Who were the most beautiful women of the 1950s

Marilyn Monroe

One of Hollywood's most iconic figures, Marilyn Monroe's star rose in the early 1950s with pictures like 'Niagara' (1953) and peaked with 'Some Like It Hot' (1959), for which she won a Golden Globe.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly starred in 11 movies in the 1950s, including her Academy Award-winning role in 'The Country Girl' (1954). She became Princess of Monaco by marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956.

Brigitte Bardot

French actress Brigitte Bardot achieved international recognition for her role in 'And God Created Woman' (1956), and was quickly dubbed cinema's "sex kitten."

Rita Moreno

Puerto Rican-born American actress, dancer, and singer Rita Moreno is arguably best known for her Oscar-winning appearance in 1961's 'West Side Story.' But she'd achieved earlier success in films like 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952).

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn rose to prominence in the romantic comedy 'Roman Holiday' (1953), starring alongside Gregory Peck. For her efforts, Hepburn was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge made Hollywood history in the 1950s by becoming the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954'.

Sophia Loren

One of Italy's almost acclaimed actresses (and one of the last surviving major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema), Sophia Loren's breakthrough role was as Sofia in Vittorio De Sica's anthology film 'The Gold of Naples' (1954).

Kim Novak

Kim Novak was one of Hollywood's top box-office draws in the 1950s with films like 'Pal Joey' (1957) alongside Frank Sinatra and, famously, as Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller 'Vertigo' (1958) with James Stewart.