March 11, 2021

Top 22 Beautiful Actresses Of All Time: From the 1950s To Nowadays

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Since the dawn of Hollywood, beautiful damsels, dames, and foxy starlets graced the screens. Let's have a look at 22 of the most fetching beauties since the 1950s. 

From Maureen O'Hara to Jennifer Lopez, Hollywood has showcased several actresses' talent and beauty over the decades. Can you guess which 22 stars made our most beautiful list?

#22 JENNIFER LOPEZ

She's a two time Grammy and Golden Globe nominee, Latin-American music icon; she's the beautiful and timeless Jennifer Lopez.

She broke out as a Hollywood star with a lead role in "Selena." Since then, she's been one of Hollywood's top leading ladies, an American Idol judge, selling-out at stadiums globally, and she killed it at the Super Bowl.

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#21 SHARON STONE

With roles in "Basic Instinct," "Silver," and "The Specialist," Sharon Stone tuned her model-turned-actress image into being one of Hollywood's most beautiful sex symbols of the 1990s.

Playboy had also ranked Stone, who earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, and an Oscar nomination, as one of the 25 most beautiful stars of the century. 

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#20 CAMERON RICHARDSON

An actress, model, and producer, Cameron Richardson made it known in Hollywood that she's more than just a beautiful face.

With her dirty blonde hair, Richardson is best known for her roles in "Harper's Island," "Entourage," and "Shameless." But she's recently had a run as a producer on 2017's "Tycoon" and Netflix's "Dark Crystal."

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#19 ASHLEY JUDD

Since appearing in films like "Kiss the Girl," "High Crimes," and "Double Jeopardy," Ashley Judd became one of the biggest names and leading ladies in the crime, mystery, thriller film genre.

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In 2012, she developed her own tv show, "Missing," which she also starred in. The actress has been twice nominated for a Golen Globe and Primetime Emmy.

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#18 BROOKE SHIELDS

Brooke Shields broke into the Hollywood spotlight because of her risqué roles as a young actress like "Pretty Baby," "The Blue Lagoon," and "Endless Love."

Her stunning beauty stole the hearts of young boys and men worldwide, which led to a successful career in film, tv, and modeling, including her own sitcom in the late 90s. 

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#17 JENNIFER LAWRENCE

Jennifer Lawrence broke into Hollywood's top tier with leading roles in "X-men: First Class," "The Hunger Games," and an Oscar-winning role in "The Silver Linings Playbook."

Since then, Lawrence has been one of Hollywood's biggest names, known for her quirky and candid personality and her stunning beauty. 

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#16 LANA TURNER

The first of a few names from the golden age of film and television is the undeniably beautiful Lana Truner. During her prime, Turner was one of MGM's biggest stars and top earners.

Her films would earn the studio over $50 million. She would go from being a regular ingénue in films to being one of Hollywood's best-known femme fatal's. 

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#15 MAUREEN O'HARA

Famous for her fiery red hair and for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines in westerns and adventure films, Maureen O'Hara was an Irish-American actress of the golden age.

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She starred in films with John Wayne and John Ford. In her prime, Maureen O'Hara was dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor."

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#14 LIV TYLER

She's been an elven princess, the wanderlust-driven American in Europe, and the wife of a patriot, her many roles as the scene-stealing leading lady.

Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, is known throughout Hollywood for her dazzling beauty and luscious lips. She was the object of everyone's desire in Empire Records. 

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#13 BARBARA EDEN

One star that had every man dreaming of her in the 60s was Barbara Eden. Thanks to a breakout role in the tv adaptation of "How to Marry a Millionaire," she became a household name.

However, Eden's role in "I dream of Jeannie" took her fame to new heights. As the beautiful genie, Jeannie, Eden became everyone's dream girl.

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#12 DENISE RICHARDS

After catching everyone's eye in several tv show appearances, Denise Richards stole the spotlight in her first lead role in "Starship Troopers."

She would later land an iconic femme fatale role as a "Bond Girl."  As Dr. Christmas Jones in "The World Is Not Enough," Richards solidified her spot at the top of Hollywood's most beautiful.

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#11 KIM BASINGER

One of the 80s and 90s' most recognizable sex symbols, Kim Basinger has always been one of Hollywood's most beautiful.

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With her jaw-dropping roles as a Bond Girl, Domino Petacchi in "Never Say Never Again," and as a seductress in "9 1/2 Weeks." Her femme fatal role in "L.A. Confidential" earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe.

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#10 PAMELA ANDERSON

Pamela Anderson made hearts beat faster in "Baywatch" during the 1990s. The blond bombshell made centerfolds, and she also featured in Playboy.

The actress's tumultuous high profile romances and several marriages made headlines over the years as well. Most notably, her unions with Tommy Lee, Kid Rock, and Rick Salomon.

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#9 LAUREN BACALL

Known for creating the iconic 'Look' and performing one of Hollywood's most memorable lines, Lauren Bacall is the gold standard of beauty from the golden age of film and television.

She was discovered as a model and landed a cover in Harper's Bazaar, stole the heart of Humphrey Bogart, and taught the world how to whistle.

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#8 MICHELLE PFEIFFER

It's tough to find a name that resonates with sultry and seductive beauty as the "Catwoman," Michelle Pfeiffer's does.

Her big break came as "The Bombshell" on "Delta House," and she has starred as a seductress, femme fatal, and final girl in her long career. The timeless beauty has won a Golden Globe and accrued three Oscar nominations too. 

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#7 ALEXANDRA DADDARIO

Whether it's her infectious smile or her impossibly hypnotic eyes, Alexandra Daddario's beauty rivals many of today's biggest stars.

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The actress has been in very popular productions, including "American Horror Story," "True Crime," as well as leading lady duties in "Baywatch," "Texas Chainsaw 3D," and "The Layover."

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#6 LYNDA CARTER

Before she was an actress, she was Miss World USA 1972. After stealing America's hearts, Carter became every fanboy's dream come true as the original Diana Prince, a.k.a "Wonder Woman" back in the eighties.

The role turned Lynda Carter into a household name, a sex symbol, and a figure of powerful women in show business. 

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#5 AVA GARDNER

Another one of the golden age's unforgettable sirens is Ava Gardner. Known for her many roles as a femme fatal in noir genre films like "Mogambo," and "The Killers."

Besides her acting fame, Gardner and had a heavily publicized marriage to Frank Sinatra. She was one of the 50s and 60s' biggest names and timeless beauties. 

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#4 KIM KARDASHIAN 

Kim Kardashian and her family became household names due to their reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," but Kim has since established herself in the beauty industry with her line of products and clothing.

The Kardashian clan's doings make headlines regularly, most recent of which is Kim's reported split from her musician husband, Kanye West. 

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#3 GENE TIERNEY

Known for her prominent cheekbones, porcelain-like skin, and tantalizing green eyes, Gene Tierney was called Hollywood's 'The Get Girl' for a reason.

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Not because just because of her initials, but because her beauty had everyone wrapped around her fingers, including famed designer Oleg Cassini and famed business mogul Howard Huges.

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#2 GRACE KELLY

Although the beautiful Grace Kelly's career was cut short because of her marriage and later her death in 1982, she left her mark in the industry with her Oscar-winning performance in 1954's "The Country Girl."

After all, the actress was so beautiful that she became Monaco's real-life princess through her marriage to Prince Rainier. 

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#1 MARGOT ROBBIE 

Finally, we have a type of beauty that crosses generational boundaries. If you place her in any social gathering of Hollywood's who's who from any decade and any era, this actress will still definitely stand out for her beauty.

Margot Robbie  got her start in the soap opera "Neighbours," then moved to the U.S., where she landed a breakout role in the DiCaprio and Scorsese collaboration, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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THE WILD CARD

We've entered a wildcard on this list with Odette Annable, neé Yustman. She's on this list as the actress currently ranks #1 on Ranker's Most Beautiful Actress Ever list.

If you're a fan of CW's "Supergirl," then you definitely know her for her role as Reign. The actress was in the short-lived "Pure Genius" and  "Astronaut Wives Club" on television.

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What do you think about our list of Hollywood's most beautiful actresses of all time? Which names are you surprised at popping up or not showing up at all?

Who else do you think should be on here? Let us know in the comment section and make sure to follow Amomama for more updates on your favorite celebrities.

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