They were famous at their time, but they still are. The icons everyone looked up to and the models young people follow now, these are ten of the most known sex symbols of this world.
10. Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer, musician and actor. One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.
Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, known simply as “Valentino” and also an early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the “Latin Lover”.He starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death.
His death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, further propelling him into icon status.
8. Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September 1934) is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and ’60s. Starting in 1969, Bardot’s features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.
Pamela Denise Anderson (born 1 July 1967) is a Canadian actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television seriesHome Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Monthfor Playboy magazine in February 1990.For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee) after marrying Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. She maintains dual Canadian and American citizenship.Anderson is a notable member of the Animal Rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting veganism through the animal welfarist organisation PETA.
6. Dolly Parton
Beginning her career as a child performer, Parton issued a few modestly successful singles from 1959 through the mid-1960s, showcasing her distinctive soprano voice. She came to greater prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner’s weekly television program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind”, was a top-ten hit on the country singles charts, and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974.
Grace Patricia Kelly (12 November 1929 – 14 September 1982) was an American actress who served as Princess of Monaco from 1956, when she married Prince Rainier III, until her death.
After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television.
Demi Moore is an American actress, film producer, film director, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an entertainment career, and posed for a nude pictorial in Oui magazine in 1980. After making her film debut in 1981, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained attention for her roles in Blame It on Rio (1984) and St. Elmo’s Fire(1985). Her first film to become both a critical and commercial hit was About Last Night…(1986), which established her as a Hollywood star.
3. Halle Berry
Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2013, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel.
2. Elizabeth Taylor
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star withMGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. As one of the world’s most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive violet eyes.
1. Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren ( born Sofia Villani Scicolone -20 September 1934) is an Italian actress.
Loren is widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honored actress. She was the first actress of the talkie era to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance, for her portrayal of Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women. Her other awards include a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award. In 1995 she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.