Despite his controversial nature, Johnny Carson still managed to host the most beautiful women in Tinsel Town on his show. During the late 70s and 80s, Loni Anderson fit the role of the stunning blonde to catch everyone’s eye. And naturally, she would find her way on Johnny’s show.
She was one of the most attractive actresses of her time, and when she was hired for “WKRP in Cincinnati,” producers admitted she was hired for her looks, not her talent. She reminded them of a mix between Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. But it was soon clear that there was a lot more to her than just looks. She also had the charisma and acting chops to boot.
Goldie Hawn captured everyone's attention with her big blue eyes. She was a guest on the show soon after winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she was on her way to becoming an international star. Her smile and laugh were both contagious; she was just at the start of her decades-long career.
Hawn is now an award-winning actress and producer, proving the world wrong when they dubbed her the stereotypical dumb blonde. And since then, she has formed quite the power couple with Kurt Russell and brought some wonderful actors into the world, including Kate Hudson and Wyatt Russell.
Johnny Carson was known for his no-filter approach, which often made many guests uncomfortable. "The Tonight Show" host often took things too far and acted inappropriately during many interviews he had with the wonderful Dolly Parton. After all, "Johnny Carson and Dolly Parton" does have a nice ring to it.
At any rate, the award-winning country singer continued to make appearances on the show. Carson would spend more time discussing her physical attributes than focusing on her true talents and abilities on stage and screen. We just love seeing two very different icons in the same photo. And that's what we got here.
Although she stands in her own right as a model, singer, and actress, Shari Belafonte was still better known as the daughter of Harry Belafonte than she was for her own accomplishments. That's likely to happen. After all, Harry Belafonte was a really big deal, for a really long time.
Before her role in the popular series, "Hotel," Shari worked mostly behind the camera as a production assistant and publicist. After her popularity increased, she appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show." Though she never outshined her father, she continues to act and has been in countless films and television shows.
Sonny & Cher
As their hit single "I Got You, Babe" blew up, the husband and wife duo of Sonny and Cher made their way through the television talk show circuit. One of those appearances was on "The Merv Griffin Show" in 1969, which was a really beautiful sight for everyone involved.
Though their music was a fan favorite, they also appealed to fans with their undeniable love for each other, their dance moves, and their choice of clothing. Sonny and Cher even had their own variety television show called Cher Comedy Hour”, which ran from 1971-1974. Of course, Cher has had a full, illustrious career by herself. But oh, these were the days.