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Modern Screen Sirens (1940--Present, Part III)

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Modern Screen Sirens

Ann Hathaway

Ann Hathaway

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This photographic list is a continuation of the first parts, and (like them are presented) in no order. The only requirement I had for including anyone in my list was that they sparked something a bit unearthly -- either through their obvious beauty or by their mannerisms, acting ability, or anything else that seemed to separate them from the herd. I haven't seen every film ever made, so I am open for cordial reminders of certain lapses

Today's actresses are not treated in the same, worshipful way as their predecessors. No one has seen a halo over any of their heads, but that hardly lessened the stares of men around them, I'm sure. They represent our modern-day goddesses, but they don't quite get the same regal treatment from studio photographers (or anyone else). Nonetheless, I find this grouping pleasing, interesting and somehow beguiling. You may disagree, and that's okay. No two people are bound to have the exact same tastes and viewpoints about anything. If you see one of your favorite screen gals missing from this list, let me know. I just may add them to the roster.

Selecting an appropriate photograph for each celebrity was difficult. I wanted to capture something about their essence -- even if the photo wasn't particularly flattering. I disregarded time entirely. I picked the faces when they appeared to be at their peak. And why not?

I discovered so many worthy participants that I had to break things into two pieces -- to work within HubPages limitations.

Apologies for not having the list alphabetized, but the end result of mixing proved to be rather interesting.

Like my glamour girls of the 30s-40s, I purposely tried to choose a pic that caught them in their prime. Why not capture them at their peak of loveliness?

With a few exceptions, the list is dedicated to movie stars rather than TV stars -- although I'm sure there are many in that field who are certainly qualified. I just do not watch TV anymore, so I cannot make any judgments.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Judy Davis

Judy Davis

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Demi Moore

Demi Moore

Mila Jovovich

Mila Jovovich

Jennifer Connoley

Jennifer Connoley

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Kate Beckensale

Kate Beckensale

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Thressa Russell

Thressa Russell

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger

Ann Francis

Ann Francis

Melisa Tomei

Melisa Tomei

Simonetta Stefanelli

Simonetta Stefanelli

Elizabeth Hurly

Elizabeth Hurly

Debra Winger

Debra Winger

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Gong Li (Who is sometimes referred to as Li Gong.  I don't know.  It must be one of those Chinese things.)

Gong Li (Who is sometimes referred to as Li Gong. I don't know. It must be one of those Chinese things.)

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Laura Flynn Boyle

Laura Flynn Boyle

Candice Bergan

Candice Bergan

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar

Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig

Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo

Sean Young

Sean Young

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Jamie Alexander

Jamie Alexander

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Donna Reed

Donna Reed

Meryl Oberon

Meryl Oberon

Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings

Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Crain

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Eva Green

Eva Green

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

Natassja Kinskini

Natassja Kinskini

Joan Collins

Joan Collins

Monica Belucci

Monica Belucci

Carole Bouquet

Carole Bouquet

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Clarissa Burt

Clarissa Burt

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander

Comments

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 16, 2015:

I'm glad that the start date for the Screen Sirens hub begins with the year 1940. This was the golden era of not just Hollywood but other studios globally in particular the continental sex kittens of post W.W. II. some of whom mentioned here. I don't think the modern era stars can live up to, although they have ravishingly beautiful looks, the legendary starlets of yesteryear. Possible exceptions being Helena Bonham-Carter, maybe Kate Winslet and the exotic Hindi deva Meera Syal.

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