In a throwback to the classic movie era, we are reviewing the hottest actresses from the “studio era”. These are the women that define what beauty was and is in America. The features and expressions that still bring men to their knees today.
Grace Kelly most notably starred in “To Catch a Thief” and “The Bridges at Toko-Ri”. She later married Prince Rainerier the third making her the Princess of Monaco.
Hedy was part of 30 films in her acting career. She starred opposite Clark Gable in both “Boom Town” and “Comrade X”. She later started her own studio while also starring in the films it produced. She also helped to invent what is now used in Bluetooth technology.
Originally a model, Marilyn quickly created a following in the film world with hit movies “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “The Prince and the Showgirl”. Famously playing comedic blonde bombshells she was married to baseball hall of famer Joe DiMaggio for a time.
Rita starred in 61 films over 37 years. Known as “the love goddess” by papers of the time, she outshined every actress of the time. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War 2.
Claudia Cardinale found most of her fame in European films during the 1960s and 70s. She was an outspoken activist for women’s right. She published an autobiography in 1995.
Brigitte was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s. She was known for playing sexually emancipated personae with hedonistic lifestyles. She starred in 47 movies and recorded 60 songs.
Known for many thing things Elizabeth Taylor has name recognition to this day. Famous roles include, “Cleopatra”, “Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “There’s One Born Every Minute”. Taylor is credited for being the first person to be famous for being famous.
No one has done as much for the deer-skin bikini as Raquel Welch. She only had three lines in the movie that made it famous. Welch won a Golden Globe and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Born Sofia Villani Scicolone, she pilled up awards and accolades during her acting career. Originally a beauty pageant contestant, Sofia successfully made the transition to international movie star.