Prior to doing French and Italian films, Monica Bellucci modeled for Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. The Italian actress played a bride of Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘ Bram Stoker’s Dracula.’ She was a Bond girl in the 2015 Spectre , the oldest to play the role.
She was named one of the 100 hottest women of all time by Men’s Health. Her starring roles include ‘ The Passion of the Christ,’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ and ‘The Brothers Grimm.’ Bellucci was awarded a best-supporting actress César for her role in ‘ The Apartment .’
Bette Davis is one of the most famous actresses of any era. Her film career spanned five decades. She was the top-paid American female in 1942. Davis was nominated for an Academy Award five consecutive years beginning with 1939.
She was the first actress to accumulate 10 Oscar nominations. She won the 1938 Oscar for 'Jezebel.' That statue was eventually collected at auction by none other than Steven Spielberg. Madonna and Dire Straits recorded songs noting the legendary actress and, in 1981, there was a mega-hit called “Bette Davis Eyes.” She was so iconic, even her false eyelashes sold at auction.
Ann Margret was a singer and a dancer who appeared in some of the biggest films of the sixties and seventies. She was nominated for two Oscars and won five Golden Globes. Margaret starred in ' Bye Bye Birdie,' 'Carnal Knowledge,' ' The Cincinnati Kid,' and ' Viva Las Vegas .' While starring with Elvis Presley in ' Viva Las Vegas ,' she and the King recorded three duets.
The Swedish American actress debuted in Frank Capra’s ' Pocketful of Miracles' alongside Bette Davis. Memorably, she rode a Triumph in ' The Swinger.' She is still acting. Margret appeared in ' The Kominsky Method,' 'Law & Order,' and 'CSI .'
Best known for the terrifying shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 'Psycho,' Janet Leigh was a glamorous A-lister through the forties and into the fifties. She won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for delivering that famous horror scene at the Bates Motel.
Four of the movies she starred in are preserved at the Library of Congress. ' Psycho' is one, and ' The Manchurian Candidate,' ' Touch of Evil,' and ' Naked Spur' round out the list. She was also in 'Bye Bye Birdie .' Empire magazine named Leigh one of the sexiest actresses in film history in 1995.
Hollywood beauty Cyd Charisse was a child when she learned to dance. It was part of a physical therapy program to help her recover from a bout with polio. She starred in golden age films like 'Singing in the Rain' and 'Band Wagon.' She danced with showbiz legend Fred Astaire in the latter. Charisse also starred with Astaire in Silk Stockings.
In 1958, she starred with Rock Hudson in 'Twilight for the Gods .' In the 60s, she performed dance routines on television variety shows. The actress was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities, the nation’s highest honor for the arts in 2006.