Beauty is subjectively in the eye of the beholder; no matter what lists you read about The Most Beautiful People In History you will find disagreement. Some people may claim that beauty got these women to where they are now – so if you want some insight, keep reading to find out which woman we think is worthy of this title and why.
In the 80s and 90s, Michelle Pfeiffer was one of Hollywood’s best and most acclaimed actresses. Known for her good looks and successful acting career, she has starred in classics such as Scarface, Batman Returns, Married to the Mob, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Witches. In an article from ‘The Daily Telegraph,’ they state it would be difficult to find anyone who doesn’t think this is just about one of the prettiest women in cinema.
Elizabeth Hurley first became famous for her relationship with film star Hugh Grant. In 1994, at the premiere of his hit movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, she wore an iconic black Versace dress that was fastened together by gold-colored safety pins. The ensuing fashion trend helped create global hysteria for the designer brand. And in 1995 without modeling experience to speak of Elizabeth stepped into the shoes of Estée Lauder’s spokesmodel – having singlehandedly revived one fashion house’s fortunes and propelled herself onto Hollywood screens across the world all at once.
Claudia Cardinale won the title of Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia and this opened up many doors for her, including modeling and acting. Claudia found it difficult to speak because of her accent which led to her voice to be dubbed over in films. Nowadays, she is often recognized as an activist for women’s rights, standing up against violence against women.
Sadly, Sharon Tate’s life will always be overshadowed by her shocking and gruesome death. Little did people know about her achievements before Quentin Tarantino imagined a time where history could have gone differently in his film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Even still, Tate had made huge strides in various aspects of show business – garnering rave reviews for both comedic and dramatic performances. When she married Director Roman Polanski – also starring alongside him in one of his films called The Fearless Vampire Killers – they were expecting their first child together when they were slain out of nowhere.
Rachel Smith started her career off as the stunning Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie’s Angels. As one of three lead characters, Rachel and her team made waves when they popped up on our televisions every week. They became famous overnight which led to Rachel appearing in numerous TV films afterward. She had a very long career, as a successful actress and entrepreneur; but it all came crashing down when she was featured on an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous where she acknowledged drug use (or perhaps sold drugs) while pregnant with twins at age 18.
Basinger started out as a successful model in the 70s before moving to LA and taking up acting. Films she was cast for were mostly made-for-television productions – but she finally caught her big break when she landed an astonishing role in Hard Country. From there on out, it’s been nothing but success after success; most recently being her performance as a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again which elevated her status from just another Hollywood starlet to an icon. To this day, she remains relevant and thriving because of her illustrious filmography which no one will ever forget.
With her unconventional beauty, Audrey Hepburn was catapulted to Hollywood fame after starring in Roman Holiday opposite Gregory Peck. This role garnered her an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress-proof that she was talented in every way. After living out most of her days doing philanthropic work – something which gave her immense joy-Audrey succumbed to a rare form of abdominal cancer in 1993. Thirty years later, many people still remember and celebrate the iconic star who left this world too soon; as evidenced by popular culture referencing Hepburn’s film roles or even quotes from some of her interviews over the years.
Elizabeth Taylor was born during the time of World War II when she and her family had just relocated from England to America. In spite of being too young at the time, it didn’t take long for Elizabeth’s amazingly beautiful appearance to begin attracting attention. Her genetics even further contributed to this, causing her eyes to appear larger than normal because they were framed by two sets of brows instead of one – a mutation that made them more noticeable and captivating than ever before. Early on in her childhood acting career she became recognized as a top Hollywood actress, who starred in many famous films while also becoming involved with various humanitarian causes such as relief efforts for Jews around the world and AIDS advocacy later in life.
Charlize Theron grew up on a farm in rural South Africa, not knowing much about the outside world. Her dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer were shattered when she began to struggle with chronic pain due to excessive training. It was then that she began to model, her looks earning her endless offers from recruiters – something she realized could lead down another path. Acting became one of those paths, and it has led Charlize far- taking home an Academy Award for Best Actress when she portrayed serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster.
Tyra Banks is a well-known American model who started her career back in 1990. After signing with Elite Model Management, one of the most prestigious agencies in the world, she appeared in several magazines and catalogs including Vogue Magazine and Victoria’s Secret. One of her biggest achievements was hosting America’s Next Top Model which put Tyra at the forefront of media coverage thanks to her phenomenal success.
No list would be complete without Marilyn Monroe, one of the most recognizable faces in the world. Imperfection is beauty, she said. Madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And this was true for her as well.
One of France’s brightest stars- Catherine Deneuve- was discovered for her talent through her breakout role in the unforgettable, singing-filled French Film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. Her talents captured the interest of director Roman Polanski and before long she became one of Hollywood’s top actresses. In 1985, Deneuve was revered by not only acting but also many other professions when France offered to make her the new symbol for Marianne- a representation for freedom and other ideals admired in society. However, the 76-year-old announced publicly that she wrote an open letter at the end of last year denouncing hashtag movements like
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai has been topping the most beautiful woman in the world list for many years now, so this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Her background is one of modeling where she won the title of Miss World in 1994. She then made the move to acting later that decade when she became involved with Bollywood movies–dealing out performances marked by both delicately sensual presence and physical grace per Derek Elley from Variety magazine. Despite being constantly under scrutiny due to media attention, Aishwarya has managed to keep her personal life completely private most of all while maintaining an appearance only equaled by a few other women around today–including Monika Chiang from Forbes.
Ursula Andress’s claim to fame is for being the original Bond girl, starring alongside Sean Connery in Dr. No in 1962. Though her voice was dubbed over to mask her Swiss-German accent, she quickly rose to stardom for this role – one of the most iconic introductions of a female lead in film history. After she appeared in Playboy magazine several years later, she was asked why she agreed to have her naked pictures published. She answered simply: because I’m beautiful.
Swedish-American Ann-Margret Olsson broke out as an actress in Bye Bye Birdie during the 1960s and became a popular singer at the same time. Her other notable roles include playing the Mother of Tommy (Tommy) from The Who’s Tommy musical, recurring character Det. Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, and Adriana La Cerva on Ray Donovan. After fifty years working for Hollywood, it’s clear that Ms. Olsson has left her mark in many different ways – with her talent still shining brightly today!
Jayne Harrison, who later changed her name to Jayne Kennedy was born in 1951. She won the Miss Ohio pageant for being America’s first African-American winner of this competition, which cemented her status as a successful model and actress. Alongside these successes came marriage to Leon Isaac Kennedy – though this union would end when she filed for divorce in 1985. As if finding new love wasn’t enough at that point, Jayne also remarried Bill Overton shortly afterward; proceeding to give birth to three children together as well – all of which were just as gorgeous as she was.
Some people forget about Sally Field, who actually did well in Smokey and the Bandit alongside late actor Burt Reynolds. The talented actress had other great performances such as Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire and Forrest Gump. Recently she played Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 and was nominated for an Oscar award for her work in Lincoln.
Like so many on this list, Vivien Leigh said that being beautiful put a block in her way of becoming an actor. One director even described her as a consummate actress hamstrung by beauty. Although she is best known for playing Scarlett O’Hara and Blanche DuBois on film, she actually appeared onstage much more often than onscreen during her career; according to one estimate, 92% of her appearances were made on stage. She spent the last decade or so of her life suffering from bouts of tuberculosis which eventually led to her death.
A Southern Accent became Ava Gardner’s downfall in Hollywood. Her voice couldn’t be understood by most of the studio heads at MGM who she desperately tried to impress for five years. That was until The Killers came out – it was a big break for her. A famous movie, it turned her into one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for 50 years before health problems started plaguing her in the ’80s and eventually took her life in 1990
Barbara Eden is most well-known for her role as Jeannie on the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, but what many people do not know is that she wasn’t even supposed to be the blonde lead. From its inception, the show’s creators intended it to be a departure from Bewitched (a fantasy-comedy series with yet another blonde female protagonist) – and therefore they wanted an actress who had darker hair. Luckily Barbara Eden was funny, talented, and already so perfect for her role; there were no other actresses considered after auditioning her! The rest is history – Barbara has been making millions thanks to her iconic performance.
She was known for her seductive and captivating attitude, both with and without words. She had a distinctive voice that made heads turn whenever she spoke up; an attribute appreciated by all those who heard it in person or over the radio waves. Known as one of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema, this American actress has earned herself an honorary Academy Award. However, at first, she wasn’t planning on becoming one – she began modeling at age 13 and has been featured in many top fashion magazines ever since, including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Her beauty was admired by all those around her thanks to her cat-like grace, tawny blonde hair, and blue-green eyes.
Canadian-born Barbara Parkins had just turned sixteen when she decided to leave her home country in pursuit of fame and fortune. Starting out from a backup dancer and singer position, she would soon find herself in low-budget films such as ‘20,000 Eyes’ alongside prominent actors. One of the largest roles was in ‘Valley of the Dolls’. She continued playing this role until the television show ended four years later. Unfortunately, after making history at Emmy Awards for ‘Best Actress’, Parkins never received another nomination due to too many other veteran actresses out there looking for work themselves.
Julie started modeling at the age of 15 and was crowned Miss Norway at 18 years old. She went on to compete for the title of Miss Universe before moving to England as an au-pair in order to speak English better. One year after arriving, she finally landed her first big movie role – Up Pompeii! Julie would soon be known for being so glamorous with a very diverse career; however, one thing that has never changed about her is her strong sense of self and honesty towards others.
Sophia Loren is one of Italy’s most famous actors who enjoyed success starting at age 14. Her portfolio includes films like The Pride and the Passion, A Countess From Hong Kong, and Grumpier Old Men. However, what many don’t know about this beautiful woman is that she never shaves her armpits. Yeah, we hate to admit it – but so what? It doesn’t change anything about how pretty Sophia really is.
Vanessa Williams stunned the beauty world when she competed in and won, Miss America 1984. But soon after, she had to give up her title due to some personal troubles. Although many people assumed this talented woman would fade away from the public eye – in 1986 Vanessa began working in Hollywood films; first landing one of her most famous roles ever as Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty. This role not only garnered her praise but nominations at prestigious awards ceremonies like the SAG Awards, the Emmys, or even an Academy Award Nomination! In addition, Vanessa has released several albums; with songs earning Grammy Award Nominations each time!
Although Jane Birkin’s acting career was only successful in Europe and England, her name became globally recognized when she dated Serge Gainsbourg for 10 years. Following the end of their relationship, even though she switched between being an actress and musician, Birkin still remained popular due to various roles in independent films such as Red Fox and A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries. Despite these successes, however, it was not until Jane revealed that none of her leather bags suited her enough to purchase it that a Hermés handbag ended up being named after her.
Astrid Maria Emilia Ekeblad, better known as Britt Ekland, made a name for herself in the early 20th century. A darling of paparazzi at her time and something of an ingénue, she quickly became popular after starring alongside Peter Sellers in The Night They Raided Minsky’s and Get Carter. Her heart belonged to him, but he refused it; instead proposing to Britt because he saw her photo on the front page of a newspaper. In 1974, Ekland played Anya Amasova aka the enemy within – Agent XXX –in James Bond’s movie The Man With the Golden Gun.
Loretta Young was an American actress who started at a very young age of 2 or 3 years old as early as 1917 through 1953. There are many noteworthy moments such as when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1947 and received an Oscar nomination for Come to the Stable. She was also married to actor Grant Withers from 1930 – 1931 before having public affairs with her co-star Spencer Tracy.
Grace Kelly only acted in Hollywood for a few years before marrying Monaco’s Prince Ranier III, yet she remained among the most famous stars of her era. Upon becoming Princess Grace of Monaco, she retired from acting to focus on charity work and promoting the arts. Tragically, Grace died at just 32 when her car crashed due to a stroke – however, her daughter survived thanks to seatbelts that saved their lives. To remember this elegant actress who epitomized class both on-screen and off is important because we can’t forget about these admirable characteristics.
She might not be the most popular choice on this list, but one cannot deny that Julie Andrews has aged gracefully and remains very active in society even after eighty years. With two iconic films among her name – Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music – it would be difficult to argue against her being a major star.
Dorothy Dandridge was the first black woman to be nominated for Best Actress and had many memorable roles in the film. She began her career at a young age, performing with her sisters in a variety of venues across America – from New York City’s Waldorf Astoria to Los Angeles’ Palomar Ballroom. As well as appearing on stage as a comedian, Dandridge also acted onstage, notably performing opposite Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte in Porgy & Bess.
A true powerhouse when Oscar season came around, Jane Fonda is still making movies in her 80s. Daughter of the legendary Henry Fonda and cousin to many other celebrities, Jane is well-known for being part of one of the most prolific families in all of Hollywood. Nevertheless, she has managed to stand out from her relatives with her self-confidence and long filmography that spans both theatre and television, amongst other things. From activism to career-dominating performances, this woman seems like she can do anything
Having starred in one of the most famous movies ever made- The Wizard of Oz, it is unsurprising that Judy Garland was overwhelmed by the high life. Nominated for two Academy Awards throughout her career and popularizing such timeless classics as The Trolley Song from Meet Me In St. Louis and Over the Rainbow, she had much to look back on when she passed away prematurely. Her daughter Liza Minnelli carried on the family tradition, winning an Oscar during her own successful acting career while Renee Zellweger portrayed her in a 2019 biopic that met favorable reviews from critics.
Despite refusing to be swayed by the pressures of Hollywood publicity, it seemed like everyone couldn’t keep their eyes off Katharine Hepburn. Despite this, she did have a well-publicized marriage to fellow actor Spencer Tracy where they starred together in nine movies. And that’s just scratching the surface of her relationships. With four Academy Awards for Lead Actress Performance, she is clearly one of the greatest actresses of all time.
It seems like there are two lives when it comes to the career of Jessica Lange. With numerous Academy Award nominations from six different films spanning from the late 1980s and early 1990s, she slowed down a bit but was still active in her work – until more recently. After appearing in five seasons of American Horror Story, Lange saw something of a revival; appearing as Joan Crawford in the miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan.
Few people realize that the one and only Greta Garbo was actually born in Sweden. The Swedish-born actress had a natural talent for American cinema, which quickly led to her becoming one of Hollywood’s greatest female actors ever. She was ultimately nominated for three Academy Awards; winning two of them. She made a graceful exit at the height of her career at just 35 years old – retiring after having starred in over twenty films, many of which were now considered classics today.
With films such as Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyne, and The Thomas Crown Affair under her belt, it is astonishing to think of the amount of success that Faye Dunaway has had so far in her lifetime. Some other highlights from her acting career include her being a part of many stage plays – she even played alongside Jerry Schatzberg, Peter Wolf, and Terry O’Neill at one point or another. In addition to acting for most of her life (and never officially retiring), Dunaway has also been lucky enough to experience love with quite a few people during this time – just some include Jerry Schatzberg and Terry O’Neill.
It is surreal to think that Veronica Lake died almost fifty years ago. Most famous for her femme fatale roles in a variety of movies, she enjoyed the height of her success during the 1940s. However, after developing alcoholism and suffering through multiple broken relationships, her career started to plummet downwards. It was because of these vices- which slowly decayed her- that she eventually met her end at only 43 years old. In one final movie appearance before she died, Lake starred in the 1970’s low-budget horror film Flesh Feast.
Having one high-profile celebrity partner is one thing, but Mia Farrow ended up having multiple relationships with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. First, she was involved with Frank Sinatra and then, later on, Woody Allen. While she would often be overshadowed by these men – playing second fiddle to them – she still managed to become a huge star in her own right; starring as Rosemary in 1968’s Rosemary’s Baby.
Gene Tierney isn’t a household name – but who else could claim such cinematic accomplishments? Not only did she star in one of the all-time great movies, Laura, but she also earned an Academy Award nomination and was featured in many critically acclaimed films. After starring in her final film, The Pleasure Seekers (1964), she then moved on to TV roles, until finally passing away 10 years later.
Though many can say they’re an inspiration for countless others, there are few people that can say they’ve already made history in the way Carrie Fisher has. Princess Leia famously challenged one of Hollywood’s oldest and most celebrated tropes – she played a strong woman who saves herself instead of relying on others to rescue her. With this breakthrough performance, Fisher became one of the first female leads ever seen in modern film-making. Her iconic character then went on to become an essential part of Hollywood culture; becoming a part of every generation’s childhood memories when you grew up watching them with your parents or grandparents. She’ll make her final appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December (2019).
Kim Novak was originally recruited by Columbia Pictures to be a replacement for the studio’s Rita Hayworth, one of the biggest stars of the 1940s whose popularity had declined in the ’50s, not to mention to compete with 20th Century Fox’s Marylin Monroe. When she starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, it became clear that this young actress would go down in film history. Although she took a hiatus from acting after she retired from Hollywood during the 1990s (due mostly because of her fight against breast cancer), Kim has been fighting back strong ever since and is now living life as fully as possible.
It’s safe to say that Goldie Hawn had some of her best work in the 1970s. She won an Academy Award for her performance in Cactus Flower and went on to star in other major hits such as Shampoo and Private Benjamin. Her children Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson are also both talented actors who support their mother’s career wholeheartedly, along with Kurt Russell – her lifelong love interest. Let me assure you though: Goldie Hawn is still alive and well today; even continuing to entertain us at age seventy-nine when she stars alongside Amy Schumer in the comedy film Snatched.
Often hailed as the queen of Blaxploitation films, Pam Grier is known for having experienced an immense amount of success during the 1970s. Many movies throughout this decade were part of this genre and she starred in many of them – including Coffy, Foxy Brown, and The Big Bird Cage; just to name a few. And although Quentin Tarantino brought new audiences to these films when he cast Grier in the title role for his 1997 homage to Blaxploistence called Jackie Brown (which later became one of his most critically acclaimed films), she had previously been well-known for her work on television too. She appeared in Showtime’s The L Word.
What else can be said about Julia Roberts? One of the greatest actresses of the last 30 years, the now 52-year-old has accomplished so much at a young age. Before her breakout role in Pretty Woman (with Richard Gere), she was already an Oscar nominee for Steel Magnolias when she was only 19 years old. Since then, Roberts has starred in many popular films including Erin Brockovich, Runaway Bride, Notting Hill, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Ocean’s Eleven among others; some even considered one of her best performances being Wonder from 2017!
A French actress who began performing as a child, Brigitte Bardot became internationally famous in 1956 when she starred in Robert Vadim’s film, And God Created Women. One American critic called her undeniably a creation of superlative craftsmanship. Her entrance into the world stage during this era – during what would be considered a conservative time period – had such an impact on society that feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote an essay titled Brigitte Bardot and The Lolita Syndrome. In later years, she protested against animal cruelty by becoming an advocate for animal rights activists. But the most controversial act was when she was fined five times for inciting racial hatred.
Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman cemented her legacy in Hollywood when she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in a film about Casablanca. Already an established and esteemed actor on stage at that time, she became a truly international icon as she continued to act well into the 1940s. No matter what troubles came her way – personal or professional – she was always confident that no matter what drama ensued, she would win out in the end. And yet despite this strong will, one of America’s many contributions to society was lost to us before we knew it in 1982 when cancer took away not only this woman who brought so much joy to millions around the world but also ourselves too.
Halle Berry’s life took off when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, but she was more than just a pretty face. Two years later, in 1989 she starred as a live-action Barbie doll Katie Curran in Living Dolls; then later showed off her dramatic talent playing Sharon Stone in The Flintstones Family. It has been said that Halle Berry is one of the most accomplished and bankable stars working today. She has achieved tremendous success worldwide throughout her career, which includes winning an Academy Award for Best Actress (Monster’s Ball), two Emmy Awards (Living Dolls and Our America), and two Golden Globe Awards (Best Drama – Nominee for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge).
French actress Sophie Marceau was first recognized after starring in the film La Boum at the young age of 13. She continued to become an acclaimed performer in Europe over the course of two decades before becoming a well-known movie star in Hollywood, where she became recognized for her leading roles in Braveheart and The World Is Not Enough. As one of France’s most loved actresses, she has often topped The Most Beautiful lists worldwide; however, according to Sophie herself, I’ve never really been beautiful. Regardless of this sentiment, Marceau remains humble enough to know that she is photogenic; without forgetting her modesty which so well defines who she is.
Isabella Rossellini is the famous daughter of internationally recognized actress, Ingrid Bergman. She herself was once an actress who has been in numerous films and TV shows. Her first job came at a rather late age – but it was worth it as she then went on to land such prestigious gigs like being the Lancôme spokesmodel for 14 years; which let her become one of the most popular actresses at the time. This activist also became well-known for her advocacy for environmental protection through public speaking engagements all over Europe; specifically about pollution and its effects on wildlife around the world.
Russian-American Natalie Wood became a household name at an early age after starring in Miracle on 34th Street. Her films Rebel Without A Cause and West Side Story are considered classic pieces of cinema. The actress drowned during a late-night sailing trip to Santa Catalina Island with her husband, Robert Wagner; fellow actor Christopher Walken; and the boat’s captain. She was 43 when she passed away, and it has been rumored that her death may have been suspicious, but investigations were closed due to a lack of evidence.
Rita Hayworth became a dancer at an early age, performing all around New York City before her family moved to California when she was ten years old. After successfully making waves in ’30s era Hollywood movies for dancing, she began dabbling into more well-rounded film roles during the 1940s. The 1950s were tough for Rita as she sunk deeper and deeper into both addiction and money troubles – but this would not last forever. It wasn’t until many years later that it would be discovered that Rita suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, yet this did not stop Rita from living life to its fullest up until her death in 1987.
Hedy Lamarr is one of the most intriguing women on this list. She gained a Guinness World Record for being the first woman to do certain things, but her contribution goes far beyond that. When WWII started breaking out, she tapped into what was left of her creative power by thinking up frequency hopping – a solution for an age-old problem in which enemies jammed submarine communication waves with submarines’ radar systems. Although she filed a patent that laid dormant for years, it would later turn out to be the foundation for many other military inventions and civil applications alike.
English actress Jacqueline Bisset has been an actor since the 1960s when she made appearances in Hollywood blockbusters such as Bullitt. However, gradually her career progressed, and by 1977 she was getting awarded for taking on more serious roles in films like François Truffaut’s Day for Night. In this film – though still clothed – Jacqueline is seen emerging from the water at one point wearing only a soaked t-shirt that clings to her body. This scene is credited with inventing what we now know as wet T-shirt contests. After that movie was released all of Jacqueline’s jobs were smaller projects like TV movies or even TV show episodes.
This Swedish-born actress first made her mark in the world of international cinema during her early twenties. After moving to Italy and appearing briefly in La Dolce Vita, she quickly became a staple of Italian film, starring heavily alongside Marcello Mastroianni. Although she was very beautiful for an adolescent girl at fifteen years old – it wasn’t until 1950 when this beauty queen won Miss Malmö that people started to notice just how good-looking this woman really was. In 1951, after finishing runner-up in both the Miss Universe pageant and the Miss World contest (in spite of not speaking much English), this goddess managed to take home first place – making her one of only five women who ever did so before coming along.
Remarkably, Julie Gibson is still living and kicking today at the young age of 105. The star has managed to outlive so many of the Golden Era stars, despite being one of the oldest people they ever worked with. She is also the last remaining person who has ever appeared on television shows over 80 years ago. Her career peaks came when she was making appearances in 1940s television programs. However, what casual fans may not know about Ms. Gibson is that her real name is actually Gladys Camille Sorey; this celebrity’s nickname became Julie because it was easier for children to pronounce back then than Gladys.
Although not her first role, Raquel Welch became something of a pop culture phenomenon after she played in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., wearing an iconic fur bikini and becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses from then on. She starred in 1967’s Bedazzled, 1968’s Bandolero!, 1969’s 100 Rifles, and other notable films over years before receiving the Imagen Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for positively promoting Latin heritage -the original American Dream.