15 Beautiful Actresses of the Hollywood Golden Age

Between 1927 and 1963 was the period referred to as “The Golden Age of Hollywood”. During this period, Hollywood style cinematic form emerged and became a leader and role model for future cinema. There were so many fantastic and glamorous beauties who came on to the silver screen and set the stage, so to speak, for the future.

Please check out Part II of this list HERE!

1. Ava Gardner

December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990

Ava Gardner

photo source: thefoxling

“Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn’t have been more wrong.”

2. Rita Hayworth

October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987

Rita Hayworth

photo source: Vintage Gazette

“All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.”

3. Lana Turner

February 8, 1921 –  June 29, 1995

Lana Turner

photo source: x-ray delta one

“Humor has been the balm of my life, but it’s been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana.”

4. Veronica Lake

November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973

Veronica Lake

photo source: pds309

“I will have one of the cleanest obits of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair.”

5. Joan Fontaine

October 22, 1917

Joan Fontaine

photo source: Cody Molica

“I hope I’ll die on stage at the age at 105, playing Peter Pan.”

6. Hedy Lamarr

November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000

Hedy Lamarr

photo source: pds309

“Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don’t have time to teach him”

7. Katharine Hepburn

May 12, 1907 –  June 29, 2003

Katherine Hepburn

photo source: thefoxling

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.”

8. Sophia Loren

September 20, 1934

Sophia Loren

photo source: erjkprunczyk

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

9. Deborah Kerr

September 30, 1921 –  October 16, 2007

Deborah Kerr

photo source: move-fan

“I respect anyone who has to fight and howl for his decency.”

10. Bette Davis

April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989

Bette Davis

source: carbonated

“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

11. Yvonne De Carlo

September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007

Yvonne De Carlo

photo source: pds209

“I was on cloud nine all the time. After I made my hit in Salome, Universal sent me to New York so I could learn to be a proper movie star.”

12. Greta Garbo

September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990

Greta Garbo

photo source: thefoxling

“I don’t want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.”

13. Ingrid Bergman

August 29, 1915August 29, 1982

Ingrid Bergman

photo source: pds309

“Be yourself. The world worships the original.”

14. Vivien Leigh

November 5, 1913 – July 8, 1967

Vivien Leigh

photo source: Lavender’s Legacy by Ryan

“I’m not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.”

15. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

photo source: the foxling

May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

I hope you all enjoyed the lovely photos and quotes from some of the most inspirational women in Hollywood.

If you’re interested in more Golden age of Hollywood Glamour, check out my Beautiful Actresses of the Hollywood Golden Age post PART II. Also, I have another style inspiration post on Elizabeth Taylor and Mae West.
the vintage catxx


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