Samantha Eggar, pictured above perhaps? She coincidently starred in the 1965 film of John Fowles novel, “The Collector”. Or maybe The American Actress, Ali Macgraw. Both women were born in the same year, 1939, their styles differ completely, yet both are of that time frame.
Yes, beauty is subjective, in the eye of the beholder, but the essence of what is beauty changes.
Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 film, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”.
Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film “Niagara”
Grace Kelly, in the 1954 film “Rear Window”.
In just a decade, the face of beauty has changed.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’ Hara, in the 1939 film “Gone With The Wind”.
Or the dancer and film star of the same era, Rita Hayworth.
The 1930’s brought “the Talkies” and gave us Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo
Then those faces of the 1920’s the “Silent picture” decade; Lillian Gish and Clara Bow.
But before the era of film we still have records of what was considered beautiful and the look that women would aspire to. Funny, I don’t consider any of these women beautiful -- but then I am viewing the images from a twenty first century perspective. You can view more of these photo's here.
1890’s PICS from Wall to Watch. And thanks to David Price for suggesting this post, and for giving me the link for Wall to Watch.