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
417,363 fans
Clara Bow Photo: 1920s actress Clara Bow
227,803 fans
Mary Pickford Photo: 1920s actress Mary Pickford
160,923 fans
Marion Davies Photo: 1920s actress Marion Davies
125,856 fans
Lillian Gish Photo: 1920s actress Lillian Gish
119,996 fans
Vilma Banky Photo: 1920s actress Vilma Banky
87,757 fans




Greta Garbo Photo: 1930s actress Greta Garbo
771,442 fans
Jean Harlow Photo: 1930s actress Jean Harlow
693,309 fans
Carole Lombard Photo: 1930s actress Carole Lombard
456,816 fans
Loretta Young Photo: 1930s actress Loretta Young
288,501 fans
Marlene Dietrich Photo: 1930s actress Marlene Dietrich
257,777 fans
Claudette Colbert Photo: 1930s actress Claudette Colbert
169,234 fans
Myrna Loy Photo: 1930s actress Myrna Loy
160,146 fans
Fay Wray Photo: 1930s actress Fay Wray
153,640 fans
Barbara Stanwyck Photo: 1930s actress Barbara Stanwyck
146,715 fans
Thelma Todd Photo: 1930s actress Thelma Todd
126,827 fans
Bette Davis Photo: 1930s actress Bette Davis
120,073 fans
Joan Crawford Photo: 1930s actress Joan Crawford
109,628 fans
Maureen O'Sullivan Photo: 1930s actress Maureen O'Sullivan
100,868 fans
Mae West Photo: 1930s actress Mae West
100,728 fans
Margaret Lindsay Photo: 1930s actress Margaret Lindsay
87,809 fans
Joan Blondell Photo: 1930s actress Joan Blondell
77,027 fans
Ann Sothern Photo: 1930s actress Ann Sothern
64,990 fans
Joan Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Joan Bennett
62,814 fans
Alice White Photo: 1930s actress Alice White
60,237 fans
Jeanette MacDonald Photo: 1930s actress Jeanette MacDonald
57,171 fans
Anita Page Photo: 1930s actress Anita Page
54,862 fans
Norma Shearer Photo: 1930s actress Norma Shearer
52,247 fans
Sally Blane Photo: 1930s actress Sally Blane
50,170 fans
Mary Astor Photo: 1930s actress Mary Astor
48,523 fans
Una Merkel Photo: 1930s actress Una Merkel
47,619 fans
Eleanor  Powell Photo: 1930s actress Eleanor Powell
47,100 fans
Evalyn Knapp Photo: 1930s actress Evalyn Knapp
44,287 fans
Constance Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Constance Bennett
43,819 fans
Kay Francis Photo: 1930s actress Kay Francis
43,331 fans
Miriam Hopkins Photo: 1930s actress Miriam Hopkins
42,786 fans
Marian  Marsh Photo: 1930s actress Marian Marsh
42,488 fans
Marie Wilson Photo: 1930s actress Marie Wilson
42,298 fans
Glenda Farrell Photo: 1930s actress Glenda Farrell
42,217 fans
Madge Evans Photo: 1930s actress Madge Evans
42,210 fans
Virginia Bruce Photo: 1930s actress Virginia Bruce
42,075 fans
Ruth Chatterton Photo: 1930s actress Ruth Chatterton
42,072 fans
Vivien Leigh Photo: 1940s actress Vivien Leigh
858,352 fans
Ava Gardner Photo: 1940s actress Ava Gardner
758,304 fans
Hedy Lamarr Photo: 1940s actress Hedy Lamarr
748,225 fans
Joan Fontaine Photo: 1940s actress Joan Fontaine
692,853 fans
Gene Tierney Photo: 1940s actress Gene Tierney
455,024 fans
Rita Hayworth Photo: 1940s actress Rita Hayworth
454,635 fans
Lana Turner Photo: 1940s actress Lana Turner
288,750 fans
Ingrid Bergman Photo: 1940s actress Ingrid Bergman
245,690 fans
Ginger Rogers Photo: 1940s actress Ginger Rogers
206,653 fans
Jennifer Jones Photo: 1940s actress Jennifer Jones
173,605 fans
Susan Hayward Photo: 1940s actress Susan Hayward
152,589 fans
Veronica  Lake Photo: 1940s actress Veronica Lake
145,594 fans
Betty  Grable Photo: 1940s actress Betty Grable
115,812 fans
Lauren Bacall Photo: 1940s actress Lauren Bacall
111,125 fans
Katharine Hepburn Photo: 1940s actress Katharine Hepburn
103,677 fans
Linda Darnell Photo: 1940s actress Linda Darnell
102,633 fans
Carole Landis Photo: 1940s actress Carole Landis
96,287 fans
Lucille Ball Photo: 1940s actress Lucille Ball
95,201 fans
Ann  Sheridan Photo: 1940s actress Ann Sheridan
93,450 fans
Olivia de Havilland Photo: 1940s actress Olivia de Havilland
89,488 fans
Judy Garland Photo: 1940s actress Judy Garland
81,014 fans
Ella  Raines Photo: 1940s actress Ella Raines
76,355 fans
Jane Wyman Photo: 1940s actress Jane Wyman
75,394 fans
Dorothy Lamour Photo: 1940s actress Dorothy Lamour
74,014 fans
Elizabeth Taylor Photo: 1950s actress Elizabeth Taylor
952,634 fans
Marilyn Monroe Photo: 1950s actress Marilyn Monroe
889,214 fans
Grace Kelly Photo: 1950s actress Grace Kelly
758,827 fans
Audrey Hepburn Photo: 1950s actress Audrey Hepburn
550,522 fans
Sophia Loren Photo: 1950s actress Sophia Loren
451,671 fans
Brigitte Bardot Photo: 1950s actress Brigitte Bardot
347,109 fans
Natalie Wood Photo: 1950s actress Natalie Wood
311,425 fans
Jane Russell Photo: 1950s actress Jane Russell
219,720 fans
Joan Collins Photo: 1950s actress Joan Collins
162,700 fans
Kim Novak Photo: 1950s actress Kim Novak
158,031 fans
Jayne Mansfield Photo: 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield
145,043 fans
Jeanne Crain Photo: 1950s actress Jeanne Crain
117,284 fans
Diana Dors Photo: 1950s actress Diana Dors
113,703 fans
Shirley MacLaine Photo: 1950s actress Shirley MacLaine
96,462 fans
Barbara  Lawrence Photo: 1950s actress Barbara Lawrence
72,261 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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