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My Favorite Silver Screen Goddesses

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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Beauties From Yesteryear

Many if not most of these actresses were born many years before myself, but I caught them on film and was wowed by their charm and glamour. The list is by no means intended to be all-inclusive. I selected the actresses using my internal "va-voom" monitor.

This list is in no order whatsoever. My personal favorite is Hedy Lamarr who possessed an unworldly beauty.

I purposely left off ladies who were notable as TV stars. Also, I suspect I've left off some actresses because of faulty memory. Perhaps you can advise me of any omissions. I also left off actress whom I had never seen in a film. I'm bound to add to this compilation as I think of other actresses.

Audrey Hepburn (1 of 2)

Audrey Hepburn (1 of 2)

Audrey Hepburn (2 of 2)

Audrey Hepburn (2 of 2)

Bettie Davis

Bettie Davis

Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

Jane Russell

Jane Russell

Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine

Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward

Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake

Vivian Leigh

Vivian Leigh

Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

Fay Ray

Fay Ray

Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth Scott

Arlene Dahl

Arlene Dahl

Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

Loretta Young

Loretta Young

Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino

Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan

Lizbeth Scott

Lizbeth Scott

Eva Gardner

Eva Gardner

Angela Landsbury

Angela Landsbury

Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

Donna Reed

Donna Reed

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

Maureen O'Sulivan

Maureen O'Sulivan

Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes

Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland

Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell

Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

Greer Garson

Greer Garson

Celest Holmes

Celest Holmes

Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Betty Grable

Betty Grable

Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Crain

Yvonne de Carlo

Yvonne de Carlo

Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine

Lana Turner (before the bleaching)

Lana Turner (before the bleaching)

Debra Paget

Debra Paget

Carole Landis

Carole Landis

Dorothy L'amour

Dorothy L'amour

Comments

Anil Srivastava on July 07, 2020:

Lana Turner was glamorous. I remember her from her role as Milady de Winter in: The Three Musketeers (1948).

rjbatty (author) from Irvine on May 20, 2020:

Adrian: Thanks for reminding me of the three beauties you mentioned. I do remember seeing them in a few films, albeit only on a small screen TV set somewhere back in the 60s when they would show some classics during weekend afternoons. I've included them in my listing.

Adrian on May 19, 2020:

Gene Tierney and Lana Turner are my favourites. Three more for your list: Debra Paget, Carole Landis and Dorothy L'amour.

Vic on September 28, 2019:

Jeanne Crain was a very beautiful woman.......so many, it's hard to name them all.

rjbatty (author) from Irvine on June 28, 2015:

Thanks much, discovery. I always appreciate a recommendation. I had "Manhattan Melodrama" in my NetFlix queue. I moved it up to the top, so I'll be watching it in the next few weeks or so. The casting alone had attained my attention.

WILLIAM EVANS from GARLAND, TEXAS on June 28, 2015:

P.S. I always recommend the following film to anyone that will listen. Great cast: Gable, Powell, Loy and Rooney. Outstanding screenplay!

Manhattan Melodrama, 1934 I believe....ahead of its time.

rjbatty (author) from Irvine on March 19, 2015:

Melangels: It's taken me nearly a year to attend to your concerns, but I have at last. Thanks so much for being attentive. I made the correction you mentioned and added all the stars you suggested except Grace Kelly and Doris Day, both of whom I have covered under another heading. But, I really thank you for pointing out obvious omissions. I knew I wasn't getting everyone on my first try. The omissions are embarrassing but what can I say? I was creating this list off the top of my head.

Melangels on April 16, 2014:

Remove: Tallulah Bankhead, Elizabeth Scott, Fay Wray and Evelyn Keyes. Correct: Cyd Charrise with the correct name of the picture shown, which is Myrna Lou. Add: Cyd Charisse, Greer Garson, Grace Kelly, and Celeste Holmes. Ester Williams, Betty Grable and Doris Day might also be candidates.

Justsilvie on September 05, 2012:

Beautiful Pictures!

My favorite as far as looks go has to be Leslie Caron, she has such an innocent look. but Katherine Hepburn was someone I could never change the channel on.

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