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My Favorite Silver Screen Goddesses

Updated on October 3, 2016
Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth

Beauties From Yesteryear

Many if not most of these actresses were born many years before myself, but I caught them on film and was wowed by their charm and glamour. The list is by no means intended to be all-inclusive. I selected the actresses using my internal "va-voom" monitor.

This list is in no order whatsoever. My personal favorite is Hedy Lamarr who possessed an unworldly beauty.

I purposely left off ladies who were notable as TV stars. Also, I suspect I've left off some actresses because of faulty memory. Perhaps you can advise me of any omissions. I also left off actress whom I had never seen in a film. I'm bound to add to this compilation as I think of other actresses.

Audrey Hepburn (1 of 2)
Audrey Hepburn (1 of 2)
Audrey Hepburn (2 of 2)
Audrey Hepburn (2 of 2)
Bettie Davis
Bettie Davis
Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
Jane Russell
Jane Russell
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
Katherine Hepburn
Katherine Hepburn
Lana Turner
Lana Turner
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake
Vivian Leigh
Vivian Leigh
Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
Fay Ray
Fay Ray
Elizabeth Scott
Elizabeth Scott
Arlene Dahl
Arlene Dahl
Evelyn Keyes
Evelyn Keyes
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
Loretta Young
Loretta Young
Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan
Lizbeth Scott
Lizbeth Scott
Eva Gardner
Eva Gardner
Angela Landsbury
Angela Landsbury
Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
Donna Reed
Donna Reed
Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow
Maureen O'Sulivan
Maureen O'Sulivan
Evelyn Keyes
Evelyn Keyes
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
Cyd Charisse
Cyd Charisse
Greer Garson
Greer Garson
Celest Holmes
Celest Holmes
Esther Williams
Esther Williams
Betty Grable
Betty Grable
Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
Yvonne de Carlo
Yvonne de Carlo
Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
Lana Turner (before the bleaching)
Lana Turner (before the bleaching)

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      rjbatty 2 years ago from Irvine

      Thanks much, discovery. I always appreciate a recommendation. I had "Manhattan Melodrama" in my NetFlix queue. I moved it up to the top, so I'll be watching it in the next few weeks or so. The casting alone had attained my attention.

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      WILLIAM EVANS 2 years ago from TEXAS

      P.S. I always recommend the following film to anyone that will listen. Great cast: Gable, Powell, Loy and Rooney. Outstanding screenplay!

      Manhattan Melodrama, 1934 I believe....ahead of its time.

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      rjbatty 2 years ago from Irvine

      Melangels: It's taken me nearly a year to attend to your concerns, but I have at last. Thanks so much for being attentive. I made the correction you mentioned and added all the stars you suggested except Grace Kelly and Doris Day, both of whom I have covered under another heading. But, I really thank you for pointing out obvious omissions. I knew I wasn't getting everyone on my first try. The omissions are embarrassing but what can I say? I was creating this list off the top of my head.

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      Melangels 3 years ago

      Remove: Tallulah Bankhead, Elizabeth Scott, Fay Wray and Evelyn Keyes. Correct: Cyd Charrise with the correct name of the picture shown, which is Myrna Lou. Add: Cyd Charisse, Greer Garson, Grace Kelly, and Celeste Holmes. Ester Williams, Betty Grable and Doris Day might also be candidates.

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      Justsilvie 5 years ago

      Beautiful Pictures!

      My favorite as far as looks go has to be Leslie Caron, she has such an innocent look. but Katherine Hepburn was someone I could never change the channel on.