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
411,295 fans
Clara Bow Photo: 1920s actress Clara Bow
223,094 fans
Mary Pickford Photo: 1920s actress Mary Pickford
157,232 fans
Marion Davies Photo: 1920s actress Marion Davies
122,145 fans
Lillian Gish Photo: 1920s actress Lillian Gish
116,690 fans
Vilma Banky Photo: 1920s actress Vilma Banky
84,958 fans
Greta Garbo Photo: 1930s actress Greta Garbo
766,781 fans
Jean Harlow Photo: 1930s actress Jean Harlow
689,088 fans
Carole Lombard Photo: 1930s actress Carole Lombard
453,528 fans
Loretta Young Photo: 1930s actress Loretta Young
285,471 fans
Marlene Dietrich Photo: 1930s actress Marlene Dietrich
254,803 fans
Claudette Colbert Photo: 1930s actress Claudette Colbert
166,696 fans
Myrna Loy Photo: 1930s actress Myrna Loy
157,040 fans
Fay Wray Photo: 1930s actress Fay Wray
150,406 fans
Barbara Stanwyck Photo: 1930s actress Barbara Stanwyck
144,196 fans
Thelma Todd Photo: 1930s actress Thelma Todd
124,873 fans
Bette Davis Photo: 1930s actress Bette Davis
117,511 fans
Joan Crawford Photo: 1930s actress Joan Crawford
107,207 fans
Mae West Photo: 1930s actress Mae West
98,300 fans
Maureen O'Sullivan Photo: 1930s actress Maureen O'Sullivan
98,298 fans
Margaret Lindsay Photo: 1930s actress Margaret Lindsay
85,944 fans
Joan Blondell Photo: 1930s actress Joan Blondell
74,937 fans
Ann Sothern Photo: 1930s actress Ann Sothern
62,921 fans
Joan Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Joan Bennett
60,886 fans
Alice White Photo: 1930s actress Alice White
58,273 fans
Jeanette MacDonald Photo: 1930s actress Jeanette MacDonald
55,254 fans
Anita Page Photo: 1930s actress Anita Page
53,285 fans
Norma Shearer Photo: 1930s actress Norma Shearer
50,664 fans
Sally Blane Photo: 1930s actress Sally Blane
48,693 fans
Mary Astor Photo: 1930s actress Mary Astor
46,890 fans
Una Merkel Photo: 1930s actress Una Merkel
46,182 fans
Eleanor  Powell Photo: 1930s actress Eleanor Powell
45,504 fans
Evalyn Knapp Photo: 1930s actress Evalyn Knapp
42,660 fans
Constance Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Constance Bennett
42,248 fans
Kay Francis Photo: 1930s actress Kay Francis
41,763 fans
Miriam Hopkins Photo: 1930s actress Miriam Hopkins
41,289 fans
Marian  Marsh Photo: 1930s actress Marian Marsh
40,955 fans
Glenda Farrell Photo: 1930s actress Glenda Farrell
40,718 fans
Madge Evans Photo: 1930s actress Madge Evans
40,690 fans
Marie Wilson Photo: 1930s actress Marie Wilson
40,678 fans
Ruth Chatterton Photo: 1930s actress Ruth Chatterton
40,585 fans
Virginia Bruce Photo: 1930s actress Virginia Bruce
40,566 fans
Vivien Leigh Photo: 1940s actress Vivien Leigh
854,498 fans
Ava Gardner Photo: 1940s actress Ava Gardner
753,911 fans
Hedy Lamarr Photo: 1940s actress Hedy Lamarr
744,806 fans
Joan Fontaine Photo: 1940s actress Joan Fontaine
690,559 fans
Gene Tierney Photo: 1940s actress Gene Tierney
452,467 fans
Rita Hayworth Photo: 1940s actress Rita Hayworth
451,694 fans
Lana Turner Photo: 1940s actress Lana Turner
286,137 fans
Ingrid Bergman Photo: 1940s actress Ingrid Bergman
243,751 fans
Ginger Rogers Photo: 1940s actress Ginger Rogers
205,033 fans
Jennifer Jones Photo: 1940s actress Jennifer Jones
171,571 fans
Susan Hayward Photo: 1940s actress Susan Hayward
150,544 fans
Veronica  Lake Photo: 1940s actress Veronica Lake
142,564 fans
Betty  Grable Photo: 1940s actress Betty Grable
113,885 fans
Lauren Bacall Photo: 1940s actress Lauren Bacall
108,960 fans
Katharine Hepburn Photo: 1940s actress Katharine Hepburn
101,904 fans
Linda Darnell Photo: 1940s actress Linda Darnell
101,054 fans
Carole Landis Photo: 1940s actress Carole Landis
94,941 fans
Lucille Ball Photo: 1940s actress Lucille Ball
93,363 fans
Ann  Sheridan Photo: 1940s actress Ann Sheridan
91,825 fans
Olivia de Havilland Photo: 1940s actress Olivia de Havilland
87,941 fans
Judy Garland Photo: 1940s actress Judy Garland
79,486 fans
Ella  Raines Photo: 1940s actress Ella Raines
74,595 fans
Jane Wyman Photo: 1940s actress Jane Wyman
73,966 fans
Dorothy Lamour Photo: 1940s actress Dorothy Lamour
72,452 fans
Elizabeth Taylor Photo: 1950s actress Elizabeth Taylor
949,502 fans
Marilyn Monroe Photo: 1950s actress Marilyn Monroe
886,450 fans
Grace Kelly Photo: 1950s actress Grace Kelly
755,818 fans
Audrey Hepburn Photo: 1950s actress Audrey Hepburn
547,740 fans
Sophia Loren Photo: 1950s actress Sophia Loren
449,301 fans
Brigitte Bardot Photo: 1950s actress Brigitte Bardot
344,397 fans
Natalie Wood Photo: 1950s actress Natalie Wood
309,266 fans
Jane Russell Photo: 1950s actress Jane Russell
217,825 fans
Joan Collins Photo: 1950s actress Joan Collins
161,062 fans
Kim Novak Photo: 1950s actress Kim Novak
155,993 fans
Jayne Mansfield Photo: 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield
142,509 fans
Jeanne Crain Photo: 1950s actress Jeanne Crain
115,825 fans
Diana Dors Photo: 1950s actress Diana Dors
108,898 fans
Shirley MacLaine Photo: 1950s actress Shirley MacLaine
94,744 fans
Barbara  Lawrence Photo: 1950s actress Barbara Lawrence
70,812 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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