15+ People From Past Who Are So Handsome They Could Easily Become Top Models Today

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Nowadays we got used to different ranks of modern famous people. But there were lots of good-looking people in history, even in jobs like writing or science. When cameras came around, we got to see how attractive they were. Some of the famous people we think of as old were actually really good-looking when they were younger, and we have pictures to show it.

1. Hermann Rorschach — the ’Brad Pitt’ of psychiatry, according to his online fans.

2. Anna May Wong — total babe of silent film era who let her eyes do all the talking.

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3. Charlie Chaplin had to hide his boyish charm behind his costume to keep us focused on his comedy.

4. Harry Houdini — you’d come for magic, but end up falling under his spell.

5. Coco Chanel would’ve served the most iconic OOTDs that everyone would die for.

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6. Sessue Hayakawa was Hollywood’s heartthrob by right.

7. Evelyn Nesbit, America’s first supermodel, would’ve surely had posts with the most likes.

8. Marie Doro, the «eccentric Helena Bohnam Carter» of the early 1900s.

9. Tenzing Norgay was one of the first two mountaineers who reached the summit of Mount Everest, but we bet he also won the hearts.

10. Maude Fealy rocked the ’70s hippie aesthetic before it was cool.

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11. Johannes Brahms could make you swoon with both his symphonies and his disarming looks.

12. Lina Cavalieri — as legend has it, she received 840 proposals, so we definitely wouldn’t be expecting her to check all of her DMs.

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13. Lewis Payne is the ultimate bad boy of our dreams, and he knows it.

14. This Luzon woman of the Philippines — she’s so stunning, she doesn’t even have to try. She would’ve gone viral in a few days.

15. Mark Twain could easily be on top magazines’ main page.

16. Lillie Langtry inspired Sherlock Holmes’ only love, Irene Adler, and snatched our hearts as well.

17. Rupert Brooke didn’t just use his poetry to make everyone weak in the knees.

Each of us has our own idea of what beauty means. But it’s always fascinating to see how famous people are ranked by their appearance. Whether it’s according to science or just regular people’s opinions, there’s always interest in how attractive someone is perceived to be.

Please note: This article was updated in August 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit Alexander Gardner / loc.gov, Courtesy Everett Collection / East News, Albert Witzel / Wikimedia Commons


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