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
415,367 fans
Clara Bow Photo: 1920s actress Clara Bow
226,196 fans
Mary Pickford Photo: 1920s actress Mary Pickford
159,674 fans
Marion Davies Photo: 1920s actress Marion Davies
124,663 fans
Lillian Gish Photo: 1920s actress Lillian Gish
118,870 fans
Vilma Banky Photo: 1920s actress Vilma Banky
86,734 fans




Greta Garbo Photo: 1930s actress Greta Garbo
769,821 fans
Jean Harlow Photo: 1930s actress Jean Harlow
691,847 fans
Carole Lombard Photo: 1930s actress Carole Lombard
455,706 fans
Loretta Young Photo: 1930s actress Loretta Young
287,480 fans
Marlene Dietrich Photo: 1930s actress Marlene Dietrich
256,737 fans
Claudette Colbert Photo: 1930s actress Claudette Colbert
168,362 fans
Myrna Loy Photo: 1930s actress Myrna Loy
159,094 fans
Fay Wray Photo: 1930s actress Fay Wray
152,460 fans
Barbara Stanwyck Photo: 1930s actress Barbara Stanwyck
145,858 fans
Thelma Todd Photo: 1930s actress Thelma Todd
126,131 fans
Bette Davis Photo: 1930s actress Bette Davis
119,175 fans
Joan Crawford Photo: 1930s actress Joan Crawford
108,804 fans
Maureen O'Sullivan Photo: 1930s actress Maureen O'Sullivan
99,957 fans
Mae West Photo: 1930s actress Mae West
99,853 fans
Margaret Lindsay Photo: 1930s actress Margaret Lindsay
87,140 fans
Joan Blondell Photo: 1930s actress Joan Blondell
76,217 fans
Ann Sothern Photo: 1930s actress Ann Sothern
64,283 fans
Joan Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Joan Bennett
62,109 fans
Alice White Photo: 1930s actress Alice White
59,567 fans
Jeanette MacDonald Photo: 1930s actress Jeanette MacDonald
56,514 fans
Anita Page Photo: 1930s actress Anita Page
54,316 fans
Norma Shearer Photo: 1930s actress Norma Shearer
51,680 fans
Sally Blane Photo: 1930s actress Sally Blane
49,618 fans
Mary Astor Photo: 1930s actress Mary Astor
47,962 fans
Una Merkel Photo: 1930s actress Una Merkel
47,091 fans
Eleanor  Powell Photo: 1930s actress Eleanor Powell
46,516 fans
Evalyn Knapp Photo: 1930s actress Evalyn Knapp
43,704 fans
Constance Bennett Photo: 1930s actress Constance Bennett
43,269 fans
Kay Francis Photo: 1930s actress Kay Francis
42,744 fans
Miriam Hopkins Photo: 1930s actress Miriam Hopkins
42,233 fans
Marian  Marsh Photo: 1930s actress Marian Marsh
41,963 fans
Marie Wilson Photo: 1930s actress Marie Wilson
41,699 fans
Madge Evans Photo: 1930s actress Madge Evans
41,672 fans
Glenda Farrell Photo: 1930s actress Glenda Farrell
41,668 fans
Ruth Chatterton Photo: 1930s actress Ruth Chatterton
41,532 fans
Virginia Bruce Photo: 1930s actress Virginia Bruce
41,524 fans
Vivien Leigh Photo: 1940s actress Vivien Leigh
857,078 fans
Ava Gardner Photo: 1940s actress Ava Gardner
756,785 fans
Hedy Lamarr Photo: 1940s actress Hedy Lamarr
747,129 fans
Joan Fontaine Photo: 1940s actress Joan Fontaine
692,040 fans
Gene Tierney Photo: 1940s actress Gene Tierney
454,120 fans
Rita Hayworth Photo: 1940s actress Rita Hayworth
453,705 fans
Lana Turner Photo: 1940s actress Lana Turner
287,911 fans
Ingrid Bergman Photo: 1940s actress Ingrid Bergman
245,075 fans
Ginger Rogers Photo: 1940s actress Ginger Rogers
206,117 fans
Jennifer Jones Photo: 1940s actress Jennifer Jones
172,937 fans
Susan Hayward Photo: 1940s actress Susan Hayward
151,915 fans
Veronica  Lake Photo: 1940s actress Veronica Lake
144,624 fans
Betty  Grable Photo: 1940s actress Betty Grable
115,177 fans
Lauren Bacall Photo: 1940s actress Lauren Bacall
110,418 fans
Katharine Hepburn Photo: 1940s actress Katharine Hepburn
103,125 fans
Linda Darnell Photo: 1940s actress Linda Darnell
102,125 fans
Carole Landis Photo: 1940s actress Carole Landis
95,855 fans
Lucille Ball Photo: 1940s actress Lucille Ball
94,638 fans
Ann  Sheridan Photo: 1940s actress Ann Sheridan
92,926 fans
Olivia de Havilland Photo: 1940s actress Olivia de Havilland
89,014 fans
Judy Garland Photo: 1940s actress Judy Garland
80,509 fans
Ella  Raines Photo: 1940s actress Ella Raines
75,787 fans
Jane Wyman Photo: 1940s actress Jane Wyman
74,916 fans
Dorothy Lamour Photo: 1940s actress Dorothy Lamour
73,484 fans
Elizabeth Taylor Photo: 1950s actress Elizabeth Taylor
951,644 fans
Marilyn Monroe Photo: 1950s actress Marilyn Monroe
888,330 fans
Grace Kelly Photo: 1950s actress Grace Kelly
757,892 fans
Audrey Hepburn Photo: 1950s actress Audrey Hepburn
549,612 fans
Sophia Loren Photo: 1950s actress Sophia Loren
450,881 fans
Brigitte Bardot Photo: 1950s actress Brigitte Bardot
346,274 fans
Natalie Wood Photo: 1950s actress Natalie Wood
310,767 fans
Jane Russell Photo: 1950s actress Jane Russell
219,130 fans
Joan Collins Photo: 1950s actress Joan Collins
162,204 fans
Kim Novak Photo: 1950s actress Kim Novak
157,360 fans
Jayne Mansfield Photo: 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield
144,229 fans
Jeanne Crain Photo: 1950s actress Jeanne Crain
116,801 fans
Diana Dors Photo: 1950s actress Diana Dors
113,141 fans
Shirley MacLaine Photo: 1950s actress Shirley MacLaine
95,884 fans
Barbara  Lawrence Photo: 1950s actress Barbara Lawrence
71,780 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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