Everyone knows Joseph Stalin as the mustachoied dictator with a pock-marked face and yellow teeth. But in his younger days, bank robbing revolutionary Stalin cut a handsome figure. Inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were dashing young men before they fought the War of the Currents against each other. Jane Eyre author Charlotte Bronte probably could have made a few "hottest women in history" lists. And Lewis Powell, a young man who happened to be a member of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, might have been the most handsome man of the 19th Century.
Here are 20 famous people throughout history that you probably had no idea were also gorgeous.
Age: Died at 38 (1884-1922)
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Profession: Psychiatrist, Psychoanalystsee more on Hermann Rorschach
Age: Died at 68 (1937-2005)
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer
Credits: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Where the Buffalo Roam
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Age: Died at 75 (1878-1953)
Birthplace: Gori, Georgia
Profession: Politician, Soldier
Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
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