Doris Day was an iconic presence in 1950s Hollywood, known for her conservative ideal wife image. Her influence as a celebrity is illustrated markedly in pop culture. Day’s name is sung by The Beatles, Elton John, Wham! and Billy Joel. Pillow Talk was her most famous film, opposite the late, great Rock Hudson.
She also starred in ‘ Calamity Jane,’ ‘ The Man Who Knew Too Much,’ ‘ Lucky Me,’ ‘ Love Me, or Leave Me’ and headlined her own television show. She died at 97. She was a card-carrying Republican who once dated co-star Ronald Reagan.
In 2017, Adriana Lima was cited as Victoria’s Secret most valuable angel in the world. She worked for the brand from 1999 until 2018 and was a prominent spokesperson for the organization. She reportedly earned almost $10 million annually at some point and maintains her streak as one of the highest-paid models in the world.
Lima also served as the brand ambassador for the clothing brand Desigual, and the Beachwear collection brand, Calzedonia. Recently, the model has taken a few unique turns in her career, but with overall beauty like hers, there’s no doubt she’ll be working for many more years to come.
Bar Refaeli is without a doubt Israel’s most successful model and TV host but is also a talented actress and entrepreneur. She rose to fame after appearing in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was quickly discovered by fans all across the world.
So far, Bar Refaeli is Israel’s best-paid model, especially after being nominated into first place on Maxim magazine's 'Hot 100' list of 2012. Her beauty translates all across the world, which is what makes her so timeless in our eyes.
Dorothy Dandridge is the first African American actress to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. She contended alongside film goddesses Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, and Jane Wyman for the award. She got into entertainment with her sister at a young age. Her mother taught the girls a song and dance routine which led to big-time gigs at the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.
The Dandridge Sisters made it to the silver screen appearing in a Marx Brothers film and others. ' Carman Jones,' one of the highest-grossing films of the year, cemented her name in Hollywood.
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.