Bo Derek is a legend in the acting game, and has also developed a reputation as a pretty prolific model. Without a shadow of a doubt though, she is best known for her role in the 1979 flick “10.” It was in this movie that Derek pretty much epitomized what it means to be a 10 out of 10 when it comes to beauty. And her looks never let her down throughout her entire career, right up until the present day.
Performances in “Tarzan, the Ape Man,” “Bolero” and “Ghosts Can’t Do It” whilst not exactly critically acclaimed, were directed by her former husband John Derek. Whilst Bo didn’t have the feisty female roles, she was known for her wanton sex appeal and glamour. She now spends her semi-retirement with Carrie Bradshaw’s ex Aidan, John Corbett, whilst also maintaining small acting gigs on the side. We salute you, you gorgeous woman!
Irresistibly Italian, next we have the sultry, dramatic Sophia Loren. With a timeless, natural beauty and elegance that cannot be bought, she is one of the most celebrated Italian celebrities of all time. Fondly known as the “Italian Marilyn Monroe,” Loren entered Hollywood in the golden era; the 1950s.
A film actress and singer, Loren was also a major sex symbol, starring in Marriage Italian Style and Two Women. With a sense of confidence that is SO European, and her famous quote: “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti,” she is the embodiment of femininity and extravagance. Sophia’s acting days are behind her, and now she resides in Geneva, Switzerland, enjoying the fruits of her long, starred career.
Forever reminding us to be ourselves, is the one-and-only Jane Seymour Fonda. “I don’t want my wrinkles taken away – I don’t want to look like everyone else,” and let’s be real here, Fonda doesn’t look like anyone else her age – she looks absolutely impeccable at her age! Whilst she admitted to having some work done, she still notes “I am what I am.” You do you! If her lesson was to teach us to be more unapologetically ourselves, then that’s a valuable lesson taught!
At her age, she looks back on a range of careers and accolades. Actress, writer, fashion model, political activist…and of course, fitness guru! Not to mention two Academy Award and two BAFTA Award wins. A true example of a living legend, she leaves us with one last golden nugget of advice “your age is less chronological and more attitudinal.” Well said!
“Well, that is your name, isn’t it? Calvin Klein? It’s written all over your underwear,” – a line delivered by no other than Lorraine Baines from the ever-iconic "Back to the Future" trilogy. During the 80s, roles for women were becoming increasingly juicier, and lines like this one signaled a turning point; women weren’t just sexualized objects, they were funny and witty too!
Kicking off our list of celebrated women of the screen is Lea Thompson, who had her start in TV commercials at the age of 20! The actress has since gone on to star in "Dennis the Menace," "JAWS 3-D," "Switched at Birth" as well as a stint on "Dancing With The Stars. "She most recently appeared in the 2018 hit Netflix film "Sierra Burgess is a Loser!" Did you know that her daughter is Zoey Deutch, known for her roles in "Beautiful Creatures" and "Why Him?"
Few leading ladies have made the cultural impact that Audrey Hepburn achieved. Whether it was for her drop-dead-gorgeous looks, humanitarian efforts, or iconic fashion, Audrey just exuded pure class. She’s best known for her leading roles in "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," "My Fair Lady," and "Funny Face."
She hung up her acting shoes in the late 60s to dedicate herself to family life. Audrey passed away in 1993 at only 63 but had spent decades until that point devoted to multiple charities and humanitarian organizations. In 1992, the star was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom to recognize all her work as the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.