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WHO IS / WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM ACTRESS EVER?

captain

over 2 years ago

And some others:

Signe Hasso (the French tutor in Heaven Can Wait, though I will admit that this is at least partially due to a personal appreciation of her wardrobe in it)

Sally Gray (in Green For Danger)

Gloria Grahame (In A Lonely Place and lots of other noirs I’ve never seen)

and the almighty Helen Mirren. as attractive as she is now, she was just out of control when she was younger.

and half the cast of La Dolce Vita

captain

over 2 years ago

Also gotta mention Julie Andrews. “Beautiful” isn’t the word, but she has this quality that just warms my heart when I see her.

and though Claudia Cardinale has already been mentioned, I love this picture:

Bobby Wise

over 2 years ago

Can’t forget Pam Grier…

Frank P. Tomasul​o, Ph.D.

over 2 years ago

I agree with many of the other actresses whose names and photos appear above, but how about…

odilonvert

over 2 years ago

@Bobby — oh no, the ill-fitting crocheted string bikini that I went off about when Deck posted it on another thread makes yet another appearance. LOL

Mary

over 2 years ago

someone should really devote a whole thread to the ill-fitting crocheted string bikini

odilonvert

over 2 years ago

I’ll let a guy start that one. ;)

Mary

over 2 years ago

lol.

<<<<so bored<<<<<<

odilonvert

over 2 years ago

Hmm, then there’s always the misplaced thong. HA.

Uli Cain, Cinefidel¹³

over 2 years ago

VOLUPTE NOIR

over 2 years ago

Beauty as always is in the eye of the beholder. One man’s mate is another man’s poison.

Melike Tomris Önder

over 2 years ago

I forget to add Anne Bancroft!! She is a great, beautiful film actress!!

Sarah Karina-​Bogart

over 2 years ago

Zooey Deschanel, definitely, she is and will be my ultimate girl crush for years to come. Faye Wong, Anna Karina!, Emma Stone is my new favorite, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Hepburn (duh), Grace Kelly (more duh), Katharine Hepburn…

Edwin N

over 2 years ago

Was – Brigitte Bardot , Anna Karina , Monica Vitti , Claudia Cardinale , Ingrid Bergman

Is – Shu Qi , Rinko Kikushi , Blake Lively

toodead

over 2 years ago

i like women that can play Death

Renee Hirshfi​eld

over 2 years ago

I’d like to add Mary Astor, who was stunning as a silent film actress and positively radiant in Dodsworth (1936), her personal favorite of her many film roles.

Renee Hirshfi​eld

over 2 years ago

And, as mentioned by others, there is Louise Brooks, whose beauty shimmers in this famous 1928 photograph by Eugene Robert Richee (© Sunset Boulevard/Corbis):

over 2 years ago

the languorous feminine beauty of a young alain delon is far more compelling in its complexity then any female star

I miss that guy Liam (depressed)…

Obient

about 2 years ago

Irene Jacob & Audrey Hepburn

Glorfin​del

7 months ago

NATALIE WOOD!! Exotic beauty with the best eyes in the history of Hollywood! Never more beautiful than in moveis like Splendor in the Grass, and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.

Abhirup

7 months ago

Past – Gloria Grahame, Jeanne Moreau and Anna Karina.

Present – Faye Wong

So there is another thread of the same title …

Zasup

7 months ago

ANITA EKBERG.

bluesoul

7 months ago

Bibi Andersson

Justin Vicari

7 months ago

There is a third thread which David Ehrenstein started about Handsome Male Actors, and it was quickly taken over by hetero users who felt excluded and outraged at the very idea of having to think of men as good looking. It turned into yet another Beautiful Actress thread. So, yeah, it is what it is.

If no one has mentioned my girl Theresa Russell yet, I’ll say her! And Delphine Seyrig, and since I just watched her yesterday in Ashes of Time Redux, Maggie Cheung.