Movies have always been a great opportunity to see some very attractive women. It was figured out very early that the best way to get men to come see a movie is by having violence and beautiful women. It also helps to serve steak and beer in the lobby of the theater, but that is a less common business practice. So while the olden days might have had 5 cent hot dogs and people who read the newspaper, we can agree that every era has their fair share of hotness in the female form.
Audrey Hepburn is essentially a synonym for beauty. She was ridiculously good looking during her prime and had that rare attribute of aging gracefully. Her slim features are easily recognizable and live on past her death as the standard for beauty. I know I would have spent a week’s wages on a 10 cent ticket to go see Audrey Hepburn in a movie. Pretty much every guy did, and that turned her into a star.
When you think of the term “sex symbol” the first image that pops into your head probably isn’t fit to write about on a family friendly site such as this. In a close second is Marilyn Monroe. She was sex incarnate. With rumors linking her to such famous men as JFK and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, it is no surprise that Joe Everyman wanted a piece. Her role in Gentleman Prefer Blondes showed the way she could use her good looks to do what she wanted, much like she could in life.
One Million Years B.C. claimed on the movie poster that “this is the way it was”. Now I’m no history buff, but I am fairly sure that dinosaurs didn’t coexist with humans, and I am also fairly certain that cavewomen were nowhere near as hot as Raquel Welch. She was the reason for the movie’s other tag line: “…discover a savage world whose only law is lust”. After seeing Raquel Welch in her cavelady outfit, I would totally take on a velociraptor.
Sophia Loren is the only one of these actresses who has appeared in a movie recently. That is most likely because the only other woman still alive from this list is Raquel Welch. It is interesting to see how Sophia Loren has aged, because even as a woman who has seen many years, you can tell she was a fox in her day. She starred in movies as the love interest of such actors as Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, and Paul Newman. If she was a good enough for them she is definitely good enough for me.
Before Marilyn Monroe came around, Rita Hayworth was the sex symbol of America. Her dance experience gave her moves that people went crazy for. She not only starred in movies with men like Fred Astaire, but became one of the most popular pin-up girls of all time. She was also extremely proud of never doing a nude scene in a movie, much to the disappointment of men all over. She did, however, come close. Ask your grandpa about it, he’ll fill you in.