30 Most Beautiful Female
Beauty is, and will always remain, a subjective matter. Thus will this page only mirror my personal opinion on the matter. However, as with every other valuation done on this site, I have tried to stay broad-sighted and universal. For actresses to be included on this page, they must have a history of distinguished or notably commercial appearances in cinema. I have tried to move my attention across the nations, although Hollywood are undoubtedly greatly favoured. Comments on this article, are sincerely welcome via e-mail.
* Gena Rowlands
1 Elizabeth Taylor
2 Grace Kelly
elegant and sensual actress was one of the most talented leading ladies
of her generation in addition to being one of the most strikingly
beautiful. Her combination of cool elegance and tender appearance
complemented her natural beauty.
3 Emmanuelle Beart
This ageless beauty is lesser known by American audiences, with only a few American features. She has, however, been a first-choice leading lady in France since the mid-eighties, with her uniquely beautiful face adding to her undoubted talent. Her eyes can easily compete with anyone in history.
4 Winona Ryder
Miss Ryder grew from the little sweetheart of Lucas (1986) to one of the most expressiv faces in movies. Her natural beauty is of a vulnerable though extroverted kind. With slight and delicate features, if she was a candy, she'd be melting on your tongue.
5 Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney sprung to stardom with Hudson's Bay in 1940, and enjoyed a great spell in American films in the forties. She was equally publized because of her many off-screen conflicts and problems (including a law-sue by her father, and a nervous breakdown which halted her film carreer). Her talent was under-estimated, but her beauty was eternal. Tierney is one of few actresses of her generation who is "contemporary good looking" today.
6 Isabelle Adjani
One of the very greatest French actresses of her generation, Adjani became a European superstar in the 70s starring in films by great directors such as Truffaut's L'Historie d'Adele H, Polanski's Le Locataire/The Tenant, and Herzog's Nosferatu, Phantom der Nacht. Her face is approaching what one could call perfect, with luscious features.
7 Frances Farmer
The story of Frances Farmer is one of Hollywood's many tragedies. Her talent and beauty was second to few, but her addictment to alcohol and drugs shortened both her carreer and life. Starring in about a dozen films in the late 30s and early 40s, her problems forced her retirement at the early age of 29. Her intellegence as both a writer and an actress, somewhat undermined her beauty.
8 Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is regarded as the greatest female talent of her generation. She came to prominence as the precocious Mathilda in Luc Besson's masterpiece Léon (1994), and since then she has revealed that this performance was no one-timer. Portman's incredible natural and charachteristic beauty has helped her gain hails as the new Audrey Hepburn. Although, at age eighteen, she is already better looking.
9 Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross enjoyed an explosive start to her carreer in films such as The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. With beautiful eyes, gorgeous hair and incredible charm, her face was a rare attraction. She has since enjoyed little proffesional success, and is unfortunately not been able to convert into more mature roles.
10 Audrey Hepburn
One of the great beauties, adored by everyone, Hepburn rarely experienced professional adversity. With a future in ballett, Hepburn was extremely graceful, and her face was enchanting as well as classically beautiful.
11 Catherine McCormack
As Murron in Braveheart, Catherine McCormack enchanted everybody with her extraordinary lively face. Her beauty is not of the conventional type, but her smile can enlighten any scene and any place.
12 Tuesday Weld
Weld began as a child model and TV performer, and had a rough start to life with a nervous breakdown at 9, an alcohol problem at 10, and an attempted suicide at 12. But Weld overcame her problems to become a fine performer and a luscious beauty.
13 Jaqueline Bisset
Not the greatest of actresses, this former model had few facial flaws, topped with her magnificently shining eyes. Jaqueline Bisset has kept her status as a sexual interest beyond her forties.
14 Ingrid Bergman
Often hailed as the most beautiful woman ever to pride the silver screen, Ingrid Bergman's undoubtedly classical beautiful face is somewhat bleak-looking today. She was, however, beautiful way into her older days.
15 Catherine Zeta-Jones
First came to prominence on British TV-series, and shot to world wide stardom in movies in the mid 90s. Sensual, with beautiful eyes, Zeta-Jones might just have been at her most beautiful before the age of 20, but she still is - as an established movie star - worth watching.
16 Sarah Michelle Gellar
Depending on the range of her talent, Sarah Michelle Gellar has the potential of gaining super stardom as one of the very finest beauties of all time. She has, however, still not reached her peak - neither professionally nor exteriorly.
17 Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall could be as ugly as you'd want, but basically, she had one of the most flawless faces you'll ever see. With utterly sexy eyes, and sensual lips, Bacall was the love interest for her husband Humphrey Bogart in numerous films.
18 Sally Field
Mainly charming, but Sally Field deserves a place on the list based on her extremely delicate features. Field was the sweetest girl you'll ever see way into her 30s.
19 Claudia Cardinale
Cardinale never was much of an actor, but she was beautiful ornament in a handful of movies after winning a beauty contest in her native Italy.
20 Angelina Jolie
Still just introducing her self, this talented beauty is the daughter of no. 1 hunk of the 70s, Jon Voight. Strikingly beautiful, time will show if she'll reach as far up to the stars as her father. She's more beautiful than him, anyway.
21 Sharon Stone
The number one female sex symbol of the early 90s, Sharon Stone's face actually resembles more aged beauty queens as Ingrid Bergman. Although mainly a sex symbol, Stone's face is disgusting to noone, and that fact remained into her forties.
22 Charlize Theron
Raised in South Africa, Charlize Theron broke into American movies with The Devil's Advocate. With shining green eyes, and beautiful skin, Theron still is only at the start of what could become a great carreer.
23 Hope Lange
Classically beautiful, Hope Lange was only occasionally a leading lady of movies. She was, however, Oscar-nominated for her role in Peyton Place (1957).
24 Ali MacGraw
This incredibly beautiful brunette was a former model who shot to stardom with Goodbye, Colombus (1969) and Love Story (1970). MacGraw has, however, subsequently only done occasional films, but she was one of few 30-plus-actresses to endure sex symbol-status in the seventies.
25 Madeleine Carroll
described as the most beautiful import ever from Britain to Hollywood,
Madeleine Carroll was classically beautiful with exceptional skin. She
withdrew from the business after the war.
26 Claire Danes
With lovely expressive eyes, and talent beyond her years, Claire Danes came to prominence in movies like Little Women (1994) and I Love You, I Love You Not (1996), before starring as Juliet in Baz Luhrman's remake of the Shakespeare classic.
27 Reese Witherspoon
As a juvenile beauty, Reese Witherspoon made a brilliant performance in The Man in the Moon (1991). She was only fourteen then, but she has re-emerge in the late 90s as a true beauty, with distinctive features and exceptionally beautiful skin.
28 Sadie Frost
Sensual and elegant, Sadie Frost is best remembered in the role of Lucy Westenra in Francis Ford Coppolla's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). She has since done less hyped project, often in British productions.
29 Julia Ormond
Not classically beautiful, Julia Ormond projects rare elegance and style to convey a vulnerable kind of beauty. Not the actress for the big productions, Ormond is rather known for seeking artistical challenge in a series of alternative features (with the exception of Legends of the Fall).
30 Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright was the quiet sweetheart of movies in the 40s. With shining eyes and a beautiful smile, she was uniquely compelling.
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