How curvy vs. skinny has changed in Hollywood through the years

Jan 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. ET
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With her star-turning role in 1946's The Killers, North Carolina native Ava Gardner went from pin-up girl to iconic film actress. Although she was considered curvaceous during her day, it is estimated that she would be a women's size 0 today.

1 /18: Beyoncé

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1/18 :Beyoncé

2 /18: Brigitte Bardot

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2/18 :Brigitte Bardot

3 /18: Carmen Electra

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3/18 :Carmen Electra

4 /18: Christina Hendricks

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4/18 :Christina Hendricks

5 /18: Elizabeth Taylor

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5/18 :Elizabeth Taylor

6 /18: Jane Russell

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6/18 :Jane Russell

7 /18: Jayne Mansfield

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7/18 :Jayne Mansfield

8 /18: Jennifer Lopez

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8/18 :Jennifer Lopez

9 /18: Kelly Brook

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9/18 :Kelly Brook

10 /18: Kim Basinger

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10/18 :Kim Basinger

11 /18: The Kardashians

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11/18 :The Kardashians

12 /18: Mae West

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12/18 :Mae West

13 /18: Marilyn Monroe

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13/18 :Marilyn Monroe

14 /18: Pamela Anderson

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14/18 :Pamela Anderson

15 /18: Raquel Welch

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15/18 :Raquel Welch

16 /18: Sharon Tate

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16/18 :Sharon Tate

17 /18: Sophia Loren

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17/18 :Sophia Loren

18 /18: Scarlett Johansson

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18/18 :Scarlett Johansson