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Modern Screen Sirens (1940--Present, Part III)

Updated on April 4, 2017

Modern Screen Sirens

Ann Hathaway
Ann Hathaway

Newer Stars

This photographic list is a continuation of the first parts, and (like them are presented) in no order. The only requirement I had for including anyone in my list was that they sparked something a bit unearthly -- either through their obvious beauty or by their mannerisms, acting ability, or anything else that seemed to separate them from the herd. I haven't seen every film ever made, so I am open for cordial reminders of certain lapses

Today's actresses are not treated in the same, worshipful way as their predecessors. No one has seen a halo over any of their heads, but that hardly lessened the stares of men around them, I'm sure. They represent our modern-day goddesses, but they don't quite get the same regal treatment from studio photographers (or anyone else). Nonetheless, I find this grouping pleasing, interesting and somehow beguiling. You may disagree, and that's okay. No two people are bound to have the exact same tastes and viewpoints about anything. If you see one of your favorite screen gals missing from this list, let me know. I just may add them to the roster.

Selecting an appropriate photograph for each celebrity was difficult. I wanted to capture something about their essence -- even if the photo wasn't particularly flattering. I disregarded time entirely. I picked the faces when they appeared to be at their peak. And why not?

I discovered so many worthy participants that I had to break things into two pieces -- to work within HubPages limitations.

Apologies for not having the list alphabetized, but the end result of mixing proved to be rather interesting.

Like my glamour girls of the 30s-40s, I purposely tried to choose a pic that caught them in their prime. Why not capture them at their peak of loveliness?

With a few exceptions, the list is dedicated to movie stars rather than TV stars -- although I'm sure there are many in that field who are certainly qualified. I just do not watch TV anymore, so I cannot make any judgments.

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried
Judy Davis
Judy Davis
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Mila Jovovich
Mila Jovovich
Jennifer Connoley
Jennifer Connoley
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
Kate Beckensale
Kate Beckensale
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Thressa Russell
Thressa Russell
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Ann Francis
Ann Francis
Melisa Tomei
Melisa Tomei
Simonetta Stefanelli
Simonetta Stefanelli
Elizabeth Hurly
Elizabeth Hurly
Debra Winger
Debra Winger
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Gong Li (Who is sometimes referred to as Li Gong.  I don't know.  It must be one of those Chinese things.)
Gong Li (Who is sometimes referred to as Li Gong. I don't know. It must be one of those Chinese things.)
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
Laura Flynn Boyle
Laura Flynn Boyle
Candice Bergan
Candice Bergan
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
Yvonne Craig
Yvonne Craig
Yvonne De Carlo
Yvonne De Carlo
Sean Young
Sean Young
Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel
Jamie Alexander
Jamie Alexander
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci
Megan Fox
Megan Fox
Donna Reed
Donna Reed
Meryl Oberon
Meryl Oberon
Kat Dennings
Kat Dennings
Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty
Katheryn Winnick
Katheryn Winnick
Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger
Eva Green
Eva Green
Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
Natassja Kinskini
Natassja Kinskini
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Monica Belucci
Monica Belucci
Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie
Clarissa Burt
Clarissa Burt
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 years ago from London England

      I'm glad that the start date for the Screen Sirens hub begins with the year 1940. This was the golden era of not just Hollywood but other studios globally in particular the continental sex kittens of post W.W. II. some of whom mentioned here. I don't think the modern era stars can live up to, although they have ravishingly beautiful looks, the legendary starlets of yesteryear. Possible exceptions being Helena Bonham-Carter, maybe Kate Winslet and the exotic Hindi deva Meera Syal.

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