It is an age-long debate, but in my opinion, the 1960′s had the most beautiful women of any other decade. I envy the photographers who had subjects such as, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Raquel Welch and Ann Margret. Sure the 1990′s was the age of the super-model and today everybody is so impressed with Angelina Jolie, but for my money, no other era comes close to the women of the 1960′s.
Twenty years ago, I was hired by TNT to shoot a series on great actresses of the 40′s and 50′s. I filmed Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Lamour, Ester Williams, Ann Miller, June Allison, Joan Fontaine and more, but they were older women by this time and I never saw them in their prime. At that same time, I was hired to shoot Jane Fonda for a TNT movie called “Fonda On Fonda” It was Jane talking about her dad’s films. Jane was 52, and we filmed her in her home in Santa Monica. To this day, I have never seen a more beautiful woman in her 50′s. She was breath taking.
I still don’t think there are two more beautiful women in history than Sophia Lauren and Elizabeth Taylor when they were young. Sophia Loren is in her 80′s, and she still looks amazing. Maybe it was the hair and makeup or maybe the photographers were just better back in the 60′s, as far as their use of glamour light, but this list runs deep. Even actresses like Catherine Deneuve and Julie Christie were just plain stunning.
We here at News Burner have compiled a list. You be the judge. Please leave comments, I want some feedback on this.