The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever  

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Since the first series of silent films were first released, some of the most beautiful women in the world have graced the silver screen. These pretty actresses are some of the most well-known people in the world. Starlets of the golden era of film include some of the biggest and most iconic movie stars like Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Hedy Lamarr, and Ava Gardner are considered some of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood movie history. Over time, the influence of those women, along with other good looking actresses like Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor combined their talents and good looks to become some of the prettiest actresses in movie history.

Many of today's actresses are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson, and Zoe Saldana are considered to be beautiful female celebrities out there today. Many of these actresses have graced the pages of some of the top magazines, newspapers, and websites in the world.

With so many beautiful actresses to choose from, it's up to you to decide who should be considered the most beautiful actress ever. This may seem easy, but being beautiful is more than just being the hottest or sexiest female in Hollywood. To further complicate matters, there are also so many gorgeous actresses that have starred in movies for roughly 100 years. This is your chance to select who is the most beautiful actress of all time. You really can't go wrong with who choose on this Ultimate List of the Most Beautiful Actresses Ever. Vote up all the actresses you think are the most attractive or pretty of all time.

Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever
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Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and has been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands ...more on Wikipedia

Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Charade

Age: Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

Profession: Model, Actor, Dancer

Cause Of Death: Appendix cancer

Place Of Death: Tolochenaz, Switzerland

Children: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Luca Dotti

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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever
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Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo. It won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. ...more on Wikipedia

Credits: High Noon, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief

Age: Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

Schools: American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Cause Of Death: Stroke

Place Of Death: Monaco

Children: Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Albert II, Prince of Monaco

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever
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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don't Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. ...more on Wikipedia

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

Age: Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

Schools: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Van Nuys High School

Major/Field Of Study: Literature, Art

Cause Of Death: Barbiturate overdose

Place Of Death: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Medical Conditions: Endometriosis

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive dark blue eyes, which famously appeared to be violet. National Velvet was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8, played the title role in Cleopatra, and married her co-star Richard Burton. ...more on Wikipedia

Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun

Age: Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Schools: University High School

Cause Of Death: Heart failure

Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Children: Michael Wilding Jr., Maria Burton, Christopher Edward Wilding, Liza Todd Burton

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