Check out this link looking back on 80 years of memorable women in film. It’s incredible to see how the style of beauty has evolved through the years…


Can you name all of the actresses portrayed in this slideshow? Who do you think has been the biggest beauty icon of each generation?

Let’s have a dialogue here, beauty whores!

  • Jaques

    I just started reading your blog and love it. Also, I happen to be a major classic film fan. 80 actresses are featured in this montage, but these are the first 20:
    1. Mary Pickford
    2. Lillian Gish
    3. Gloria Swanson
    4. Marlene Dietrich
    5. Norma Shearer
    6. Ruth Chatterton
    7. Jean Harlow
    8. Katherine Hepburn
    9. Carole Lombard
    10. Bette Davis
    11. Greta Garbo
    12. Barbara Stanwyck
    13. Vivien Leigh
    14. Greer Garson
    15. Hedy Lamarr
    16. Rita Hayworth
    17. Gene Tierney
    18. Olivia deHavilland
    19. Ingrid Bergman
    20. Joan Crawford

  • Melissa Street

    Hi! I have been a Beauty Whore long before you were born — I am a make-up artist in Cali working in the film and television industry and have been around for 20 years now! Crap! I have been checking out your site for the past 2 months and I love how you review products (saves me time and moola) — I wanted to post my comment about your question of who did I think the biggest Beauty Icon has been over the past 50 years or so (via the great video from your link). My professional opinion is Sophia Loren, but my personal opinion is Greta Garbo. Love both of these ladies and their amazing beauty. Just thought I would give my 2 cents! Thanks again for a great blog. Here is mine: http://www.epicmakeupblog.blogspot.com or my website http://www.EpicMakeUp.com

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