. She later starred in Valley of the Dolls and even got nominated for an Emmy!
Julie Ege was 15 years old when she began to model. At 18, she got second place in the Miss Norway competition. She also joined Miss Universe before moving to England to work as an au pair and learn English. She had been taking on small roles in the late ‘60s and became popular by starring in Up Pompeii. She does not mind getting called a glamour actress as long as she got paid for it!
Sophia Loren made waves when she began to act. She is now one of the most famous Italian stars! She was 14 when she got started and continues to act until this day. She was in The Pride and the Passion, A Countess from Hong Kong, and Grumpier Old Men. One thing we love about her is the fact that she never shaves her pits! Truly, she is a character.
Jane Birkin is an English actress who worked both in British and French cinema. She made it big when she entered a relationship with Serge Gainsbourg. They later called it quits, but she still enjoyed a great singing and acting career. She starred in A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries and Red Fox. If her name sounds familiar, it might be because Hermes named a famous bag after her!
Britt Ekland worked on many films back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. She appeared in films like The Man with the Golden Gun, Get Carter, The Night They Raided Minsky’s. She became even more famous after she and Peter Sellers got involved. He asked her to marry him after seeing her photograph in the news!
Loretta Young has a long and fascinating career because she became an actress at only 2 or 3 years old. She was an actress from 1917 to 1953 and even got nominated for an Oscar twice. She was briefly married to Grant Withers, but she also got involved with Spencer Tracy before. She started smoking when she was 8 years old but decided to quit the habit in the ‘80s. She gained 10 pounds back then!
Jacqueline Bisset has been starring in movies ever since the ‘60s. She appeared in Bullitt, Day or Night, and The Deep. In that last film, she became famous for her wet T-shirt scene. It turns out that this was what sparked the popularity of what we call wet T-shirt contests!
Grace Kelly was only in the industry for five years before she married Prince Rainier III and quit acting. The actress decided to focus on her philanthropy and art promotion instead. She later died when she suffered a stroke while driving home and crashed the car. At the very least, her daughter survived.
Audrey Hepburn was such a lovely and unique lady! She became famous when she was cast to star in Roman Holiday. She got a Golden Globe, Oscar, and BAFTA for that role! She was also big on humanitarian and philanthropy work. In 1993, she died after suffering from abdominal cancer. RIP!
Columbia Pictures hired Kim Novak in the hopes of replacing Rita Hayworth and competing with Marilyn Monroe of 20th Century Fox. She cemented her spot in Hollywood by starring in Vertigo. She has only acted sporadically since the ‘60s. She retired in the ‘90s and later survived breast cancer!
Claudia Cardinale won the “Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia” prize and got to go to Italy as the prize. She did not know Italian well but still snagged acting and modeling gigs. They had to dub over her voice because she had a raspy voice and a French accent. She became a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador as well!
You must have been living under a rock if you do not know who Beyonce Knowles is. The Queen of Pop is an actress and singer-songwriter. She married Jay-Z, a fellow musician. She got her start with Destiny’s Child and later went solo. Dangerously In Love took home 5 Grammys and sold 11 million copies!
Jean Shrimpton is an English actress and model thought to be one of the first supermodels ever. In her younger years, she was on the covers of magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. She was named an influential fashion icon by Time too!
Kate Moss is an English model discovered by Sarah Doukas, the Storm Model Management founder, at the JFK airport. She became famous when the heroin chic fashion fad was in. She is now a successful businesswoman on top of being a British Vogue contributing fashion editor.
Scarlett Johansson is a gorgeous singer, actress, and model. We are sure that you remember her from Manny & Lo, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Lost in Translation, Match Point, and more. She has been nominated for the Golden Globes four times. In 2003, she took home a British Academy Film award for her work in Lost in Translation.
Megan Fox made her debut in 2001. She used to play a recurring character in Hope & Faith. In 2004, she starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Of course, what made her a true household name would be the time she was cast to star in Transformers.
Kate Upton became the “Rookie of the Year” when she modeled for the 2011 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. She was also a cover girl for the magazine in 2012 and 2013. This 27-year-old model and actress also appeared on the centennial anniversary edition of Vanity Fair.
Halle Berry has served as an inspiration to aspirin African-American stars. She even took home an Oscar for her work in Monster’s Ball. Aside from that film, she has also starred in other projects like Gothika, Swordfish, Die Another Day, and X-Men.
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian supermodel who famously worked for Victoria’s Secret. She was a long-time Victoria’s Secret Angel and also served as a Maybelline cosmetics spokesmodel from 2003 to 2009. She went into modeling at the age of 15. She currently has an impressive net worth of $85 million.
Zoe Soldana used to be a member of a theater group called Faces. This stunning lady made her debut in 1999 by appearing in Law & Order. She worked on other projects as well, including Center Stage, Avatar, and Avengers: Endgame.
Gal Gadot is a model, actress, combat instructor, and graduate of law and international relations. In 2004, she was crowned Miss Israel. Her popularity only became widespread when she took on the iconic Wonder Woman role in 2017. She is married to a businessman called Yaron Varsano.
Let us now look at the OG Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. She played the superheroine from 1975 to 1979. The actress, singer-songwriter, model, and beauty queen is also a proud activist for LGBT rights. She does not only join Pride Parades but even served as the Grand Marshal for a few of them!
Nicole Scherzinger made her debut with the Days of the New. After that, she went on to join Eden’s Crush and then The Pussycat Dolls. She is a dancer, TV personality, and actress as well. She has been part of the panel of judges of The X Factor USA since 2004.
Cindy Crawford is the famous American supermodel and actress with the iconic mole over her lip. She was signed by Storm Model Agency in the past. Aside from that, she is also involved in activism and charity work about childhood leukemia. Her brother died of the disease when she was young.
Brooke Shields had been 12 years old when she got offered to star in a controversial Louis Malle film called Pretty Baby. She played a child prostitute in New Orleans in it! She used to be married to tennis player Andre Agassi, but they split up. Now, she is happily married to Chris Henchy.
Elisabeth Shue starred in The Karate Kid, which is one of our favorite movies ever. She was also in Cocktail, The Boys, Back to the Future Part II, and Back to the Future Part III. She has received nominations for a Golden Globe, Oscar, and BAFTA before!
Pamela Anderson is a famous Playboy model and actress. She brought C.J. Parker to life in the ‘90s series Baywatch. She has never gotten married, but she and Tommy Lee do have two kids between them. She is an activist for animal rights and a part of PETA.
Catherine Bell used to play Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie in JAG. When the show wrapped up, she went on to join the cast of Army Wives. Aside from that, she also portrays Cassandra Nightingale in the Hallmark show The Good Witch.
We do not know how you could possibly not know of Olivia Newton-John. The English-Australian singer-songwriter is also an activist, entrepreneur, and actress in her own right. She has 4 Grammys to her name as well as 5 #1 Billboard Hot 100 singles and 2 #1 Billboard 200 solo albums.
Rihanna hails from Barbados and is known to be one of the greatest singers of this generation. She is fantastic in many music styles and genres. She is actually the 7th best-selling musician with over 250 million record sales. Her two greatest songs are Diamonds and Umbrella.
English actress Caroline Munro has appeared in many horror, science fiction, and action films. Now 70 years old, let us not forget that she also starred in The Spy Who Loved Me, Starcrash, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
Lisa Bonet is a 50-year-old actress who became famous for her portrayal of Denise Huxtable in both The Cosby Show and A Different World. She also starred in a 2016 film called Ray Donovan. She has been in a relationship with Jason Momoa ever since 2005!
We are sure that you have not forgotten about Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan from M.A.S.H. It was such an iconic role, after all. When the show was done, she took on a couple more acting gigs. At the moment, she is busy running a jewelry brand and working on animal rights fundraisers.
Jeanne Tripplehorn debuted with a film called Basic Instinct. She has since starred in a number of other movies such as the famous action flick called Waterworld. Perhaps you also know her from the TV show Criminal Minds.
Lindsay Wagner was the star who got to play Jaime Sommers of The Bionic Woman. It was then that her fame grew a lot! Aside from that TV show, she was also in Grey’s Anatomy.
Catherine Bach played Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. She stole the spotlight and was the one behind the rise of the “daisy duke” look! She is also in The Young and the Restless.
Phoebe Cates made a name for herself back in the ‘80s. That was the time she was in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. She quit acting in 1991 and made a brief comeback in 2001. That was when she starred in The Anniversary Party to help her best friend.
Ali MacGraw has been in many projects over the year, although she will always be remembered for her performance in Love Story. It is an amazing romance film. We are glad to hear that she was included in the 50 Most Beautiful People list by People magazine. She is still so gorgeous!
Kelly LeBrock was only 16 years old when she became a model and started posing for magazine covers and spreads. In the ‘80s, she often got the “perfect” or “fantasy” woman parts. She returned in 2013.
The star is best known for her work in a number of ‘80s films. She starred in projects like The Accused, Top Gun, and Witness. At the moment, Kelly McGillis is also the lead star of Mother of All Secrets.
Is it just us or has Lisa Whelchel stopped aging? The lovely star is best known for her work on The Mickey Mouse Club and The Facts Of Life. She now works as a motivational speaker.
Claudia Wells made it big in the ‘80s when she played Jennifer in Back to the Future. She chose to quit the 2 sequels when her mother got diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2011, she made a comeback.
This actress and director got her start in 1987. However, her big break came 3 years later when she starred in Pretty Woman. She is so talented and has won 3 Golden Globes and 4 Oscars!
Did you know that Victoria Principal is a generous lady? She actually spends a lot of time on charity. Best known for her time in Dallas, she is now spending her days working as an entrepreneur.
Nicole Eggert was only 8 years old when she got to star in a 1980 film called Rich and Famous. Aside from this, she also had roles in Baywatch, Charles in Charge, and some Lifetime movies.
You can just call her Kylie like everyone else does! This Australian actress, dancer, philanthropist, and singer-songwriter got her start by appearing in Neighbours. She is not only dubbed the “Princess of Pop” but also the “Goddess of Pop.” In 2018, she released a new album!
Lola Falana has been blessed with dancing, singing, and acting skills. A great star, her career was going great only to be interrupted by her multiple sclerosis. These days, she works as a motivational speaker.
Melanie Griffith started her career back in 1969. However, she only got her big break with Body Double. She has since starred in a lot of films and shows. In 2017, she was in Dabka.
Alyssa Milano is a producer, singer, activist, and actress. We bet you recall her time in Who’s the Boss?, Charmed, Melrose Place, and My Name is Earl. She started acting when she was only 7 years old!
Surely, you already know all about the incredible Demi Moore! The actress has been making waves in show business ever since 1981. Not once has she slowed down. We love her all the more for it.
Lea Thompson got to play Lorraine Baines in Back to the Future. She also got the lead role in Caroline in the City. She has worked as a producer and director for TV as well! She also played Kathryn Kennish in Switched at Birth.
Diane Lane launched her acting career in 1971. She is best known for starring in The Outsiders, Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun, A Perfect Storm, Man of Steel, Justice League, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She continues to act!
Thiessen began modeling and got named the “Model of the Year” by Cover Girl mag in 1989. Her acting career took off when she played Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell. She has since appeared in TV and film projects. In 2015, she started to host a Cooking Channel show called “Dinner at Tiffani’s.”
Now, there is no way we would have forgotten about the actress who played Jessie Spano in Saved By The Bell. She has also appeared in New Girl, Melissa & Joey, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Dancing with the Stars.
Lori Singer is famous for starring in Footloose and Fame. Before she became a star, she studied the cello at Juilliard! Consider us impressed. She also worked on Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
Bo Derek got her big break when she was cast in 10. The film even made a poster of her in a swimsuit. This turned her into an ‘80s sex symbol. She continues to star in projects every now and then.
For a decade, Christina Applegate played Kelly Bundy in Married… with Children. She had a great film and TV career after this. She has won an Emmy and been nominated for other awards as well!
In 1965, Barbara Hershey started to act at the age of 17. However, she only made it big in the ‘80s. She starred in and won a Golden Globe for The Last Temptation of Christ, earning her a Golden Globe. She appeared in the 11th season of The X-Files as well!
Susan Alexandra Weaver is the real name of the actress. She started out with a bit part in Annie Hall but shot to fame when she starred in Alien. Did you know that she is also a Broadway star and a film producer? Cool!
Barbi Benton was 16 years old when she became a model. She was already on the cover of Playboy when she was 18 years old! She has also released a couple of albums and starred in Hee Haw.
Erika Eleniak is a Playboy Playmate. She is a former actress and model who was cast to bring Shauni McClain to life in Baywatch. She continues to appear in film and TV works to this day.
We are sure that you know Winona Ryder! The actress starred in Beetlejuice, Little Women, The Age of Innocence , Mermaids, Heathers, and Edward Scissorhands in the past. She made her comeback in Stranger Things!
Kathleen Turner is an actress with a distinctive raspy voice. She starred in Body Heat and has snagged 2 Golden Globes over the years. She has since decided to focus on theater and voice acting.
Suzanne Sommers is best known for playing Chrissy Snow in Three’s Company and then Carol Foster Lambert in Step by Step. In the past, she has released her own line of self-help books as well.