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Famous, Notorious and Luminous Beauties: Page 2

This page is dedicated to famous, notorious and luminous beauties of the past and present.

Natalie Wood

Orson Welles said that Natalie Wood was so naturally talented, she was "terrifying." She was nominated for three Oscars before turning 25. The daughter of Russian immigrants, she started acting at age four, with her only previous training having been to sit in her mother's lap watching movies. Her leading men included James Dean ("Rebel Without A Cause"), Warren Beatty ("Splendor In The Grass"), John Wayne ("The Searchers") and Robert Redford in three different movies. 

Audrey Hepburn [1929-1993]


"She had a quality no other actress had: a curious combination of lady and pixie. She was a joy to work with: enormous talent and no ego." Sidney Sheldon

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

Jane Seymour

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball began her career in show business as a model and chorus girl. She branched out into comedy after getting parts in movies with the Three Stooges and Marx Brothers. She was known as "the Queen of the B's" before finally achieving major success as a TV comedian. Her "I Love Lucy" TV show was so popular that she became the first female head of a studio, Desilu. And "I Love Lucy" was a ground-breaking show that set several firsts, such as using multiple cameras and filming before a live audience. Desilu went on to produce other TV shows, such as "Star Trek," "The Avengers" and "Mission: Impossible."

Geraldine Hoff Doyle aka "Rosie the Riveter"

Ironically, Geraldine Hoff only worked as a "riveter" for a short time because she was a cello player and was worried about injuring her hands. She found safer work at a soda fountain. During her brief stint as a factory worker, a UPI photographer took the iconic picture that helped create the legend of "Rosie the Riveter." The original "Rosie" didn't have bulging biceps ... those were the work of touch-up artists.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Anniston is the quintessential sweet-but-seductive "girl next door." Men's Health magazine voted her the "sexiest woman of all time." She was also the first GQ "woman of the year" and People's choice as the most beautiful person in 2004.

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate was a model, cover girl and actress who was murdered by Charles Manson and his cult of zombies. She is believed to be the model for the "Malibu Barbie" doll, having played the part of Malibu, "queen of the surf" in the Tony Curtis movie "Don't Make Waves."

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot was a ballet dancer nicknamed "Little Doe" by her colleagues. One of her classmates at ballet school was Leslie Caron. She later became a model, then an actress after fortuitously babysitting for the movie director Roger Vadim, whom she later married. She was frequently cast as ingénue or siren, in varying states of undress.

Mila Jovovich

Dorothy Dandridge [1922-1965]

Claudia Cardinale

Hedy Lamarr

The most stunning photo from the NY Public Library--Hedy Lamarr by Trude Fleischmann 1930.

Alex Morgan [1989-], an Olympic gold medalist, as Nike, the goddess of victory

Adriana Lima

Mary Anderson [1859-1940]

Mary Anderson was an accomplished Southern actress and the star of many a Shakespearean play.

Cyd Charisse [1922-2008]


Gina Lollobrigida

Nicole Scherzinger


Stevie Nicks

Jessica Paré

Doutzen Kroes

Miranda Kerr

Florence Nightingale was an angel of peace, and mercy.

Toni Braxton

Miley Cyrus

Myriam Fares ... is the Lebanese siren known as the "Queen of Stage" the most luminous beauty of all time?

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