Beauty in the eye of the beholder? Nope. We’ve got it figured. Here are the Top 10 Most Beautiful Women of All Time.
No Ten: Shakira
There is a lot to be said for a beautiful woman that can dance. Shakira is just that. Just as importantly, the sexy Latin lady, has given the world several highly popular music singles. The most recent of which, Waka Waka, actually became the official anthem played during the 2010 World Cup. The success of the song skyrocketed on YouTube, sending her to over one billion views. Her worldwide success as a singer has not died down in recent years, making her an overall hit. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she can belly dance with the best of them.
No. Nine: Halle Berry
Halle Berry is a just as gifted an actress as she is beautiful. The combination makes for a deadly combination that keeps fans both fascinated and completed immersed. She has brightened the screens of multiple blockbuster hits, including the wildly successful Marvel releases, X-Men. Not to mention, she suited up for the DC anti-hero, Catwoman. Plus, her amazing performance in the film Monster’s Ball was later recognized with an Oscar in 2002 for Best Actress. The win made her first African-American woman to ever receive the award. Beautiful and shattering glass ceilings – yeah, is there nothing Halle Berry can’t do?
No. Eight: Pam Grier
Pam Grier has proven that true sexiness does not have an age limit. Starting her career in the early 1970’s, the perfectly curvy actress hit the ground running as the no-nonsense attitude, powerhouse Foxy Brown. The flick slingshot Grier into grindhouse cinema history and made her a gorgeous icon to be reckoned with. Both beautiful and talented, Grier brought a sense of both elegance and power to any project she touched. In 1996, Grier stared in the Quinten Terrintino’s film Jackie Brown. Grier shocked the world by being, even 20 years later, one of the sexiest women to ever grace the genre.
No. Seven: Lauren Bacall
Complete with her trademark low, husky voice, sultry eyes, and envious hair – Lauren Bacall was truly the complete package. At a very young age she became an icon in the Noir genre and was never anything shy of pure elegance, poise, and complete composure. It’s no wonder that so soon after meeting her Humphrey Bogart put a ring on her finger. The pair quickly became cinema royalty, Bacall being the sultry princess and Bogart being the classic and timeless king. To this day, perhaps no actress has better personified the femme fatal and noir style than the stunning Lauren Bacall. Of all the gin joints…
No Six: Audrey Hepburn
As far as beautiful women go, Audrey Hepburn is a legend. She was the icon for petite and sexy women of the era, despite being so small she was never anything shy of a bombshell. Hepburn gave the world a new definition of fashionable, a classic and elegant look that was comfortable at both breakfast table or the white house. But her beauty and fashion still pale in comparison to her achievements as an actress and the whole world recognized it. During her illustrious career, Hepburn won a Tony, Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy. In fact, she is one of the few women in history to be able to make such a claim.
No. Five: Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks’s hourglass shape has taken an era obsessed with being thin and proudly flipped it on its head. The ginger bombshell brought back the definition of curve and owns the fact proudly. She is nothing but grace and elegance. She is the definition of true, classic beauty and her fans know it. Even more, she is a truly skilled actress that knows how to strut it. She rose to fame as he dangerously sexy Joan Holloway in Mad Men and completely stole the scene no matter who she was sharing it with. Even more, she has a classic fashion sense, a fun personality, and down-to-earth sense of humor that is fit to respected.
No. Four: Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly always exuded regality, no matter her project. The beautiful blonde started on Broadway and quickly went on to earn an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. She became famous for her striking performances in films such as The Bridges and Toko-Ri and The Country Girl. But to say Grace Kelly was American royalty would be greatly selling the to-be Princess short. In 1956, Kelly made headlines by marrying Prince Rainer III of Monaco. Because of her poise, composure, and overall regality – it’s no surprise she had no problem transiting from starlet to actual royalty.
No. Three: Bettie Page
Bettie Page rightly deserves the title of the “Queen of Pinups.” The dark-haired beauty took the world by storm with her classic work in publications such as Playboy. Even more, she knew what she was good at and she sold it. In fact, a few of her more…X-rated… shots inspired an entire senate investigation into the pornography industry. As a model, Bettie Page was a true talent, usually knowing better than any photographer how to pose. Because of her timeless beauty and vintage taste, Bettie Page has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
No. Two: Raquel Welch
Starting her on-screen career as a weather girl from San Diego, Raquel Welch climbed into American view quickly. She would go on to star in famed films such as Fantastic Voyage and The Three Musketeers. Welch also made a name for herself in the modeling career which led into TV cameos. Because of her raw beauty, she was named “The 70’s Most Desired Woman.” She held the title well and remains an icon for her work today. In fact, one of history bestselling posters features Welch in what we can only assume was mankind’s very first fur bikini.
No. One: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is an icon of Ameircan beauty. With her golden locks, her unapologetic curvaceous body, her sultry voice, and her legion of imitators – Marilyn is easily the most beautiful woman ever photographed. From the President of the United States, iconic athletes, and renowned writers – the world seemed to fall on its knees before her. Even decades after her death, she remains a household name. Even more, she inspires countless fans who base their entire style on what the original blonde bombshell would wear. Everyone from Anna Nicole Smith to Katy Perry has gone through a Marilyn Phase. It’s no doubt she is the quintessential girl-next door.