We know who’s hot now, but who are the hottest women from the past and the recent present? Even if you already know, it’s till nice to look! Oh, and we put some words in here too. Let’s start from the beginning…
Mae West (1893 – 1980)
Mae West was a hot number in the 1930s and 1940s in particular as she starred in films such as “Go West, Young Man” (1936) and “Little Chickadee” (1940). Some sexy lines that she made famous include, “Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” and from “I’m No Angel” (1933), she said, “When I’m good, I’m very good. When I’m bad, I’m better”. Hubba, hubba!
Greta Garbo (1905 – 1990)
Greta was an active actress way back when silent movies were around until 1941 with her last film appearance in “Two-Faced Woman”. The fact that she spoke with a Swedish accent made her even more irresistible and mysterious. I’m sold!
Fay Wray (1907 – 2004)
Faye Wray started her acting career in the early to mid 1920′s, but she’s the best known for her performance as Anne Darrow in the 1933 classic “King Kong”. It’s a shame the big ape got to her first.
Bette Davis (1908 – 1989)
Bette Davis is one of the few that stood the test of time. From her first film, “The Bad Sister” in 1931 to her last one, “Wicked Stepmother” in 1989, Bette Davis was in 103 films, six TV series, one miniseries, and made guest appearances on several other TV shows. She showed the world that she wasn’t just a pretty face, but she had that too.
Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1982)
Ingrid Bergman was another actress that was more than just a pretty face as her film career of nearly 50 years shows. Though she was in movies from 1932 to 1978, her most famous one was “Casablanca” (1942) where she plays opposite Humphrey Bogart. Lucky Bogey!
Betty Grable (1916 – 1973)
Betty Grable starred in her first movie in 1929, but was really big in the 1930s and 1940s. At the end of the 1940s, Betty was the highest paid actress in Hollywood.
Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987)
Hayworth actually got her start in show business at the age of 6 as part of her family’s dancing group “The Dancing Cansinos”. By the mid 1930′s, she’d worked her way into films and was a big name in the 1940s and 1950s, but she still appeared in films through the mid 1970s.
Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962)
Marilyn Monroe is probably considered the sexiest woman ever in our history. In her short life of only 36 years, she had been in 35 movies, posed for Playboy’s centerfold (December 1953) and been married three times. There, of course is a lot of controversy surrounding her alleged affairs, especially the one that was said to involve President Kennedy. In fact, some say the Kennedys had her killed. I don’t know if she was killed, but she had killer looks.
Bridget Bardot (1934 -)
This French actress started to wow America in the 1950s and continued for two decades. In 2007, she was named as one of America’s top 100 sexiest film stars. Oh, I love the French!
Farrah Fawcett (1947 -)
Farah Fawcett is perhaps remembered most by her role in “Charlies’ Angels”, but her first appearance on television was in 1967 on “Bat Girl”. Fawcett also did some film acting as well. As many know, she was married to Lee Majors from 1973 to 1982 when they got a divorce and she married Ryan O’Neal that same year. Hmmm…
Bo Derek (1956 -)
Bo Derek got her start in the late 1970s when we saw her first in “Orca: The Killer Whale” (1977). Perhaps her most famous role was in the movie “10″. From that point on, she was known as the “perfect 10″. Yah!
Madonna (1958 -)
For over a decade, it seemed as if Madonna’s number one objective was to get attention – and that she did! From her “Like a Virgin Days” to her sex controversy, she was wild and “out there”, but always a fascination to Americans. Nowadays, she’s still active in the music industry, but she’s toned thing down a lot. It’s been kind of boring since then. Don’t you miss the old Madonna?
Sharon Stone (1958 -)
Though Sharon Stone had made appearances in films in the 1980s, her career really didn’t take off until the 1990′s. Her first big break was her role in “Total Recall” (1990) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and she’s still active in films today.
Heather Locklear (1961 -)
Heather Locklera got her start in 1979 with small parts here and there, but landed her first spot a regular cast member on “T.J. Hooker” in 1982 starring William Shatner. From there Locklear went on to be in roles on shows such as “Melrose Place” and “Spin City”. Can’t get enough of Heather!
Courtney Cox (1964 -)
Courtney Cox started her show biz career in the 1980s and was somewhat successful, but never huge until the 1990s. Perhaps her most prominent role before “Friends” was as Alex P. Keaton’s (Michael J. Fox) girlfriend Lauren on “Family Ties”. In 1994, she began her 10-year run with “Friends”, where she became huge. Since 2007, she’s been starring on FX Network’s “Dirt”. It’s good to have her back and she’ s sexier than ever.
Halle Berry (1966 -)
Model and actress Halle Berry has turned the heads of millions and why not? She’s hot! She actually been on television since 1989 and has been active in TV and movies ever since. In addition, she appears in a few new series that have yet to come out, so look for her in “Framkie and Alice” and other upcoming shows.
Cindy Crawford (1966 -)
Who doesn’t know Cindy Crawford? Though she’s been in some films, she’s best known as one of the hottest supermodels ever. ‘Nuff said!
Pamela Anderson (1967 -)
Uh – How do you start talking about Pamela Anderson? How about with “Wow”? She’s been on the acting and modeling scene for almost two decades and she still looks awesome! While looking great and being bubbly are definite talents of Pamela Anderson’s, staying married is not. She’s been married three times, but the last two only lasted a few months. The first marriage to Tommy Lee lasted three years and as a product, they have two children.. Does she look like someone’s mother to you? No way!
Kelly Hu (1968 -)
I think we will see Kelly Hu in films for years to come. However, she only started her film career in 1995 when she was in “No Way Back” when she starred as an undercover police officer. What you may not have known was that in 1985, Kelly became the 1985 winner of the Miss USA pageant and in 1993, she came in fourth place in the Miss USA pageant.
Yasmine Bleeth (1968 -)
Yasmine played some roles on a couple of soap operas and gained some exposure in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but her big break and great exposure cam in 1994 when she was in the hit TV series “Baywatch”. Since then, she’s still remained active on television and on the big screen.
Jeri Ryan (1968-)
Though she starred in roles before her big break and in several after, Jeri Ryan will forever be most famous for her role as 7 of 9 on the science fiction series “Star Trek: Voyager”. When she first appeared on the show, the ratings soared through the roof! Who would’ve thought that that would happened? Duh! Look at her!
Jennifer Aniston (1969 -)
Jennifer Aniston appeared here and there, but we never really knew who she was until the popular sit-com “Friends” first aired. After that Jennifer’s career took off as a film and television actress.
Cameron Diaz (1972-)
Cameron Diaz has played many roles in movies. What I find that’s so ironic is that one of the roles she’s known best for is the voice of Princess Fiona in the “Shrek” movies. We don’t even get to see her in those movies!
Angelina Jolie (1975 -)
Angelina Jolie has gotten some prominent roles in Hollywood, but I think what boosted her career the most was getting involved with Brad Pitt. Of course since he was married at the time, there was some controversy.
Drew Barrymore (1975 -)
We’ve been enjoying Drew Barrymore since she was first on the big screen at the age of 5. She’s really grown up since then and we’ve noticed! During her childhood, she was troubled for a while and entered rehab at the early age of 13. She turned herself around and her career – along with – other things – has blossomed.
Kate Hudson (1979 -)
Kate Hudson has been in films since 1998 where her first role was in “Dessert Blue”. She continues to excel as an actress. Did you know that her mother is Goldie Hawn? Goldie’s cute and all, but Kate’s gorgeous!
Jessica Simpson (1980 -)
In the summer of 2003, Jessica Simpson gained a lot of publicity with her reality show that she shared with her then husband Nick Lachey. The show was called “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica”. The show itself was really stupid, but everyone tuned in because the men wanted to look at Jessica and the women wanted to look at Nick. Since then, she’s been singing mainly, but she can make a living just on being hot.
Beyoncé Knowles (1981 -)
The talented singer Beyoncé started singing and dancing at a young age. Eventually, she ended up with the group Destiny’s child before going out on her own. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t think she’s smokin’ hot!
Jessica Alba (1981 -)
Jessica Alba started in movies and TV on the same year (1994), but for the past few years has just been concentrating on her movie career. Look for her new movie that will be coming out in 2010, “Sin City 2″. In the meantime, just look at her. She’s flawless.
Jessica Biel (1982 -)
She sure has come a long way from playing Mary Camden on 7th Heaven from 1996 to 2006. Especially in the first couple years of the show, did you ever once picture that Jessica Biel would be this sexy?
There’s your list of the 30 sexiest women of all time: from Mae West to Jessical Biel and all of the hotties in between, it makes us proud to live in America!
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