Beauty is not enough -as an actress she also has to be able to act! That rules out Catherine Zeta Jones for starters.My personal favourites are Marlene Dietrich in Blue Angel, Maria Cesares in Les Enfants du Paradis and Orpheus, Catherene Deneuve in Belle de Jour and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca and For Whom the Bell Tolls.I also challenge any hot-blooded male with an aesthetic sense not to fall in love with Emanuelle Beart in Un Coeur en Hiver.
Claudia Cardinale was absolutley stunning. And regardless what you think of Slumdog Millionaire, Frieda Pinto is gorgeous.
Catherine Deneuve et Anouk Aimée.
ANNA KARINA, Chantal Goya, Christine Noonan (from if…)
Vera Miles and Tippi Hedren (Looked beautiful in The Birds).
If I were a guy, I’d probably go for Gillian Hills in “Beat Girl”, or Brigitte Bardot in “And God Created Woman”.
Also, as others have said: Anna Karina, Isabelle Adjani, Monica Bellucci, Jean Seberg, Ava Gardner, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth. Oh, and Linda Darnell in “Forever Amber”. Maybe Liv Tyler and Rocketeer-era Jennifer Connelly before she lost half of her body weight?
And HEDY LAMARR, surely. If I could look like anyone in the world, God – I’d look like Hedy Lamarr. Also, she was a scientific genius who helped to invent wireless communication. AND she escaped from her Nazi husband’s castle by climbing out the window on a rope made of bedsheets! Most beautiful, most adventurous, and most smartest. :-) Go Hedy!
Now let’s talk about some male beauty… (:cough: Leslie Howard. :cough:)
Also, Grace Kelly and Eva-Marie Saint.
Vitty and Welch.
I just saw Sleeper, and it reminded me of how beautiful Diane Keaton is. Her smile and her laugh, and even though she makes mostly silly movies now, I think she’s maturing gracefully.
Also, I would definitely switch teams for Penelope Cruz.
the girl who plays the cashier at the liquor store in SUPERBAD stroke me as very beautiful the other day.
Isabel Adjani, Irene Jacob, Greta Garbo, Anna Karina
Sophia Loren is the most beautiful woman who ever lived…inside and out. Don’t disagree if you haven’t seen her movies.
Emmanuelle Beart was constructed rather perfectly…
Top 6 (that I can think of now… and in no particular order):
and Sophia Loren
Irene Jacob in Double Life of Veronique.
Katharine Ross in The Graduate
Haydee Politoff in La Collectionneuse
Eva Green in The Dreamers
Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cloris Leachman by the way is not, was not, nor ever will be attractive..not even slightly.
Edna May Oliver
Beauty is only skin deep.