The most beautiful women in the history of cinema

Marilyn Monroe

Actress
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Born: June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.66 m
Full name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Parents: Martin Edward Mortensen, Gladys Pearl Baker, Charles Stanley Gifford
Marilyn Monroe Photo Credit: [ 20th Century Fox / The Kobal Collection ]
Marilyn Monroe Photo Credit: [ 20th Century Fox / The Kobal Collection ]

 

Vivien Leigh

Actress
Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier was an English stage and film actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for her performances as “southern belles”: Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche…
Born: November 5, 1913, Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967, London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.60 m
Children: Suzanne Farrington
Spouse: Laurence Olivier (m. 1940–1960), Herbert Leigh Holman (m. 1932–1940)
Vivien Leigh Photo Credit: [ Warner Bros / The Kobal Collection ]
Vivien Leigh Photo Credit: [ Warner Bros / The Kobal Collection ]

 

Jean Simmons

Actress
Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE was a British-American actress. One of J. Arthur Rank’s ‘well-spoken young starlets,’ she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain.
Born: January 31, 1929, Lower Holloway, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 22, 2010, Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Spouse: Richard Brooks (m. 1960–1977), Stewart Granger (m. 1950–1960)
Children: Tracy Granger, Kate Brooks
Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons

 

Rita Hayworth

Dancer
Rita Hayworth was an American dancer and film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars.
Born: October 17, 1918, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1987, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Children: Yasmin Aga Khan, Rebecca Welles
Spouse: James Hill (m. 1958–1961), Dick Haymes (m. 1953–1955), Prince Aly Khan (m. 1949–1953), Orson Welles (m. 1943–1948), Edward C. Judson (m. 1937–1942)
Rita Hayworth [Columbia Pictures]
Rita Hayworth [Columbia Pictures]

 

Charlize Theron

Actress
Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil’s Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, and The Cider House Rules.
Born: August 7, 1975 (age 37), Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Height: 1.77 m
Full name: Charlize Theron
Parents: Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz, Charles Jacobus Theron
Children: Jackson Theron

 

Charlize Theron AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON
Charlize Theron AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON

 

Kate Winslet

Actress
Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress and singer. She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader.
Born: October 5, 1975 (age 37), Reading, United Kingdom
Height: 1.69 m
Spouse: Ned Rocknroll (m. 2012), Sam Mendes (m. 2003–2010), Jim Threapleton (m. 1998–2001)
Children: Mia Honey Threapleton, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes
Upcoming movies: Divergent, A Little Chaos

 

Kate Winslet British actress Kate Winslet poses at the occasion of the opening ceremony of the flagship store of watch brand Longines in Hong Kong, China, 9 December 2012.
Kate Winslet British actress Kate Winslet poses at the occasion of the opening ceremony of the flagship store of watch brand Longines in Hong Kong, China, 9 December 2012.

 

Sophia Loren

Actress
Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren is widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honored actress.
Born: September 20, 1934 (age 78), Rome, Italy
Height: 1.74 m
Full name: Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti
Children: Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti
Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966–2007), Carlo Ponti (m. 1957–1962)

 

Sophia Loren Italian actress Sophia Loren 1960 ©MP/Portfolio/Leemage
Sophia Loren Italian actress Sophia Loren 1960 ©MP/Portfolio/Leemage

 

Kim Novak

Actress
Kim Novak is an American actress. She began her career in 1954 at age 21, and came to prominence almost immediately with a leading role in the film Picnic.
Born: February 13, 1933 (age 80), Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Spouse: Robert Malloy (m. 1976), Richard Johnson (m. 1965–1966)
Siblings: Arlene Novak
Parents: Joseph Novak, Blanche Novak

 

Kim Novak ©Farabola/Leemage     Kim Novak ©Farabola/Leemage

 

Bette Davis

Actress
Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range…
Born: April 5, 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6, 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height: 1.60 m
Children: B. D. Hyman, Michael Merrill, Margot Merrill
Spouse: Gary Merrill (m. 1950–1960), William Grant Sherry (m. 1945–1950), Arthur Farnsworth (m. 1940–1943), Harmon Nelson (m. 1932–1938)

 

Bette Davis Photo Credit: [ Warner Bros. / The Kobal Collection ]

 

Greta Garbo

Actress
Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood’s silent and classic periods.
Born: September 18, 1905, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 15, 1990, New York City, New York, United States
Full name: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson
Height: 1.70 m
Awards: Litteris et Artibus

 

Greta Garbo Photo Credit: [ MGM / The Kobal Collection / Hurrell, George ]

 

Lana Turner

Actress
Lana Turner was an American actress popular during the 1940s and 1950s. Discovered and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of sixteen, Turner first attracted attention in They Won’t Forget.
Born: February 8, 1921, Wallace, Idaho, United States
Died: June 29, 1995, Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.60 m
Spouse: Ronald Pellar (m. 1969–1972), Robert P. Eaton (m. 1965–1969), Frederick May (m. 1960–1962), Lex Barker (m. 1953–1957), Henry J. Topping, Jr. (m. 1948–1952), Joseph Stephen Crane (m. 1943–1944), Joseph Stephen Crane (m. 1942–1943), Artie Shaw (m. 1940–1940)More
Parents: Mildred Frances Cowan, John Virgil Madison Turner

Lana Turner THE THREE MUSKETEERS 1948 DIRECTED BY GEORGE SIDNEY Lana Turner

 

Ginger Rogers

Actress
Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century.
Born: July 16, 1911, Independence, Missouri, United States
Died: April 25, 1995, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Buried: Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Last album: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers at RKO

Ginger Rogers Getty Images

 

Carole Bouquet

Actress
Carole Bouquet is a French actress and fashion model, who has appeared in more than 40 films since 1977. Bouquet was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Born: August 18, 1957 (age 55), Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height: 1.72 m
Children: Dimitri Rassam, Louis Giacobetti
Spouse: Jacques Liebowitch (m. 1992–1996), Jean-Pierre Rassam (m. 1982–1985), Rodolfo Recrio (m. 1980–1981)
Music group: Les Enfoirés

Carole Bouquet / For Your Eyes Only 1981 directed by John Glen

 

Brigitte Bardot

Actress
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and ’60s.
Born: September 28, 1934 (age 78), Paris, France
Height: 1.70 m
Full name: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Children: Nicolas-Jacques Charrier
Brigitte Bardot / Viva Maria ! / 1965 directed by Louis Malle
Brigitte Bardot / Viva Maria ! / 1965 directed by Louis Malle

 

Grace Kelly

Actress
Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco.
Born: November 12, 1929, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 1982, Monaco
Spouse: Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (m. 1956–1982)
Children: Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Awards: Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Drama Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites

Grace Kelly in the 50's [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures]

 

Jennifer Connelly

Actress
Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American film actress, who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before making her motion picture debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America.
Born: December 12, 1970 (age 42), Cairo, New York, United States
Height: 1.69 m
Spouse: Paul Bettany (m. 2003)
Children: Kai Dugan, Stellan Bettany, Agnes Lark Bettany
Parents: Gerard Connelly, Eileen Connelly

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Actress Jennifer Connelly attends the after party for a screening of "Virginia" hosted by The Cinema Society & Shiseido With Grey Goose at on May 14, 2012 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images/AFP

 

Aishwarya Rai

Actress
Aishwarya Rai, also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian film actress and model. She won the Miss India and Miss World pageants of 1994, and has acted in over 40 films in different genres.
Born: November 1, 1973 (age 39), Mangalore, India
Height: 1.70 m
Spouse: Abhishek Bachchan (m. 2007)
Parents: Krishnaraj Rai, Brindya Rai
Siblings: Aditya Rai

Indian Bollywood film actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the unveiling of the book 'My Father, Our Fraternity' by Indian classical Sarod musician, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan who has penned the story of his father, Sarod player Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan, in Mumbai on December 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO

 

Natalie Portman

Actress
Natalie Portman is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success …
Born: June 9, 1981 (age 31), Jerusalem, Israel
Height: 1.60 m
Full name: Natalie Hershlag
Spouse: Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)
Education: Harvard College (1999–2003), Syosset High School

Actress Natalie Portman presents the Oscar for Best Actor onstage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK

 

Gene Tierney

Actress
Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura and her Academy…
Born: November 19, 1920, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 6, 1991, Houston, Texas
Full name: Gene Eliza Tierney
Height: 1.66 m
Children: Christina Cassini, Daria Cassini

Gene Tierney in the 40's [Twentieth Century Fox Pictures]

 

Julie Christie

Actress
Julie Frances Christie is a British actress. A pop icon of the “swinging London” era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Born: April 14, 1941 (age 72), Chabua, India
Height: 1.57 m
Spouse: Duncan Campbell (m. 2007)
Siblings: Clive Christie, June Christie
Awards: Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role

Julie Christie Photo Credit: [ Joseph Janni Production / The Kobal Collection ]

 

Ava Gardner

Actress
Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers.
Born: December 24, 1922, Smithfield, North Carolina, United States
Died: January 25, 1990, Westminster, United Kingdom
Height: 1.68 m
Siblings: Beatrice Gardner, Raymond Gardner, Myra Gardner, Elsie Mae Gardner, Melvin Gardner, Inez Gardner
Spouse: Frank Sinatra (m. 1951–1957), Artie Shaw (m. 1945–1946), Mickey Rooney (m. 1942–1943)

 

Ava Gardner Photo Credit: [ MGM / The Kobal Collection / Apger, Virgil ]

 

 

Olivia de Havilland

Actress
Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Japan to British parents, de Havilland and her younger sister Joan Fontaine moved to California in 1919.
Born: July 1, 1916 (age 96), Tokyo, Japan
Height: 1.60 m
Siblings: Joan Fontaine
Children: Giselle Galante, Benjamin Goodrich
Awards: Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role

 

Olivia De Havilland Photo Credit: [ Warner Bros. / The Kobal Collection / Hurrell, George ]

 

Jane Russell

Actress
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was an American film actress and was one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw.
Born: June 21, 1921, Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 28, 2011, Santa Maria, California, United States
Height: 1.70 m
Children: Tracy Waterfield, Robert Waterfield, Thomas Waterfield
Spouse: John Calvin Peoples (m. 1974–1999), Roger Barrett (m. 1968–1968), Bob Waterfield (m. 1943–1968)

 

Jane Russell Photo Credit: [ RKO / The Kobal Collection ]

 

 

Ingrid Bergman

Actress
Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress.
Born: August 29, 1915, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1982, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.75 m
Children: Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Rossellini, Pia Lindström, Renato Roberto Giusto Giuseppe Rossellini
Spouse: Lars Schmidt (m. 1958–1975), Roberto Rossellini (m. 1950–1957), Aron Lindström (m. 1937–1950)

 

Ingrid Bergman Photo Credit: [ RKO / The Kobal Collection ]

 

 

Milla Jovovich

Actress
Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. During her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action-themed films, earning her the sobriquet …
Born: December 17, 1975 (age 37), Kiev
Height: 1.74 m
Full name: Milica Natasha Jovovich
Spouse: Paul W. S. Anderson (m. 2009), Luc Besson (m. 1997–1999), Shawn Andrews (m. 1992–1992)
Children: Ever Gabo Anderson

Milla Jovovich Photo Credit: [ Getty Images ]

Veronica Lake

Actress
Veronica Lake was an American film actress. Lake won both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan’s Travels and for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd, during the 1940s.
Born: November 14, 1922, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 7, 1973, Burlington, Vermont, United States
Height: 1.50 m
Children: Elaine Detlie, Andre Michael De Toth III, Diana De Toth, William Detlie
Spouse: Robert Carleton-Munro (m. 1972–1973)

Veronica Lake Photo Credit: [ United Artists / The Kobal Collection ]

Joan Fontaine

Actress
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, known professionally as Joan Fontaine, is a British American actress. Born in Japan to British parents, de Havilland and her older sister Olivia de Havilland moved to California in 1919.
Born: October 22, 1917 (age 95), Tokyo, Japan
Height: 1.60 m
Siblings: Olivia de Havilland
Children: Debbie Dozier, Martita Pareja
Spouse: Alfred Wright, Jr. (m. 1964–1969), Collier Young (m. 1952–1961), William Dozier (m. 1946–1951), Brian Aherne (m. 1939–1945)

 

Joan Fontaine Photo Credit: [ RKO / The Kobal Collection ]

 

Maureen O’Hara

Actress
Maureen O’Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and long-time friend John Wayne.
Born: August 17, 1920 (age 92), Ranelagh, Ireland
Height: 1.73 m
Full name: Maureen FitzSimons
Children: Bronwyn FitzSimons
Spouse: Charles F. Blair, Jr. (m. 1968–1978), Will Price (m. 1941–1953), George H. Brown (m. 1939–1941)

 

Maureen O'Hara early 50's

 

Lee Remick

Actress
Lee Ann Remick was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Omen.
Born: December 14, 1935, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2, 1991, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.70 m
Children: Katherine Colleran, Matt Colleran
Spouse: William Rory Gowans (m. 1970–1991), Bill Colleran (m. 1957–1968)

Lee Remick

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actress
Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of United Kingdom and United States television films and small roles in films, …
Born: September 25, 1969 (age 43), Swansea, United Kingdom
Height: 1.69 m
Nationality: Welsh
Spouse: Michael Douglas (m. 2000)
Children: Carys Zeta Douglas, Dylan Michael Douglas

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives on the red carpet of the 68th annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Valerie MACON

 

 

Halle Berry

Actress
Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2013, the only …
Born: August 14, 1966 (age 46), Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Partner: Olivier Martinez (2010–)
Upcoming movie: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Parents: Judith Ann Hawkins, Jerome Jesse Berry
Spouse: Eric Benét (m. 2001–2005), David Justice (m. 1992–1997)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the premiere Of Tri Star Pictures' "The Call" at ArcLight Cinemas on March 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 05: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the premiere Of Tri Star Pictures’ “The Call” at ArcLight Cinemas on March 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

 

 

Jennifer Aniston

Actress
Jennifer Aniston is an American actress, film director, and producer. She has received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012.
Born: February 11, 1969 (age 44), Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.64 m
Partner: Justin Theroux (2011–)
Spouse: Brad Pitt (m. 2000–2005)
Upcoming movies: We’re the Millers, The Goree Girls

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 16: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of Lifetime's 'Call Me Crazy: A Five Film' at Pacific Design Center on April 16, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. Jason Merritt/Getty Images/AFP

 

Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress
Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her performance in Scarface.
Born: April 29, 1958 (age 55), Santa Ana, California, United States
Height: 1.71 m
Children: Claudia Rose Pfeiffer, John Henry Kelley
Spouse: David E. Kelley (m. 1993), Peter Horton (m. 1981–1988)
Siblings: Dedee Pfeiffer, Lori Pfeiffer, Rick Pfeiffer

US actress Michelle Pfeiffer poses as she arrives to attend the inauguration ceremony of the "Cite du cinema", a film studios complex heralded as "Hollywood à la Francaise" (French Hollywood), on September 21, 2012 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Actress
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on TBS’s The Bill Engvall Show and she subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain …
Born: August 15, 1990 (age 22), Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 1.72 m
Siblings: Blaine Lawrence, Ben Lawrence
Parents: Karen Lawrence, Gary Lawrence
Awards: Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role,
Oscars 2013 Best Dressed: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Oscars 2013 Best Dressed: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

 

Diane Kruger

Actress
Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure and its sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds, Anna in Mr. Nobody, and Gina in Unknown.
Born: July 15, 1976 (age 36), Algermissen, Germany
Height: 1.70 m
Partner: Joshua Jackson (2006–)
Spouse: Guillaume Canet (m. 2001–2006)
Siblings: Stefan Heidkrüger

 

Diane Kruger / Getty Images

Diane Kruger / Getty Images

 

 

Rachel Roberts

Model
Rachel Roberts is a Canadian model and actress. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Roberts has appeared in numerous ad campaigns, most notably for Biotherm Skin Care Products, and she became …
Born: April 8, 1978 (age 35), Vancouver, Canada
Spouse: Andrew Niccol (m. 2002)
Education: Magee Secondary School
Movies: S1m0ne, How To Seduce Difficult Women
Children: Jack Niccol, Ava Lila Rae Niccol

 

Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts