Beauty and fashion icons, who are they? These are women who have always been an inspiration for millions of people around the world. These are women who were setting the bar for beauty standards through the decade they were living in. I mean, every decade has its own beauty icon, the 50s had Marilyn Monroe, the 90s had Angelina Jolie. So, how about we get a little bit nostalgic and look back at some of the iconic beauties through decades?
Marlene Dietrich – 1930s – 1940s
A blonde femme fatale in a pantsuit with red lip and a cigarette, this look has long become legendary thanks to stunning Marlene Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich made classic pants an essential part of women’s fashion. She loved taking risks and experiment with her looks – a tuxedo, a bow-tie, shorts paired with high boots, she totally revolutionized the whole concept of femininity.
Marilyn Monroe – 1950-1959
The 50s were all about curves, blonde hair, ivory cocktail dresses and red lip. The 50s were all about Marilyn Monroe. She was all over the place. Women hated her, men were throwing themselves to her feet. It’s been decades but her platinum blonde locks are still a look to go for. And she made a facial polka dot a true symbol of beauty. Love her or hate her, but there’s no denying that Marilyn Monroe left a significant mark on showbiz, politics and more.
Brigitte Bardot – 1960-1969
Born in France, Brigitte Bardot is an international sex symbol and a beauty icon. Her naturalistic sensuality and unusual facial features made her one of the most desirable women of the 60s. She hated being a celebrity though. The constant pressure to display a certain image was so unbearable that she attempted a suicide in 1960.