How 16 Iconic Beauties of the Past Looked at Various Ages, Proving Their Charm Is Truly Unfading

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In a time before Botox and fillers became familiar to us, and plastic surgery was not as prevalent as it is today, aging was a process guided solely by nature. Wrinkles and gray hair, in those days, were seen as inconsequential to natural beauty, as allure transcends the age stated on one’s passport. To reaffirm this timeless truth, we examined photographs of iconic movie stars from the 20th century at various stages of their lives, underscoring that beauty is boundless and flourishes with the passage of time.

Grace Kelly (ages 22 and 52)

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Sophia Loren (ages 26, 60, and 80)

Elstree Studios/Collection Christophel/East News, Etienne George/Collection Christophel/East News, AP/East News

Glynis Johns (ages 30 and 81)

Lauren Bacall (ages 21 and 71)

East News, Etienne George/Collection Christophel/East News

Bette Davis (ages 25, 56, and 70)

East News, Mary Evans/AF Archive/East News, Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection/East News

Eva Marie Saint (ages 32 and 89)

Everett Collection/East News, Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages/EAST NEWS

Gina Lollobrigida (ages 29, 39, and 85)

AF Archive/Cinetext Bildarchiv/Mary Evans Picture Library/East News, Mary Evans/AF Archive/East News, SCHNEIDER PRESS/SIPA/East News

Vivien Leigh (ages 28, 42 and 52)

© Fawcett Publications / Wikimedia Commons, EAST NEWS, Courtesy Everett Collection / East News

Ingrid Bergman (ages 27 and 65)

WELBOURNE, SCOTTY/ Album/East News, Associated Press / East News

Brigitte Bardot (ages 19, 30, and 70)

Bertho Films/Collection Christophel/East News, East News, ASSOCIATED PRESS/East News

Cloris Leachman (ages 44 and 89)

Katharine Hepburn (ages 25, 50, and 74)

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Rita Hayworth (ages 26 and 60)


Catherine Deneuve (ages 21, 40, and 70)

CAP/SFS/Capital Pictures/East News, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Collection Christophel/East News, East News

Barbara Stanwyck (ages 35 and 78)

Marlene Dietrich (ages 27, 50, and 77)

ASSOCIATED PRESS/East News, Warner Bros/Collection Christophel/East News, Bayerischer Rundfunk / Leguan Film Berlin/Collection Christophel / East News

Fashion and beauty trends evolve rapidly, and the appearance of contemporary celebrities diverges from the aesthetic of vintage cinema. It’s captivating to imagine how the timeless beauties of classic Hollywood would present themselves if they were in their prime during the present era.

Preview photo credit Collection Christophel/Collection Christophel/East News, Michel Dufour/ French Select / Getty Images


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