MovieMaidens.com is dedicated to the most beautiful classic actresses during the first 75 years of Hollywood...remembering them when they were young and beautiful.

Dame of the Day: Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins

"Mims"1930s


“TV is the toughest medium because there's more strain, but the theatre requires the most work. Movies are the easiest. You can sip coffee between takes.”

#1: Marilyn Monroe

1950s icon1950s


“I want to be a big star more than anything. It's something precious.”
 

#2: Hedy Lamarr

"The Most Beautiful Woman In Film"1940s


“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
 

#3: Elizabeth Taylor

Liz1950s


“I've only slept with the men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”
 

#4: Audrey Hepburn

1950s sweetheart1950s


“I don't have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness.”
 

#5: Greta Garbo

"The Face"1930s


“I never said, 'I wanted to be alone', I said 'I want to be left alone'”
 

#6: Ava Gardner

1940s beauty1940s


“What I'd really like to say about stardom is that it gave me everything I never wanted. Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.”
 

#7: Grace Kelly

"Gracie"1950s


“Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality.”
 

#8: Jean Harlow

"Baby" or "The Platinum Blonde"1930s


“Men like me because I don't wear a brassiere. Women like me because I don't look like a girl who would steal a husband. At least not for long.”
 

#9: Gene Tierney

1940s movie star1940s


“I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.”
 

#10: Rita Hayworth

"The Love Goddess"1940s


“I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.”
 

#11: Carole Lombard

The Profane Angel, The Hoosier Tornado1930s


“I've lived by a man's code designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.”
 

#12: Sophia Loren

1950s movie star1950s


“Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.”
 

#13: Louise Brooks

"LuLu" or "Brooksie"1920s


“Love is a publicity stunt, and making love - after the first curious raptures - is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call.”
 

#14: Brigitte Bardot

"B.B."1950s


“I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.”
 

#15: Natalie Wood

Natasha 1950s


“You get tough in this business, until you get big enough to hire people to get tough for you. Then you can sit back and be a lady.”
 

#16: Loretta Young

Attila the Nun, Saint Loretta1930s


“A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if, when its owner starts to talk, she distorts every feature.”
 

#17: Lana Turner

Sweater Girl1940s


“A successful man is one who makes more money than a wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”
 

#18: Marlene Dietrich

"Lili Marlene"1930s


“The legs aren't so beautiful. I just know what to do with them.”
 

#19: Ingrid Bergman

1940s iconic actress1940s


“I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.”
 

#20: Clara Bow

The "It" Girl1920s


“We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted.”
 

#21: Jane Russell

1950s movie star1950s


“Sometimes the photographers would pose me in a low-necked nightgown and tell me to bend down and pick up the pails. They were not shooting the pails.”
 

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