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Stunningly gorgeous actresses

Who are actresses you'd say most people would agree are (or were) exceedingly beautiful and/or sexy? Two that come to mind for me are Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren.

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by Anonymousreply 315May 11, 2023 5:24 PM

Penelope Cruz

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by Anonymousreply 1March 2, 2023 10:36 PM

Grace Kelly

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by Anonymousreply 2March 2, 2023 10:38 PM

[quote]Stunningly gorgeous

Are you capable of thinking or writing English without tired cliches that convey the opposite of what you (seem to) intend, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3March 2, 2023 10:39 PM

Catherine Deneuve

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by Anonymousreply 4March 2, 2023 10:39 PM

All the white ones

by Anonymousreply 5March 2, 2023 10:41 PM

Eva Green

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by Anonymousreply 6March 2, 2023 10:42 PM


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by Anonymousreply 7March 2, 2023 10:42 PM

Gene Tierney. So stunningly gorgeous with such a tragic life. She played such an wicked bitch in Leave Her To Heaven yet one couldn't stop looking at her.

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by Anonymousreply 8March 2, 2023 10:43 PM

Kelly, back in the day

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by Anonymousreply 9March 2, 2023 10:43 PM

I find a young Candice Bergen exquisite.

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by Anonymousreply 10March 2, 2023 10:44 PM

OP uses Sophia Loren as an example of stunning beauty, when in early auditions she couldn’t get work because she wasn’t pretty enough. She’s voluptuous and sensual, not beautiful.

She is a very frank woman, and agreed herself. She said “I was not beautiful in the sense, like, a doll. I've never been like that.”

by Anonymousreply 11March 2, 2023 10:47 PM

Yes, Sophia, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivian Leigh, Grace Kelly, Julie Christie, Garbo, Heddy Lamar, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, yes Cruz, Jessica Lange, Catherine Denueve. Big stars of film only on my list- not TV actresses.

by Anonymousreply 12March 2, 2023 10:47 PM

You're all cunts and ingrates.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 2, 2023 10:50 PM

My wife.

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by Anonymousreply 14March 2, 2023 10:52 PM

Sadly there weren't many black actresses during that "glamorous" era of Hollywood. There are quite a few today who I would consider beautiful, but like most current actresses there are none that many would consider to be drop-dead gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 16March 2, 2023 10:53 PM

Angie Harmon

by Anonymousreply 17March 2, 2023 10:53 PM

Mrs. H

by Anonymousreply 18March 2, 2023 10:53 PM

The one and only, the Queen of Hollywood.

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by Anonymousreply 19March 2, 2023 10:54 PM

I actually find Grace Jones to be drop-dead beautiful in her own way.

by Anonymousreply 20March 2, 2023 10:55 PM

I have seen Sophia in person, up close/- she was a spectacularly beautiful woman

by Anonymousreply 21March 2, 2023 10:55 PM

Julianne Moore


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by Anonymousreply 22March 2, 2023 10:55 PM

But wait! Sophia assures us that beauty isn’t physical!

by Anonymousreply 23March 2, 2023 10:55 PM

Halle Berry

Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe winner, 2x Vogue cover model, beauty pageant winner, famous pixie haircut, famous sex scene, famous Bond beach bikini scene, paid $500k to show her breasts in Swordfish, still the best Storm put on film.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 2, 2023 10:59 PM

^ She's pretty in a pretty basic way.. But nowhere as gorgeous as most listed here.

by Anonymousreply 25March 2, 2023 11:04 PM

Third photo from the top, the one in the middle.

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by Anonymousreply 26March 2, 2023 11:07 PM

Jennifer Beals

by Anonymousreply 27March 2, 2023 11:11 PM

[quote] Halle Berry

She seems to be #1 on most lists of "the most beautiful black actresses."

by Anonymousreply 28March 2, 2023 11:11 PM

R27 beat me to it.

Add Pam Grier to the list too

by Anonymousreply 29March 2, 2023 11:13 PM

Most leading ladies are made to look stunning through an entire team of professionals that are well paid to achieve that. They start out naturally appealing, but that star quality perfection is clinically achieved.

A more contemporary actress I thought looked utterly ravishing was Liv Tyler in STEALING BEAUTY. Just stunning. Really.

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by Anonymousreply 30March 2, 2023 11:15 PM

IMHO the most beautiful African American performer....ok she wasn't an actress...was (don't laugh) Lola Falana in her prime. Flawless.

Checkout the closeups. This is live TV.

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by Anonymousreply 31March 2, 2023 11:22 PM

Similar to Liv Tyler is the young Brooke Shields.

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by Anonymousreply 32March 2, 2023 11:23 PM

Jayne Kennedy was considered pretty hot back in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 33March 2, 2023 11:24 PM

Best beard couple ever and Capucine is always breathtaking.

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by Anonymousreply 34March 2, 2023 11:25 PM

Jennifer Connelly before she was bullied into anorexia and a bad nose job.

by Anonymousreply 35March 2, 2023 11:26 PM

Ava Gardner

by Anonymousreply 36March 2, 2023 11:27 PM

I think that Sophia Loren is beautiful but I'm not drawn to the "like a doll" purity of typical white beauty.

Many are brainwashed by the constant exposure to and barrage of images of that kind of beauty. The world has been suckered into thinking of it as the best.

I prefer "dark" beauty. Exotic beauty.

by Anonymousreply 37March 2, 2023 11:32 PM

Carole Lombard

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by Anonymousreply 38March 2, 2023 11:34 PM

R37 Compared to most actresses in her day Sophia Loren is exotic.

by Anonymousreply 39March 2, 2023 11:36 PM

Dorothy Dandridge

by Anonymousreply 40March 2, 2023 11:37 PM

Halle Berry is very basic looking to me as well but at least she actually qualifies as pretty. Angelina Jolie was a go-to “most beautiful” for years and it stumped me completely. She looked freakish and worked over heavily, not exotic or unique.

Monica Bellucci is a modern stunner.

by Anonymousreply 41March 2, 2023 11:38 PM

Claudia Cardinale

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by Anonymousreply 42March 2, 2023 11:40 PM

Bo Derek

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by Anonymousreply 43March 2, 2023 11:42 PM

Michelle Pfeiffer

Charlize Theron

by Anonymousreply 44March 2, 2023 11:42 PM

R25 & R41 are basic. Halle Berry is gorgeous. She has elegant, feminine, refined features and great body proportions. The camera loves her. Berry's bone structure isn't as heavy as many other women on this list and she is aging like fine wine unlike much of the curdled milk on this list.

by Anonymousreply 45March 2, 2023 11:44 PM

This subject has been done to death, but OK

Virna Lisi

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by Anonymousreply 46March 2, 2023 11:46 PM

Recently watched In the Mood for Love and Maggie Cheung looks stunning. Her costar's just as "pretty"

by Anonymousreply 47March 2, 2023 11:46 PM

Peggy Lipton

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by Anonymousreply 48March 2, 2023 11:49 PM

Beauty is subjecitve

by Anonymousreply 49March 3, 2023 12:00 AM

*Vanessa Williams, former Miss America, also movie actress, TV star, singer, entertainer. Stunningly Gorgeous in her prime, Spectacular inner beauty as well, refined, sophisticated, poised, always Radiant. I've always been a big fan, I think she's wonderful. :-)

by Anonymousreply 50March 3, 2023 12:02 AM

Ava Gardner was lovely. She was naturally sensual with her beautiful self.

She was discovered just by her picture. It was placed in a photo shop window or something like that and someone from a major studio was gobsmacked by her beauty. They found out her contact information and just signed her on the spot to a contract.

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by Anonymousreply 51March 3, 2023 12:09 AM

I'll add a link for Vanessa Williams.

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by Anonymousreply 52March 3, 2023 12:10 AM

I think Priyanka Chopra is gorgeous, though DL hates her.

by Anonymousreply 53March 3, 2023 12:11 AM

Meryl could never.

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by Anonymousreply 54March 3, 2023 12:15 AM

R45 There are many, many more beautiful black women than Halle, you rabid fangurl. She got a major Hollywood spotlight because she was light skinned and got a nose job.

Vanessa Williams is ten times the beauty, and frankly talent, of Berry.

by Anonymousreply 55March 3, 2023 12:21 AM

I don’t really to Vanessa Williams as an actress, though she technically is.

I mean, does she have any hit movies?

by Anonymousreply 56March 3, 2023 12:24 AM

Jalle Berry is biracial

by Anonymousreply 57March 3, 2023 12:33 AM

Agreed. All these women are either dead or look like shit now. Halle Berry is still beautiful. Who else from nowadays is considered a gorgeous actress, but still looks good? Basically Oscar winners, yes? Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong'o, Catherine Zeta Jones, Charlize Theron, Rita Moreno, Cate Blanchett. Who else? Salma Hayek. Any Asians we can add? The all white is boring.

by Anonymousreply 58March 3, 2023 12:44 AM

I always thought Andie MacDowell, though not a great actress, was and is beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 59March 3, 2023 12:46 AM

Halle's mom comes from the UK. She is very white. Halle looks good but had some help with plastic surgery. That helped her.

by Anonymousreply 60March 3, 2023 12:46 AM

^ None of those rank with the great beauties.

by Anonymousreply 61March 3, 2023 12:47 AM

[quote]R59 I always thought Andie MacDowell, though not a great actress, was and is beautiful.

Reviewing McDowell’s film debut, Pauline Kael called her “unconscionably beautiful.”

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by Anonymousreply 62March 3, 2023 12:56 AM

Coming of age in the late 90s/early 00s, I always thought Halle Berry, Charlize Theron and Angie Jolie were the holy trinity of otherworldly beauty.

by Anonymousreply 63March 3, 2023 1:22 AM

Virna Lisi was lovely even into her 70s.

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by Anonymousreply 64March 3, 2023 1:34 AM

Among the younger generation: Rose Williams

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by Anonymousreply 65March 3, 2023 1:34 AM

Bert Stern, who photographed monroe, taylor, bardot, said that sharon tate was the most beautiful woman he ever photographed... Allegedly he stated this...Yet, he also stated that of all the women he photographed, it was Monroe who he thought was better than all of them.

by Anonymousreply 66March 3, 2023 1:41 AM

Halle Berry and Vanessa Williams both had nose jobs so there should be asterisk if including them in the most beautiful list. Their before-photos showed them looking quite different and just look slightly above-average beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 67March 3, 2023 1:43 AM

Sharon Tate was indeed lovely, but her apparent mental retardation gave her somewhat dead eyes.

by Anonymousreply 68March 3, 2023 1:45 AM

Someone mentioned Dorothy Dandridge, whom Halle Berry strongly resembles, too (she did a bio of her).

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by Anonymousreply 69March 3, 2023 1:49 AM

Beauty born. Beauty made.

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by Anonymousreply 70March 3, 2023 2:07 AM
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by Anonymousreply 71March 3, 2023 2:23 AM

R15 No one mentioned a specific era

by Anonymousreply 72March 3, 2023 2:27 AM

Jennifer Connelly

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by Anonymousreply 73March 3, 2023 2:38 AM

Let’s try that again - Jennifer Connelly

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by Anonymousreply 74March 3, 2023 2:39 AM

Vanessa Williams

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by Anonymousreply 75March 3, 2023 2:42 AM

Another picture of Vanessa

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by Anonymousreply 76March 3, 2023 2:46 AM

Brenda Dickson

by Anonymousreply 77March 3, 2023 2:47 AM

EVERY star actress in Hollywood received a makeover of some sort including the dead bitches on this list. Weight loss, hair dye, a nose job, a name change, whatever, it's all the same. Hollywood is selling idealized beauty not down by the river reality. What matters most is the end result captured on film. Without time and lots of money to help maintain it, we're ALL uglier and fatter than what we see on screen.

by Anonymousreply 78March 3, 2023 2:48 AM

Ava Gardner, Ava Gardner and Ava Gardner.

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by Anonymousreply 79March 3, 2023 2:49 AM

Sharon Tate, Britt Ekland, Judy Pace

by Anonymousreply 80March 3, 2023 2:51 AM

Elizabeth Taylor

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by Anonymousreply 81March 3, 2023 2:53 AM

Who is the Halle Berry troll who keeps dragging her name into every post and upvoting them a zillion times? There is no way she has 11 supporters on here.

by Anonymousreply 82March 3, 2023 2:55 AM

Ingrid Bergman

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by Anonymousreply 83March 3, 2023 2:57 AM

Elizabeth Taylor

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by Anonymousreply 84March 3, 2023 3:00 AM

Janelle Monae

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by Anonymousreply 85March 3, 2023 3:01 AM

Taylor was a fire hydrant though.

by Anonymousreply 86March 3, 2023 3:01 AM

I swear I'm going to lose it if someone utters the Z-named actress.

by Anonymousreply 87March 3, 2023 3:02 AM

Alexandra Daddario

by Anonymousreply 88March 3, 2023 3:04 AM

[quote]R78 EVERY star actress in Hollywood received a makeover of some sort… Weight loss, hair dye, a nose job, a name change, whatever, it's all the same.

They didn’t do anything to Ava Gardner. When executives saw her screen test they said, “She can’t talk, she can’t act… she’s fantastic.”

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by Anonymousreply 89March 3, 2023 3:05 AM

Jennifer Jones

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by Anonymousreply 90March 3, 2023 3:05 AM

Firey Mexican star Maria Felix.

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by Anonymousreply 91March 3, 2023 3:06 AM

Jodie Turner Smith

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by Anonymousreply 92March 3, 2023 3:07 AM

R78 Weight loss and hair dye are far, far different than invasive surgery. I think actresses who had nose jobs or extensive surgery should be asterisked or disqualified. Connelly is unique in that she was more beautiful before the surgery she got around 2001.

by Anonymousreply 93March 3, 2023 3:09 AM

[quote]R87 I swear I'm going to lose it if someone utters the Z-named actress.

All I know is Hollywood had to work around a lot of child labor laws to employ me. For which I am grateful.

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by Anonymousreply 94March 3, 2023 3:11 AM

Aishwarya Rai.

What Priyanka Chopra wishes she could be.

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by Anonymousreply 95March 3, 2023 3:12 AM

Bobbie Brown, the chick from Warrant's Cherry Pie video. She was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 96March 3, 2023 3:15 AM

[quote]r93 Connelly is unique in that she was more beautiful before the surgery she got around 2001.

Where did her CONSIDERABLE breasts go??

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by Anonymousreply 97March 3, 2023 3:15 AM

R97 They were implants. She has talked about it and had them removed, but now she seems to have an issue with body dysmorphia because she looks frighteningly skinny even on film which adds 10 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 98March 3, 2023 3:18 AM

R82 is dumb. Halle Berry's whole career was built on her insane beauty which gave her global appeal. The variety of guys she's fucked are proof of that. There had been other black beauties before her, but when Halle Berry came on the scene, many white people didn't even think black women could be THAT level of beautiful. She changed the game. It was all people could talk about when discussing her. It's why she pushed for grittier indie movies and did racier stuff to prove she was more than a gorgeous face. Even with no makeup, it didn't really work as the Monster's Ball sex scene gave people fap material for decades.

R87 See R58

R93 The whole thread is gone then. They did nose jobs and fixed teeth back then, too.

by Anonymousreply 99March 3, 2023 3:20 AM

Connolly is frighteningly thin and so is her husband. I suspect dietary shenanigans of some sort or just lots of drugs.

by Anonymousreply 100March 3, 2023 3:21 AM

Alida Valli was striking

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by Anonymousreply 101March 3, 2023 3:22 AM

R100 There was a thread on here a decade ago (so now lost unless someone has a direct link they can post?) from an alleged acquaintance of Connelly’s that said she had full fledged Karen Carpenter-esque anorexia and her husband encouraged it. It’s ironic how pretty much any red blooded straight guy would have been in love with her at a healthy weight but she ended up with the one guy who wanted a skeletor.

by Anonymousreply 102March 3, 2023 3:24 AM

A lot of straight guys like and want extremely thin women. I have no idea why.

by Anonymousreply 103March 3, 2023 3:26 AM

R99 does amuse. Halle, is that your crazy ass posting?

by Anonymousreply 104March 3, 2023 3:28 AM

R103 Those are closeted gays then, or they have control issues and want a thin and weak woman. Most women I see straight men lusting for have flesh on their bodies.

by Anonymousreply 105March 3, 2023 3:28 AM

I remember people on here posting about Christina Hendricks (“Big Tina”) being a fat cow or whatever but she was a major lust object in way pretty much no actress had been for about a decade during her run on Mad Men.

by Anonymousreply 106March 3, 2023 3:29 AM

I didn't mean CZJ, I meant the younger Z-named actress who has a troll on this board and inundates us with her "praises."

by Anonymousreply 107March 3, 2023 3:34 AM

I always thought young Mariska Hargitay was really pretty.

by Anonymousreply 108March 3, 2023 3:37 AM

Z E N D A Y A !

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by Anonymousreply 109March 3, 2023 3:56 AM

What am I - chopped liver? Ah ha ha HA!!

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by Anonymousreply 110March 3, 2023 3:59 AM

Jean Simmons.

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by Anonymousreply 111March 3, 2023 4:02 AM


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by Anonymousreply 112March 3, 2023 4:03 AM

Re Jennifer Connolly

[quote] They were implants. She has talked about it and had them removed,

Where's the link? I have read considerable material about her and seen plenty of interviews. She never talked about it because she never had implants. You could see her breasts were real - if you know what real female breasts look like.

She lost a great deal of weight after she had her first child when she was about 25 or 26. Weight loss shrinks your breasts but the skin can't go back to being what they were before hence they sag. You really need lift bras. Plus nursing really changes the shape of your breasts. More sagging.

by Anonymousreply 113March 3, 2023 4:40 AM

Take it from a straight guy: this is beauty.

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by Anonymousreply 114March 3, 2023 4:42 AM

Lupita is very beautiful. I agree.

by Anonymousreply 115March 3, 2023 4:44 AM

pre Mommie Dearest Faye

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by Anonymousreply 116March 3, 2023 5:03 AM

Lilli Kay is my current most gorgeous actress. She came immediately to mind. And as a gay man, I don't really notice actresses that often. She currently appears in Your Honor (Showtime) and Yellowstone (season 5, on Paramount Network). She's a wonderful actress as well. I hope she's around for a long time.

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by Anonymousreply 117March 3, 2023 5:08 AM

Denise Richards

by Anonymousreply 118March 3, 2023 5:11 AM

Man, I remember seeing Famke Janssen in Star Trek: Next Generation and thought she was breathtaking.

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by Anonymousreply 119March 3, 2023 5:24 AM

[quote] Beauty is subjecitve

Spelling is not.

by Anonymousreply 120March 3, 2023 5:29 AM

[quote]R114 Take it from a straight guy: this is beauty.

I agree that the embroidered paillette detail on that dress is gorgeous! You have wonderful taste in clothes.

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by Anonymousreply 121March 3, 2023 5:31 AM

Isabelle Adjani

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by Anonymousreply 122March 3, 2023 5:39 AM

Louise Brooks

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by Anonymousreply 123March 3, 2023 6:46 AM

R5 Is Viola.

by Anonymousreply 124March 3, 2023 7:08 AM

Natascha McElhone. (who I think somewhat facially resembles a 30s Joan Crawford, different hair of course)

Agree with Eva Green, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor.

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by Anonymousreply 125March 3, 2023 7:12 AM

Don't forget me and my rack!

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by Anonymousreply 126March 3, 2023 7:13 AM

Sissy Spacek from 1979?

Never has she looked so gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 127March 3, 2023 7:14 AM

[quote]r116 pre Mommie Dearest Faye

There are better pictures of Faye from that movie to use.

As she herself told Helga, “If you CAN’T do something right, [italic]don’t do it at all!”

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by Anonymousreply 128March 3, 2023 7:16 AM

R119 Famke was indeed very beautiful, but a straight guy I know who works in the film industry casually told me that she looks hard now ever since she let herself get passed around and used up for roles. He said he sees it happen all the time. Even said the same thing about Allison Brie from Community/Mad Men.

by Anonymousreply 129March 3, 2023 7:20 AM

Viola Davis

by Anonymousreply 130March 3, 2023 7:26 AM

R128 here's the trailer

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by Anonymousreply 131March 3, 2023 2:42 PM

Esther Williams

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by Anonymousreply 132March 3, 2023 6:17 PM

R125 she looks like a cross between Jane Seymour and Meryl Streep (to whom she was usually compared).

by Anonymousreply 133March 3, 2023 6:53 PM

R127 she looks absolutely lovely there but no.

by Anonymousreply 134March 3, 2023 6:56 PM

Cameron Diaz at peak beauty in the Mask.

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by Anonymousreply 135March 3, 2023 7:04 PM

Yvonne De Carlo

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by Anonymousreply 136March 3, 2023 7:49 PM

Natalie Portman

by Anonymousreply 137March 3, 2023 7:58 PM

Bugger right off Natalie Portman.

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by Anonymousreply 138March 3, 2023 8:08 PM

Ava Gardner has those hooded eyes, though, r79.

by Anonymousreply 139March 3, 2023 8:23 PM

R139 so did Faye Dunaway at her most beautiful. What’s wrong with that? It’s striking.

by Anonymousreply 140March 3, 2023 9:38 PM

From classic Hollywood, nobody beat:

Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn and Lena Horne.

by Anonymousreply 141March 3, 2023 9:47 PM

That's extremely exaggerated r99.

by Anonymousreply 142March 3, 2023 9:51 PM

CJZ when she debuted in Entrapment with Sean Connery.

After that, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 143March 3, 2023 10:03 PM

R132 No way.

by Anonymousreply 144March 3, 2023 10:35 PM

Ingrid Bergman

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by Anonymousreply 145March 3, 2023 10:54 PM

Charlize Theron

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by Anonymousreply 146March 3, 2023 11:30 PM

R144 Pretty face and great body.

by Anonymousreply 147March 3, 2023 11:30 PM

Dorothy Dandridge

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by Anonymousreply 148March 3, 2023 11:37 PM

Halle, take your meds.

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by Anonymousreply 150March 4, 2023 12:13 AM

My Friend Flicka beats Lassie any day, r150

by Anonymousreply 151March 4, 2023 12:18 AM

No it's not R140, it makes 'em look old and tired. Like Lauren Bacall...

by Anonymousreply 152March 4, 2023 12:26 AM

The stunningly gorgeous Ms. Hill.

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by Anonymousreply 153March 4, 2023 12:28 AM

R152 maybe they don’t age well in some cases, but many of the greatest beauties have them.

Certainly no one wants big bug eyes like AnnE, Liza, or a pre surgery Goldie Hawn.

by Anonymousreply 154March 4, 2023 1:04 AM

70s Japanese cult actress Meiko Kaji

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by Anonymousreply 155March 4, 2023 5:48 AM

R146 Charlize....pretty on the outside. Fucking ugly on the inside.

by Anonymousreply 156March 4, 2023 5:52 AM

Suzanne Pleshette and Tippi Hedren were both very pretty in the Birds.

by Anonymousreply 157March 4, 2023 5:55 AM

[quote] [R146] Charlize....pretty on the outside. Fucking ugly on the inside.

Charlize, like others such as Pink and Lisa Rinna scream “Butch!”. Tough Broad. Excessive Masculine Energy. So much so that I do not find them attractive females.

They come off more aggressive and Masculine than some men (think twinks and metrosexual males),

by Anonymousreply 158March 4, 2023 6:00 AM

5 times named People's Most Beautiful

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by Anonymousreply 159March 4, 2023 6:04 AM

God, what a load of shit. Big ass chompers and a soul full of shite.

by Anonymousreply 160March 4, 2023 6:11 AM

r159 Should have been Sandra Bullock instead.

by Anonymousreply 161March 4, 2023 6:11 AM

A beautiful photo of Miss Dorothy.

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by Anonymousreply 162March 4, 2023 6:37 AM

Ava Gardner's gal pal Lena Horne could be stunning, but the shape of her lips or her smile was never quite right.

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by Anonymousreply 163March 4, 2023 6:43 AM

Julia's peak beauty was Steel Magnolias-Pretty Woman era. She lost too much weight after.

by Anonymousreply 164March 4, 2023 6:46 AM

Asia Argento

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by Anonymousreply 165March 4, 2023 1:09 PM

Julia Roberts was never beautiful! She presented well but the shape of her head and that wide mouth were not what makes a great beauty.

by Anonymousreply 166March 4, 2023 1:14 PM

Jennifer Beals

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by Anonymousreply 167March 4, 2023 1:28 PM

Dandridge was a pretty good actress, and pretty, but I never got why people call her gorgeous. I'd give her a 6 on looks, 7.5 on sexiness.

by Anonymousreply 168March 4, 2023 2:22 PM

Vivian in leopard skin.

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by Anonymousreply 169March 4, 2023 2:29 PM

Not sure she was "stunningly gorgeous" but Farrah Fawcett deservers a mention. Her badass role on 'Charlie's Angels', the megawatt smile, healthy glow/perpetual tan, athleticism and, of course, iconic hair.

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by Anonymousreply 170March 4, 2023 7:25 PM

R170 her looks were overrated but she was at her most gorgeous here. And that dress is better than most of the red carpet looks of today.

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by Anonymousreply 171March 4, 2023 7:55 PM

I don't find Penelope Cruz attractive at all and the lack of space between her schnoz and upper lip is bothersome.

by Anonymousreply 172March 4, 2023 8:43 PM

I, too, think Penelope Cruz isn't attractive. She reminds me of one of a Disney duck.

by Anonymousreply 173March 4, 2023 8:45 PM

One way to be considered stunningly beautiful is to work among a cast of uglies.

by Anonymousreply 174March 4, 2023 8:49 PM

Ana Paula Arósio, brazilian actress.

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by Anonymousreply 175March 4, 2023 9:05 PM

Why in gods name is Jennifer Beals on this list TWICE?! She was never beautiful and is a complete flash (dance) in the pan.

by Anonymousreply 176March 4, 2023 9:32 PM

R159 She's another one who has very little space between her nose and upper lip.

by Anonymousreply 177March 4, 2023 9:34 PM

R177 better than the reverse …

by Anonymousreply 178March 4, 2023 10:15 PM

R166 her face and skin looked luminous in Steel Magnolias

by Anonymousreply 179March 5, 2023 1:41 AM

[quote]R171 that dress is better than most of the red carpet looks of today.

It’s Halston.

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by Anonymousreply 180March 5, 2023 2:19 AM

I don’t care about plastic surgery — as long as we all concur that the work is undetectable to the layperson. So many have had it, it’s baked into our culture forever anyway so we will never find “natural beauties” anymore.

For current stars, I agree on Zendaya. I tend to like finer bone structure (think Pfieffer or Theron), not sure why I have that preference other than I look like that too (mostly Eastern European, I look like a brunette Polish person because that’s what I am).

For other modern actors, I do indeed struggle with picks. I don’t like the current crop of women they’re trying to turn into stars.

For vintage beauties, Ava Gardner reigns. Notice we haven’t had many votes for Marilyn, that’s just interesting to me. Notice too that we refuse to pick any women who are more “dirty” or “impure”. Why not Pam Anderson? Why not Anna Nicole Smith? I wouldn’t actually pick those two myself, but it is just an interesting pattern to note.

Before the tragedy, Lara Flynn Boyle was up there. J-Lo maybe? I’m super happy no one named a Kardashian, though Kendall has near perfection in her proportions, elegance, and grace, but hell no on one of them, it’s a bridge too far.

For 80’s, maybe Diane Lane, Jessica Lange. For post-modern, perhaps Naomi Watts. I would also include Sophie Marceau and Vera Farmiga. I could never ever include Asia first on principle, second on her huge beak.

It’s Zendaya x’s a million.

Link is Sophie…

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by Anonymousreply 181March 5, 2023 3:07 AM


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by Anonymousreply 182March 5, 2023 3:07 AM

Also, Sharon Stone. Hell yes on Lupita.

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by Anonymousreply 183March 5, 2023 3:11 AM

R180 not surprising in the slightest . Any of those Halston or paco rabanne looks do the Job they’re supposed to do - make women looks as gorgeous, sexy and skinny as possible. What else could you want?

Incidentally I saw that docu. Has some interesting characters on it commenting.

by Anonymousreply 184March 5, 2023 3:13 AM

A woman who doesn’t get enough credit for her beauty….

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by Anonymousreply 185March 5, 2023 3:14 AM

R183 Sharon Stone was at peak beauty in her 30s. In the 80s she was a very generic pretty. I think it was losing weight in her face and cutting her hair.

Pfeiffer was always exquisite at any age.

by Anonymousreply 186March 5, 2023 3:17 AM

I agree r186, and I’m r183, I forgot about that.

by Anonymousreply 187March 5, 2023 3:19 AM

[quote]Any of those Halston or paco rabanne looks do the Job they’re supposed to do - make women looks as gorgeous, sexy and skinny as possible.

Hah! I didn't know Paco Rabanne made anything but that god-awful stench that was so popular in the 1970s. I thought the ads were terrific, but the cologne smelled like insecticide.

by Anonymousreply 188March 5, 2023 3:22 AM

Zendaya looks like a Thai lady Toby to me.

Eww….no thanks. Don’t find her attractive in the slightest.

Agree with Ava Gardner, though. And Sophie Marceau. Think the French having a good current crop: Eva Green and Marion Cotillard: though think they are by far better actresses and that only enhances their beauty (as compared to the actresses that can’t act (aka the artificial Zendayas of the world).

by Anonymousreply 189March 5, 2023 3:25 AM

Nicola Pagett of 'Upstairs Downstairs' and the definitive 'Anna Karenina'. Sad to report, two years ago today she died of a brain tumor at the age of 75.

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by Anonymousreply 190March 5, 2023 3:26 AM

Vera Farmiga? Stunningly gorgeous?? Naomi Watts?? Jesus fucking Christ, maybe this is a gay board…

by Anonymousreply 191March 5, 2023 3:53 AM

Zendaya is the exact kind of skinny and vaguely odd looking runway model straight women and anorexic gays love but is not remotely beautiful or sexy.

by Anonymousreply 192March 5, 2023 3:53 AM

[quote] Zendaya….is not remotely beautiful or sexy.

Agree, R192. Akin to Kendall Jenner, she radiates “pathology”. Do think there are “issues” behind the scenes with these two. Know that Zendaya was mixed up early on with Harvey Weinstein, but there’s more to it than this fact.

by Anonymousreply 193March 5, 2023 3:57 AM

R192 there’s no way she doesn’t have a massive eating disorder. She’s skinnier than the actresses of the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 194March 5, 2023 3:59 AM

70s Spanish cult movie actress Soledad Miranda. She starred in a lesbian vampire movie or two and died in a tragic car accident.

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by Anonymousreply 195March 5, 2023 4:35 AM

These women were universally considered exceptional beauties:

Greta Garbo

Louise Brooks

Lana Turner

Ava Gardner

Hedy Lamarr

Gene Tierney

Grace Kelly

Sophia Loren

Audrey Hepburn

Marilyn Monroe

Elizabeth Taylor

Marlene Dietrich

Rita Hayworth

Raquel Welch

Catherine Deneuve

by Anonymousreply 196March 5, 2023 4:51 AM

Dolores Del Rio was once considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. But to me, she always looked "pinched."

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by Anonymousreply 197March 5, 2023 4:59 AM

When Vivien Leigh arrived in Hollywood, they compared her beauty to Hedy Lamarr.

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by Anonymousreply 198March 5, 2023 5:03 AM

[quote]R181 Notice we haven’t had many votes for Marilyn, that’s just interesting to me.

I think MM may sum up so many things to people (she’s basically the symbol of Old Hollywood) that she doesn’t come to mind for just one category, like beauty.

Though she certainly was.

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by Anonymousreply 199March 5, 2023 5:16 AM

R171 R180

That dress is by Stephen Burrows. It hangs in my closet.

by Anonymousreply 200March 5, 2023 5:17 AM

Kathleen Turner in her early years.

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by Anonymousreply 201March 5, 2023 5:36 AM

Rachel Weisz. In younger pics of her, she really resembles Brooke Shields. She was supposed to play Vivien Leigh in a biopic, but I'm not sure what happened to that.

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by Anonymousreply 202March 5, 2023 6:05 AM

[quote]R20 That dress is by Stephen Burrows. It hangs in my closet.

Oh! Thanks! I now see some sites do reference Stephen Burrows. I’d only seen it attributed to Halston before.

Sorry [bold]: ( [/bold] What is it made of? It’s described as “chainmail” but looks like lamé.

by Anonymousreply 203March 5, 2023 6:24 AM

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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by Anonymousreply 204March 5, 2023 1:43 PM

Audrey Hepburn was far from "stunningly gorgeous." I like her looks (at least when young, when older, she looks haggard), but she was more striking at times and cute at other times.

by Anonymousreply 205March 5, 2023 3:24 PM

Madeleine Carroll was really beautiful but is mostly forgotten. She was in a couple of Hitchcock's films. Virginia Bruce was often called the most beautiful woman on the screen, but her type of looks aren't as popular now. Lili Palmer was beautiful - and Kay Kendall (both wives of Rex Harrison). Elizabeth Allan and Maureen O'Sullivan were beautiful as ingenues in those old MGM movies - Madge Evans, as well.

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by Anonymousreply 206March 5, 2023 3:34 PM

I think Dolores was stunning but it won’t be appreciated by modern eyes - it’s a very 1920s/1930s sort of beauty.

by Anonymousreply 207March 5, 2023 4:18 PM

[quote]R206 Kay Kendall

Yes. She looked like Sean Young. Or vice versa.

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by Anonymousreply 208March 5, 2023 5:07 PM

R207 She was Mexican, apparently those kinds of looks don't appeal to people as much as they used to.

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by Anonymousreply 209March 5, 2023 6:02 PM

Kay Lenz

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by Anonymousreply 210March 5, 2023 7:13 PM

OP's picture is terrific illustration of what Plautus said in one of his plays, "Woman without paint is like food without salt".

by Anonymousreply 211March 5, 2023 7:36 PM

Too many of these women are only thought to be beautiful because they are heavily made up and posed for the camera.

by Anonymousreply 212March 5, 2023 9:58 PM

Your BUSSY is heavily made up and posed for the camera!

by Anonymousreply 213March 5, 2023 11:54 PM

[quote]R196 These women were universally considered exceptional beauties: Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, Lana Turner…

Okay, Boomer.

by Anonymousreply 214March 6, 2023 1:19 AM

Audrey Hepburn, undeniably.

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by Anonymousreply 215March 6, 2023 5:05 AM

Helena Bonham Carter.

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by Anonymousreply 216March 6, 2023 5:37 AM

Ana de Armas.

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by Anonymousreply 217March 6, 2023 5:40 AM

Helena Carter.

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by Anonymousreply 218March 6, 2023 5:59 AM

Deborah Kerr.

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by Anonymousreply 219March 6, 2023 6:01 AM

R201 Very early years.

by Anonymousreply 220March 6, 2023 6:11 AM

R220 by The War of the Roses she already looked a bit worse for the wear. She would have been only 34 when filming.

We know she was a huge drunk; I’m starting to believe all the drug abuse stories I’ve read on here too.

by Anonymousreply 221March 6, 2023 6:17 AM

[quote] Audrey Hepburn was far from "stunningly gorgeous."

I think most people would regard her as a great beauty. She had an incredible face.

by Anonymousreply 222March 7, 2023 2:46 AM

Barbara Stanwyck

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by Anonymousreply 223March 7, 2023 3:26 AM

Barbara Stanwyck? Stunningly gorgeous? Hmmmm....

by Anonymousreply 224March 7, 2023 3:32 AM

I know the Stanwyck poster is taking the piss but she was truly stunning as an old woman. She aged into her face.

by Anonymousreply 225March 7, 2023 3:33 AM

I always thought Heather Langenkamp looked really pretty in New Nightmare.

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by Anonymousreply 226March 7, 2023 3:59 AM

Courtney Cox looked good in Scream 2. The haircut suited her. They gave her a terrible haircut in part three though.

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by Anonymousreply 227March 8, 2023 4:18 AM

Why is the umpteenth thread of female beauty, body, etc what the fuck is wrong with you homosexuals? There is a point where it becomes too much, I mean damn.

by Anonymousreply 228March 8, 2023 4:27 AM

r228 Hmmm... I'll start a thread about stunningly gorgeous actors.

by Anonymousreply 229March 8, 2023 4:39 AM

My stunningly gorgeous actors thread is not going well. I think you may have a point.

by Anonymousreply 230March 8, 2023 7:22 AM

Merle Oberon.

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by Anonymousreply 231March 9, 2023 1:41 AM

[quote] Courtney Cox looked good in Scream 2.

See her in the Scream remake. She completely destroyed her face and her mouth looks freakish.

by Anonymousreply 232March 10, 2023 12:21 AM

She's here:

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by Anonymousreply 233March 10, 2023 12:28 AM

Yvonne Furneaux.

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by Anonymousreply 234March 14, 2023 2:48 AM

[r234] Another pretty Yvonne is Yvonne Monlaur.

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by Anonymousreply 235March 14, 2023 3:06 AM

My favorite sad beauty. What a face!

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by Anonymousreply 236March 14, 2023 3:44 AM

Those Yvonne's are absolutely stunning! Gail Russell glorious - blue eyes, too!

by Anonymousreply 237March 14, 2023 4:00 AM

I don't think she's been mentioned at all in this thread and she deserves to be: Sharon Tate. She had a magnificent face, a beautiful body. She was perfection.

by Anonymousreply 238March 15, 2023 12:30 AM

R238 because the thread asked about actual actresses.

by Anonymousreply 239March 15, 2023 12:50 AM

[quote] because the thread asked about actual actresses.

Sharon Tate was in several movies: "The Fearless Vampire Killers", "The Wrecking Crew", "Valley of the Dolls." I think that qualified her as an actress.

by Anonymousreply 240March 15, 2023 1:33 AM

Check out DL icon Vivian Vance in this 1933 photo from the film "Take a Chance":

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by Anonymousreply 241March 15, 2023 2:22 AM

Sharon in one of her first roles in Eye of the Devil (1966)

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by Anonymousreply 242March 17, 2023 3:59 AM

Tina Louise

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by Anonymousreply 243March 17, 2023 5:28 AM

[quote]r238 I don't think she's been mentioned at all in this thread and she deserves to be: Sharon Tate.

OMG… the Stan who always posts about her has made me hate Sharon Tate forever. And I used to feel fine about her!

She was very, very pretty but a shit actress who had no discernible personality. Just a door mat who married her midget director and let him talk her into swinging so she could hold him.

The word for Sharon Tate is vapid.

by Anonymousreply 244March 17, 2023 6:53 AM

I never really appreciated Marlene Dietrich's type of beauty. To me, her looks are striking but she's not really beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 245March 17, 2023 7:13 AM

The stylized way Dietrich drew her eyebrows was annoying.

by Anonymousreply 246March 17, 2023 7:15 AM

Love this look on Sophia Loren from OP's link.

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by Anonymousreply 247March 17, 2023 7:23 AM

Madame Deneuve

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by Anonymousreply 248March 17, 2023 7:27 AM

Pam Grier.

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by Anonymousreply 249March 17, 2023 8:09 AM

R222 I don't regard Audrey Hepburn as a great beauty. Certainly not stunningly gorgeous. She was a pretty girl. striking, photogenic. With a good nose job.

by Anonymousreply 250March 17, 2023 11:04 AM

Connelly’s tits were not implants, you stupid queens. You can tell because she lost all the fat on her body including her tits when she went anorexic. Fake tits do not look like this, ScarJo was the one with the implants she got removed.

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by Anonymousreply 251March 17, 2023 1:44 PM

R98 She has never, ever talked about breast implants or getting them “removed”. Her PR person had to say she didn’t have a breast reduction, but she herself has never talked about her body except when she used to lament her (NATURAL) curves and how it made her feel insecure.

Do you all think women can’t have naturally big tits? First, the Helen Mirren and Sydney Sweeney fake tits comments and now this. Fake tits are shaped a certain way and hang a certain way where you can tell they’re fake. Connelly’s were real.

by Anonymousreply 252March 17, 2023 1:47 PM

Michelle Pfeiffer

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by Anonymousreply 253March 17, 2023 2:01 PM

Isabella Rossellini was gorgeous in Cousins with Ted Danson as well as Death Becomes Her.

by Anonymousreply 254March 17, 2023 4:15 PM

Rossellini’s COUSINS costar Sean Young had a period where she was cast on her looks alone, even though she couldn’t act very well. And that was fine till Hollywood caught on that she was, unfortunately, bonkers.

She has no filter and is out of touch. There was some profile on her doing a low budget horror film a few years ago, and quietly watching the rushes she admitted to the director, “Well, it is hard to see yourself photographed this way when you were the most beautiful woman in the world.”

1.) I admire her looks, but Sean Young was not the most beautiful woman in the world, and 2.) Even the most beautiful (sane) woman in the world would never say that about herself! Jebus.

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by Anonymousreply 255March 17, 2023 11:18 PM

I never found Sean Young beautiful but I found her endlessly interesting. But she's almost as crazy as Debra Winger.

by Anonymousreply 256March 18, 2023 3:45 AM

She looked like a less striking Joan Crawford.

by Anonymousreply 257March 18, 2023 3:57 AM

I don't think any of the photos of Michelle Pfeiffer do her justice. She is more beautiful and intriguing when you see her act in a movie.

by Anonymousreply 258March 18, 2023 4:38 AM

I always loved Michelle. She was stunning and a very capable actress. And she worked hard at it which is admirable for a great beauty.

by Anonymousreply 259March 18, 2023 4:41 AM

Sharon Stone has always been gorgeous and flawlessly dressed. Her face wasn't built. And as she's aged she's done just the right amount of work and consequently looks stunning at 65.

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by Anonymousreply 260March 18, 2023 4:48 AM

[quote] Her face wasn't built

What does this mean?

That picture was Stone at her peak beauty, imo. Which was around the time of Casino /her late 30s . Which is interesting.

by Anonymousreply 261March 18, 2023 5:09 AM

Stacey Dash had it at one point

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by Anonymousreply 262March 18, 2023 5:48 AM

I just don't see the big deal about Sharon Stone. For an actress, yes, she was leading lady material and good looking but I don't think she's a great beauty in the classic sense. And she's somewhat blowsy.

by Anonymousreply 263March 18, 2023 3:13 PM

Joanne Dru

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by Anonymousreply 264March 18, 2023 6:55 PM

Why the fuck are you trying to offend my gay eyes with naked breasts.. Are you straight men? Or autogynephiles?

by Anonymousreply 265March 18, 2023 8:00 PM

Sheena Easton circa 1986

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by Anonymousreply 266March 18, 2023 8:11 PM

R261, I took "her face wasn't built" as meaning it wasn't constructed by a plastic surgeon.

by Anonymousreply 267March 19, 2023 12:54 AM

I think everyone understood that Dietrich was supremely sexy, alluring, glamorous and daring, but also that she was not a great beautiful, rather a creature of studio magic and personal artistry.

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by Anonymousreply 268March 19, 2023 1:05 AM

R268, I was responding to R196's list. Dietrich was interesting to watch on the screen but not a classical beauty.

by Anonymousreply 269March 19, 2023 1:49 AM

Dietrich's wedding photo from 1923.

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by Anonymousreply 270March 19, 2023 1:52 AM

Ms. Crawford in "Grand Hotel"

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by Anonymousreply 271March 19, 2023 1:55 AM

Lol, R268. I have to say that is a singularly unflattering photo of Dietrich.

by Anonymousreply 272March 19, 2023 2:06 AM

Jesus Christ, poor Marlene. Don't you guys know she was in uniform because she "went on two USO tours during World War II, traveling first to North Africa and Italy, where she was the first entertainer to reach rescued Allied soldiers in Anzio, and then later to France and Germany, with this second tour lasting 11 months, beginning just on the heels of D-Day"? This was a woman in her mid-40s, not a spring chicken. What do you think she was going to look like after all that? She did amazing work during WWII and all of it completely voluntary so cut the kraut some slack.

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by Anonymousreply 273March 19, 2023 2:46 AM

Signora Loren and a wrinkly Gregory Peck

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by Anonymousreply 274March 19, 2023 2:59 AM

I thought she looked fine during her USO tours. I thought she looked fine sans fard. She was Marlene, so charismatic. Marlene would scrub her dressing room floors, clean her lodgings on film shoots, etc. She was a handsome German woman. She was a MASTER of illusions on stage and screen. I also think she was a very good actress and, shoot me, a competent evocative singer. She could BECOME one of the most beautiful women when she felt like it. That's enough.

Another one who quickly mastered the illusion of beauty was Madonna. Also a charismatic, pretty girl, not a great beauty. Pity she jumped the shark in her 50s, Madonna.

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by Anonymousreply 275March 19, 2023 3:04 AM

"Dietrich's greatest efforts were for the USO. In 1944 and 1945 she volunteered for multiple tours, entertaining as many as half a million troops and prisoners of war in Algeria, Italy, France, and Germany for eighteen straight months. She earned a reputation for abiding the rough conditions – a lack of electricity, sleeping in tents – and for being willing to tour near enemy lines."

by Anonymousreply 276March 19, 2023 3:09 AM

[quote]R271 Ms. Crawford in "Grand Hotel"

Too often there’s something so manly about Joan.

by Anonymousreply 277March 19, 2023 6:35 AM

True, R277. She does give off a lesbian vibe. Didn't she secretly have affairs with women?

I think she looks beautiful and striking in R271 but it's an exceptional photo. In reality, she wasn't one of the most gorgeous actresses ever, eg. the linked still from "The Women".

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by Anonymousreply 278March 19, 2023 7:40 AM

I think this is my favorite pic of Crawford.

I do agree she looks somewhat crappy in “The Women.” Especially since she’s supposed to be playing a big deal femme fatale.

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by Anonymousreply 279March 19, 2023 8:59 AM

R279 She's not playing a big deal femme fatale. She's playing a gold-digging shopgirl from the perfume counter..

by Anonymousreply 280March 19, 2023 4:32 PM

Joan Crawford was a wonderful actress, but never a real beauty.

by Anonymousreply 281March 19, 2023 6:09 PM

R281... I thought Crawford WAS beautiful in "Mildred Pierce" as well as her earlier films in the 30s with Gable...

by Anonymousreply 282March 19, 2023 6:14 PM

Joan Crawford, without the studio makeup, styling, and carefully orchestrated lighting, was quite unremarkable looks-wise. She had big eyes, low cheekbones, and wide jawline. But with those back molars removed, Max Factor makeup, studio lighting, and sumptuous glamour girl wardrobe, she transformed into a goddess. She was at her beauty peak in those 1930s MGM pairings with Clark Gable, and the numerous Hurrell photos shot to promote them.

by Anonymousreply 283March 19, 2023 8:27 PM

What's really weird is that I notice Crawford had big, googly eyes when she was very young. I don't notice that in her later movies. I wonder if they had some kind of eyelid plastic surgery back in the 1920s and 1930s to make her look more attractive.

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by Anonymousreply 284March 20, 2023 3:35 AM

One of Crawford's better photos.

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by Anonymousreply 285March 20, 2023 3:38 AM

Oh Joan. That outfit is just plain silly.

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by Anonymousreply 286March 20, 2023 3:39 AM

La Crawford

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by Anonymousreply 287March 20, 2023 3:42 AM

This picture of Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn got a hundred and fifty five thousand likes on Twitter. That's a lot. I wonder what the most liked photo of an actress is on Twitter.

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by Anonymousreply 288March 20, 2023 3:43 AM

She looks amazing, R288. Even I, as a gay man, can appreciate her sexiness.

by Anonymousreply 289March 20, 2023 3:48 AM

[quote]r280 She's not playing a big deal femme fatale. She's playing a gold-digging shopgirl from the perfume counter.

Crystal steals the star’s husband and everyone talks about her. She then has an affair with another character’s hot husband to boot, ruining his marriage. That makes her a “big deal femme fatale” within the world of the story.

by Anonymousreply 290March 20, 2023 5:56 AM

R280, the point is that you can see in the photo at R278 that Crawford was pretty but not a great beauty. As others have said, she only looked amazing in still photographs if she had the right hair, make up, clothes, lighting and was shot at the right angle.

by Anonymousreply 291March 20, 2023 7:04 AM

Salma Hayek IS what most men in the world find gorgeous. Rather than a Linda Evangelista type.

by Anonymousreply 292March 20, 2023 9:26 AM

R289, Because you want to fuck her, MR FAKEGAY!!!!

by Anonymousreply 293March 20, 2023 2:59 PM

[quote]R291 the point is that you can see in the photo at [R278] that Crawford was pretty but not a great beauty. As others have said, she only looked amazing in still photographs if she had the right hair, make up, clothes, lighting and was shot at the right angle.

This is true of most of those Golden Age stars. Hedda Hopper (?) once wrote that Arlene Dahl and Elizabeth Taylor were the only 2 actresses that lost nothing by going around without makeup.

Almost all the rest were pretty women who had the rare, VALUABLE quirk of being extremely photogenic. That’s what screen tests are for - some people just naturally photograph well while other perfectly good looking people do not.

For instance, Veronica Lake was naturally lovely, but she didn’t have this impact in person:

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by Anonymousreply 294March 20, 2023 9:41 PM

At the same time, being naturally perfect looking and photogenic doesn’t necessarily assure one major stardom : (

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by Anonymousreply 295March 20, 2023 9:45 PM

[quote]R289,, Because you want to fuck her, MR FAKEGAY!!!!

No, R293. I'm allergic to vagine. People have no trouble figuring out that I'm a friend of Dorothy. That doesn't mean I'm blind and can't recognise a sexy woman when I see one.

by Anonymousreply 296March 21, 2023 5:57 AM

Brigitte Bardot

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by Anonymousreply 297March 21, 2023 8:54 AM

R290 What was the original point? The "she looks somewhat crappy" in The Women even though she's supposed to be playing a "big deal femme fatale." I don't agree she looks crappy, but anyway, the point is she isn't playing Mata Hari or a big-time sexy seductress, just a chick who works in a department store and is looking to climb the social/money ladder using what wiles she's got. If she was a big-time femme fatale she wouldn't be a working as a clerk in a department store. The only thing sympathetic about Crystal is that she has nothing, vs the rich society cows who did nothing to earn theirs, and she's something of a straight shooter.

by Anonymousreply 298March 21, 2023 12:42 PM

Okay R298. You're right. Joan Crawford was a great beauty.

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by Anonymousreply 299March 21, 2023 1:54 PM

[italic](sound of iPhone glass cracking)

by Anonymousreply 300March 21, 2023 5:31 PM

I think Eva Mendes is gorgeous and very sexy in a Gina Gershon/ Raquel Welsh kind of way

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by Anonymousreply 301March 21, 2023 5:47 PM

R290 Haha! I never said she was a great beauty. I don't like her looks. But she was supposed to have been a sex symbol, back then, and anyway the husband is only married to Norma Shearer not Helen Of Troy.

by Anonymousreply 302March 21, 2023 6:24 PM

Lol, R300.

by Anonymousreply 303March 22, 2023 5:51 AM

[quote]The only thing sympathetic about Crystal is that she has nothing, vs the rich society cows who did nothing to earn theirs, and she's something of a straight shooter.

That's because of the sexism of the time. Women weren't allowed to be the presidents of major companies, no matter how smart and hard working they were. Decades later, it's still not a level playing field when it comes to women getting jobs at the top of the corporate ladder.

Not all society women had an easy time. Brooke Astor's rich husband had chronic depression and was not easy to live with.

by Anonymousreply 304March 22, 2023 6:02 AM

R296, because that's important right?

by Anonymousreply 305March 22, 2023 6:10 AM

Not sure what you mean, R305? What is important?

by Anonymousreply 306March 22, 2023 6:59 AM

R304 Women weren't allowed to be the presidents of major companies, no matter how smart and hard working they were.

I guess I get your point, but Crystal in The Women was not ambitious to be in business. She was a gold digger who was looking for the easy life by marrying a rich guy like Stephen Haines, then having a lover on the side like Buck Winston. It wasn't because of the economics of the time but because of who she was. There are women like that today as well.

And have you never heard of Helena Rubinstein?

by Anonymousreply 307March 23, 2023 12:50 AM

I never thought Joan Crawford was pretty OR beautiful. "Striking" might be a better word to use for her.

I wish Jean Harlow would have remained alive and healthy; she was the one who should have played Crystal in "The Women", not Crawford. Harlow would have been perfect.

by Anonymousreply 308March 23, 2023 4:24 AM

Jean Harlow wasn't pretty either, but she was sexier than Joan.

by Anonymousreply 309March 23, 2023 7:56 AM

[quote] OMG… the Stan who always posts about her has made me hate Sharon Tate forever. And I used to feel fine about her!

Who put the bug up your ass? This thread is about "stunningly gorgeous actresses" and Sharon Tate surely was one. Nobody's talking about her acting ability or relationship with Roman Polanski. Why does the mention of her name upset you so?

by Anonymousreply 310March 24, 2023 12:39 AM

Natalie Portman, beautiful face.

by Anonymousreply 311March 24, 2023 12:57 AM

Katherine Justice.

Stunning face, INSANE body, great presence, lovely speaking voice, very good actress.

I have no idea why she never became an A-List star.

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by Anonymousreply 312March 24, 2023 1:25 AM

Vera Miles.

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by Anonymousreply 313May 9, 2023 6:08 PM

Sorry, R312, but that woman has bug eyes and a homely face. The hair and make-up can't disguise that. And her top lip is nonexistent.

by Anonymousreply 314May 9, 2023 6:38 PM

Please show me the bug eyes, R314.

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