The Most Beautiful Women in Movies and TV

Women who are the epitome of natural beauty, in my opinion.
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Joanna Going
Actress, Kingdom
Joanna Going was born in Washington, D.C. in 1963 and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the oldest of six children and graduated from Rogers High School in 1981. She attended Emerson College in Boston for two years and then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. A year later...
“ The beautiful Josette from the Dark Shadows revival. ” - sidekickllb
Nastassja Kinski
Actress, Cat People
Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic drama Stay as You Are with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ She was very popular in 60's and 70's films. She had the 'beestung pouty lips' WAAAAY before Angelina Jolie. ” - sidekickllb
Brigitte Bardot
Actress, Contempt
Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15, Brigitte was trying a modeling career...
“ A beautiful woman who cares deeply for animals. ” - sidekickllb
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson at the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926. Her mother Gladys Pearl Baker was a film-cutter at Consolidated Film Industries. Marilyn's father's identity was never known. Because Gladys was mentally and financially unable to care for young Marilyn...
“ The woman every woman wanted to be in the 50's and 60's. Sexy and sweet in character, outgoing in real life. ” - sidekickllb
Grace Kelly
Actress, Rear Window
Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a phys ed instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly. She was of half Irish and half German descent...
“ Her name suited her well. She epitomized grace, character and honor. She was everyone's Cinderella, who, although a commoner, married a prince. ” - sidekickllb
Jane Badler
Jane Badler, the American and Australian actress best known for her role as the evil reptilian Visitor leader "Diana" in the NBC mini-series V, its sequel V: The Final Battle, the subsequent TV series V, and the last season of the latest series V, was born on the last day of 1953 in Brooklyn...
“ The most beautiful alien invader. I actually liked her hair better in the miniseries, when it was straight. She has a beautiful voice, too. ” - sidekickllb
“ It's too bad IMDb doesn't have a pic of Kathryn Leigh Scott. She played Josette in the original Dark Shadows. ” - sidekickllb
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ Graceful and charming, as well as beautiful. They definitely cast the right person to play Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind. ” - sidekickllb
Vivien Leigh
If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England...
“ Sexy and spunky. The perfect Scarlett O'Hara. ” - sidekickllb
“ She played Princess Andromeda in the original Clash of the Titans. ” - sidekickllb
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions...
“ Beautiful and funny, with a fantastic voice. She originally wanted to be an opera singer before being discovered by Mel Brooks. ” - sidekickllb
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry...
“ She has the ability to capture you in both drama and comedy with her beautiful eyes and smile. ” - sidekickllb
Julianna Margulies
Actress, The Good Wife
Julianna Margulies was born on June 8, 1966 in Spring Valley (near New York City), as the youngest of three daughters of Francesca (Goldberg), a teacher and dancer in American Ballet, and Paul Margulies, an advertising writer and philosopher. She is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage (from Romania, Austria...
“ I think she was the most beautiful when she played Morgaine La Fey in The Mists of Avalon. She's still strikingly beautiful now. ” - sidekickllb
Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens...
“ She charmed audiences in West Side Story and Rebel Without A Cause. She was both beautiful and sweet. The girl next door. ” - sidekickllb
Charisma Carpenter
Actress, Angel
Born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter was named after an Avon perfume (a fact that did not sit well with her). She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. As a youngster, she entered many local beauty contests, and attended Gorman High School in Las Vegas...
“ A former San Diego Chargers cheerleader, Charisma became a staple on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. She has beautiful eyes and a body that most women would give their eye-teeth for. ” - sidekickllb
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish...
“ She was most beautiful when she had her pixie cut. It really brought out her dark, sultry eyes. ” - sidekickllb
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens...
“ Natalie's eyes capture you and don't let you go. ” - sidekickllb
Holly Marie Combs
Actress, Charmed
Holly moved to New York at the tender age of 7. Already her stunning looks had turned heads, resulting in jobs in print ads and commercials. Soon these experiences lead to a desire to act, a dream shared by Holly's mother, who herself was only 24. After a few bit parts, Holly landed a leading role as Kimberly in TV drama Picket Fences...
“ The most beautiful of the three Charmed Ones. ” - sidekickllb
JoAnna Cameron
Actress, Isis
“ She played Isis in the Saturday morning kids' show, back in the 70's. ” - sidekickllb
Tamsin Egerton
Actress, Love, Rosie
Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied. She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modeling shoots. After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs, Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university. She had a brief job as a babysitter for three children...
“ A tall, blonde beauty now. I knew she'd be pretty when she played young Morgaine La Fey in The Mists of Avalon (she was brunette then). ” - sidekickllb
“ Her first acting gig was to play Princess Jehnna opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan The Destroyer. Her wide eyes and pouty lips made the boys want to see more of her (and the girls jealous). Since then, she's played in The Wonder Years, and has a recurring role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. ” - sidekickllb
Lara Parker
Actress, Dark Shadows
Lara Parker was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis. She attended Central High School in Memphis and won a scholarship to Vassar College, where she began a major in Philosophy, which she completed at Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, receiving her BA. She attended...
“ Lara Parker played the evil witch Angelique in the original Dark Shadows TV series. ” - sidekickllb
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, to director John Farrow and actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. Her father was Australian-born (of English descent) and her mother was Irish-born (of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry). Farrow debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles...
“ This isn't her best picture. Personally, I think she was her prettiest in Rosemary's Baby, with the Vidal Sassoon pixie haircut. ” - sidekickllb
Selma Blair
One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions, a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a lawyer. She had a Jewish upbringing...
“ With her dark hair and sultry eyes, no wonder Hellboy fell in love. ” - sidekickllb
“ She was playing a beautiful princess who had been taken prisoner by an evil beast in Krull when I first saw her. Like Olivia D'Abo, her eyes and pout made all the girls want to look like her. ” - sidekickllb
Rachel Weisz
Actress, The Mummy
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
“ Whether fighting mummies, the devil, or falling in love with a handsome Russian immigrant, Rachel does it all with grace and poise. I love her smile. ” - sidekickllb
“ A brilliant comedienne with drop-dead gorgeous looks. ” - sidekickllb
Jessica Harper
Actress, Suspiria
American actress-author-composer Jessica Harper was born on October 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, to Eleanor (Emery), a writer, and Paul Church Harper, Jr., a painter who was chairman of the Needham Harper Worldwide advertising agency in NY. Jessica launched her professional acting career soon after graduating from Sarah Lawrence...
“ A beautiful lady with an equally beautiful voice. ” - sidekickllb
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Actress, Step Up
Jenna Dewan is an actress, former model, and dancer. She was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Nancy (Bursch) and Darryll Dewan. Her father is of half Syrian Lebanese and half Polish descent, and her mother has German and English ancestry. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and discovered a love for dancing at the age of five...
“ A talented actress and dancer. ” - sidekickllb
Cynthia Gibb
Actress, Youngblood
Cynthia Gibb was born in Bennington, Vermont, USA on December 14, 1963 to a ballet dancer and teacher. Gibb's early dance training lent grace to her fresh-faced beauty, qualities which won her a modeling contract with New York's Eileen Ford Agency at age 14. Within a year she was on the cover of "Vogue" and "Young Miss." Spotted in a magazine by Woody Allen...
“ First, I knew her as Holly on Fame, then as Gypsy Rose Lee. Cynthia has a natural beauty and an infectious smile. Ironically, she could play a relative of the next beauty on the list... ” - sidekickllb
Emma Watson
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ I figured out the reason why I clicked with Hermione Granger so much is because Emma Watson reminded me of a younger Cynthia Gibb. I grew up watching and idolizing Cynthia, and now my girls watch and idolize Emma. ” - sidekickllb
Nia Peeples
Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances of different cultures...
“ Everyone wanted to be Nia Peeples back in the 80's. Beautiful, a talented singer and dancer, and she always has perfect hair. ” - sidekickllb
Debbie Harry
Soundtrack, Scarface
Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited nightspot...
“ Lead singer of the 80's punk/pop band Blondie and a stunning actress who lit up the screen in Videodrome. (I liked her look better in that film, she looks even more beautiful with her naturally darker hair.) ” - sidekickllb
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ She played Queen Margot opposite the uber-sexy Vincent Perez. The scenes between those two are extremely hot. I looked at her IMDb bio, and couldn't believe she was in her 30s when she made that film (she looked like she was in her early 20s!) ” - sidekickllb