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The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

Who were the most beautiful women who ever graced the earth? This page is dedicated to the most luminous beauties of the past and present. Here you will find the otherworldly beauty of Veronica Lake; the ethereal loveliness of Ava Gardner, Ginger Rogers and Gene Tierney; the sultry, smoldering sensuality of Gypsy Rose Lee; and the irony of Eva Braun Hitler, who looked like an angel consorting with a demon. We have scoured the internet to find the most captivating pictures of the most alluring women ... the immortal beauties ...

Index of Contents

The Top Ten Most Beautiful Women of All Time (10-1)
The Top Twenty Most Beautiful Women of All Time (20-11)
The Top Twenty-Five Most Beautiful Women of All Time (25-21)
The Top Fifty Most Beautiful Women of All Time (50-26)
High Honorable Mentions

The Top Ten Most Beautiful Women of All Time

#10 Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot was a ballet dancer nicknamed "Little Doe" by her colleagues. One of her classmates at ballet school was Leslie Caron. Bardot 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. Not that we're complaining, mind you!

#9 Lana Turner [1921-1995]

Lana Turner had acting ability that belied her sexy "sweater girl" image. In fact, she became the first famous "sweater girl" when she wore a tight-fitting knit top in the 1937 movie They Won't Forget. Unfortunately, her stunning looks and tumultuous private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments. Lana Turner's best-known movies include A Star is Born (1937), They Won't Forget (1937), Topper (1937), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), Honky Tonk (1941), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), The Three Musketeers (1948), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Peyton Place (1957), Imitation of Life (1959), Portrait in Black (1960), and Madame X (1966). Lana Turner was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Peyton Place. She had real box office power because 23 of her movies earned more than $100 million. In 1958 Lana Turner and her boyfriend, gangster Johnny Stompanato, got in a heated argument. In an effort to protect her mother, Cheryl Turner killed Stompanato. Media coverage of the killing has been compared to that of the O.J. Simpson trial. It was ruled a justifiable homicide.

#8 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

#8 Liv Tyler as Arwen in The Lord of the Rings (tie)

Arwen, Lord of the Rings  Always wanted to look like her!

Liv Tyler is the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. She was named Liv Rundgren at birth because her mother, Bebe Buell, was living with rock star Todd Rundgren at the time. It was later determined that Steven Tyler was her father. (It was Liv Tyler who figured out the truth, at age eleven.) While she is best known for her role as Arwen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, she has also acted in Heavy, Empire Records, The Incredible Hulk, That Thing You Do!, Stealing Beauty, and other movies.

#7 Princess Diana Spencer [1961-1997], Her Radiant Highness

#7 Grace Kelly [1929-1982], also known as Princess Grace of Monaco (tie)

Grace Kelly
#7 Princess Caroline of Monaco, the daughter of Princess Grace (in a tie with her mother!)

#7 Dorothy Dandridge [1922-1965], Queen of the Screen and the Stage (tie)

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She was the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. In 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. Dandridge also performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.

#6 Norma Jeane Baker [1926-1962], better known as Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, 1949.

"Goodbye Norma Jeane, we never knew you at all ..."

#5 Ginger Rogers [1911-1995]

#4 Gene Tierney [1920-1991],%20Gene/Tierney,%20Gene%20(Laura)_01.jpg

#3 Ingrid Bergman [1915-1982]

Ingrid Bergman won three Oscars, two Tony awards, and an Emmy. Generally considered to be one of the very best female actors of all time, she is best known for her roles in Casablanca, Anastasia, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Gaslight and Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious and Spellbound.

#2 Ava Gardner [1922-1990]

The picture of Ava Gardner on a beach in a white bikini, standing on her tiptoes, is one of my favorite pictures of all time. She looks like Venus, the goddess of love. I also love the picture of her reading in a deck chair, and pausing to smile for the camera. I believe both beach pictures are from 1945. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1922, so she was around 23 at the time. A talented actress, she was nominated for an Oscar for her lead role in Mogambo (1953). She auditioned for the lead in The Graduate, but insisted that "I strip for no one" and the part was given to Anne Bancroft instead.

#2 Shi Zi Jia (tie)

Chinese beauty

#2 Mila Jovovich (tie)

#1 Gypsy Rose Lee [1911-1970]

Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee was a famous burlesque performer known far and wide for her stripteases. But she was also a dancer, actress, producer, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. She also wrote a mystery novel called The G-String Murders and co-produced a musical revue called Star and Garter. It is said that her first striptease was accidental, occurring when the strap of her gown broke, causing it to fall to the floor during one of her acts. She went on to develop a more casual style of striptease, emphasizing the "tease" and incorporating humor. She was frequently arrested during police raids on her performances, which would be considered to be quite tame and in good taste today.

The Top Twenty Most Beautiful Women of All Time (continued)

#20 Bette Davis [1908-1989]

Bette Davis, wow so beautiful

"She's got Bette Davis eyes ..."

#20 Daria Zhemkova (tie)

#19 ― Claudia Cardinale (tie)

Claudia Cardinale was an Italian actress and sex symbol who starred in films such as Girl with a Suitcase (1961), The Leopard (1963) and Federico Fellini's (1963). Cardinale became known in the United States and Britain from her role in The Pink Panther. She later appeared in Hollywood films like Blindfold (1965), The Professionals (1966) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). Cardinale feared becoming a cliché and grew tired of Hollywood, so she returned to Italian and French cinema. 

#19 Rihanna (tie)

#18 Cher as Cleopatra

#17 Halle Berry


#16 Rita Hayworth [1918-1987]

"Rita Hayworth gave good face ..."

#16 Raquel Welch (tie)

#15 Beyoncé Knowles as Boudicca (the valiant Celtic queen who routed the vaunted Roman legions after her daughters were raped)!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/beyonce-marie6f.jpg

#15 Lynda Carter as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons (tie)

#14 Brooke Shields

#14 ― Demi Moore

#14 Elizabeth Taylor [1932-2011] (tie)

#13 Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

#12 Sophia Loren

#11 Vivien Leigh [1913-1967]

Vivien Leigh

The Top Twenty-Five Most Beautiful Women of All Time (continued)

#25 Jane Seymour

#24 Sherry Britton was said to have "a figure to die for," and who can possibly disagree?

#23 Kate Winslet

Still of Kate Winslet in Titanic: Perfect Makeup, Hair, and Feminine Grace. This is my goal look to a tee!

#22 Belinda Carlisle (David Letterman had a YUGE crush on her!)

#21 Greta Garbo

"There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them." — Greta Garbo

#21 Gloria Vanderbilt (tie)

The Top Fifty Most Beautiful Women of All Time (continued)

#50 Omer Goldman Granot

Omer Goldman Granot is the daughter of Naftali Granot, a former deputy head of Mossad, an Israeli intelligence service similar to the CIA. In addition to her arresting supermodel-like looks, she is a member of the Shministim, a group of young Israeli conscientious objectors or “refuseniks” who refuse to serve in Israel's army after they graduate from high school. Goldman opposes Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and its brutal repression of the Palestinian people. She says, by way of explanation: "In Israel, after you finish high school, you have to join the army immediately ... When it was my time to join the Israeli army, I refused, because I am against the fact that the Israeli army is occupying the Palestinian territories and the Palestinian people. I won't take part in a system that commits war crimes and crimes against humanity ... Anyone who uses violence is wrong. But our country, which claims to be democratic, and the IDF, which is supposed to be human, act exactly like Hamas, a terrorist organization. The IDF bombs innocent people; it's a terrorist organization, but no one calls it that. We are hurting innocent people; we are acting like a terrorist organization."

#49 Bar Rafaeli

Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli doesn't just look like a supermodel ... she is a supermodel. Like Omer Goldman Granot, she refused to serve in the IDF, but for a more pragmatic reason. She married a family friend in 2004, then divorced him soon afterward in order to avoid serving in the Israeli military. In a compromise to avoid potential boycotts of companies Refaeli works with, she agreed to visit injured IDF soldiers on visits to Israel and, ironically, to encourage enlistment in the IDF!

#48 Maya Wind

Maya Yechieli Wind is a third Israeli refusenik, and a beautiful angel of peace. She grew up in Jerusalem during the second Intifada. Her first experience with conflict resolution was at age fifteen! Later she became involved in various co-existence initiatives in the West Bank. She joined the Shministim in December 2008, refusing to serve in the IDF. As a result, she spent several weeks in detention, then forty days in a military prison. Today she works for Rabbis for Human Rights, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and New Profile, a feminist peace movement.

#47 Iman

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, professionally known as Iman ("faith" in Arabic), is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie. Iman is fluent in five languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English. With her long neck, tall stature, slender figure, fine features, copper-toned skin, and exotic accent, Iman was an instant success in the fashion world, though she herself insists that her looks are merely or typically Somali. She became a muse for many prominent designers, including Halston, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, and, in particular, Yves Saint-Laurent.

#46 Natalie Wood shooting pool (well, okay, bumper pool) ...

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. 

#45 Mary Anderson [1859-1940]

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

44 Cyd Charisse [1922-2008]

#43 Veronica Lake [1919-1973]

Veronica Lake was breathtakingly beautiful. As a teenager, she was expelled from an all-girls Catholic boarding school, so she may have been a bit naughty in her youth (but who wasn't?). As an adult she was arrested for public drunkenness more than once. With art perhaps imitating life, she became known for playing notorious femme fatales in film noirs. Born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman, she took the last name "Lake" because Paramount producer Arthur Hornblow thought it matched her blue eyes, and the first name "Veronica" because he admired her classic beauty. Her best-known movies include The Blue Dahlia(1946),This Gun for Hire(1942),I Married a Witch(1942),Sullivan's Travels(1941) and So Proudly We Hail(1943). She was also a popular pin-up model. Her famous "peek-a-boo" bangs became so imitated that during World War II the U.S. government asked her to pin her hair back, out of fear that female factory workers would have accidents!

#42 Catherine Deneuve, Star of Belle De Jour

41 Jennifer Lawrence

jennifer lawrence gallery (11)

#40 Jessica Alba

#39 Christina Applegate, from Kelly Bundy to international activist, ambassador and philanthropist

#38 Eva Braun Hitler [1912-1945] as Hel, Queen of Neifelheim, the Norse underworld

#37 Bettie Page [1923-2008]

Bettie Page was one of the first Playboy "playmates" and she was so notorious for doing bondage stills and films that the movie made about her life was titled The Notorious Bettie Page. In 1958, she retired to become a Christian evangelist, after which she returned to live in her Bible belt hometown, Nashville, and went on to do full-time work with Billy Graham. Ironically, after her conversion she had a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized as insane for eight years.

#36 Katy Perry as the second coming of Bettie Page

#35 Christina Aguilera

#34 Angelina Jolie

#33 Anita Eckberg

Anita Ekberg photographed by Peter Basch

#32 Diana Dors

Diana Dors

#31 Ann-Margret

#30 Kelly LeBrock

#29 Drew Barrymore, who has definitely grown up since E. T.

Drew Barrymore photographed by Mark Seliger, 1994

#28 Katherine Hepburn [1907-2003] as Mary Magdalene

#27 Scarlett Johansson

#26 Kim Basinger

High Honorable Mention

Lillian Gish [1893-1993]

Lillian Gish has been called "The First Lady of American Cinema." She once remarked with pride, "I played a lewd Ophelia." But she also said, "Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way, he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton."

Lillian Russell [1860-1922]


Lillian Russell was one of the first American female celebrities. She was an actress and singer known for her stage presence. She was married four times, but her longest relationship was with Diamond Jim Brady, a man known for his enormous appetites, which included gambling, food and (as his nickname suggests) expensive jewels. Her mother was a noted feminist who became the first woman to run for mayor of New York City. In her later years Russell became an advocate of women's suffrage and was a popular lecturer and newspaper columnist.

Ann Savage [1921-2008]

Ann Savage and I share the same birthday, February the 19th. The day I discovered her, I received a message out of the blue, Glamour, that made me think of the word's ancient connotation of a magical spell. Then, I swear, the two pictures above were the only ones I could get to paste into this page, as if she was selecting them herself! Ann Savage is best known today for her role as the cigarette-dangling, "vicious and predatory, very sexually aggressive" femme fatale Vera in the surreal film noir Detour. She has also been called "the perfect vixen."

Candy Darling

Candy Darling certainly qualifies as a notorious beauty, since she was a favorite of Andy Warhol and the songs "Lola" by the Kinks and Lou Reed's "Candy Says" and "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" were allegedly written with her in mind. Oh, and she was a he, born James Lawrence Slattery.

Jeanette Lee, the "Black Widow"

Anastasia Luppova

Famous Pool Sharks

Myriam Fares ... is the Lebanese siren known as the "Queen of the Stage" the most luminous beauty of all time? To be sure, you can check out our pictures of her at the bottom of every page in this series. In any case, she certainly proves that Middle Eastern women don't have to be blushing violets.

Continue to page 2 of Famous, Notorious and Luminous Beauties

The Immortals: Ava Gardner, Ginger Rogers, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Iman, Brooke Shields

The Bombshells: Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Brigitte Bardot, Rita Hayworth, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell, Raquel Welch, Lynda Carter, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Hendricks

The Exotics: Gypsy Rose Lee, Claudia Cardinale, Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, Gloria Vanderbilt, Gina Lollobrigida, Cyd Charisse, Lillian Gish, Kelly LeBrock, Bianca Jagger, Nour

The Ethereal Blondes: Kim Novak, Kim Basinger, Jan Sterling, Cybill Shepherd, Bar Rafaeli, Daria Zhemkova, Uma Thurman, Eva Marie Saint, Anita Eckberg, Carole Lombard

Famous Redheads: Isla Fisher, Ann Margaret, Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Alyson Hannigan, Alicia Witt, Stephanie Seymour, Debra Messing, Gillian Anderson, Emma Stone

Le Mystères: Mata Hari, Maude Gonne, Greta Garbo, Isadora Duncan, Lauren Bacall, Lillian Russell, Dorothy Dandridge, Katherine Hepburn, Angelina Jolie, Cléo de Mérode

The Sirens/The Most Beautiful Singers: Alicia Keys, Nicole Scherzinger, Beyoncé Knowles, Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Shakira, Dido, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Sade, Stevie Nicks, Pink, Toni Braxton, Enya, Faith Hill, Olivia Newton-John, Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Shania Twain, Kathleen McPhee, Debby Boone, Belinda Carlisle, Karen Carpenter, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar

The Most Beautiful Actresses: Ava Gardner, Ingrid Bergman, Gene Tierney, Dorothy Dandridge, Mila Jovovich, Ginger Rogers, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Halle Berry, Veronica Lake, Scarlett Johansson, Liv Tyler, Veronica Hamel, Gal Godot

The Most Beautiful Models: Kate Moss, Twiggy, Iman, Lauren Hutton, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Miranda Kerr, Kate Upton, Adriana Lima

The Most Beautiful Royals: Princess Diana, Princess Grace Kelly, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Queen Noor of Jordan, Princess Kate Middleton, Charlotte Casiraghi, Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, Princess Madeleine of Sweden  

Unknown Beauties: Ione Bright, Maude Fealy, Doris Eaton Travis, Lillie Langtry, Anna Held, Lillian Russell, Maude Adams, Evelyn Nesbit, Lily Elsie, Dame Gladys Cooper, Mary Nolan

The Olympians: Katarina Witt, Hope Solo, Candace Parker, Leyrn Franco, Sara Galimberti, Ellen Hoog, Alex Morgan, Maria Sharpova, Esther Williams, Kim Yuna, Danica Patrick, Nadia Comaneci

The Girls Next Door: Jennifer Aniston, Katherine McPhee, Olivia Newton-John, Dawn Wells (as Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island), Drew Barrymore, Christina Applegate, Phoebe Cates, Kirstie Alley, Jessica Alba, Lucille Ball, Elinor Donahue, Hero Pinheiro (the source of inspiration for the song "The Girl from Ipanema"), Erin Moran, Donna Douglas (as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies)

The Waifs: Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Jerry Hall, Kate Moss, Jodie Kidd, Jamie King, Kristin McMenamy, Fiona Apple, Calista Flockhart, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton

The Royals: Queen Noor, Princess Grace Kelly, Princess Diana Spencer, Princess Caroline, Princess Stephanie, Princess Kate Middleton, Queen Rania, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The Most Beautiful Bad Girls: Gypsy Rose Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Bettie Page, Dorian Dennis, Mae West, Tallulah Bankhead, Lana Turner, Charlotte Rampling, Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Drew Barrymore, Diana Ross, Madonna, Courtney Love, Joan Jett, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Fiona Apple, Amy Winehouse, Lil' Kim, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen, Ke$ha, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sarah Silverman, Katarina Witt, Hope Solo, Danica Patrick, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Amber Rose, Olivia Wilde, Janice Dickinson, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese, Gia Carangi, Sharon Stone, Angelina Jolie, Anna Nicole Smith, Ashley Judd, Lindsay Lohan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christina Ricci, Megan Fox, Linda Lovelace, Corrine Clery, Catherine Deneuve, Sasha Grey, Bonnie Parker, Calamity Jane, Eve, Lilith, Pandora, Jezebel, Cleopatra, Boudicca, Lady Godiva, Mata Hari

By clicking the hyperlink above, you can find other Visions of Beauty such as Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Burnu Acquanetta, Amy Adams, Isabelle Adjani, Princess Deena Al Juhani Adbulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Nina Agdal, Malin Akerman, Jessica Alba, Hind al-Fayez, Kirstie Alley, Amal Alamuddin, Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Amurri, Mary Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Fiona Apple, Lauren Bacall, Faith Bacon, Lucille Ball, Brigitte Bardot, Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Kate Beckinsale, Madge Bellamy, Camilla Belle, Halle Berry, Valerie Bertinelli, Asifa Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Juliet Binoche, Lori Blondeau, Betty Blythe, Nazanin Boniadi, Candice Boucher, Carole Bouquet, Toni Braxton, Sherry Britton, Charlotte Brontë, Kelly Brook, Betty Brosmer, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Florence Brudenel-Bruce, Elisabetta Canalis, Claudia Cardinale, Belinda Carlisle, Phoebe Cates, Arianny Celeste, Lacey Chabert, Cyd Charisse, Helena Christensen, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Corinne Clery, Amal Ramzi Alamuddin Clooney, Susan Coffey, Colette, Jennifer Connelly, Millie Corretjer, Lotta Crabtree, Cindy Crawford, Dani Crayne, Penelope Cruz, Kaley Cuoco, Miley Cyrus, Dorothy Dandridge, Candy Darling, Brooklyn Decker, Catherine Deneuve, Dorian Dennis, Ruby Dhalla, Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Dido, Celine Dion, Diana Dors, Geraldine Doyle aka "Rosie the Riveter," Mackenzie Drazan, Isadora Duncan, Eliza Dushku, Anita Eckberg, Karina Eid, Queen Elizabeth I, Tara Emad, Linda Evangelista, Hoda Fadel, Dakota Fanning, Frances Farmer, Hind al-Fayez, Isla Fisher, Megan Fox, Leyrn Franco, Sarah Gadon, Sara Galimberti, Greta Garbo, Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau (aka Madame X), Sethrida Geagea, Meriam George, Yasmeen Ghauri, Louise Glaum, Maud Gonne, Arwa Gouda, Eva Green, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Lisa Halaby (Queen Noor of Jordan), Imaan Hammam, Mona Abou Hamze, Anne Hathaway, Alyson Hannigan, Dina Hayek, Salma Hayek, Anaya Hayes, Helene Anna Held, Tricia Helfer, Christina Hendricks, Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Xaviera Hollander, Ellen Hoog, Bryce Dallas Howard, Iman, Bianca Jagger, Calamity Jane, Michelle Jenneke, Shi Zi Jia, Amy Johnson, January Jones, Mila Jovovich, Ashley Judd, Aysun Kayaci, Iris Kavka, Fanny Kemble, Miranda Kerr, Mia Khalifa, Lina Khattab, Keira Knightley, Beyoncé Knowles, Doutzen Kroes, Joanna Krupa, Mila Kunis, Hedy Lamarr, Lillie Langtry, Ali Larter, Jennifer Lawrence, Vivien Leigh, Orly Levy, Aylar Lie, Blake Lively, Adriana Lima, Gina Lollobrigida, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Loren, Courtney Love, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Alma Mahler, Ayla Malik, Shlomit Malka, Jayne Mansfield, Marla Maples, Jana Maria Mashonee, Ghislaine Maxwell, Rachel McAdams, Rose McGowan, Katherine McPhee, Leighton Meester, Marta Menegatti, Roanne Mgbemere, Alyssa Milano, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marissa Miller, Siena Miller, Antonija Misura, Kelly Monaco, Alex Morgan, Huda Naccache, Yara Naoum, Evelyn Nesbit, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, Brigitte Nielsen, Florence Nightingale, Nour, Annie Oakley, Maureen O'Hara, Ann-Margret Olsson, Cote de Pablo, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jessica Paré, Grace Park, Dorothy Parker, Eleanor Parker, Danica Patrick, Victoria Pendleton, Sasha Pivovarova, Laura Prepon, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Behati Prinsloo, Molly C. Quinn, Charlotte Rampling, Lana Del Ray, Dorothy Revier, Christina Ricci, Molly Ringwald, Virginia Roberts, Isabella Rossellini, Lillian Russell, Pardis C. Sabeti, Sade, Eve Marie Saint, Nicole Scherzinger, Jane Seymour, Lizabeth Scott, Anne Sexton, Shanina Shaik, Shakira, Anoushka Shankar, Maria Sharpova, Irina Shayk, Johanna Sjoberg, Hope Solo, Belle Starr, Jan Sterling, Sharon Stone, Madeline Stowe, Candace Swanepoel, Taylor Swift, Sharon Tate, Princess Amira Al Taweel of Saudi Arabia, Dita Von Teese, Charlize Theron, Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump, Melania Knauss Trump, Christy Turlington, Liv Tyler, Shania Twain, Kate Upton, Meryem Uzerli, Gloria Vanderbilt, Natalia Vodianova, Anne Vyalitsyna, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, Haifa Wehbe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivia Wilde, Katarina Witt, Vanessa Williams, Kate Winslet, Rachel Hurd Wood, Deborah Ann Woll, Natalie Wood, Virginia Woolf, Madame X, Maha Yacoub, Kim Yuna, Asifa Zardari, Dorra Zarrouk, Zitkala-Ša, Zhang Ziyi, Nawal El Zoghbi

Coming soon ... Adele, Dianna Agron, Julie Andrews, Adrienne Barbeau, Monica Belluci, Debby Boone, Charlotte Bronte, Linda Darnell, Doris Day, Sandra Dee, Zoey Deschanel, Celine Dion, Nina Dobrev, Francoise Dorleac, Casey Eastham, Queen Elizabeth I, Alice Eve, Farrah Fawcett, Jane Fonda, Marisol Gonzalez, Ariana Grande, Sasha Grey, Olivia de Haviland, Nina Hartley, June Havoc, Goldie Hawn, Trippi Hendren, Lena Horne, Kendall Jenner, Grace Jones, Jennifer Jones, Diane Keaton, Anna Kendric, Deborah Kerr, Nicole Kidman, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Olga Kurylenko, Diane Lane, Evangeline Lilly, Soong Ching Ling, Virna Lisi, Carole Lombard, Linda Lovelace, Myrna Loy, Claudia Lynx, Kate Middleton aka Princess Kate and the Duchess of Cambridge, Pipa Middleton, Helen Mirren, Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Kim Novak, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Debra Paget, Barbara Palvin, Candace Parker, Hayden Panettiere, P!nk, Aishwarya Rai, Jane Russell, Romy Schneider, Jean Simmons, Britney Spears, Jean Seberg, Irina Shayk, Norma Shearer, Cybill Shepherd, Mallika Sherawat, Jean Shrimpton, Uma Thurman, Sofia Vergara, Martha Washington, Mae West, Esther Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

Ava Gardner (#1)
Ingrid Bergman
Elizabeth Taylor
Brooke Shields
Ione Bright
Grace Kelly
Audrey Hepburn
Marilyn Monroe
Dorothy Dandridge
Gypsy Rose Lee
Vivien Leigh
Gene Tierney
Lana Turner and Veronica Lake (tie)
Brigitte Bardot
Rita Hayworth
Kate Moss and Phobe Cates (tie)
Ginger Rogers
Claudia Cardinale
Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch (tie)
Kim Novak and Kim Basinger (tie)
Lauren Bacall
Cybill Shepherd
Princess Diana Spencer

The Most Beautiful Women Today

Jennifer Lawrence (#1)
Aishwarya Rai
Jessica Alba
Kendall Jenner
Beyoncé Knowles
Amber Heard
Olga Kurylenko and Liv Tyler (tie)
Anne Hathaway
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid (tie)
Monica Bellucci
Laetitia Casta
Bianca Balti
Nicole Scherzinger
Adriana Lima
Olivia Wilde
Milla Jovovich
Hanaa Ben Abdesslem
Meryem Uzerli
Taylor Swift
Bar Rafaeli
Daria Zhemkova
Uma Thurman
Scarlett Johansson
Sophie Marceau
Jennifer Lopez
Charlize Theron

The Most Beautiful Girls Next Door

Marilyn Monroe (#1)
Dawn Wells (esp. as Mary Ann in Gilligan's Island)
Jennifer Anniston (esp. in Friends)
Christina Applegate (esp. in Married With Children)
Laura Prepon (esp. in That 70s Show)
Olivia Newton-John (esp. in Grease)
Phoebe Cates (esp. in Fast Times At Ridgemont High)
Kirstie Alley (esp. in Cheers)
Christina Ricci
Faith Hill
Katherine McPhee
Drew Barrymore
Jessica Alba
Lucille Ball

The Most Beautiful Bad Girls of all Time

Gypsy Rose Lee (#1)
Bettie Page and Katy Perry (tie)
Candy Darling (James Lawrence Slattery)
Linda Lovelace
Sasha Grey
Brigitte Bardot
Catherine Deneuve
Drew Barrymore
Jamie Lee Curtis
Janice Dickinson
Jerry Hall
Calamity Jane
Bonnie Parker
Eva Braun (Mrs. Adolph Hitler)
Madame du Barry
Nell Gwynn
Cora Pearl
Belle Starr
Tempest Storm

The Most Beautiful Angels of Peace

Rachel Corrie
Omer Goldman
Maya Wind
Anna Baltzer
Greta Berlin
Florence Nightingale
Mother Teresa
Mary Seacole
Harriett Tubman
Sojourner Truth

The Most Beautiful Historical/Mythical Women

Helen of Troy
Mary Magdalene
Lady Godiva
Joan of Arc
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Catherine of Aragon
Anne Boleyn
Jane Seymour
Queen Elizabeth I
Bloody Mary
Catherine de Medici
Catherine the Great
Marie Antoinette
Queen Victoria

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