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The Most Beautiful Women of the 1900s  

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List Rules Women that were famous 1900-1909


Evelyn Nesbit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Women of the 1900s
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Florence Evelyn Nesbit, known professionally as Evelyn Nesbit, was a popular American chorus girl and artists' model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing". In the early part of the 20th century, the figure and face of Evelyn Nesbit was everywhere, appearing in mass circulation newspaper and magazine advertisements, on souvenir items and calendars, making her a cultural celebrity. Her career began in her early teens in Philadelphia and continued in New York, where she posed for a cadre of respected artists of the era, James Carroll Beckwith, Frederick S. Church, and notably Charles Dana Gibson, who idealized her as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1884-1967)

Birthplace: Tarentum, Pennsylvania

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Camille Clifford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Women of the 1900s
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Camilla Antoinette Clifford was a Belgian-born stage actress and the most famous model for the "Gibson Girl" illustrations. Her towering coiffure and hourglass figure defined the Gibson Girl style. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1885-1971)

Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

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Nellie Melba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Women of the 1900s
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Dame Nellie Melba GBE, born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell, was an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. She took the pseudonym "Melba" from Melbourne, her home town. Melba studied singing in Melbourne and made a modest success in performances there. After a brief and unsuccessful marriage, she moved to Europe in search of a singing career. Failing to find engagements in London in 1886, she studied in Paris and soon made a great success there and in Brussels. Returning to London she quickly established herself as the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1861-1931)

Birthplace: Richmond, Australia

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Anna Held is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Women of the 1900s
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Helene Anna Held, known professionally as Anna Held, was a Polish-born French stage performer and singer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 46 (1872-1918)

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

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