Of course, when we think of beautiful women, Marilyn Monroe’s name will pop to mind. Even though it has been nearly six decades since her death, Monroe will always be identified as an epitome of beauty. The actress and model from the Golden Age of Hollywood was a feminine symbol of her time.
Monroe’s foxy identity emerged with her role in Niagara, and her career continued with starring roles in several films, including The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot. To the loss of the entire entertainment industry, Monroe died young (aged 36) due to a drug overdose in 1963.
Blake Lively is an actress who today’s younger generations will quickly identify because they’ve probably watched Gossip Girls on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the 32-year-old is a gorgeous woman because she won the heart of Ryan Reynold, didn’t she?
A mother of three children with an incredibly successful career, Lively is something of a role model for all the ladies out there. She hasn’t been an active figure on television lately but did star on the big screen for The Rhythm Section in 2020. According to IMDB, it has also been announced that she’ll star in a new movie, The Husband’s Secret.
You didn’t think that there’d be a ‘world’s most beautiful women’ list without Emma Watson, did you? Of course not, because she is hands down the real beauty of the 21st century, both inside and out. Now a Browns University graduate, the 30-year-old continues her journey as an actress, while also actively fighting for gender equality.
We don’t have to tell you how Watson rose to fame. But just in case, she caught the eye of the whole world after giving life to Hermione Granger’s character on the Harry Potter film series. In 2017, Watson played Belle in Beauty and the Beast and starred in Little Women in 2019.
Best known for playing the lead in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn is another legendary female from Classical Hollywood cinema. She was ranked the third greatest female screen legend of the time by the American Film Institute. Her charm was extraordinary, which paved the way for a flow of incoming work.
In addition to her flourishing career in show business, Hepburn was also a humanitarian who was a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Like all good things coming to an end, Hepburn passed away from appendix cancer in 1993, leaving behind two sons and her partner at the time, Robert Wolders.
At times a steamy woman, and others, a charming lady, Natalie Portman can pull off any look that she wants to. The Israeli-American actress and filmmaker has won 39 awards (including an Oscar) for her work in the entertainment industry.
Portman has got both beauty and brains, which is why she is also a Harvard University graduate. Now going on her eighth year of a happy marriage and parenting two children, it’s only right to say that Portman is living the dream. So far, she has been well-acclaimed for her acting in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Black Swan, Closer, and Jackie.
Elizabeth Taylor must have been drop-dead gorgeous because how else did she get seven men to marry her? That’s not the only reason for us to think she was beautiful. The impact she had on the classical age of cinema was huge, and no ordinary girl could’ve done that.
Almost all of Taylor’s work attracted attention and received praise. But if we had to pick some of her best work, A Place in the Sun, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?, and The Taming of the Shrew would top the list. Taylor lived a long and full life for 79 years before her heart problems caught up to her in 2011.
Just when she stepped into her teen years, Monica Bellucci began modeling. She even left law school later in life and moved to Milan to pursue modeling at a professional level. One thing led to another, and before you know it, she was posing for French Elle, Dolce & Gabbana, Vanity Fair, Maxim, and so on.
With her jaw-dropping appearances, it didn’t take long for her to be identified as a feminine symbol, and subsequently, enter the film industry. Now a 55-year-old mother of two, Bellucci, is known for her work in Malena, Irreversible, and The Matrix films (for American beholders).
Would this even be a list of gorgeous women without Queen Bey in it? An undeniably influential figure in pop culture, Beyonce came under the spotlight as the lead vocalist of Destiny’s Child. Today, she is one of the most famous singers in the world, with an Instagram following of 148 million.
Sure, she always styles her long luscious hair in trendsetting styles and works her makeup on point. But there’s no denying that she’s a natural beauty. Happily married and a mother of three in the present, let’s look at some of her best work. Some popular Beyonce songs are Halo, Crazy In Love, and Single Ladies.
Another star from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Ava Gardner, was a famous actress in her day. It has been three decades since she passed on, but just like her name came up on this list, she will continue to be remembered.
Some of Gardner’s critically acclaimed work was on Mogambo, and The Night of the Iguana. She shot to fame with her appearances in Show Boat, On the Beach, and more. Gardner’s career as an actress lasted around four decades and only ended with her death in 1990. Hollywood truly lost one of its most talented and elegant actresses that day.
If you don’t know who Marine Vacth is, it’s because she is still an up and coming actress and also because she is from France. As the photo above shows, Vacth is a natural beauty who needs no makeup to look her best.
Still only 29 years old, she began her acting career in 2011. However, she has been modeling for brands like H&M, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chloe before that. Vacth’s roles as Tessa on My Piece of the Pie goes as her first acting credit. Later, she worked on Young & Beautiful, If You Saw His Heart, and most recently (in 2019), Pinnochio.