For decades, many actresses have struck us from the moment the camera settles into their close up. Many of the best hold our gaze and attention and never let go. With their talent, presence, and beauty, they remain ingrained in our vision with each performance, purely because of how stunning they are to witness. Since Hollywood's inception, several have graced the screen with their beauty. So we saw it fitting to find the most captivating faces of the women of Hollywood, from the gorgeous Lauren Bacall in the 1940s, to the stunning Margot Robbie of today.
With a determination to never be boxed in, Pamela Anderson took the craze over her name and image in the 90s and turned herself into an array of labels after that. The international craze over her truly began when the bombshell stormed the beaches in Baywatch. The blonde locks contrasted with the bright red swimsuit created an unforgettable combination that only she could pull off so majestically week in and week out.
Kim Kardashian West is a multitude of things. But, many people may overlook that she counts as an actress too. And not just because she appears on reality TV, but because the starlet has acting credit to her famous name. Undeniably beautiful, she's a walking obsession the world can't get their eyes off. And when you look like this, it's impossible for us to look away.
It's a no-brainer that Kim Basinger was a model in New York before she was an actress residing in Los Angeles. Bitten by the acting bug, she took to the West Coast in the 1970s to become the actress she is today. She was regarded as a sex symbol of her time who starred in some of history's most acclaimed films. Still a looker today, we still relish the woman's enthralling passion when we get to see her in character.
The flawless daughter of legend Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet is the rising star known as Zoë Kravitz. Who's become increasingly impossible to ignore. This is due to her sculpted looks and her ever-growing talents. She owes her genes and her gifts to her two stunning parents. She started making her name in the 2010s, and she's growing stronger, more suave, and prettier with each passing second we witness her.
The American-born Cuban-Columbian Hollywood star Odette Annable took the world by storm during the 2000s. She's whisked us away with her beauty in films such as Cloverfield, Banshee, and Supergirl. A marvel to watch and look at, the actress is easy on the eyes in more ways than one.
She was truly gifted from a supremely young age. At only 12-years-old, Brooke Shields received significant critical acclaim for her performance in 1978's Pretty Baby. This foreshadowed a career that truly hit its stride in the 90s where the world saw so much more of the beautiful brunette star.
No one could've predicted the phenomena that was Jennifer Lopez when she stepped onto the scene in the early 90s. In 2020, she's an actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, and producer with a career that defines longevity.
Audrey Hepburn was arguably the greatest actress to ever grace the screen. She was a blessing and became the brightest shining star of the 50s whose legacy and absorbing eyes have stood the test of time. Hepburn was the most talented and the most beautiful actress during a stellar reign in Tinsel Town. Her world-class beauty was only there to compliment someone who defined a generation with her art.
Jacqueline Bisset's Hollywood star began its rise in the 60s and has catapulted since then. She leaped into international stardom in The Detective and she hasn't looked back in over 40 years. She received her first roles thanks to her features. She took this notion and proved her ability. Over time, she became a great award-winning actress respected by fans and critics around the globe.
As graceful as she was gifted, Lauren Bacall, was a bright-eyed smokey-voiced starlet who lit up the 40s and the 50s with an excellence that left a legacy. She was known for 'The Look', her signature chin-down, sly grin, and tense stare that took a legacy of its own and sent chills down spines. Daring and dashing then, she departed as one of the greatest Hollywood ever made famous.
Halle Berry is known for many things in this world. She's an era-defining talent, and in the 2000s she was the epicenter of Hollywood. From superhero films to Oscar-winning turns to revolutionizing the Bond girl role, limits to her stardom didn't exist, nor did the limits of her glamour. She's one of the finest to ever walk into a scene, and that's true in every way imaginable.
In 1976, Farrah Fawcett was the definition of a pop culture. After jumping into the spotlight with her role the short-lived Charlie's Angels, her success was bolstered by a little-known swimsuit photo that sold 20 million copies. A seriously unprecedented achievement at the time, or any other really. In her time alive, the Texan beauty was the picture of joy and spirit thanks to her infectious appeal which led a career as beautiful as she was in every photo she posed for.
Few actresses have the level of accreditation as the great Liv Tyler. A scene-stealer for her acting, she's been snatching our hearts and our eyes since the 90s. Despite experiencing challenges and difficulties that almost stopped her career, the age-defying star has gone on to become better and looked even more astounding each time. We're just happy that we still get to witness her gifts and sky blue eyes to this day.
J-Law's star rose faster than anyone could even track. Before we knew it, she went from potential to prominence in top-grossing franchise films and Oscar-winning roles that showed that she arrived in Hollywood with the intention to take it over. The alluring Ms. Lawrence has proved her impeccable looks only boost her untouchable ability as an actress who's well on her way to becoming a screen legend for the ages.
The pretty princess Grace Kelly was an astounding actress who started her acclaimed career at the age of 20 and ended at the age of 26. Thankfully, not due to tragedy, but she exchanged it for royalty. She retired to become Princess of Monaco after her marriage to Prince Rainer III in 1956. Royalty overseas and royalty in Hollywood, the world was taken by stunning features, and we still are not worthy of her brilliance.
The Brooklyn-born beauty was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful women Hollywood ever saw. More important than her beauty, Gene Tierney was the highlight of the 1940s boasted by her powerful leading-lady ability in films such as Laura and Leave Her To Heaven. These were just two of many striking performances she's known for. And to this day, the big and small screens haven't seen anyone quite as astonishing as her.
When you look like this, it's shocking that the world thinks about so many other lovely things you've done first. Those achievements would have to be extraordinary...which they are. Aishwarya Rai is an actress, pageant winner, icon and ambassador. Since the late 90s and throughout the 2000s, the Indian spectacle happens to be one of the most influential and gorgeous figures that we share this planet with. Her looks are still as jaw-dropping as ever, and her impact is as powerful today as it was when she first started turning heads and changing lives.
Michelle Pfeifer saw the 80s and all of Hollywood as her playground. With over 20 credits in that era, she was a tour-de-force of brilliance and beauty. The world has always adored and swooned over the blonde-haired heir to the cinema throne for years, and that won't stop anytime soon.
She's already worked with Scorsese and Tarantino before the age of 30, and she just keeps going. Margot Robbie entered the 2010s like a breath of fresh air that we're still inhaling when we see her performances. Recognized for her beauty and renowned for her potential and talent, she has the makings of an icon who's a marvel to look at, and a wonder to watch as she takes over Hollywood.
She's still one of the most prominent faces in Hollywood, and that's putting it mildly. Elizabeth Taylor is the image young actresses look to when they picture themselves becoming stars. The actress, activist, and trendsetter in her wore those labels like a badge of honor. Regarded as the greatest screen legend of all time, the flashy and fabulous star led a life and career full of glamour and prestige. She was compellingly beautiful, with a face to truly die for, and a combination of style you see only once in a generation.
Scientists have literally done an analysis of her face. Critics have dissected her immaculate talent. Fans have loved every part of her illustrious career, and she may just be as perfect a specimen as we're going to get in this life. While she may have settled to a quiet life in recent memory, the 90s and 2000s will forever belong to the brilliant Angelina Jolie.
Find a more iconic cultural figure who encapsulates beauty, edge, trouble, and grace quite the one here. Marilyn Monroe pioneered the 'blonde bombshell' movement that led to her staggering fame that lives on decades later. One of the most famous leading ladies of the 50s and 60s experienced a short career. She did so much with the time that she had to set the world alight with a face and a charisma that built a legacy that will never be and can never be replicated.
Through the decades, these wonderful genre-and-era-defining actresses dawned the screen to amaze us time and time again. We love them for their work, and it's only a bonus that we see their beauty shine through as they present their power and stature through film and television. Who do you think is the most beautiful on-screen beauty to date?