The 25 Most Iconic Looks Throughout The Years!
By Rodney Towers
eventFebruary 13, 2017
Veronica Lake was one of Hollywood's first classic actresses. Her wavy peek-a-boo hairstyle and sultry red lips were widely recognized during her time, making her 1943's beauty icon.
I Love Lucy sure is right--actress and comedian Lucille Ball's fiery red curly hair and bright blue eyes was a look adored across the world. Lucy's doll-like features were a huge sensation during her time, and she's undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in history!
Jazz musician Billie Holiday's soulful voice and beauty earned her international acclaim in the 1930s. Her gorgeous dark skin and classic red lips made her a Hollywood icon in 1947.
Actress and singer María Félix was considered a prominent figure of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, and one of the most beautiful actresses of her time. Her rosy cheeks and long lashes definitely earned her the spot of 1950's beauty icon!
Marilyn Monroe's timeless beauty was not only iconic during the 1940s-1950s, but it still lives on today. The actress and model's classic red lips and flirtatious cat eye was emulated all over the world back in her day!
The stunning doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn was quite the beauty icon of her time. After starring as Princess Anne in Roman Holiday (1953), everyone came to adore her delicate features and simple makeup.
British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor is one of the original Hollywood legends! Elizabeth's sultry film roles along with her full brows, piercing blue eyes, and dark hair made her a beauty icon in 1955.
Italian film actress Sophia Loren's classic beauty is incomparable--her award-winning talent accompanied by her distinct almond-shaped eyes and dark hair made her an international beauty icon in 1958.
In 1959, there wasn't a soul who wasn't familiar with French star Brigitte Bardot's big blonde hair and heavily lined eyes. Even Bardot's signature off-the-shoulder style was so popular that a neckline was named after her!
English model Twiggy was a prominent icon during the swinging sixties in London! During the time, everyone knew her for her big eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair. She was even named "The Face of 1966" by the Daily Express.
While she may be best-known as the namesake for the Hermès Birkin bag today, in 1969 she was internationally known for her acting and singing career. Her big eyes and signature bangs made her a huge style icon in the 1960s.
Model and actress Jerry Hall was a prominent figure during the 1970s, and also the ex-wife of Mick Jagger. Her versatility and distinct features made her a huge beauty icon in 1975.
In the 1970s, the stunning Iman completely dominated the modeling world with her slender figure and copper-toned complexion. Her rosy-cheeked look above easily made her the beauty icon of 1977!
Debbie Harry, better known as the lead singer for Blondie during the 1970s and 1980s, was world-renowned for her musical talent and distinct photogenic features. Her two-toned bleach hair and heavy makeup made her a punk-rock icon in 1980!
Carol Alt's modeling career took off in the 1970s and 1980s, and her beauty was world-renowned! This 1981 Vogue cover showcasing her gorgeous blue eyes and curly brown locks earned her the spot of 1981's beauty icon.
Material Girl Madonna was the ultimate "it" girl of her time! Between pushing the boundaries in pop music and her signature mole and gap-toothed smile, Madonna was the celebrity to aspire to be in 1991.
Christy Turlington was one of the original American supermodels and was a designer favorite back in the 1980s. The green-eyed brunette beauty made women all around the world green with envy when she bared this fresh-faced look in 1992!
Drew Barrymore was America's Sweetheart in the 1990s and is a beloved Hollywood actress to this day. Her adorable features and bright smile earned her the most iconic look of 1994.
Recognize this musical sensation? Before Gwen Stefani went solo in the 2000s, she was the lead singer for the ska band No Doubt. Her grungy and edgy style made her a beauty icon back in the 1990s!
Scottish model Kirsty Hume made her big career modeling debut in the 1990s, and the world was not disappointed. Her versatility in shoots, like the heavy blue eyeshadow look above, made her a beauty icon in 1996!
Tyra Banks was a superstar in the 1990s, and one of the top-earning models in the world! Her gorgeous fresh face was adored all across the world during her career, and she paved the way for African-American women in the modeling industry.
Jennifer Aniston is an all-time Hollywood favorite actress! Her role as Rachel Green on Friends earned her international stardom, and her looks throughout the 1990s were constantly emulated. This long curly-haired style was the most iconic look of 2000.
While Britney Spears' singing career has declined a bit in recent years, she was unstoppable in the 1990s and early 2000s! Her layered blonde hair and deep brown eyes made her a huge beauty icon in 2002.
Here's a beauty icon that even 2000s babies admire--actress Angelina Jolie's sultry full lips and captivating green eyes could be recognized anywhere in the world in 2003! She's considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.
Today, singer Beyoncé is at her peak of international stardom--but in 2007 she was best known for this sexy look from her photo shoot with Sports Illustrated magazine.