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Comte Arnau
06-09-2011, 04:30 AM
As I promised someone, here it is.

Any favourite among them? Vote!! I know many great ones are missing. If so, just add them to the thread. :thumbs up

Boudica
06-09-2011, 04:41 AM
Raquel Welch, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren

Sikeliot
06-09-2011, 04:42 AM
The most beautiful are Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Claudia Cardinale, and Brigitte Bardot.

One that was forgotten on the list is Vivien Leigh:

http://gflawrence.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/vivien_leigh_2092.jpg

Jack B
06-09-2011, 04:45 AM
I voted Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Gene Tierney.

Comte Arnau
06-09-2011, 04:48 AM
One that was forgotten on the list is Vivien Leigh:


I had her in mind, as some others I expect to be added too by posters. Good choice. :)


I voted Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Gene Tierney.

You have an excellent taste, sir.

Sikeliot
06-09-2011, 04:55 AM
I should have said Gene Tierney too, now that I look again.

Star Valley
06-09-2011, 05:07 AM
Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor should be at the top, they are incomparable.

Loki
06-09-2011, 05:17 AM
I'm way too tired for this, but I'd like to have babies with Veronica Lake.

la bombe
06-09-2011, 09:03 AM
The most talented are definitely Katharine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman. Audrey Hepburn is timeless and I think Claudia Cardinale, Natalie Wood and Grace Kelly are all classic beauties.

However my favorite is probably Jane Fonda. I've always thought she was so beautiful, in a really underrated way. Barbarella is a sex goddess to me

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zAoyoHwC5IQ/S-hYHASvBZI/AAAAAAAAIfo/RKqVlxLVoLw/s1600/Barbarella+%281968%29+1.jpg

Debaser11
06-09-2011, 09:08 AM
Rita Hayworth is definitely in the top three or so. I was just watching Giant the other day and I must say that Elizabeth Taylor is very overrated. (imo)

Star Valley
06-09-2011, 09:10 AM
I never understood what people said when they refer to someone as looking like a "classic beauty", does this mean they resemble the classic beauties? Or they carry the refined features/timeless features of one?

Debaser11
06-09-2011, 09:20 AM
They seem to use either interpretation interchangably.

Pallantides
06-09-2011, 06:13 PM
1. Audrey Hepburn
2. Lauren Bacall
3. Grace Kelly
4. Sophie Loren
5. Elizabeth Taylor




Audrey is nr. 1, an equal measure of beauty and cutness, so she gets my vote.

Heimmacht
06-09-2011, 06:23 PM
Where is Anita Ekberg? I'd vote for her. :)

Comte Arnau
06-09-2011, 07:11 PM
I never understood what people said when they refer to someone as looking like a "classic beauty", does this mean they resemble the classic beauties? Or they carry the refined features/timeless features of one?

Well, the title was for the sake of brevity. A more proper might be: Beautiful actresses of the classic era. Although, as you say, classic beauty is also used to refer to refined feminine beauty in opposition to more peculiar androgynous beauty that's been so in fashion in recent decades.

Aces High
06-09-2011, 07:18 PM
Where is Anita Ekberg?

Genzano,just outside of Rome near lago di nemi.She's fat and can be seen covered in fag ash stinking of piss mumbling to herself incoherently down at the local alimentare...i know because i have seen her.
Sad.

Wanderlust
06-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Grace Kelly!
Perfect face and amazing bone structure.
http://venus.provocateuse.com/images/photos/grace_kelly_08.jpg
http://decadentgreen.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/grace-kelly14.jpg

Laubach
06-09-2011, 07:49 PM
1. Grace Kelly
2. Marilyn Monroe
3. Elizabeth Taylor
4. Brigitte Bardot
5. Sophia Loren

Cato
06-09-2011, 08:31 PM
As I promised someone, here it is.

Any favourite among them? Vote!! I know many great ones are missing. If so, just add them to the thread. :thumbs up

Audrey Hepburn, the only one that I voted for.

Grumpy Cat
06-09-2011, 09:18 PM
All of these people are better looking than what passes as "beautiful" today.

Eliades
06-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman

Heimmacht
06-09-2011, 09:34 PM
Genzano,just outside of Rome near lago di nemi.She's fat and can be seen covered in fag ash stinking of piss mumbling to herself incoherently down at the local alimentare...i know because i have seen her.
Sad.

Hahah yes, but most of these actresses are rotting away anyway now, dead or alive. ;)

Comte Arnau
06-10-2011, 01:18 AM
Hahah yes, but most of these actresses are rotting away anyway now, dead or alive. ;)

Sure, but let's not be that cruel! :p

Being famous means you're exposed to the whole world, and people see how you get old. On the other hand, the films where you were in your prime are there for everyone to see once and again too, so that your beauty remains immortal.

Osweo
06-10-2011, 01:44 AM
Ah yes, Vivienne Leigh certainly deserves a place. Ekberg too:
http://www.cameranaked.com/images/AnitaEkberg1956.jpg :p


But Med cuteness rules over all, any day of the week. :....

Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli):
http://s11.allstarpics.net/images/orig/0/e/0eqmznwocprwnzoe.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2292490466_682ac70d6c.jpg
http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Angeli,%20Pier/Annex/Annex%20-%20Angeli,%20Pier_04.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_p6nmrE1Fl9M/TBujPndyL9I/AAAAAAAALp4/usb0MqUj9AY/pier_angeli_1954_10__gippo.jpg
I'm gunna get so killed for this... :p
http://www.sicilianculture.com/people/angeli.jpg
http://img.listal.com/image/1274134/936full.jpg

---> http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showpost.php?p=433098&postcount=5107

Logan
06-10-2011, 02:02 AM
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=greta+garbo+pictures&view=detail&id=623E7DC1CBC5E201F868F7D731A3E2435012429B&first=91&qpvt=greta+garbo+pictures&FORM=IDFRIR

Comte Arnau
06-10-2011, 02:07 AM
I said I've left many great ones. Just think of Gina Lollobrigida, Catherine Deneuve, Bibi Andersson... So any new contribution is greatly appreciated. :)

Treffie
06-10-2011, 02:16 AM
Kim Novak

http://mmimageslarge.moviemail-online.co.uk/Vertigo_6_-_Kim_Novak_rgb.jpg

Tipi Hedren

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_34PE0ZEgM80/TPmpbQsAq6I/AAAAAAAAaDs/pO9cXqzcVu4/s1600/tippi.jpg

Glynis Johns (my mum's cousin!)

http://www.celebritiesfans.com/Pic/glynisjohns.jpg

la bombe
06-10-2011, 02:18 AM
Another one I forgot about, Swedish-American actress Ann Margret

http://images.allposters.com/images/mmph/165063.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5244/5231908096_31746012eb.jpg
http://pdxretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Ann-Margret-main-then_thumb.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/3099764856_ea7d4202c5_o.jpg
http://mielofon.com/actress/ann_margaret/ann-margaret-005.jpg
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7724/annmargret291964zz0.jpg
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4304/aann.jpg

Comte Arnau
06-10-2011, 02:20 AM
But Med cuteness rules over all, any day of the week. :....

Corsica, Sardinia... Someone's gonna have those central Med islands blown up. :p


Kim Novak

http://mmimageslarge.moviemail-online.co.uk/Vertigo_6_-_Kim_Novak_rgb.jpg

Tipi Hedren

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_34PE0ZEgM80/TPmpbQsAq6I/AAAAAAAAaDs/pO9cXqzcVu4/s1600/tippi.jpg

Glynis Johns (my mum's cousin!)

http://www.celebritiesfans.com/Pic/glynisjohns.jpg

Cool! Do I see a pattern? :)

Comte Arnau
06-10-2011, 02:25 AM
Another one I forgot about, Swedish-American actress Ann Margret

Viva Las Vegas! :thumb001:

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la bombe
06-10-2011, 02:36 AM
Italian actress Virna Lisi. So stunning!

http://www.celebirony.com/foto/attrici/Virna_Lisi/virna_lisi_grande1.jpg
http://www.turkcealtyazi.org/resimler/prs/0514059/l-virna-lisi-84a4fccd.jpg
http://digilander.libero.it/guido_1953/pics/hairstyle-3/hairstyle-1965-virna-lisi-1.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_94wGm5Prdv0/SuKPX0aNcTI/AAAAAAAAE_M/SlRAuAAcQQc/s400/Virna+Lisi.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EhafbTdBBJo/Srfk7T28c9I/AAAAAAAACy4/5NuIDM2m9N8/s400/girl-hair-virna-lisi.jpg

Smaland
06-10-2011, 04:08 AM
http://www.librarising.com/astrology/celebs/images2/A/annmargret.jpg
1) Ann-Margret Olsson.

http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/27/2769/KKJTD00Z/posters/catherine-deneuve.jpg
2) Catherine Deneuve.

http://thehelplessdancer.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/leeremick.jpg
3) Lee Remick.

http://images.zap2it.com/images/celeb-24653/grace-kelly-0.jpg
4) Grace Kelly.

http://i.fanpix.net/images/orig/5/r/5rwqelp8069y5yw0.jpg
5) Senta Berger.

Treffie
06-10-2011, 10:58 PM
Jill Ireland

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsI/8523-3005.gif

Natalie Wood - sorry, so beautiful she's here twice :D

http://www.askactor.com/images/casts/United_States/24221/Natalie_Wood_24221_125.jpg

Troll's Puzzle
06-10-2011, 11:15 PM
I've never got what the deal with Audrey Hepburn is (I guess I'm not supposed to? :P) - sure she's 'refined' looking and smart, but I just don't get it that she's considered so 'beautiful' (winning this poll even!) ahead of other 'beauties' :shrug: I think she's verging on plain TBH! :embarrassed

for me the best is Veronica Lake, always. Suprised only 1 other voted for her. I also voted for Jane Fonda (her niece Bridget looks great too!) and Natalie Wood (her daughter Natasha looks great too!).

Worst for me would be Jayne Mansfield, she had a great body but fake bleached hair and hideous, caked makeup which actually makes me feel a little queasy. :puke:
The (semi?-famous) pic of her (looking completely fake) with her daughter (au naturale and looking very different!) show what i mean, I think

Comte Arnau
06-11-2011, 01:06 AM
So far, it's a race between Audrey and Grace.

http://www.blogselecto.com/files/2008/08/grace-kelly1.jpghttp://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/Swinging_Sixties/Audrey%20Hepburn/AudreyHepburnFunnyFace15.jpg

Turkophagos
06-11-2011, 01:14 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_X8NpKEU_Dc4/TBrMz_SXcSI/AAAAAAAAMEQ/Yh3-Fyaed-c/s1600/Sexy-barbra-streisand.jpg



Hot armenoid babe.

Breedingvariety
06-14-2011, 06:45 PM
Grace Kelly & Gene Tierney.

antonio
06-14-2011, 07:28 PM
Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse, Olivia de Havilland and her sister Joan Fontaine are missing ones who should be at the very top. And some others I'm not able to remember now, because I'm getting aged like all these and my memory is not what it used to be (I'm almost to receive Oscar to all my career:cool:).

guyinsf
07-07-2011, 06:36 AM
My top 3 (in no particular order) aren't even in the poll.

Heddy Lamarr
Louise Brooks
Monica Vitti

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guyinsf
07-07-2011, 06:40 AM
Also any classic beauties list without Catherine Deneuve is a crime!!!

Sikeliot
07-07-2011, 07:17 AM
Audrey Hepburn will always be considered one of the best examples of classic beauty.. no surprise a lot of people picked her here :)

guyinsf
07-07-2011, 07:53 AM
Audrey Hepburn will always be considered one of the best examples of classic beauty.. no surprise a lot of people picked her here :)

I actually think that Audrey Hepburn is the antithesis of the definition of "classic beauty" so it's quite ironic that she's polling #1. The term "classic beauty" means "perfect", "standard" and "archetypical". In the 40's 50's you have classic beauties like Ingrid Bergman, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner. Audrey Hepburn was the exact opposite of this kind of conventional beauty. She was gamine and pixie and boyish. I think her beauty is so alluring because it is the opposite of this classic notion of beauty with perfect symmetry and proportions which makes up most of Hollywood's batch. She represented a new breed of sex symbols, she was more attainable and down to earth and casual then the sex spots and kittens like Marilyn and Brigitte. She really spearheaded that casual, natural, gamine and bohemian quality in female stars and influenced so many girls in the 60's and on like Twiggy.

Comte Arnau
07-11-2011, 01:37 AM
I actually think that Audrey Hepburn is the antithesis of the definition of "classic beauty" so it's quite ironic that she's polling #1. The term "classic beauty" means "perfect", "standard" and "archetypical". In the 40's 50's you have classic beauties like Ingrid Bergman, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner. Audrey Hepburn was the exact opposite of this kind of conventional beauty. She was gamine and pixie and boyish. I think her beauty is so alluring because it is the opposite of this classic notion of beauty with perfect symmetry and proportions which makes up most of Hollywood's batch. She represented a new breed of sex symbols, she was more attainable and down to earth and casual then the sex spots and kittens like Marilyn and Brigitte. She really spearheaded that casual, natural, gamine and bohemian quality in female stars and influenced so many girls in the 60's and on like Twiggy.

I sort of agree. By this title, though, I simply meant Beauties from films of the so-called classical period.

Curtis24
07-11-2011, 01:58 AM
I would have to go with Grace Kelly. Seeing her for the first scene in Rearview Window almost caused a physical response.

It would be interesting to compare the faces of women from older movies with those of modern movies, and see how the tastes have changed. What have been all of your observations of this?

Tarja
07-11-2011, 02:11 AM
None of the ones mentioned there 'wow' me particularly, so I'm gonna have to say Ann Margret, she wins by far. Or at least she would if she were in the poll. :D

Smaland
07-25-2011, 06:14 PM
http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.newshawker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Greer-Garson.jpg&sa=X&ei=DJ8tTpneN8WIsgKxnNTUDA&ved=0CAUQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFe6QstPd4KX9c7FCdyEYJQY8IVRQ

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.classicactresses.com/images/Greer-Garson2.jpg&sa=X&ei=lJ8tTsbHGbKGsgL6wcicCw&ved=0CAUQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFa_8o3LcX_-GEUghB2Z1sbEy927Q

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com/images/Stock/irving-klaw/greer-garson.jpg&sa=X&ei=qqMtTpSQAeKusALT4eTHCw&ved=0CAQQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFhCbc_UpQs845ikAJoKnznH7OXoQ

HungAryan
07-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and two others: Jane Holzer (http://www.timeout.com/img/10011073/w400/image.jpg) and Lilian Gish (http://www.silentsaregolden.com/photos/lilliangish.jpg).

Husaria
07-27-2011, 08:40 PM
Where is the Beth Midler option?

Comte Arnau
08-21-2012, 01:41 AM
Bumping it in case someone else wants to vote. Closing the poll in two days.


It would be interesting to compare the faces of women from older movies with those of modern movies, and see how the tastes have changed. What have been all of your observations of this?

Let's see.

These are well-known European actresses of different types from the last decades which have been considered beautiful at some point by several sources. Which of them could be seen as 'classic' and which would be unmistakably 'modern'?

http://oi46.tinypic.com/20gjlmd.jpg

Behemot
08-21-2012, 01:44 AM
4 and 7 in my opinion

Wonder
08-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Voted for Veronica Lake, Gene Tierney, and Brigitte Bardot.

Vivien Leigh also should be there. The best Cleopatra.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qSz47CgjIQM/T2UqPCU3wPI/AAAAAAAAyIQ/fIVGFKA92zE/s1600/Vivien+Leigh+in+Caesar+and+Cleopatra+(1945)+2.jpg

Nadezhda89
01-15-2013, 07:28 PM
Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly. :)

purple
01-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Ingrid Bergman:love:

BenZyskowicz
01-12-2014, 11:40 PM
You know, you do need permission from me to post about Ingrid Thulin

Comte Arnau
08-13-2014, 02:29 AM
Another classic beauty leaving. RIP in your Big Sleep.

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31000000/Bacall-lauren-bacall-31059196-900-1131.jpg