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Beautiful faces in history and today

Throughout the past 100 years, some faces have transcended time and will be forever embedded in our memories. These 10 women have flawless faces that we will forever admire and never forget.

Beautiful faces in history and today

Throughout the past 100 years, some faces have transcended time and will be forever embedded in our memories. These 10 women have flawless faces that we will forever admire and never forget.

 

1

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh circa 1939 WENN

Vivien landed one of the most coveted roles in history when she landed the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. She beat out talented actresses like Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Katharine Hepburn, Paulette Goddard, Lana Turner and many more. She was also well-known for many stage performances and her role as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Her raven locks, piercing blue eyes, tiny frame, porcelain skin and feminine features made her undeniably beautiful.

2

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth Down to Earth (1947) WENN

Rita was a natural brunette who dyed her hair a vibrant shade of red to individualize herself. She danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and was known as a successful dancer and actress. She was absolutely breathtaking with an amazing body and beautiful hair. She had an iconic mega-watt smile that made us fall in love with her.

 

 

3

Charlize Theron

Charlize theron

Charlize is a modern-day beauty whose cheekbones we would all love to have. Charlize has the body of a supermodel and the face of an angel. She is known to most for her multi-award-winning role in Monster, where for once she was not so glamorous. This only proved Charlize is not just a pretty face — she is a very talented actress.

4

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress circa 1960s WENN

Ursula is known as the quintessential Bond girl for her white bikini scene in Dr. No. This role launched her long and successful career and everyone took note of this Swiss actress. She had luscious, long blonde hair and a flawless and exotic face like no one else at that time.

5

Megan Fox

Megan Fox Apega WENN

Megan is a modern-day bombshell known mostly for her roles in the Transformers movies. Megan stands out as a striking, raven-haired, blue-eyed symbol of beauty. She has expanded her acting roles to play more serious characters recently, and we hope she continues to show her acting range. As for looks, she has no need to prove herself, just look at her.

6

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor circa 1950 WENN

You simply cannot have a list of beautiful women without including the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth has too many successful films to name, but we will never forget her roles in National Velvet, Father of the Bride and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Elizabeth was, and still is, the epitome of glamour and sophistication.

7

Halle Berry

Halle Berry apega WENN

Halle has many successful films under her belt, but she is widely known as the first woman of African American descent to win the Oscar for Best Actress. Halle has shown a wide range in her acting abilities, and she literally still looks the same as she did in her 20s. She is timeless, ageless and absolutely stunning.

8

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch patricia schlein WENN

All we need to say for Raquel is One Million Years B.C. Google it and be amazed at how she became known as the most beautiful cave woman to date. Not only did she show off a fantastic figure, but she had an alluring and striking face that launched her acting career.

9

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth brian to WENN

Kate is quite possibly the most underrated actress today. She has incredible acting chops and have you seen her cheekbones and sweet smile? Kate rocks a hazel right eye and a blue left eye, which we think only adds to her beauty. We hope to see more from this sweet-faced bombshell very soon.

10

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe standing above the subway grate in The Seven Year Itch 1955 WENN

Last but certainly not least, the iconic and regal Marilyn Monroe. Is Marilyn over-exposed nowadays? Well, yes but with good reason. She has an amazing story of constant struggle and a sweet disposition that makes us still root for her. Not only was she talented and absolutely exquisite, but she had a huge heart that only wanted to love and be loved.

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