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Vintage glam & natural beauty: Have we forgotten how it’s done?

Beauty Bomb!  Today, I invite you to look more than read.  I went through the tumultuous task of searching for and selecting what I’m happy to say are less familiar photos, most of them vintage, of some of the most familiar beauties we know and have known, like this old lady here.  Like her, some might have two or three photos each.

At the end of it all of course I’ll include a source links list for proper reference.  In this batch of overwhelming external beauty, the women come from the Western hemisphere.  Please don’t say I have a biased eye, there are SO many beautiful women of different nationalities so I could not put all of them in one post.  Photos of certain Asian women I wanted to include are harder to come by online, so I will go through the same process for them in the next batch from the eastern hemisphere.  I wonder how it is that the overly processed images of a lot of famous women today often lose their original spark, elegance, and integrity.  Okay, enough reading now, it’s time to see exactly what I mean amidst a mushroom cloud of God-given beauty.  Continue reading to see the selection of photos :).  Sources should be at the end.

MARILYN MONROE

OLIVIA HUSSEY (Romeo & Juliet)

That’s not really a good example, hehe save your lungs…

JACKIE KENNEDY

RITA MORENO (King and I, West Side Story)



NATALIE WOOD (West Side Story)


AUDREY HEPBURN


PIER ANGELI (James Dean’s GF, with comedian Danny Kaye)


JOSEPHINE BAKER

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

INGRID BERGMAN (Casablanca)

JUDY GARLAND (The Wizard of Oz)

GRACE KELLY

Now, here are a few more current women who I think, at least in my book, might eventually turn iconic vintage as well in the next few decades :).  I selected these next few women not for popularity, but for the natural beauty and sophisticated elegance they exude.  I especially chose them for the fact that these ladies in particular don’t need to be extremely made up or overdone in order to be captivating.  I’m still missing a photo of Cate Blanchett, I’ll add it in later on.  Yes, time flies.

RACHEL WEISZ (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener)

ROSAMUND PIKE (Pride & Prejudice, Doom)

LIV TYLER (Armageddon, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy)


KATE WINSLET (Sense & Sensibility, Titanic)

SOPHIE MARCEAU (Braveheart, James Bond)

RACHEL EVAN WOOD (Across the Universe)

CAREY MULLIGAN  (Pride & Prejudice, An Education)


I’m still missing photos of Cate Blanchett and Catherine Zeta Jones :).  Will edit those in later on 🙂

Beauty Overload!!

Sources (addtl. links of Carey, Rachel Evan, Audrey etc. to be added):
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http://www.leninimports.com/elizabeth_taylor_gallery_8.jpg
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http://www.fullissue.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/elizabeth-taylor.jpg
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http://xel.cafe24.com/bbs/data/gallery_cele/1083611943/olivia123_57.jpg
http://www.myclassiclyrics.com/artist_biographies/images/Olivia-Hussey-2.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/3139759341_3bf073b81b.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/gilcarosio/photos/Romeo%20and%20Juliet/olivia_hussey_2.jpg
http://clearcollectibles.com/images/56007_touchup_ib14.jpg
http://www.marilynmonroecollection.com/Pictures/Christies1999Auction/Lot10/MarilynMonroe0000165_jpg.jpg
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3100000/Marilyn-Monroe-marilyn-monroe-3197872-852-1280.jpg
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http://www.celebs101.com/gallery/Marilyn_Monroe/222139/Marilyn_Monroe_16.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FoSK4eeZUd8/SawmHIibhQI/AAAAAAAABC4/VD3Gy84BYZU/s400/stealing_beauty_lead.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_RaOrchOImw8/S7z4sG3y8LI/AAAAAAAAf8c/DaZSIODqWMw/s1600/Liv-Tyler_0.jpg
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  • Oh my, these are stunning photos. Grace Kelly has always been a favorite of mine! But when it comes to old-Hollywood elegance I think Audrey Hepburn is tops. 🙂 Great article!

  • rOxy

    I love this post!!! so stunning. Is there a continuation?

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