Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Most Beautiful Women post

Every once in a while, while watching a film, I have been struck with how beautiful an actress is. I may have seen her before in other roles, or maybe it is the first time I've seen her in a film. Perhaps the cameraman has just the right lighting, the makeup is perfect, or maybe it's a character that is particularly likable. More likely, she is just naturally gorgeous.

Here are women that gave me a sudden "Wow. That woman is beautiful" moment. It hasn't happened often, and of course, there are many attractive actresses out there--Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Olivia de Haviland to name a few-- that haven't produced quite the same reaction. And I'm sure there will be others, or maybe I just haven't seen the right film.

Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon a Time in the West

Margaret Lockwood in The Lady Vanishes

Tatyana Samojlova in The Cranes are Flying
Zhanna Prokhorenko in Ballad of a Soldier

Joan Crawford in Grand Hotel

Carole Lombard in Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Alida Valli in The Third Man
Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle
Deborah Kerr in King Solomon's Mines

Tarita in Mutiny on the Bounty


  1. Great pics - some many beautiful women, so little time!

  2. Claudia Cardinale's eyes are amazing!!

  3. Hi, David and Paul. Thanks for visiting. They are indeed beautiful women. Makes it hard to pay attention to the plot.

  4. That pic of Marilyn is breathtaking!!