most beautiful actresses in Hollywood from the 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s when they were young and beautiful actors
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MovieMaidens.com is dedicated to the most beautiful classic actresses during the first 50 years of Hollywood...remembering them when they were young and beautiful.

We are so sick of seeing history's most beautiful female actors portrayed as old women.  How many times have you seen Joan Crawford as a 50 year old with enormous eyebrows and clown-like lipstick, Bette Davis as a shaky old woman with a cigarette, Elizabeth Taylor at 220 pounds, or Shirley MacLaine as a psychic nutcase? 

These actresses burst onto the Hollywood scene as beautiful young women, and they should be remembered as the gorgeous girls that they were.   We want everyone to experience the beauty of these women, to encourage you to watch their old movies, and to fall in love with them, as moviegoers did, when they were young.
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Louise Brooks Photo: 1920s actress Louise Brooks
415,058 fans
Clara Bow Photo: 1920s actress Clara Bow
225,951 fans
Mary Pickford Photo: 1920s actress Mary Pickford
159,484 fans
Marion Davies Photo: 1920s actress Marion Davies
124,463 fans
Lillian Gish Photo: 1920s actress Lillian Gish
118,702 fans
Vilma Banky Photo: 1920s actress Vilma Banky
86,561 fans




Greta Garbo Photo: 1930s actress Greta Garbo
769,625 fans
Jean Harlow Photo: 1930s actress Jean Harlow
691,621 fans
Carole Lombard Photo: 1930s actress Carole Lombard
455,533 fans
Loretta Young Photo: 1930s actress Loretta Young
287,329 fans
Marlene Dietrich Photo: 1930s actress Marlene Dietrich
256,580 fans
Claudette Colbert Photo: 1930s actress Claudette Colbert
168,215 fans
Myrna Loy Photo: 1930s actress Myrna Loy
158,944 fans
Fay Wray Photo: 1930s actress Fay Wray
152,299 fans
Barbara Stanwyck Photo: 1930s actress Barbara Stanwyck
145,726 fans
Thelma Todd Photo: 1930s actress Thelma Todd
126,022 fans
Bette Davis Photo: 1930s actress Bette Davis
119,051 fans
Joan Crawford Photo: 1930s actress Joan Crawford
108,672 fans
Maureen O'Sullivan Photo: 1930s actress Maureen O'Sullivan
99,817 fans
Mae West Photo: 1930s actress Mae West
99,724 fans
Margaret Lindsay Photo: 1930s actress Margaret Lindsay
87,030 fans
Joan Blondell Photo: 1930s actress Joan Blondell
76,095 fans
Ann Sothern Photo: 1930s actress Ann Sothern
64,169 fans
Joan Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Joan Bennett
62,003 fans
Alice White Photo: 1930s actress Alice White
59,443 fans
Jeanette MacDonald Photo: 1930s actress Jeanette MacDonald
56,410 fans
Anita Page Photo: 1930s actress Anita Page
54,237 fans
Norma Shearer Photo: 1930s actress Norma Shearer
51,587 fans
Sally Blane Photo: 1930s actress Sally Blane
49,530 fans
Mary Astor Photo: 1930s actress Mary Astor
47,866 fans
Una Merkel Photo: 1930s actress Una Merkel
47,010 fans
Eleanor  Powell Photo: 1930s actress Eleanor Powell
46,417 fans
Evalyn Knapp Photo: 1930s actress Evalyn Knapp
43,594 fans
Constance Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Constance Bennett
43,165 fans
Kay Francis Photo: 1930s actress Kay Francis
42,646 fans
Miriam Hopkins Photo: 1930s actress Miriam Hopkins
42,136 fans
Marian  Marsh Photo: 1930s actress Marian Marsh
41,879 fans
Marie Wilson Photo: 1930s actress Marie Wilson
41,596 fans
Madge Evans Photo: 1930s actress Madge Evans
41,581 fans
Glenda Farrell Photo: 1930s actress Glenda Farrell
41,576 fans
Ruth Chatterton Photo: 1930s actress Ruth Chatterton
41,442 fans
Virginia Bruce Photo: 1930s actress Virginia Bruce
41,440 fans
Vivien Leigh Photo: 1940s actress Vivien Leigh
856,880 fans
Ava Gardner Photo: 1940s actress Ava Gardner
756,561 fans
Hedy Lamarr Photo: 1940s actress Hedy Lamarr
746,974 fans
Joan Fontaine Photo: 1940s actress Joan Fontaine
691,911 fans
Gene Tierney Photo: 1940s actress Gene Tierney
453,982 fans
Rita Hayworth Photo: 1940s actress Rita Hayworth
453,559 fans
Lana Turner Photo: 1940s actress Lana Turner
287,768 fans
Ingrid Bergman Photo: 1940s actress Ingrid Bergman
244,968 fans
Ginger Rogers Photo: 1940s actress Ginger Rogers
206,029 fans
Jennifer Jones Photo: 1940s actress Jennifer Jones
172,821 fans
Susan Hayward Photo: 1940s actress Susan Hayward
151,823 fans
Veronica  Lake Photo: 1940s actress Veronica Lake
144,473 fans
Betty  Grable Photo: 1940s actress Betty Grable
115,094 fans
Lauren Bacall Photo: 1940s actress Lauren Bacall
110,332 fans
Katharine Hepburn Photo: 1940s actress Katharine Hepburn
103,046 fans
Linda Darnell Photo: 1940s actress Linda Darnell
102,041 fans
Carole Landis Photo: 1940s actress Carole Landis
95,777 fans
Lucille Ball Photo: 1940s actress Lucille Ball
94,548 fans
Ann  Sheridan Photo: 1940s actress Ann Sheridan
92,858 fans
Olivia de Havilland Photo: 1940s actress Olivia de Havilland
88,931 fans
Judy Garland Photo: 1940s actress Judy Garland
80,442 fans
Ella  Raines Photo: 1940s actress Ella Raines
75,691 fans
Jane Wyman Photo: 1940s actress Jane Wyman
74,840 fans
Dorothy Lamour Photo: 1940s actress Dorothy Lamour
73,396 fans
Elizabeth Taylor Photo: 1950s actress Elizabeth Taylor
951,518 fans
Marilyn Monroe Photo: 1950s actress Marilyn Monroe
888,212 fans
Grace Kelly Photo: 1950s actress Grace Kelly
757,788 fans
Audrey Hepburn Photo: 1950s actress Audrey Hepburn
549,491 fans
Sophia Loren Photo: 1950s actress Sophia Loren
450,774 fans
Brigitte Bardot Photo: 1950s actress Brigitte Bardot
346,136 fans
Natalie Wood Photo: 1950s actress Natalie Wood
310,664 fans
Jane Russell Photo: 1950s actress Jane Russell
219,030 fans
Joan Collins Photo: 1950s actress Joan Collins
162,122 fans
Kim Novak Photo: 1950s actress Kim Novak
157,256 fans
Jayne Mansfield Photo: 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield
144,096 fans
Jeanne Crain Photo: 1950s actress Jeanne Crain
116,715 fans
Diana Dors Photo: 1950s actress Diana Dors
113,052 fans
Shirley MacLaine Photo: 1950s actress Shirley MacLaine
95,792 fans
Barbara  Lawrence Photo: 1950s actress Barbara Lawrence
71,710 fans

 

 


Actors from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s called them girls, dames, broads, birds, baby, sister, little number, the skirt, the honey, the treat, coquettes, flappers, vamps, vixens, waifs, bombshells, and even fire-cracker, but they were one thing overall: drop-dead adorable and sexy.

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