Gentlemen prefer blondes: 17 star beauties from the 50s, for whom our grandfathers could pine
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Yes, there were a lot of them! In addition to Marilyn Monroe and Jane Mansfield, Hollywood has created a whole army of sensual blonde sex bombs. Perhaps you will not be told about anything by such names as Jean Carman or Cleo Moore, but once these charming women shone on screens and catwalks. At that time, seductive forms, regular facial features and feminine meekness were especially appreciated. And all this was not enough for the girls from our selection.
1. Jayne Mansfield
An American film actress who has achieved success both on Broadway and in Hollywood. Mansfield, who repeatedly appeared on the pages of Playboy magazine, along with Marilyn Monroe, was one of the main sex symbols of the 1950s.
2. Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn Monroe)
Well, this famous blonde clearly does not need an introduction, because she has become one of the most iconic images of American cinema and the entire world culture.
3. Anita Ekberg
Swedish actress and fashion model, Anita is best known for her role as Silvia in Federico Fellini's 1960 film La Dolce Vita and is considered one of the sex symbols of Italian cinema.
4. Diana Dors
British actress and singer. In the period from the late 1940s to the early 1980s (died in 1984) Diana Dors has starred in several dozen films, mostly of British production. Diana is depicted on the cover of the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) by The Beatles.
5. Lana Turner
American actress, one of the most glamorous and sensual stars of classic Hollywood. This girl, born in a miner's family, became the dream of American soldiers during the Second World War, the embodiment of pin-up style and changed eight husbands during her turbulent life.
6. Joi Lansing
American actress, fashion model and singer. At the age of 14, she signed a contract with the MGM studio. She began acting in films in the late 1940s. In total, she played about 70 roles in films and television series. She died in 1972 from breast cancer.
7. Mamie Van Doren
American actress. In 1949, after she won the Miss Palm Spring contest, she was noticed by the famous producer Howard Hughes, who offered her her first film roles. In 1951, Van Doren posed for the famous erotic artist Albert Varges, and in July her image was on the cover of Esquire magazine.
8. Anne Francis
American actress and model, winner of the Golden Globe Award in the category "Best Television Actress". She got into show business very early — she was only six years old at the time. She became widely known after the fantastic film "Forbidden Planet", where she played the girl Altair. In the military drama "Case", her partner was Paul Newman. She is also famous as Georgia James from "Funny Girl".
9. Jan Sterling
American actress, Oscar nominee and winner of the Golden Globe in 1954. A girl from a wealthy family who was educated in private schools, Jen Sterling began her career on Broadway as a teenager. The actress made her film debut in 1947 in the film "The Stock Magnate", when she was 26 years old. Since the 1950s, in addition to films, she began acting on television.
10. Kim Novak
American actress, best known for her role in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Vertigo".
11. Sheree North
American actress, singer and dancer, best known for her roles in films of the 1950s. She began her career as a dancer at the age of ten, performing during the Second World War, and at the age of fifteen she married and gave birth to a child a year later. She made her film debut in 1951. Shiri North was married five times. On November 4, 2005, she died of cancer.
12. Martha Hyer
American actress, nominee for the Academy Award in 1959. For the first time in the cinema, she appeared at the age of eleven in the film "Thunder Mountain" (1947).
13. Barbara Nichols
American actress and fashion model. In the mid‑1950s, she moved to Hollywood. After moving, Barbara began acting in films and television series, often in comedies.
14. Cleo Moore
Between 1948 and 1957, Cleo starred in 25 films and TV series. In the late 1950s, after the end of her film career, Moore became a successful businesswoman, worked as a real estate agent.
15. Greta Thyssen
A Danish actress and model who has lived in the United States for a long time. She moved to the United States after winning the title of "Miss Denmark"in 1952. She starred a lot in films and on television in the period from 1956 to 1967.
16. Barbara Eden
American actress and singer. At school, she dreamed of becoming a cheerleader, and later decided to pursue a musical career. In 1951, Eden became the winner of the Miss San Francisco contest. In 1956, she made her television debut, marking the beginning of her long and successful television career.
17. Jeanne Carmen
American model, pin-up icon, golfer and actress, mainly starred in category B films.