Beautiful, talented, subversive: these 10 Hollywood actresses they made the history of cinema, but not only. Their name will resonate until the end of time, and the legacy of these stars has influenced (and still influences) hundreds of actresses today. From Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburnuntil Liz Taylor And Julia Roberts: in this list of Hollywood actresses there are just all the brightest stars of the film firmament.
Greta Garbo, the femme fatale next door
Among the actresses of the 1920s, Greta Garbo is undoubtedly the most iconic. Lived between 1905 and the 1990the Swedish actress conquered Hollywood with the film The joyless way. This film made Greta an unprecedented Hollywood icon, signing a profitable contract with MGM production house. Classified as femme fataleGarbo did not feel the role of her at all cold seductress that was sewn on her. Despite this, she was one of the major interpreters of the silent cinema, also clearing customs with the advent of spoken films. His first measure pronounced on the big screen is “a whiskey with ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy! », It was true success.
Marlene Dietrich, the blue angel
With the introduction of the soundthe actresses of the 30s have become iconic are many. From the innocence of Shirley Temple at the Oscar of Joan Crawford and the emblematic Guild of Rita Hayworth or the iconic eyes of Bette Davis, choosing just one name is difficult. But perhaps no actress interprets the tempo better than her as the star Marlene Dietrich. The German interpreter, then naturalized then American, became famous for the film Blue Angel, a nickname that remains with her throughout her career. Rival of Garbo (with whom she shares history and origins), Dietrich made her debut in Berlin to then become an icon of international fame. Also known for its singing skillswas the first woman to wear men’s clothes in his time. Subversive and rebel, he even won a Oscar for the movie Morocco and shot the first sapphic kiss on the big screen. She also became one of the actresses the more you pay of the time, signing six-figure contracts. He also made a huge contribution in the years of warraising the spirits of the soldiers.
Judy Garland, the most famous Dorothy
The small one Judy Garland she made her debut in the world of cinema at a very young age. She becomes famous in the role of Dorothythe little girl de The Wizard of Oz, film that starts his career. She unfortunately she has become known more than anything else for her troubled her personal historyMade of abusedepression, debts and failed loves. She had 5 husbands and 3 children, including Liza Minellibefore being found dead in the bathroom of his house. Recently, Judy’s final years became a hit biopic, where Renée Zellweger has shown very high acting skills.
Ava Gardner, Clark Gable’s friend
If it is true that Lana Turner it’s memorable, Ava Gardner is the queen of actresses from the 40s. She is charming and talented, she was the interpreter of the most successful films of the time, such as The kiss of Venus. She was very close friends with Clark Gablebut it is with Frank Sinatra which will involve a wedding. He flanked Gregory Peck neither The great sinner And Grace Kelly in Mogambofilm that earned her the Oscar nomination.
Marilyn Monroe, charm and torment
The class of Grace Kelly and the talent of Katherine Hepburn they could do nothing against the disruptive beauty and sensual fragility of Marilyn Monroe. Thanks to his iconic style and the damsel-in-trouble allure, Norma Jean Mortenson has certainly surpassed all the others actresses from the 50s for fame and memorability. An undisputed icon still today, she was the first woman to appear in the magazine Playboy. His interpretation in Men prefer blondes, when the wife is on vacation or Some like it hot. But the star is best remembered for hers private life stormy and intense. Starting from the relationships with Joe Di Maggio and then President Kennedyup to the problems of mental health that afflicted the young woman. A unexpected death And mysterious forever consecrated the myth of Marilyn Monroe.
Elizabeth Taylor’s purple eyes
It is 1960, and Cleopatra is on the big screen: it is only the first of numerous films starring the charming Elizabeth Taylorthe magnetic actress from purple eyes. Considered one of the last great divas, Liz is still remembered today as one of the greatest exponents of the seventh art. The talent she did not miss it, and the beauty not even: with her seductive gaze and raven hair she conquered the whole world. And well 8 husbands!
Audrey Hepburn, the charm of simplicity
Audrey Kathleen Ruston, real name of Audrey Hepburn, has been the protagonist of cult films. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Sabrinapassing through Roman holidays until My fair lady: Audrey was a ‘sublime actress! But not only: in the collective imagination his name is synonymous with elegance and simplicity. The beauty of Hepburn was the furthest away from the aesthetic canons of the time. Her almost non-existent shapes and a child’s face have given her one beauty soap and water made of class and refinement.
Jane Fonda, the Barbarella in legwarmers
Among the famous Hollywood actresses in the crazy seventies, Jane Fonda it is probably the one with an edge. Jane was able to interpret her period very well, anticipating the trends and trends of the following decade. Her role in Barbarellablockbuster film, undoubtedly marked the cinema of 70’s. Always on the crest of the wave, Jane Fonda collaborated with the best actors of her time, and became a ‘fitness icon when it was not yet in fashion. Today continues her career as an actress (the series Grace and Frankie on Netflix is a hit) and by activist, with the skill and grace that have always accompanied her. And at the ripe old age of 83 years old remains one of the actresses most beautiful all over Hollywood.
The award-winning Meryl Streep
With his Oscar for Sophie’s Choice, Meryl Streep becomes one of the most prominent American actresses of the 80s. Even today Meryl is considered a sacred monster Hollywood: Over the course of a 40-year career, Streep has demonstrated unparalleled talent and brilliant intelligence. Her own movie they have achieved tremendous success, and have earned her well 21 Oscar nominations And 3 wins. Chapeau!
Julia Roberts, the most famous smile in Hollywood
The diaphanous Winona Ryder, the charming Kim Basingerthe elegant Michelle Pfeiffer and the iconic Uma Thurman fight for the title of best actress of the 90’s. But the podium the genuineness of Julia Robertswhich with its characteristic smile it’s a talent indisputable is the protagonist of cult films of the nineties. She was the handsome prostitute of Pretty womanthe truth mom of Erin Brockovichthe elusive bride of If you run away, I’ll marry youthe humble actress in Notting Hill and the bell of Hookand we could go on indefinitely.
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