Who are actresses you'd say most people would agree are (or were) exceedingly beautiful and/or sexy? Two that come to mind for me are Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren.
Stunningly gorgeous actresses
|by Anonymous||reply 312||March 24, 2023 1:25 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||March 2, 2023 10:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||March 2, 2023 10:38 PM|
Are you capable of thinking or writing English without tired cliches that convey the opposite of what you (seem to) intend, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||March 2, 2023 10:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||March 2, 2023 10:39 PM|
All the white ones
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|by Anonymous||reply 6||March 2, 2023 10:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||March 2, 2023 10:42 PM|
Gene Tierney. So stunningly gorgeous with such a tragic life. She played such an wicked bitch in Leave Her To Heaven yet one couldn't stop looking at her.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||March 2, 2023 10:43 PM|
Kelly, back in the day
|by Anonymous||reply 9||March 2, 2023 10:43 PM|
I find a young Candice Bergen exquisite.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||March 2, 2023 10:44 PM|
OP uses Sophia Loren as an example of stunning beauty, when in early auditions she couldn’t get work because she wasn’t pretty enough. She’s voluptuous and sensual, not beautiful.
She is a very frank woman, and agreed herself. She said “I was not beautiful in the sense, like, a doll. I've never been like that.”
|by Anonymous||reply 11||March 2, 2023 10:47 PM|
Yes, Sophia, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivian Leigh, Grace Kelly, Julie Christie, Garbo, Heddy Lamar, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, yes Cruz, Jessica Lange, Catherine Denueve. Big stars of film only on my list- not TV actresses.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||March 2, 2023 10:47 PM|
You're all cunts and ingrates.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||March 2, 2023 10:50 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||March 2, 2023 10:52 PM|
Sadly there weren't many black actresses during that "glamorous" era of Hollywood. There are quite a few today who I would consider beautiful, but like most current actresses there are none that many would consider to be drop-dead gorgeous.
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|by Anonymous||reply 18||March 2, 2023 10:53 PM|
The one and only, the Queen of Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||March 2, 2023 10:54 PM|
I actually find Grace Jones to be drop-dead beautiful in her own way.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||March 2, 2023 10:55 PM|
I have seen Sophia in person, up close/- she was a spectacularly beautiful woman
|by Anonymous||reply 21||March 2, 2023 10:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||March 2, 2023 10:55 PM|
But wait! Sophia assures us that beauty isn’t physical!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||March 2, 2023 10:55 PM|
Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe winner, 2x Vogue cover model, beauty pageant winner, famous pixie haircut, famous sex scene, famous Bond beach bikini scene, paid $500k to show her breasts in Swordfish, still the best Storm put on film.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||March 2, 2023 10:59 PM|
^ She's pretty in a pretty basic way.. But nowhere as gorgeous as most listed here.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||March 2, 2023 11:04 PM|
Third photo from the top, the one in the middle.
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|by Anonymous||reply 27||March 2, 2023 11:11 PM|
[quote] Halle Berry
She seems to be #1 on most lists of "the most beautiful black actresses."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||March 2, 2023 11:11 PM|
R27 beat me to it.
Add Pam Grier to the list too
|by Anonymous||reply 29||March 2, 2023 11:13 PM|
Most leading ladies are made to look stunning through an entire team of professionals that are well paid to achieve that. They start out naturally appealing, but that star quality perfection is clinically achieved.
A more contemporary actress I thought looked utterly ravishing was Liv Tyler in STEALING BEAUTY. Just stunning. Really.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||March 2, 2023 11:15 PM|
IMHO the most beautiful African American performer....ok she wasn't an actress...was (don't laugh) Lola Falana in her prime. Flawless.
Checkout the closeups. This is live TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||March 2, 2023 11:22 PM|
Similar to Liv Tyler is the young Brooke Shields.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||March 2, 2023 11:23 PM|
Jayne Kennedy was considered pretty hot back in the 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||March 2, 2023 11:24 PM|
Best beard couple ever and Capucine is always breathtaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||March 2, 2023 11:25 PM|
Jennifer Connelly before she was bullied into anorexia and a bad nose job.
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|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 2, 2023 11:27 PM|
I think that Sophia Loren is beautiful but I'm not drawn to the "like a doll" purity of typical white beauty.
Many are brainwashed by the constant exposure to and barrage of images of that kind of beauty. The world has been suckered into thinking of it as the best.
I prefer "dark" beauty. Exotic beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||March 2, 2023 11:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||March 2, 2023 11:34 PM|
R37 Compared to most actresses in her day Sophia Loren is exotic.
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|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 2, 2023 11:37 PM|
Halle Berry is very basic looking to me as well but at least she actually qualifies as pretty. Angelina Jolie was a go-to “most beautiful” for years and it stumped me completely. She looked freakish and worked over heavily, not exotic or unique.
Monica Bellucci is a modern stunner.
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|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 2, 2023 11:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 2, 2023 11:42 PM|
R25 & R41 are basic. Halle Berry is gorgeous. She has elegant, feminine, refined features and great body proportions. The camera loves her. Berry's bone structure isn't as heavy as many other women on this list and she is aging like fine wine unlike much of the curdled milk on this list.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 2, 2023 11:44 PM|
This subject has been done to death, but OK
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 2, 2023 11:46 PM|
Recently watched In the Mood for Love and Maggie Cheung looks stunning. Her costar's just as "pretty"
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 2, 2023 11:46 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 2, 2023 11:49 PM|
Beauty is subjecitve
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 3, 2023 12:00 AM|
*Vanessa Williams, former Miss America, also movie actress, TV star, singer, entertainer. Stunningly Gorgeous in her prime, Spectacular inner beauty as well, refined, sophisticated, poised, always Radiant. I've always been a big fan, I think she's wonderful. :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 3, 2023 12:02 AM|
Ava Gardner was lovely. She was naturally sensual with her beautiful self.
She was discovered just by her picture. It was placed in a photo shop window or something like that and someone from a major studio was gobsmacked by her beauty. They found out her contact information and just signed her on the spot to a contract.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 3, 2023 12:09 AM|
I'll add a link for Vanessa Williams.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 3, 2023 12:10 AM|
I think Priyanka Chopra is gorgeous, though DL hates her.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 3, 2023 12:11 AM|
Meryl could never.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 3, 2023 12:15 AM|
R45 There are many, many more beautiful black women than Halle, you rabid fangurl. She got a major Hollywood spotlight because she was light skinned and got a nose job.
Vanessa Williams is ten times the beauty, and frankly talent, of Berry.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||March 3, 2023 12:21 AM|
I don’t really to Vanessa Williams as an actress, though she technically is.
I mean, does she have any hit movies?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||March 3, 2023 12:24 AM|
Jalle Berry is biracial
|by Anonymous||reply 57||March 3, 2023 12:33 AM|
Agreed. All these women are either dead or look like shit now. Halle Berry is still beautiful. Who else from nowadays is considered a gorgeous actress, but still looks good? Basically Oscar winners, yes? Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong'o, Catherine Zeta Jones, Charlize Theron, Rita Moreno, Cate Blanchett. Who else? Salma Hayek. Any Asians we can add? The all white is boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||March 3, 2023 12:44 AM|
I always thought Andie MacDowell, though not a great actress, was and is beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||March 3, 2023 12:46 AM|
Halle's mom comes from the UK. She is very white. Halle looks good but had some help with plastic surgery. That helped her.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||March 3, 2023 12:46 AM|
^ None of those rank with the great beauties.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||March 3, 2023 12:47 AM|
[quote]R59 I always thought Andie MacDowell, though not a great actress, was and is beautiful.
Reviewing McDowell’s film debut, Pauline Kael called her “unconscionably beautiful.”
|by Anonymous||reply 62||March 3, 2023 12:56 AM|
Coming of age in the late 90s/early 00s, I always thought Halle Berry, Charlize Theron and Angie Jolie were the holy trinity of otherworldly beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||March 3, 2023 1:22 AM|
Virna Lisi was lovely even into her 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||March 3, 2023 1:34 AM|
Among the younger generation: Rose Williams
|by Anonymous||reply 65||March 3, 2023 1:34 AM|
Bert Stern, who photographed monroe, taylor, bardot, said that sharon tate was the most beautiful woman he ever photographed... Allegedly he stated this...Yet, he also stated that of all the women he photographed, it was Monroe who he thought was better than all of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||March 3, 2023 1:41 AM|
Halle Berry and Vanessa Williams both had nose jobs so there should be asterisk if including them in the most beautiful list. Their before-photos showed them looking quite different and just look slightly above-average beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||March 3, 2023 1:43 AM|
Sharon Tate was indeed lovely, but her apparent mental retardation gave her somewhat dead eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||March 3, 2023 1:45 AM|
Someone mentioned Dorothy Dandridge, whom Halle Berry strongly resembles, too (she did a bio of her).
|by Anonymous||reply 69||March 3, 2023 1:49 AM|
Beauty born. Beauty made.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||March 3, 2023 2:07 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||March 3, 2023 2:23 AM|
R15 No one mentioned a specific era
|by Anonymous||reply 72||March 3, 2023 2:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 73||March 3, 2023 2:38 AM|
Let’s try that again - Jennifer Connelly
|by Anonymous||reply 74||March 3, 2023 2:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||March 3, 2023 2:42 AM|
Another picture of Vanessa
|by Anonymous||reply 76||March 3, 2023 2:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||March 3, 2023 2:47 AM|
EVERY star actress in Hollywood received a makeover of some sort including the dead bitches on this list. Weight loss, hair dye, a nose job, a name change, whatever, it's all the same. Hollywood is selling idealized beauty not down by the river reality. What matters most is the end result captured on film. Without time and lots of money to help maintain it, we're ALL uglier and fatter than what we see on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||March 3, 2023 2:48 AM|
Ava Gardner, Ava Gardner and Ava Gardner.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||March 3, 2023 2:49 AM|
Sharon Tate, Britt Ekland, Judy Pace
|by Anonymous||reply 80||March 3, 2023 2:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||March 3, 2023 2:53 AM|
Who is the Halle Berry troll who keeps dragging her name into every post and upvoting them a zillion times? There is no way she has 11 supporters on here.
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|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 3, 2023 2:57 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 85||March 3, 2023 3:01 AM|
Taylor was a fire hydrant though.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||March 3, 2023 3:01 AM|
I swear I'm going to lose it if someone utters the Z-named actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||March 3, 2023 3:02 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 88||March 3, 2023 3:04 AM|
[quote]R78 EVERY star actress in Hollywood received a makeover of some sort… Weight loss, hair dye, a nose job, a name change, whatever, it's all the same.
They didn’t do anything to Ava Gardner. When executives saw her screen test they said, “She can’t talk, she can’t act… she’s fantastic.”
|by Anonymous||reply 89||March 3, 2023 3:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||March 3, 2023 3:05 AM|
Firey Mexican star Maria Felix.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||March 3, 2023 3:06 AM|
Jodie Turner Smith
|by Anonymous||reply 92||March 3, 2023 3:07 AM|
R78 Weight loss and hair dye are far, far different than invasive surgery. I think actresses who had nose jobs or extensive surgery should be asterisked or disqualified. Connelly is unique in that she was more beautiful before the surgery she got around 2001.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||March 3, 2023 3:09 AM|
[quote]R87 I swear I'm going to lose it if someone utters the Z-named actress.
All I know is Hollywood had to work around a lot of child labor laws to employ me. For which I am grateful.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||March 3, 2023 3:11 AM|
What Priyanka Chopra wishes she could be.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||March 3, 2023 3:12 AM|
Bobbie Brown, the chick from Warrant's Cherry Pie video. She was beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||March 3, 2023 3:15 AM|
[quote]r93 Connelly is unique in that she was more beautiful before the surgery she got around 2001.
Where did her CONSIDERABLE breasts go??
|by Anonymous||reply 97||March 3, 2023 3:15 AM|
R97 They were implants. She has talked about it and had them removed, but now she seems to have an issue with body dysmorphia because she looks frighteningly skinny even on film which adds 10 lbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||March 3, 2023 3:18 AM|
R82 is dumb. Halle Berry's whole career was built on her insane beauty which gave her global appeal. The variety of guys she's fucked are proof of that. There had been other black beauties before her, but when Halle Berry came on the scene, many white people didn't even think black women could be THAT level of beautiful. She changed the game. It was all people could talk about when discussing her. It's why she pushed for grittier indie movies and did racier stuff to prove she was more than a gorgeous face. Even with no makeup, it didn't really work as the Monster's Ball sex scene gave people fap material for decades.
R87 See R58
R93 The whole thread is gone then. They did nose jobs and fixed teeth back then, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||March 3, 2023 3:20 AM|
Connolly is frighteningly thin and so is her husband. I suspect dietary shenanigans of some sort or just lots of drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||March 3, 2023 3:21 AM|
Alida Valli was striking
|by Anonymous||reply 101||March 3, 2023 3:22 AM|
R100 There was a thread on here a decade ago (so now lost unless someone has a direct link they can post?) from an alleged acquaintance of Connelly’s that said she had full fledged Karen Carpenter-esque anorexia and her husband encouraged it. It’s ironic how pretty much any red blooded straight guy would have been in love with her at a healthy weight but she ended up with the one guy who wanted a skeletor.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||March 3, 2023 3:24 AM|
A lot of straight guys like and want extremely thin women. I have no idea why.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||March 3, 2023 3:26 AM|
R99 does amuse. Halle, is that your crazy ass posting?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||March 3, 2023 3:28 AM|
R103 Those are closeted gays then, or they have control issues and want a thin and weak woman. Most women I see straight men lusting for have flesh on their bodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||March 3, 2023 3:28 AM|
I remember people on here posting about Christina Hendricks (“Big Tina”) being a fat cow or whatever but she was a major lust object in way pretty much no actress had been for about a decade during her run on Mad Men.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||March 3, 2023 3:29 AM|
I didn't mean CZJ, I meant the younger Z-named actress who has a troll on this board and inundates us with her "praises."
|by Anonymous||reply 107||March 3, 2023 3:34 AM|
I always thought young Mariska Hargitay was really pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||March 3, 2023 3:37 AM|
Z E N D A Y A !
|by Anonymous||reply 109||March 3, 2023 3:56 AM|
What am I - chopped liver? Ah ha ha HA!!
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|by Anonymous||reply 111||March 3, 2023 4:02 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 112||March 3, 2023 4:03 AM|
Re Jennifer Connolly
[quote] They were implants. She has talked about it and had them removed,
Where's the link? I have read considerable material about her and seen plenty of interviews. She never talked about it because she never had implants. You could see her breasts were real - if you know what real female breasts look like.
She lost a great deal of weight after she had her first child when she was about 25 or 26. Weight loss shrinks your breasts but the skin can't go back to being what they were before hence they sag. You really need lift bras. Plus nursing really changes the shape of your breasts. More sagging.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||March 3, 2023 4:40 AM|
Take it from a straight guy: this is beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||March 3, 2023 4:42 AM|
Lupita is very beautiful. I agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||March 3, 2023 4:44 AM|
pre Mommie Dearest Faye
|by Anonymous||reply 116||March 3, 2023 5:03 AM|
Lilli Kay is my current most gorgeous actress. She came immediately to mind. And as a gay man, I don't really notice actresses that often. She currently appears in Your Honor (Showtime) and Yellowstone (season 5, on Paramount Network). She's a wonderful actress as well. I hope she's around for a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||March 3, 2023 5:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||March 3, 2023 5:11 AM|
Man, I remember seeing Famke Janssen in Star Trek: Next Generation and thought she was breathtaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||March 3, 2023 5:24 AM|
[quote] Beauty is subjecitve
Spelling is not.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||March 3, 2023 5:29 AM|
[quote]R114 Take it from a straight guy: this is beauty.
I agree that the embroidered paillette detail on that dress is gorgeous! You have wonderful taste in clothes.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||March 3, 2023 5:31 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||March 3, 2023 5:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||March 3, 2023 6:46 AM|
R5 Is Viola.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||March 3, 2023 7:08 AM|
Natascha McElhone. (who I think somewhat facially resembles a 30s Joan Crawford, different hair of course)
Agree with Eva Green, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||March 3, 2023 7:12 AM|
Don't forget me and my rack!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||March 3, 2023 7:13 AM|
Sissy Spacek from 1979?
Never has she looked so gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||March 3, 2023 7:14 AM|
[quote]r116 pre Mommie Dearest Faye
There are better pictures of Faye from that movie to use.
As she herself told Helga, “If you CAN’T do something right, [italic]don’t do it at all!”
|by Anonymous||reply 128||March 3, 2023 7:16 AM|
R119 Famke was indeed very beautiful, but a straight guy I know who works in the film industry casually told me that she looks hard now ever since she let herself get passed around and used up for roles. He said he sees it happen all the time. Even said the same thing about Allison Brie from Community/Mad Men.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||March 3, 2023 7:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 130||March 3, 2023 7:26 AM|
R128 here's the trailer
|by Anonymous||reply 131||March 3, 2023 2:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||March 3, 2023 6:17 PM|
R125 she looks like a cross between Jane Seymour and Meryl Streep (to whom she was usually compared).
|by Anonymous||reply 133||March 3, 2023 6:53 PM|
R127 she looks absolutely lovely there but no.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||March 3, 2023 6:56 PM|
Cameron Diaz at peak beauty in the Mask.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||March 3, 2023 7:04 PM|
Yvonne De Carlo
|by Anonymous||reply 136||March 3, 2023 7:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 137||March 3, 2023 7:58 PM|
Bugger right off Natalie Portman.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||March 3, 2023 8:08 PM|
Ava Gardner has those hooded eyes, though, r79.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||March 3, 2023 8:23 PM|
R139 so did Faye Dunaway at her most beautiful. What’s wrong with that? It’s striking.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||March 3, 2023 9:38 PM|
From classic Hollywood, nobody beat:
Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn and Lena Horne.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||March 3, 2023 9:47 PM|
That's extremely exaggerated r99.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||March 3, 2023 9:51 PM|
CJZ when she debuted in Entrapment with Sean Connery.
After that, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||March 3, 2023 10:03 PM|
R132 No way.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||March 3, 2023 10:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 145||March 3, 2023 10:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||March 3, 2023 11:30 PM|
R144 Pretty face and great body.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||March 3, 2023 11:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||March 3, 2023 11:37 PM|
Halle, take your meds.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||March 4, 2023 12:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||March 4, 2023 12:13 AM|
My Friend Flicka beats Lassie any day, r150
|by Anonymous||reply 151||March 4, 2023 12:18 AM|
No it's not R140, it makes 'em look old and tired. Like Lauren Bacall...
|by Anonymous||reply 152||March 4, 2023 12:26 AM|
The stunningly gorgeous Ms. Hill.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||March 4, 2023 12:28 AM|
R152 maybe they don’t age well in some cases, but many of the greatest beauties have them.
Certainly no one wants big bug eyes like AnnE, Liza, or a pre surgery Goldie Hawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||March 4, 2023 1:04 AM|
70s Japanese cult actress Meiko Kaji
|by Anonymous||reply 155||March 4, 2023 5:48 AM|
R146 Charlize....pretty on the outside. Fucking ugly on the inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||March 4, 2023 5:52 AM|
Suzanne Pleshette and Tippi Hedren were both very pretty in the Birds.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||March 4, 2023 5:55 AM|
[quote] [R146] Charlize....pretty on the outside. Fucking ugly on the inside.
Charlize, like others such as Pink and Lisa Rinna scream “Butch!”. Tough Broad. Excessive Masculine Energy. So much so that I do not find them attractive females.
They come off more aggressive and Masculine than some men (think twinks and metrosexual males),
|by Anonymous||reply 158||March 4, 2023 6:00 AM|
5 times named People's Most Beautiful
|by Anonymous||reply 159||March 4, 2023 6:04 AM|
God, what a load of shit. Big ass chompers and a soul full of shite.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||March 4, 2023 6:11 AM|
r159 Should have been Sandra Bullock instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||March 4, 2023 6:11 AM|
A beautiful photo of Miss Dorothy.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||March 4, 2023 6:37 AM|
Ava Gardner's gal pal Lena Horne could be stunning, but the shape of her lips or her smile was never quite right.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||March 4, 2023 6:43 AM|
Julia's peak beauty was Steel Magnolias-Pretty Woman era. She lost too much weight after.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||March 4, 2023 6:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 165||March 4, 2023 1:09 PM|
Julia Roberts was never beautiful! She presented well but the shape of her head and that wide mouth were not what makes a great beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||March 4, 2023 1:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 167||March 4, 2023 1:28 PM|
Dandridge was a pretty good actress, and pretty, but I never got why people call her gorgeous. I'd give her a 6 on looks, 7.5 on sexiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||March 4, 2023 2:22 PM|
Vivian in leopard skin.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||March 4, 2023 2:29 PM|
Not sure she was "stunningly gorgeous" but Farrah Fawcett deservers a mention. Her badass role on 'Charlie's Angels', the megawatt smile, healthy glow/perpetual tan, athleticism and, of course, iconic hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||March 4, 2023 7:25 PM|
R170 her looks were overrated but she was at her most gorgeous here. And that dress is better than most of the red carpet looks of today.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||March 4, 2023 7:55 PM|
I don't find Penelope Cruz attractive at all and the lack of space between her schnoz and upper lip is bothersome.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||March 4, 2023 8:43 PM|
I, too, think Penelope Cruz isn't attractive. She reminds me of one of a Disney duck.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||March 4, 2023 8:45 PM|
One way to be considered stunningly beautiful is to work among a cast of uglies.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||March 4, 2023 8:49 PM|
Ana Paula Arósio, brazilian actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||March 4, 2023 9:05 PM|
Why in gods name is Jennifer Beals on this list TWICE?! She was never beautiful and is a complete flash (dance) in the pan.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||March 4, 2023 9:32 PM|
R159 She's another one who has very little space between her nose and upper lip.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||March 4, 2023 9:34 PM|
R177 better than the reverse …
|by Anonymous||reply 178||March 4, 2023 10:15 PM|
R166 her face and skin looked luminous in Steel Magnolias
|by Anonymous||reply 179||March 5, 2023 1:41 AM|
[quote]R171 that dress is better than most of the red carpet looks of today.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||March 5, 2023 2:19 AM|
I don’t care about plastic surgery — as long as we all concur that the work is undetectable to the layperson. So many have had it, it’s baked into our culture forever anyway so we will never find “natural beauties” anymore.
For current stars, I agree on Zendaya. I tend to like finer bone structure (think Pfieffer or Theron), not sure why I have that preference other than I look like that too (mostly Eastern European, I look like a brunette Polish person because that’s what I am).
For other modern actors, I do indeed struggle with picks. I don’t like the current crop of women they’re trying to turn into stars.
For vintage beauties, Ava Gardner reigns. Notice we haven’t had many votes for Marilyn, that’s just interesting to me. Notice too that we refuse to pick any women who are more “dirty” or “impure”. Why not Pam Anderson? Why not Anna Nicole Smith? I wouldn’t actually pick those two myself, but it is just an interesting pattern to note.
Before the tragedy, Lara Flynn Boyle was up there. J-Lo maybe? I’m super happy no one named a Kardashian, though Kendall has near perfection in her proportions, elegance, and grace, but hell no on one of them, it’s a bridge too far.
For 80’s, maybe Diane Lane, Jessica Lange. For post-modern, perhaps Naomi Watts. I would also include Sophie Marceau and Vera Farmiga. I could never ever include Asia first on principle, second on her huge beak.
It’s Zendaya x’s a million.
Link is Sophie…
|by Anonymous||reply 181||March 5, 2023 3:07 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 182||March 5, 2023 3:07 AM|
Also, Sharon Stone. Hell yes on Lupita.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||March 5, 2023 3:11 AM|
R180 not surprising in the slightest . Any of those Halston or paco rabanne looks do the Job they’re supposed to do - make women looks as gorgeous, sexy and skinny as possible. What else could you want?
Incidentally I saw that docu. Has some interesting characters on it commenting.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||March 5, 2023 3:13 AM|
A woman who doesn’t get enough credit for her beauty….
|by Anonymous||reply 185||March 5, 2023 3:14 AM|
R183 Sharon Stone was at peak beauty in her 30s. In the 80s she was a very generic pretty. I think it was losing weight in her face and cutting her hair.
Pfeiffer was always exquisite at any age.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||March 5, 2023 3:17 AM|
I agree r186, and I’m r183, I forgot about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||March 5, 2023 3:19 AM|
[quote]Any of those Halston or paco rabanne looks do the Job they’re supposed to do - make women looks as gorgeous, sexy and skinny as possible.
Hah! I didn't know Paco Rabanne made anything but that god-awful stench that was so popular in the 1970s. I thought the ads were terrific, but the cologne smelled like insecticide.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||March 5, 2023 3:22 AM|
Zendaya looks like a Thai lady Toby to me.
Eww….no thanks. Don’t find her attractive in the slightest.
Agree with Ava Gardner, though. And Sophie Marceau. Think the French having a good current crop: Eva Green and Marion Cotillard: though think they are by far better actresses and that only enhances their beauty (as compared to the actresses that can’t act (aka the artificial Zendayas of the world).
|by Anonymous||reply 189||March 5, 2023 3:25 AM|
Nicola Pagett of 'Upstairs Downstairs' and the definitive 'Anna Karenina'. Sad to report, two years ago today she died of a brain tumor at the age of 75.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||March 5, 2023 3:26 AM|
Vera Farmiga? Stunningly gorgeous?? Naomi Watts?? Jesus fucking Christ, maybe this is a gay board…
|by Anonymous||reply 191||March 5, 2023 3:53 AM|
Zendaya is the exact kind of skinny and vaguely odd looking runway model straight women and anorexic gays love but is not remotely beautiful or sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||March 5, 2023 3:53 AM|
[quote] Zendaya….is not remotely beautiful or sexy.
Agree, R192. Akin to Kendall Jenner, she radiates “pathology”. Do think there are “issues” behind the scenes with these two. Know that Zendaya was mixed up early on with Harvey Weinstein, but there’s more to it than this fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||March 5, 2023 3:57 AM|
R192 there’s no way she doesn’t have a massive eating disorder. She’s skinnier than the actresses of the 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||March 5, 2023 3:59 AM|
70s Spanish cult movie actress Soledad Miranda. She starred in a lesbian vampire movie or two and died in a tragic car accident.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||March 5, 2023 4:35 AM|
These women were universally considered exceptional beauties:
|by Anonymous||reply 196||March 5, 2023 4:51 AM|
Dolores Del Rio was once considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. But to me, she always looked "pinched."
|by Anonymous||reply 197||March 5, 2023 4:59 AM|
When Vivien Leigh arrived in Hollywood, they compared her beauty to Hedy Lamarr.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||March 5, 2023 5:03 AM|
[quote]R181 Notice we haven’t had many votes for Marilyn, that’s just interesting to me.
I think MM may sum up so many things to people (she’s basically the symbol of Old Hollywood) that she doesn’t come to mind for just one category, like beauty.
Though she certainly was.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||March 5, 2023 5:16 AM|
That dress is by Stephen Burrows. It hangs in my closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||March 5, 2023 5:17 AM|
Kathleen Turner in her early years.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||March 5, 2023 5:36 AM|
Rachel Weisz. In younger pics of her, she really resembles Brooke Shields. She was supposed to play Vivien Leigh in a biopic, but I'm not sure what happened to that.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||March 5, 2023 6:05 AM|
[quote]R20 That dress is by Stephen Burrows. It hangs in my closet.
Oh! Thanks! I now see some sites do reference Stephen Burrows. I’d only seen it attributed to Halston before.
Sorry [bold]: ( [/bold] What is it made of? It’s described as “chainmail” but looks like lamé.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||March 5, 2023 6:24 AM|
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
|by Anonymous||reply 204||March 5, 2023 1:43 PM|
Audrey Hepburn was far from "stunningly gorgeous." I like her looks (at least when young, when older, she looks haggard), but she was more striking at times and cute at other times.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||March 5, 2023 3:24 PM|
Madeleine Carroll was really beautiful but is mostly forgotten. She was in a couple of Hitchcock's films. Virginia Bruce was often called the most beautiful woman on the screen, but her type of looks aren't as popular now. Lili Palmer was beautiful - and Kay Kendall (both wives of Rex Harrison). Elizabeth Allan and Maureen O'Sullivan were beautiful as ingenues in those old MGM movies - Madge Evans, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||March 5, 2023 3:34 PM|
I think Dolores was stunning but it won’t be appreciated by modern eyes - it’s a very 1920s/1930s sort of beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||March 5, 2023 4:18 PM|
[quote]R206 Kay Kendall
Yes. She looked like Sean Young. Or vice versa.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||March 5, 2023 5:07 PM|
R207 She was Mexican, apparently those kinds of looks don't appeal to people as much as they used to.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||March 5, 2023 6:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 210||March 5, 2023 7:13 PM|
OP's picture is terrific illustration of what Plautus said in one of his plays, "Woman without paint is like food without salt".
|by Anonymous||reply 211||March 5, 2023 7:36 PM|
Too many of these women are only thought to be beautiful because they are heavily made up and posed for the camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||March 5, 2023 9:58 PM|
Your BUSSY is heavily made up and posed for the camera!
|by Anonymous||reply 213||March 5, 2023 11:54 PM|
[quote]R196 These women were universally considered exceptional beauties: Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, Lana Turner…
|by Anonymous||reply 214||March 6, 2023 1:19 AM|
Audrey Hepburn, undeniably.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||March 6, 2023 5:05 AM|
Helena Bonham Carter.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||March 6, 2023 5:37 AM|
Ana de Armas.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||March 6, 2023 5:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 218||March 6, 2023 5:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 219||March 6, 2023 6:01 AM|
R201 Very early years.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||March 6, 2023 6:11 AM|
R220 by The War of the Roses she already looked a bit worse for the wear. She would have been only 34 when filming.
We know she was a huge drunk; I’m starting to believe all the drug abuse stories I’ve read on here too.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||March 6, 2023 6:17 AM|
[quote] Audrey Hepburn was far from "stunningly gorgeous."
I think most people would regard her as a great beauty. She had an incredible face.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||March 7, 2023 2:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 223||March 7, 2023 3:26 AM|
Barbara Stanwyck? Stunningly gorgeous? Hmmmm....
|by Anonymous||reply 224||March 7, 2023 3:32 AM|
I know the Stanwyck poster is taking the piss but she was truly stunning as an old woman. She aged into her face.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||March 7, 2023 3:33 AM|
I always thought Heather Langenkamp looked really pretty in New Nightmare.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||March 7, 2023 3:59 AM|
Courtney Cox looked good in Scream 2. The haircut suited her. They gave her a terrible haircut in part three though.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||March 8, 2023 4:18 AM|
Why is the umpteenth thread of female beauty, body, etc what the fuck is wrong with you homosexuals? There is a point where it becomes too much, I mean damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||March 8, 2023 4:27 AM|
r228 Hmmm... I'll start a thread about stunningly gorgeous actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||March 8, 2023 4:39 AM|
My stunningly gorgeous actors thread is not going well. I think you may have a point.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||March 8, 2023 7:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 231||March 9, 2023 1:41 AM|
[quote] Courtney Cox looked good in Scream 2.
See her in the Scream remake. She completely destroyed her face and her mouth looks freakish.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||March 10, 2023 12:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 233||March 10, 2023 12:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 234||March 14, 2023 2:48 AM|
[r234] Another pretty Yvonne is Yvonne Monlaur.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||March 14, 2023 3:06 AM|
My favorite sad beauty. What a face!
|by Anonymous||reply 236||March 14, 2023 3:44 AM|
Those Yvonne's are absolutely stunning! Gail Russell glorious - blue eyes, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 237||March 14, 2023 4:00 AM|
I don't think she's been mentioned at all in this thread and she deserves to be: Sharon Tate. She had a magnificent face, a beautiful body. She was perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||March 15, 2023 12:30 AM|
R238 because the thread asked about actual actresses.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||March 15, 2023 12:50 AM|
[quote] because the thread asked about actual actresses.
Sharon Tate was in several movies: "The Fearless Vampire Killers", "The Wrecking Crew", "Valley of the Dolls." I think that qualified her as an actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||March 15, 2023 1:33 AM|
Check out DL icon Vivian Vance in this 1933 photo from the film "Take a Chance":
|by Anonymous||reply 241||March 15, 2023 2:22 AM|
Sharon in one of her first roles in Eye of the Devil (1966)
|by Anonymous||reply 242||March 17, 2023 3:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 243||March 17, 2023 5:28 AM|
[quote]r238 I don't think she's been mentioned at all in this thread and she deserves to be: Sharon Tate.
OMG… the Stan who always posts about her has made me hate Sharon Tate forever. And I used to feel fine about her!
She was very, very pretty but a shit actress who had no discernible personality. Just a door mat who married her midget director and let him talk her into swinging so she could hold him.
The word for Sharon Tate is vapid.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||March 17, 2023 6:53 AM|
I never really appreciated Marlene Dietrich's type of beauty. To me, her looks are striking but she's not really beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||March 17, 2023 7:13 AM|
The stylized way Dietrich drew her eyebrows was annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||March 17, 2023 7:15 AM|
Love this look on Sophia Loren from OP's link.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||March 17, 2023 7:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 248||March 17, 2023 7:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 249||March 17, 2023 8:09 AM|
R222 I don't regard Audrey Hepburn as a great beauty. Certainly not stunningly gorgeous. She was a pretty girl. striking, photogenic. With a good nose job.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||March 17, 2023 11:04 AM|
Connelly’s tits were not implants, you stupid queens. You can tell because she lost all the fat on her body including her tits when she went anorexic. Fake tits do not look like this, ScarJo was the one with the implants she got removed.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||March 17, 2023 1:44 PM|
R98 She has never, ever talked about breast implants or getting them “removed”. Her PR person had to say she didn’t have a breast reduction, but she herself has never talked about her body except when she used to lament her (NATURAL) curves and how it made her feel insecure.
Do you all think women can’t have naturally big tits? First, the Helen Mirren and Sydney Sweeney fake tits comments and now this. Fake tits are shaped a certain way and hang a certain way where you can tell they’re fake. Connelly’s were real.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||March 17, 2023 1:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 253||March 17, 2023 2:01 PM|
Isabella Rossellini was gorgeous in Cousins with Ted Danson as well as Death Becomes Her.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||March 17, 2023 4:15 PM|
Rossellini’s COUSINS costar Sean Young had a period where she was cast on her looks alone, even though she couldn’t act very well. And that was fine till Hollywood caught on that she was, unfortunately, bonkers.
She has no filter and is out of touch. There was some profile on her doing a low budget horror film a few years ago, and quietly watching the rushes she admitted to the director, “Well, it is hard to see yourself photographed this way when you were the most beautiful woman in the world.”
1.) I admire her looks, but Sean Young was not the most beautiful woman in the world, and 2.) Even the most beautiful (sane) woman in the world would never say that about herself! Jebus.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||March 17, 2023 11:18 PM|
I never found Sean Young beautiful but I found her endlessly interesting. But she's almost as crazy as Debra Winger.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||March 18, 2023 3:45 AM|
She looked like a less striking Joan Crawford.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||March 18, 2023 3:57 AM|
I don't think any of the photos of Michelle Pfeiffer do her justice. She is more beautiful and intriguing when you see her act in a movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||March 18, 2023 4:38 AM|
I always loved Michelle. She was stunning and a very capable actress. And she worked hard at it which is admirable for a great beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||March 18, 2023 4:41 AM|
Sharon Stone has always been gorgeous and flawlessly dressed. Her face wasn't built. And as she's aged she's done just the right amount of work and consequently looks stunning at 65.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||March 18, 2023 4:48 AM|
[quote] Her face wasn't built
What does this mean?
That picture was Stone at her peak beauty, imo. Which was around the time of Casino /her late 30s . Which is interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||March 18, 2023 5:09 AM|
Stacey Dash had it at one point
|by Anonymous||reply 262||March 18, 2023 5:48 AM|
I just don't see the big deal about Sharon Stone. For an actress, yes, she was leading lady material and good looking but I don't think she's a great beauty in the classic sense. And she's somewhat blowsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||March 18, 2023 3:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 264||March 18, 2023 6:55 PM|
Why the fuck are you trying to offend my gay eyes with naked breasts.. Are you straight men? Or autogynephiles?
|by Anonymous||reply 265||March 18, 2023 8:00 PM|
Sheena Easton circa 1986
|by Anonymous||reply 266||March 18, 2023 8:11 PM|
R261, I took "her face wasn't built" as meaning it wasn't constructed by a plastic surgeon.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||March 19, 2023 12:54 AM|
I think everyone understood that Dietrich was supremely sexy, alluring, glamorous and daring, but also that she was not a great beautiful, rather a creature of studio magic and personal artistry.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||March 19, 2023 1:05 AM|
R268, I was responding to R196's list. Dietrich was interesting to watch on the screen but not a classical beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||March 19, 2023 1:49 AM|
Dietrich's wedding photo from 1923.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||March 19, 2023 1:52 AM|
Ms. Crawford in "Grand Hotel"
|by Anonymous||reply 271||March 19, 2023 1:55 AM|
Lol, R268. I have to say that is a singularly unflattering photo of Dietrich.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||March 19, 2023 2:06 AM|
Jesus Christ, poor Marlene. Don't you guys know she was in uniform because she "went on two USO tours during World War II, traveling first to North Africa and Italy, where she was the first entertainer to reach rescued Allied soldiers in Anzio, and then later to France and Germany, with this second tour lasting 11 months, beginning just on the heels of D-Day"? This was a woman in her mid-40s, not a spring chicken. What do you think she was going to look like after all that? She did amazing work during WWII and all of it completely voluntary so cut the kraut some slack.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||March 19, 2023 2:46 AM|
Signora Loren and a wrinkly Gregory Peck
|by Anonymous||reply 274||March 19, 2023 2:59 AM|
I thought she looked fine during her USO tours. I thought she looked fine sans fard. She was Marlene, so charismatic. Marlene would scrub her dressing room floors, clean her lodgings on film shoots, etc. She was a handsome German woman. She was a MASTER of illusions on stage and screen. I also think she was a very good actress and, shoot me, a competent evocative singer. She could BECOME one of the most beautiful women when she felt like it. That's enough.
Another one who quickly mastered the illusion of beauty was Madonna. Also a charismatic, pretty girl, not a great beauty. Pity she jumped the shark in her 50s, Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||March 19, 2023 3:04 AM|
"Dietrich's greatest efforts were for the USO. In 1944 and 1945 she volunteered for multiple tours, entertaining as many as half a million troops and prisoners of war in Algeria, Italy, France, and Germany for eighteen straight months. She earned a reputation for abiding the rough conditions – a lack of electricity, sleeping in tents – and for being willing to tour near enemy lines."
|by Anonymous||reply 276||March 19, 2023 3:09 AM|
[quote]R271 Ms. Crawford in "Grand Hotel"
Too often there’s something so manly about Joan.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||March 19, 2023 6:35 AM|
True, R277. She does give off a lesbian vibe. Didn't she secretly have affairs with women?
I think she looks beautiful and striking in R271 but it's an exceptional photo. In reality, she wasn't one of the most gorgeous actresses ever, eg. the linked still from "The Women".
|by Anonymous||reply 278||March 19, 2023 7:40 AM|
I think this is my favorite pic of Crawford.
I do agree she looks somewhat crappy in “The Women.” Especially since she’s supposed to be playing a big deal femme fatale.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||March 19, 2023 8:59 AM|
R279 She's not playing a big deal femme fatale. She's playing a gold-digging shopgirl from the perfume counter..
|by Anonymous||reply 280||March 19, 2023 4:32 PM|
Joan Crawford was a wonderful actress, but never a real beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||March 19, 2023 6:09 PM|
R281... I thought Crawford WAS beautiful in "Mildred Pierce" as well as her earlier films in the 30s with Gable...
|by Anonymous||reply 282||March 19, 2023 6:14 PM|
Joan Crawford, without the studio makeup, styling, and carefully orchestrated lighting, was quite unremarkable looks-wise. She had big eyes, low cheekbones, and wide jawline. But with those back molars removed, Max Factor makeup, studio lighting, and sumptuous glamour girl wardrobe, she transformed into a goddess. She was at her beauty peak in those 1930s MGM pairings with Clark Gable, and the numerous Hurrell photos shot to promote them.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||March 19, 2023 8:27 PM|
What's really weird is that I notice Crawford had big, googly eyes when she was very young. I don't notice that in her later movies. I wonder if they had some kind of eyelid plastic surgery back in the 1920s and 1930s to make her look more attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||March 20, 2023 3:35 AM|
One of Crawford's better photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||March 20, 2023 3:38 AM|
Oh Joan. That outfit is just plain silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||March 20, 2023 3:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 287||March 20, 2023 3:42 AM|
This picture of Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn got a hundred and fifty five thousand likes on Twitter. That's a lot. I wonder what the most liked photo of an actress is on Twitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||March 20, 2023 3:43 AM|
She looks amazing, R288. Even I, as a gay man, can appreciate her sexiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||March 20, 2023 3:48 AM|
[quote]r280 She's not playing a big deal femme fatale. She's playing a gold-digging shopgirl from the perfume counter.
Crystal steals the star’s husband and everyone talks about her. She then has an affair with another character’s hot husband to boot, ruining his marriage. That makes her a “big deal femme fatale” within the world of the story.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||March 20, 2023 5:56 AM|
R280, the point is that you can see in the photo at R278 that Crawford was pretty but not a great beauty. As others have said, she only looked amazing in still photographs if she had the right hair, make up, clothes, lighting and was shot at the right angle.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||March 20, 2023 7:04 AM|
Salma Hayek IS what most men in the world find gorgeous. Rather than a Linda Evangelista type.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||March 20, 2023 9:26 AM|
R289, Because you want to fuck her, MR FAKEGAY!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 293||March 20, 2023 2:59 PM|
[quote]R291 the point is that you can see in the photo at [R278] that Crawford was pretty but not a great beauty. As others have said, she only looked amazing in still photographs if she had the right hair, make up, clothes, lighting and was shot at the right angle.
This is true of most of those Golden Age stars. Hedda Hopper (?) once wrote that Arlene Dahl and Elizabeth Taylor were the only 2 actresses that lost nothing by going around without makeup.
Almost all the rest were pretty women who had the rare, VALUABLE quirk of being extremely photogenic. That’s what screen tests are for - some people just naturally photograph well while other perfectly good looking people do not.
For instance, Veronica Lake was naturally lovely, but she didn’t have this impact in person:
|by Anonymous||reply 294||March 20, 2023 9:41 PM|
At the same time, being naturally perfect looking and photogenic doesn’t necessarily assure one major stardom : (
|by Anonymous||reply 295||March 20, 2023 9:45 PM|
[quote]R289,, Because you want to fuck her, MR FAKEGAY!!!!
No, R293. I'm allergic to vagine. People have no trouble figuring out that I'm a friend of Dorothy. That doesn't mean I'm blind and can't recognise a sexy woman when I see one.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||March 21, 2023 5:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 297||March 21, 2023 8:54 AM|
R290 What was the original point? The "she looks somewhat crappy" in The Women even though she's supposed to be playing a "big deal femme fatale." I don't agree she looks crappy, but anyway, the point is she isn't playing Mata Hari or a big-time sexy seductress, just a chick who works in a department store and is looking to climb the social/money ladder using what wiles she's got. If she was a big-time femme fatale she wouldn't be a working as a clerk in a department store. The only thing sympathetic about Crystal is that she has nothing, vs the rich society cows who did nothing to earn theirs, and she's something of a straight shooter.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||March 21, 2023 12:42 PM|
Okay R298. You're right. Joan Crawford was a great beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||March 21, 2023 1:54 PM|
[italic](sound of iPhone glass cracking)
|by Anonymous||reply 300||March 21, 2023 5:31 PM|
I think Eva Mendes is gorgeous and very sexy in a Gina Gershon/ Raquel Welsh kind of way
|by Anonymous||reply 301||March 21, 2023 5:47 PM|
R290 Haha! I never said she was a great beauty. I don't like her looks. But she was supposed to have been a sex symbol, back then, and anyway the husband is only married to Norma Shearer not Helen Of Troy.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||March 21, 2023 6:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 303||March 22, 2023 5:51 AM|
[quote]The only thing sympathetic about Crystal is that she has nothing, vs the rich society cows who did nothing to earn theirs, and she's something of a straight shooter.
That's because of the sexism of the time. Women weren't allowed to be the presidents of major companies, no matter how smart and hard working they were. Decades later, it's still not a level playing field when it comes to women getting jobs at the top of the corporate ladder.
Not all society women had an easy time. Brooke Astor's rich husband had chronic depression and was not easy to live with.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||March 22, 2023 6:02 AM|
R296, because that's important right?
|by Anonymous||reply 305||March 22, 2023 6:10 AM|
Not sure what you mean, R305? What is important?
|by Anonymous||reply 306||March 22, 2023 6:59 AM|
R304 Women weren't allowed to be the presidents of major companies, no matter how smart and hard working they were.
I guess I get your point, but Crystal in The Women was not ambitious to be in business. She was a gold digger who was looking for the easy life by marrying a rich guy like Stephen Haines, then having a lover on the side like Buck Winston. It wasn't because of the economics of the time but because of who she was. There are women like that today as well.
And have you never heard of Helena Rubinstein?
|by Anonymous||reply 307||March 23, 2023 12:50 AM|
I never thought Joan Crawford was pretty OR beautiful. "Striking" might be a better word to use for her.
I wish Jean Harlow would have remained alive and healthy; she was the one who should have played Crystal in "The Women", not Crawford. Harlow would have been perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||March 23, 2023 4:24 AM|
Jean Harlow wasn't pretty either, but she was sexier than Joan.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||March 23, 2023 7:56 AM|
[quote] OMG… the Stan who always posts about her has made me hate Sharon Tate forever. And I used to feel fine about her!
Who put the bug up your ass? This thread is about "stunningly gorgeous actresses" and Sharon Tate surely was one. Nobody's talking about her acting ability or relationship with Roman Polanski. Why does the mention of her name upset you so?
|by Anonymous||reply 310||March 24, 2023 12:39 AM|
Natalie Portman, beautiful face.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||March 24, 2023 12:57 AM|
Stunning face, INSANE body, great presence, lovely speaking voice, very good actress.
I have no idea why she never became an A-List star.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||March 24, 2023 1:25 AM|