I have a pretty strong obsession for Marilyn Monroe. I think she is cinema’s goddess.
In our current generation… Paula Patton, Hayley Atwell, and Jessica Chastain.
I also think Liv Ullman has a classical kind of beauty to her.
I wasn’t born a redhead, I was born to be a redhead
Anna Karina, very frail and feminine beauty.
Also, I second Loveroflecinema about Liv Ullman.
Julie Christie. Ravishing in so many of her films, then and now.
She’s heavenly as “Agnes of God.”
(A reaction to Lady Gaga’s outfit.)
Breathtaking in “Valmont.”
Who wouldn’t “Fall” for such a beauty?
Couldn’t blame Banderas for spying on her in that movie…
Audrey Hepburn is undeniably gorgeous, but today, my heart is set on Mila Kunis and Jami Gertz. I don’t love saying who is the best looking celebrity because everyone knows they are made up to look unrealistically attractive, but those three are the ones I always reference.
Can’t we all just agree that it’s Anna Karina and it’s not even close?
I have to say Madhuri Dixit, of Hindi cinema. And I say that as a caucasian American cineaste. She has the acting chops of Winslet and Ingrid Bergman (and almost of Streep), and the dancing/sexuality of a female Hindi Elvis Presley. Most importantly, no one in any world cinema surpasses her in beauty. Unfortunately, like Presley, she’s the best thing in most of her films (she was never in a really great film, except one, “Prem Pratigyya” from 1989). Films of hers that aren’t bad, if you can handle the intermittent quality, are Hum Aapke Hain Koun (‘94), Beta(1992), Mrityudand (’97) and Prem Granth(1996). Time Magazine just put her “Devdas” in their crazy “top ten of the millennium”, but that is a film of mixed quality (though she is unbelievably stunning in that film).
@Alex: Anna Karina? Overrated beauty.
Seriously, I agree with most of the beauties mentioned before (e.g. Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Tuesday Weld, Madeleine Stowe, Stefania Sandrelli, MLP, etc).
But I also can’t get enough of sexy faces like Sherilyn Fenn:
…and Nastassja Kinski (even though she’s starting to look like her father):
Don’t tell me you think Bergman has more beauty than Karina, Bergman has big fat nose.
double big nose post.
Nastassja Kinski and Francoise Dorleac.
Sorry I have to include Zooey and McGowan in my top10.
1- Anna Karina. The kind of women that doesn’t exists anymore.
2- Claudia Cardinale.
3- Naomi Watts
5-Charlize Theron. She doesn’t have a real idea of what movies choose to work in it, but she is not a bad actress at all.
6- Marilyn Monroe.
7- Zooey Deschanel
8- Zhang Ziyi
9- Irene Jacob
10- Rose McGowan
I have to say Madhuri Dixit, of Hindi cinema. And I say that as a caucasian American cineaste.
How noble of you!
Anna Karina. The kind of women that doesn’t exists anymore.
You realize Anna Karina is still alive and very much exists. Or does she not “exist” to you now that she doesn’t look like she did in the 60s?
This thread always brings the stupid.
First names that cross my mind: Irene Jacob (Double Life of Veronica), Maria Valverde (The Weakness of the Bolshevik).
@Savannah: “how noble of you”. The only reason I wrote that, is that it seems if anyone gives love to Hindi cinema, someone on Mubi accuses them of being from the sub-continent. I simply wanted to establish that I was a Euro-descendant who is color blind… and STILL loves Madhuri Dixit. By the way, you clearly don’t know her or her work: she’s 46 now, so I’m not an ageist. And Anna Karina is still one of the most beautfiul people/women in the world (though that was from some other post). You’re right though: “this thread always brings the stupid”: including your underestimation of at least my post and the ideology/aesthetics/anti-agist, color-blind person behind it. — So who do you think are the most beaufitul men, Savannah? Or is ‘beauty’ beneath you as a category?
Or maybe the stupid it’s you. What i m trying to say, when i say it’s the kind of women that doesn’t exists anymore i don’t mean precisely her or her look, it’s something general, i mean the kind of girls of the 60-70’s were not as shallow and stupid as today, with much more interests in art or philosophy, that kind of girls are nearly dead nowadays, like it or not.
Irene Jacob should be added to the mix, she is something strange, 1 out of 1000000.
Most Beautiful Actress (Recent Cinema):
Jessica Chastain in The Tree of Life
Most Beautiful Actress (1990s):
Irene Jacob in The Double Life of Veronique
Most Beautiful Actress (1980s):
Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas
Most Beautiful Actress (1970s):
Maria Schneider in The Passenger
Most Beautiful Actress (1960s):
Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass
Most Beautiful Actress (1940s):
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca
Most Beautiful Actress (Silent Era):
Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box
Paulette Goddard in Modern Times, and I rarely find actresses in silent films attractive. Ironically its because her character is deliberately poor and scrappy, she doesn’t have the hokey makeup and perfect hair of what proper silent actresses were supposed to look like.
Agree with the Irene Jacob, I pretty much fell in love with both Veroniques.
Rita Hayworth. “Are you decent, Gilda?” “Me?!?”. Case closed. Killer as short blonde hair in Lady from Shanghai too.
And yes Claudia Cardinale. I’ve never really seen the argument for her compatriot Sofia Loren however, but what’s beauty if not subjective? CC in Once Upon a Time in the West, my god.
Of current actors working, Mila Kunis.
Classic: Joan Bennet
Today: Nicole Kidman