The Most Beautiful Women in Movies and TV

by sidekickllb | created - 27 Jun 2011 | updated - 07 Aug 2011 | Public

Women who are the epitome of natural beauty, in my opinion.

1. 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 ...

The beautiful Josette from the Dark Shadows revival.

2. Nastassja Kinski

Actress | Paris, Texas

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 ...

She was very popular in 60's and 70's films. She had the 'beestung pouty lips' WAAAAY before Angelina Jolie.

3. Brigitte Bardot

Actress | Le mépris

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 ...

A beautiful woman who cares deeply for animals.

4. Marilyn Monroe

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...

The woman every woman wanted to be in the 50's and 60's. Sexy and sweet in character, outgoing in real life.

5. Grace Kelly

Actress | Rear Window

On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ...

Her name suited her well. She epitomized grace, character and honor. She was everyone's Cinderella, who, although a commoner, married a prince.

6. Jane Badler

Actress | Virtual Revolution

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 (1983), its sequel V: The Final Battle (1984), the subsequent TV series V (1984), and the last season of the latest series V (2009), was born on the last ...

The most beautiful alien invader. I actually liked her hair better in the miniseries, when it was straight. She has a beautiful voice, too.

7. Kathryn Leigh Scott

Actress | Dark Shadows

Kathryn Leigh Scott was born on January 26, 1943 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA as Marlene Kathryn Kringstad. She is an actress and producer, known for Dark Shadows (1966), House of Dark Shadows (1970) and Assassination (1987).

It's too bad IMDb doesn't have a pic of Kathryn Leigh Scott. She played Josette in the original Dark Shadows.

8. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

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 ...

Graceful and charming, as well as beautiful. They definitely cast the right person to play Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind.

9. Vivien Leigh

Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire

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 ...

Sexy and spunky. The perfect Scarlett O'Hara.

10. Judi Bowker

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Judi Bowker was born on April 6, 1954 in Shawford, Hampshire, England. She is an actress, known for Clash of the Titans (1981), Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) and Count Dracula (1977). She has been married to Harry Meacher since 1979.

She played Princess Andromeda in the original Clash of the Titans.

11. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

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...

Beautiful and funny, with a fantastic voice. She originally wanted to be an opera singer before being discovered by Mel Brooks.

12. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

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 ...

She has the ability to capture you in both drama and comedy with her beautiful eyes and smile.

13. Julianna Margulies

Actress | ER

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, ...

I think she was the most beautiful when she played Morgaine La Fey in The Mists of Avalon. She's still strikingly beautiful now.

14. Natalie Wood

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

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...

She charmed audiences in West Side Story and Rebel Without A Cause. She was both beautiful and sweet. The girl next door.

15. 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 ...

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.

16. Winona Ryder

Actress | Little Women

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 ...

She was most beautiful when she had her pixie cut. It really brought out her dark, sultry eyes.

17. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an ...

Natalie's eyes capture you and don't let you go.

18. 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 ...

The most beautiful of the three Charmed Ones.

19. JoAnna Cameron

Actress | How to Commit Marriage

JoAnna Cameron was born on September 20, 1951 in Vail, Colorado, USA as JoAnna Kara Cameron. She is an actress and director, known for How to Commit Marriage (1969), Isis (1975) and Shazam! (1974).

She played Isis in the Saturday morning kids' show, back in the 70's.

20. Tamsin Egerton

Actress | Grimsby

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 ...

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).

21. Olivia d'Abo

Actress | Conan the Destroyer

Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is an actress, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Justice League: Doom (2012) and Point of No Return (1993). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.

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.

22. 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.

23. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

This isn't her best picture. Personally, I think she was her prettiest in Rosemary's Baby, with the Vidal Sassoon pixie haircut.

24. Selma Blair

Actress | Cruel Intentions

One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), 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 ...

With her dark hair and sultry eyes, no wonder Hellboy fell in love.

25. Lysette Anthony

Actress | Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Lysette Anthony was born on September 26, 1963 in Fulham, London, England as Lysette Anne Chodzko. She is an actress and producer, known for Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Krull (1983) and Dark Shadows (1991). She was previously married to Simon Boswell, David Price and Luc Leestemaker.

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.

26. Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

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. ...

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.

27. Amy Yasbeck

Actress | Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Amy Yasbeck was born on September 12, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Amy Marie Yasbeck. She is an actress, known for Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Pretty Woman (1990) and The Mask (1994). She was previously married to John Ritter.

A brilliant comedienne with drop-dead gorgeous looks.

28. 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 ...

A beautiful lady with an equally beautiful voice.

29. 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 ...

A talented actress and dancer.

30. Cynthia Gibb

Actress | Fame

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 "...

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...

31. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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,...

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.

32. Nia Peeples

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

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...

Everyone wanted to be Nia Peeples back in the 80's. Beautiful, a talented singer and dancer, and she always has perfect hair.

33. Debbie Harry

Actress | Videodrome

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 ...

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.)

34. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

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 ...

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!)