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: Ruth Chatterton

Ruth Chatterton

1930s actress, novelist, and early aviator1930s

“I know for some women, men are a household necessity; myself, I'd rather have a canary. ”

#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


“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


“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


“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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