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List of the Most Beautiful Hollywood Women of All Time
#1 Timeless Beauty
Norma Jeanne Baker better known as Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was one of the most iconic actresses of her time. She was also a model and singer. Born June 1,1926 in Los Angeles, California to a disturbed mother and absent father, she managed to create a name for herself despite her upbringing in foster care. Marilyn ventured into the acting world in 1948. Her break through role was in the film "The Asphalt Jungle" which earned her critical acclaim as a serious actress. She went on to star in numerous other successful films up until her tragic death in 1962. Marilyn is best known for her stunning beauty, dumb blond persona, and sheer talent as Hollywood elite actress.
#2 Eyes to Die For Liz Taylor
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond (1932-2011) better known as Elizabeth Taylor was one of the greatest American film stars. Ms. Taylor started her career as child star. As her fame continued to grow so did her achievements. During her lifetime and more than forty year career, she managed to amass her own perfume line, jewelry collection and fashion empire.
Ms. Taylor has also starred in over 70 films and television movies and has won two Academy Awards for her roles in "Butterfield 8" (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf (1966). She has been honored by the American Film Institute with a Lifetime Achievement Award and was listed as the number seventh greatest American Screen Legend.
She is best known for lavish lifestyle, gorgeous violet eyes, many marriages and friendship with the late King of Pop.
#3 Dream Girl and Triple Threat Beyonce
Beyonce Knowles is one of the most talented stars of the new millennium, born September 4, 1981 in Houston Texas, this dream girl has created her own empire in music, fashion and acting. She has also won more than 100 recognized awards in her amazing career making her one of the most awarded musical talents in history.
She currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most tweets per minute following the announcement of her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Music awards. She was also ranked third among female artists with 16 Grammy's Awards to her name. Beyonce is best known for her powerful stage performances, great fashion sense although sometimes seen as overly exposed and her amazing beauty.
#4 Gorgeous Ginger
Ginger Rogers 1911-1995 is considered one of the greatest Hollywood actresses of the twentieth century. She first rose to fame alongside the iconic Fred Astaire in a series of musical films. She was also a trained singer and dancer who started her career on Broadway. Some of her greatest performances came in the films Kitty Foyle (1940) and Lady in the Dark (1944). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1949. She is best known for her natural beauty and iconic stage performances.
#5 Hollywood Icon
The beautiful and multi talented Brooke Shields began her amazing career as a child star first appearing in Ivory soap commercials at the age of 11 months and has since become an American Icon and treasure. Her film career started in1978, in the movie "Pretty Baby" which featured numerous nude pictures of the then 12 year old Broke Shields. The film sparked outraged during it's run on the big screen and has since been seen as one of the most controversial movies ever made.
She went on to star in other notable films that also became the face of controversy such as the 1980s movie Blue Lagoon which featured the teen actress as a young girl tangled in an odd love story with a young male actor. Despite the fact that she was only 14 years old at the time the film was made, it has since become one of the most memorable roles of her career.
In recent times, she has starred in movies such as "What Makes a Family" and "Endless love" which earned her a People's Choice Award. Her other television appearances include "Suddenly Susan," "That 70s Show," "Lipstick Jungle" and "Nip Tuck" among many others. Ms. Shields has also appeared on Broadway in the musicals Grease (1994), Cabaret (2001) and Chicago (2005).
As one of the most notable iconic beauties of her era she is best known for her controversial film roles, great talent and sheer star power.
#6 Bay Watch Star Carmen
Tara Leigh Patrick born April 20,1972, publicly known as Carmen Electra has become a cultural icon over the many years. She first rose to fame after appearing in Playboy Magazine in 1996. This led to her iconic TV role in the series Baywatch which made her a superstar and notable actress.
The diva has gone on to appear in numerous successful films such as the Scary Movie Trilogies, American Vampire, and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 to name a few. She also had a short lived music career but has since dedicated her time to her first love which is acting.
Carmen is best known for her iconic television roles, beauty, and great sex appeal.
#7 The Great Halle Berry
Halle Maria Berry born August 14,1966 is one of the greatest movie stars of all time. She has starred in more than 40 films which to date has amassed 2.5 billion at the box office. Some of her iconic film roles include "Jungle Fever," "Introducing Dorthy Dandrige," "Monster Ball," "Strictly Business," "Gothika," "Swordfish," "Die Another Day" and "Perfect Stranger" among many others. Ms. Berry is also one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood earning around 10 million dollars per film.
In her more than a decade long career, she has won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the Film Monster Ball becoming the first and only woman of African American decent to ever do so in the Academy's 80 year history. Her other awards include an Emmy, Golden Globe, Scene Actors Guild, and an NAACP Image Award all for her role in Introducing Dorthy Dandridge. She has won numerous awards for other film roles as well.
Halle Berry is an American Icon who has continued to change the face of leading roles for Hollywood actresses who are women of color. This former beauty pageant runner up is best known for her iconic films, beauty and sheer talent.
#8 Model and Actress Vanessa
Vanessa L. Williams born March 18, 1963 is an American actress, singer, and Playboy model. In 1983, she became the first African American to be crowned Miss America, but because of her appearance in Playboy Penthouse, she was force to relinquish her title to someone else.
Ms. Williams has gone on to star in many television drama's such as, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and the films Eraser, Shaft, Soul food, and Johnson's family vacation among many others. Her career was not just limited to acting. She was also a successful singer. Some of her most memorable songs include Right Stuff, Dreaming, "Save the Best for Last" and the Oscar winning song "Colors of The Wind" for the Disney Movie Pocahontas. Ms. Williams have remained a prominent figure in pop culture for more than two decades now.
#9 Fashion Goddess Audrey
Audrey Kathleen Ruston (1929-1993) better known as Audrey Hepburn was one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood of the 1960s era . She was a British actress and humanitarian. Ms. Hepburn is ranked by The American Film Institute as the third greatest female scene legend in American history. Her most noted movie roles to date was in the film Roman Holiday (1953) which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She also played in numerous other successful films such as The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963) and My fair Lady (1964).
Audrey is among a selective group of actresses to have won an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award. Ms. Hepron is considered an elite actress of the American Golden Age of Cinema. She is best known for her gorgeous face, iconic style and great talent.
#10 Trail blazer Dorothy
Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922-1965) was an American actress and stage singer. She is credited with breaking down negative held stereotypes of African American women in film. In 1954, she became the first African American female actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Carmen Jones. She is best known for her racial barrier breaking roles, beauty, tragic life story and voice.
#11 One of a Kind Anna
Anna May Wong (1905-1961) was the first Chinese American movie star. She played in numerous films throughout both the silent and sound era of Hollywood movies. Her early screen roles came in films such as The Toll of The Sea (1922) The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and Old San Francisco(1927). But, because of the severe racial climate of her time, she was force to moved to Europe in her early years to pursue her dream of becoming a prolific actress. Her break through roles in Germany came in the film, Schmutziges Geld (Song and Show life,1928) and Grobstadtschmettering (City Butterfly also 1928).
She was awarded her own star on the Hollywood walk of fame along side other notable trailblazing actresses such as Dorothy Dandridge and Delores del Rio.
Anna became an icon of her generation for women of color in American film. She is best known for her beauty, talent and legacy. It is why I am naming her the 11th most beautiful Hollywood woman of all time.
#12 Pop Queen Janet
Ms. Janet Damita Joe Jackson born March 16, 1966 is one of the greatest female musicians of all time. She rose to fame in the early 1970s after her famous brothers hit it big signing with Motown records in 1968. She along with her iconic musical family began starring in their own variety show called The Jackson's. She gain further success after appearing in the television shows Good Times and Fame.
In the early 1980s, her musical career began. She rose to superstar status in 1986, after the release of her third studio album Control. Ms. Jackson created a name for herself separating her from older brother Michael who was at the time the biggest star in the world. Over the many decades, Janet became a pop cultural icon for her socially conscious lyrics and cross over sex appeal. She has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and is ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the richest women in entertainment. It is why she is my number 12 pick for Hollywood's beautiful woman
#13 Baywatch Super Star Pamela
Pamela Anderson is one of the most recognized women in the world and a cultural figure of the early 1990s. The former Playboy model most memorable television role came in the series Bay Watch in which she played a sexy lifeguard. Her much publicized personal life have made her apart of American pop culture for more than a decade now.
In 1995, she made headlines after dating and marrying Motleys Crue bad boy of rock Tommy Lee after only knowing him for just 95 hours. The couple had two children together. Their well publicized sex tape made headlines again in 2001 but was quickly put to rest after the couple sued the distribution company, citing that the tape had been stolen from their home. They were successful in blocking it's usage.
Pamela Anderson has since divorced her long time rocker boyfriend. She continues to appear in numerous films and television programs which include "Dancing with the Stars," "Barb Wire" (1996), "Scary Movie 3" (2003), "Blonde and Blonder"(2008) and "No Rules" (2005).
Ms Anderson is best known as a blonde bombshell and a talented actress. She is number 13th pick on this list of Hollywood most beautiful women of all time.
Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire
#14 Bollywood Mega Star Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan born November 1, 1973 is an Indian film actress and model. She has become one of the most recognized actresses in Hollywood of Indian descent. Aishwarya first gained notoriety after winning the 1994 Miss World Pageant. This milestone catapulted the young Indian model into the American spot light. As a model, she has appeared in numerous Coca-Cola and cosmetic commercials which made her a bit of an house hold name in the early 1990s.
Her film career started in the 1997 Indian Bollywood movie Iruvar but, her break out role didn't come until 1998, when she starred in the Oscar nominated foreign film Jeans. This movie won her critical acclaim as a serious actress. Aishawarya has gone on to star in numerous other successful films in various languages which include English, Hindi, Tamil,Telugu and Bengali. She has also appeared in numerous American and European magazines which include Time (2004) which listed her as one the most influential people in the world, Rolling Stones 2003 and UK Hello Magazine (2003). Both magazines named her on their annual hot lists that same year.
In 2004, her wax figure appeared in London Madam Tussuad's Wax Museum making her one of six people of Indian descent to ever achieve such an honor and the second Bollywood actress to have a wax figure in London. The Barbie Doll company Mattel also modeled a limited edition doll baby after her which sold in the UK in 2005. In 2006, she made People Magazine most beautiful people in the world list. In 2007, her wax figure appeared in Times Square in New York City for the first time.
Aishwarya has become one of the best known women of Indian descent in history and her jaw dropping beauty and traditional cross cultural film roles have made her a global pop cultural figure for over a decade now.
#15 The Amazing Farah
Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009) was an American Actress and cultural Icon. She first rose to fame in 1976, after landing her first major role in the iconic television series Charlie's Angels. Her character Jill Monroe became a symbol of the all American sweet heart and scored the young actress legions of admires. Her hairstyle was copied by numerous women all over the world. In that same year, a poster with her image on it became one of the best selling posters in American history with sales surpassing 12 million copies. The iconic beauty went on to star in numerous films. Her most notable ones include "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbra Hutton Story," "Saturn 3" and "The Apostle among many others." The great Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer in 2009. She will forever be remembered for her striking looks and iconic television roles.
#16 Super Model Naomi
Naomi Campbell born May 20,1970 is an British Super Model and global fashion icon. Her first public appearance was in Bob Marley 1978 music video "Is This Love." Naomi was just seven years old at that time. She gained worldwide notoriety after being scouted at the age of 15. Known for her gorgeous run way model face, she became one of the few black super models of her time. In the early 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Campbell was one of the biggest Super Models in the world. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue in 1988 and the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue since 1966. In 1988, she also made history again after American Vogue featured her on their cover making her the first black model in history to grace the cover of American Vogue Magazine. She has gone on to appear on the cover of over 200 well known magazines and has modeled for some of the biggest designers in the history of fashion.
Ms. Campbell have also found time to make some notable television appearances which include her appearing on the Cosby Show and Ugly Betty among many other programs. She also starred in Michael Jackson 1993 "In the Closet" music video. Campbell is most known for her trailblazing career in modeling and one of a kind beauty. It is why she is my 16th pick for Hollywood's most beautiful woman of all time.
naomi campbell modeling
#17 Barbados Beauty Rihanna
Robyn Rihanna Fenty best known as Rihanna born February 20, 1988 is Barbadian singer and recording artist. She moved to the United States when she was just 16 years old to pursue a career in music. In 2005, her big break came with the release of her first solo album Music of the Sun which made her a star. She has gone on to become one of the most successful musical acts of all time with estimated album and singles sales surpassing 80 million. She is also the youngest artist in history at the age of 22, to ever achieve 11 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In her short six year long career, she has won eighteen Billboard Awards, six Grammy's and five American Music Awards which makes her one of the biggest stars in popular music. She is best known for her cookie cutter looks, long legs, amazing style and great talent.
#18 New Holywood Actress Megan
Megan Denise Fox born May 1,1986 is an American actress and model. She began her film career at the age of 16 in the movie "Holiday in the Sun" which made her a star. She has gone on to star in several television shows which include "What I Like About You" and Two and half Men among many others.
She later return to movies in 2004 co-starring alongside troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan in the film "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen." Her monster role came in the 2009 movie "Transformers" which is still her best performance role to date.
Ms. Fox is best known for her stunning looks, and talent as young Hollywood actress.
#19 Hollywood Goddess Angelina
Angelina Jolie is an American actress and director. She is engaged to the gorgeous Brad Pitt, together they are raising six kids. They are known as Hollywood's super couple. Ms. Jolie successful acting career began in 1993. She gained significant notoriety after starring in the 1995 film "Hackers." She has gone to star in over 20 films and is viewed as one of the most beautiful stars in Hollywood history and one of the most highest paid entertainers in the world.
Ms. Jolie is best known for humanitarian work, iconic beauty, lips and great talent.
#20 Beautiful Julia
Julia Roberts is an American actress. She began her career in the 1990 iconic film "Pretty Woman" which made her a superstar. She went on to star in some of the most memorable movies of all time such as Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean 11 (2001), and Mona Lisa Smile (2003). Her other successful films include "Steel Magnolias (1989) and "Valentine Day (2010) among many others. Ms. Roberts in her long career has won three Golden Globe Awards, an Oscar and a BAFTA Award among numerous other accolades.
Julia Roberts is best known for her iconic film roles, beautiful face, smile and amazing talent.
#21 R&B Super Star Alicia Keys
Alicia Augello Cook better known as Alicia Keys is an American R&B singer. Since she first debuted on scene, the songstress was quickly viewed as a one of a kind artist. Her voice and looks has dazzled fans all over the world. The 31 year old now has a son with popular Hip Hop producer Kassem Dean professionally known as Swizz Beatz . The couple is happily married and is raising two children together.
Alicia's career has continued to blossom. In 2009, she released her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom which has gone on to sell more than 4 million copies worldwide to date. Mrs. Keys has also managed to sell more than 40 million albums in her long career. She is best known for her signature piano performances, great songs, unique style and beauty.
#22 Iconic Jazz Queen
Eleanora Flagan 1915-1959 better known as Billie Holiday is one of the most respected jazz musicians in the history of popular music. Her distinct vocal style and voice has continued to inspire numerous pop performers. Ms Holiday is best known for hits such as Lady Sing the Blues, Strange Fruit, Easy Living and Good Morning Heartache. Her troubled life and career has touched millions around the world.
Though she died as a young artist from years of drug abuse, she left a significant mark on American pop culture and have since become a symbol of greatness. Her beauty, rare talent and tragic life story is now part of music history.
#23 Latin Icon Jennifer
Jennifer Lynn Lopez best known as simply J. Lo is an American actress, singer and business woman. She first gained notoriety after her iconic film role as the late Latin singer Selena which earned her critical acclaim. She has gone on to star in numerous other popular films and has become a cultural icon in her over a decade long run in the entertainment business.
Her music career in many instances has been just as amazing as her acting one. Ms. Lopez have sold more than 55 million albums worldwide making her one of the most successful female artists in history. Some of her greatest hits include "If You Had My Love," "I'm Real", "Ain't It Funny" among numerous others.
The diva is the richest person of Hispanic descent in Hollywood and one of the most influential women in the world. Ms. Lopez currently serves as a guest judge on the hit reality singing competition American Idol . She is best known for her iconic film roles, curvy body, strong fashion sense, controversial dating life and sheer star power.
#24 Reality TV Star Kim
Kim Kadashian born October 21,1980 is an American television personality and actress who is most famous for her family reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashian's.
She has also been involved in charitable events throughout her reality TV career. Kim has recently developed her own line of perfumes and has also posed nude for Playboy magazine. She best known for her reality television show, controversial dating life, small films roles and of course beauty.
#25 Queen of Pop Madonna
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone born August 16, 1958 famously known as Madonna is an American singer, actress and cultural icon. She is the most successful female entertainer of all time. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. The Queen of Pop first rose to fame in the early 1980s and quickly became a cultural figure.
The pop icon is known for her controversial sexy style, lyrics, movies and amazing talent.
53 and still hot the one and only Madonna
The Voice #26
Whitney Elizabeth Houston born August 9, 1963 was American singer, actress and music icon. Ms. Houston was one of the most biggest megastar of the 1980s and 1990s. She rivaled Madonna in popularity and was also considered the queen of pop. She still hold several musical records which include the best selling movie soundtrack in history (The Bodyguard 1992) with 42 million albums sold, most awarded female artist of all Time by Guinness Book of World Records with (415 recognized awards) among many other accolades.
Ms. Houston began career as a model but soon ventured into music after being dissatisfied with the racial climate in Hollywood towards black models in America during that time period. The late star has sold nearly 200 million records in her over two decades long career. She is best known for powerful vocals, runway model looks, class and amazing talent.