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10 Most Iconic Hollywood Female Sex Symbols Of All Times

Updated on December 21, 2015

The glamour and charisma of Hollywood is lasting and has tremendous reach and impact. The biggest film industry of all manages to thrill and excite us with memorable movie creations. Only the best survive in Hollywood and the industry can boast of best artists, directors and producers. Hollywood also has/had some great beauties and sex symbols that are truly glamorous and also have/had a huge acting potential. The exemplary beauty of these Hollywood actresses cannot be defined, expressed and explained by words alone and you need to see the divas on screen to cherish what god can create. The greatest of all fashion icons and renowned beauties of the world have also been on the covers of top most fashion magazines of the world as well. Never ending rumors and scandals failed to affect the everlasting grace of these artists.

Here Are The 10 Most Beautiful, Charismatic and Unforgettable Sex Symbols Of All Times.

Jane Russel

Jane was from a small town in Minnesota (born in the year 1921) and was quickly popular around the world because of her 38-24-36 stats. Her simplistic beauty was fast recognized throughout with her first publicity promos and shots of her first movie by the name “The Outlaw”. The shots were considered outrageous at that time and it took 5 years before the movie was eventually released by the Censor board. She was famously called as the “Brunette Marilyn Munroe” at that time.

Prior to being an actress, Russel worked as a receptionist. In the year 1940, her photo was sent to Howard Hughes (a movie mogul). Howard, charmed and allured by her appearance, signed her for a 20 year contract (for $1000 a week) at RKO studios, owned exclusively by him. The actress married 3 times and died at the age of 89.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson has the biggest assets in the form of blue eyes and also has other glamorous body features. She was known around the world after the Baywatch series. Anderson has been on the cover of Playboy more than any other celebrity. Born in 1967, the American-Canadian actress is also a producer, model, activist and author. The actress’s career was started in the year 1989 when she was hired as a spokes-model by a brewing company. She appeared on the cover of the Playboy magazine first in the year 1989. Her other most popular TV series shows include "V.I.P." and "Home Improvement". The actress is promoter of veganism and is member of animal rights movement. She is a part of Canada’s Walk of Fame since 2006. She had a breast implant surgery that she underwent enhancing the size of her breasts to 34-D.

Rita Hayworth

The American dancer and actress was born in the year 1918. She was among the top most stars of Hollywood in the year 1940 and was part of around 61 movies over her acting career that spanned for around 37 years. She was the most glamorous actress of the 40s and 50s and was named as “Love Goddess” by the press. Her acting potential was displayed, recognized and acknowledged in the year 1946 in the movie “Gilda” in which the actress starred opposite Glenn Ford. The American film institute survey has listed her in the list of “25 Best Motion-Picture Artists Of All Times”. The most popular pin-up movie star (for the American GIs during the Second World War) died at the age of 68 while suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Mila Kunis

Mila ranks amongst the most beautiful and talented rising actresses in Hollywood and was born in the year 1983. Her family and she herself moved from Ukraine to America (Los Angeles) in the year 1991. Kunis started her acting career in smaller roles in a number of television shows including “Days Of Our Lives”. Her first significant and popular appearance was in “That 70’S Show” as Jackie Burkhart. Her first movie was “Forgetting Sarah Marshell” that was released in the in the year 2008. She claimed huge accolades for her performance in the movie Black Swan (a psychological-horror movie). Kunis received the “Best Young Actress Award” for the role of Lily that she played in the movie at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. She was also nominated for other awards like the” Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actress” for the same role. The GQ magazine has named the actress and model as the “2011 Knockout Of The Year”. Maxim has also listed her in the “Top Hot 100 List.


Robyn Rihanna Fenty or Rihanna (as she is popularly known) was born in the year 1988. The Barbadian song writer and singer signed for her first contract with Def Jam Recordings. Both of her debut albums including “Music Of The Sun” and “A Girl Like Me” featured in the top-ten on US Billboard. She was shortly known across the world and became a household name in USA after the release of her third album “Good Girl Gone Bad”. This album was released in the year 2007 and had the chart topping single “Umbrella”. The song got the “Grammy Best Rap Song Award” later. The star is a sex icon and one of most beautiful celebrities and artists today behind the mike. Termed and crowned as the “Most Desired Women” by a number of magazines and surveys, the star is widely known for her ability to change styles, images and personas. The gorgeous looking singer has been named by the Esquire Magazine in 2011 as the “Sexiest Woman Alive”. The star has been on the cover page of all the best and popular fashion and celebrity magazines of the world including Rolling stone, FHM and Maxim.

Grace Kelly

Grace Patricia Kelly was born in the year 1929 in Philadelphia, USA in a very affluent family. John B Kelly, her father, won 3 golds in Olympic for sculling and was nominated as Mayor in the year 1935. Margaret Katherine Majer, her mother, was model and a beauty queen and was the first women in USA to teach and coach the female athletes.

Kelly embarked on her acting career in the year 1950 and participated in a number of live-drama productions. Her movie “Mogambo” gave her desired international recognition and stardom. She won the Academy and the Golden Globe award for her performance in the movie. She also won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie “The Country Girl”. The beautiful and talented actress acted in many other popular and successful movies like "Dial M For Murder", "High Noon" and “Rear Window" among others before retiring at the age of 26. She then subsequently married Prince Rainer III of Monaco, resumed her duties and now has 3 children.

Kim Novak

Marilyn Pauline Novak was born in Chicago in the year 1933. She stared her acting career by signing a movie contract with Columbia Pictures. Her beauty made her immensely popular while her movie “Picnic” received critic accolades as well. Her other popular and successful movies include Pal Joey and Arm that were released during 1950s. The movie “Vertigo” (released in the year 1958 and based on a thriller novel by Alfred Hitchcock) made her a star as she is still known today for the dual role of Madeleine Elster and Judy Barton that she played in the movie. Many of her movies were not very successful after that and she withdrew from acting in the year 1966. Since then she acted in only a few roles and featured in “Falcon Crest” and “The Mirrors Cracked” shows of the 80s. She never acted after appearing in the movie “Liebestraum” in the year 1991.

Farrah Fawcett

Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett OR Farrah Fawcett was born in the year 1947. The beautiful and versatile actress was nominated 6 times for the Golden Globe Award and for 4 times for the Emmy Award. The beautiful and charming star started her acting career in the year 1968 by appearing in a number of guest roles and commercials. She gained international fame when she posed for her now immensely popular and iconic swim suit poster. The poses were shot during the shooting of the television series Charlie’s Angeles in which Farrah has the role of Jill Munroe (a private investigator), in the year 1976. The star died of cancer in the year 2009.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch was born as Jo Raquel Tejada in the year 1940 in Chicago USA. The star got public attention in the year 1966 by her movie “Fantastic Voyage” (a science fiction film). Later she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox and her bikini posters for the movie “One Billion Years” were best selling and gave her a celebrity-sex-symbol status. Her other notable movies include Bedazzled, 100 Rifles and Myra Brechinridge. Welch transformed the weak and submissive sex symbol mold into an example of strong feminism by doing stronger and more powerful female lead roles. The popular Men’s Health magazine ranks Welch at No 2 spot on its “Hottest Women Of All Times” list. Playboy gives the star No 3 spot on its “100 Sexiest Stars Of The Twentieth Century List”. The Empire magazine has also given the star a prime spot in its “100 Sexiest Stars In Film Industry List”.

Marilyn Munroe

The icon had the looks that can define how a sex and seductive symbol should look like and no greatest beauty or sex symbol list gets completed without Marilyn being a part of it. The star was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson in the year 1926 in Los Angeles. The beautiful actress had a very troubled childhood and spent days moving from one foster parent to another. She also spent some of her childhood days in an orphanage. The star worked at a munitions factory during the Second World War time, where she met a photographer and was introduced into the glamour industry as a pin-up model. The star also posed for nude photographs during the times of her financial crisis. The photos gained her more sympathy and she also featured on the covers of the Playboy magazine. Her first minor movie contracts were with Twentieth Century Fox and Columbia Pictures in the years 1947 and 49 respectively. “Asphalt Jungle” was her breakthrough movie. She became immensely popular after her roles in successful comedies like “Monkey Business” and ‘As Long As You Can Feel”. The star proved that all blondes are not dumb and her seductive charisma and acting talent were well appreciated in movies like “Niagara” and “How to Marry a Millionaire”. The charismatic start died at the age of 62 by a suspected drug overdose, at the age of 36. She was the top billed actress of Hollywood during the 50s and had more than $200 million of worth at the time of her untimely death. The timeless beauty and looks of Marilyn Munroe are still unmatched and she is one beautiful and never-fading star on Hollywood’s horizon.


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