Beautiful starlets have always graced the silver screen, and the audience of those films have always been enchanted by their beauty. While there are plenty of lovely ladies on the big screen nowadays, why not take a look back in time? Hollywood’s Golden Age (1915-1963) was filled with many talented actresses, and just as many were known for their great beauty.
All hail the world’s first Bond Girl! In ever 007 film, James Bond hooks up with an incredibly attractive woman, and Ursula Andress’ Vesper Lynd was the one that started the trend. Andress’ voice was actually dubbed over in the film, due to her Swiss-German accent, but they certainly didn’t need to do anything else to her. Later, she also began working for Playboy Magazine as a model.
Vivien Leigh’s acting abilities were often overlooked because of how beautiful she was. Just look at those big, doe eyes and say you can’t get lost in them. She died in 1967 of tuberculosis, but she will live on through her films.
She was taken from the world all too soon. The rising starlet, whose career was cut short, will always be remembered for her beauty and talent.
Lauren Bacall had stunning looks and a seductive voice to boot. She was even named the 20th greatest female star in classic Hollywood cinema. Sadly, Bacall passed away in 2014, just before her 90th birthday.
Barbara Eden’s most notable role was as Jeannie in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, wherein an astronaut finds the titular genie and falls in love with her. Eden remains a beloved personality, even today.
Australian actress Margot Robbie is often compared to this beauty from the golden age. Anita Ekberg was a Swedish actress best known for portraying Sylvia in the Federico Fellini’s film, La Dolce Vita. Additionally, she was a model, competing in various shows from Miss Malmo to Miss Sweden. In 1951 she even ended up winning the Miss Universe crown. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2015 at the age of 83.
Born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko to Russian immigrants, Natalie Wood was nominated for three Oscars before she had even turned 25. Tragically, she died at age 43, having fallen off a yacht during a trip to Santa Catalina and drowned.
Ava Gardner initially struggled to find mainstream success due to her heavy, Southern accent, but she finally got her big break with The Killers in 1946. She became a legendary figure in Hollywood, even marrying fellow legends Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra for a time. Unfortunately, a life of smoking caused her to have two strokes, the latter of which paralyzed her for the rest of her life. She died of pneumonia at age 67.
Julie Gibson recently died in 2019 at the age of 106. And with everything she did in that life, it’s easy to say that she lived a full one. She worked as an artist, singer, TV performer, actress, and vocal coach. She was one of the most beloved Holly actresses in her heyday. Additionally, she did vocal dubs for other actresses.
This retired starlet has plenty of accolades to go with her contribution to the arts. She has two Golden Globes, an Honorary Golden Bear, and her own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Of the many trials she’s faced throughout her life, she managed to beat breast cancer back in 2010. She was so beautiful that she was even hired to essentially act as a competition to the actress possibly most famous for her beauty.
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