100 Years - Hollywood's Women by the Decade


In light of the Oscars that have just passed, we are taking a look at some of Hollywood’s leading females from the last 100 years. Watch them transform in style, before your very eyes! Some images might seem misplaced, in the wrong decade, but they aren’t! See what we’re talking about after the jump.

Pictured above are: Alla Nazimova, Theda Bara, and Lillian Gish.

What fantastic, otherworldly, photographs. Many a pearl and headdress for actresses back then!

Pictured above are: Gloria Swanson, Carmel Myers, Mary Pickford, and Anna May Wong.

The goal is to show off those hands as gracefully as possible, apparently!

Pictured above are: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Carole Lombard.

The era of the bombshell!

Pictured above are: Lauren Bacall, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Vivien Leigh.

It’s all in the hair… check out those tight twists, and curls! Less sequins and feathers, and more high collars and dramatic raised eyebrows!

Pictured above are: Alida Valli, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly.

We love how Grace Kelly is being herself, in the second to last photo.

Pictured above are: Michele Mercier, Tippi Hedren, Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina.

Cat-Eyes and attitude.

Pictured above are: Ali MacGraw, Claude Jade, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow.

Hats, and every length of hair!

Pictured above are: Daryl Hannah, Valerie Kaprisky, Susan Sarandon, Sigourney Weaver, Jodie Foster, Jessica Lange, Fanny Ardant, Beatrice Dalle.

The pantsuit!

Pictured above are: Winona Ryder, Tilda Swinton, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Gong Li, Demi Moore.

And now, we step back in time… is Winona waiting for a train to the 40s? And look at Nicole’s fabulous outfit. Surely her photos belong in the 10s along with the last photo in the gallery of Demi.

Pictured above are: Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Amanda Seyfried.

We love Amanda’s 50s-syle poodle skirt!

Information for this article was taken from The Red List.

written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-27 #lifestyle #history #fashion #time #actress #hollywood #celebrity #movie-star #period #glamor #publicity-shot #decade


  1. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    I enjoyed this article!

  2. soundfoodaround
    soundfoodaround ·

    @wil6ka. Thanks! It was a pleasure putting it together :)

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