These old pictures show the beauty of women who lived 100 years ago
At the beginning of 20th century, there was no Photoshop or plastic surgery, and the beauty icons of those times looked completely different from modern actresses, singers and models. Take a look at these 100-year-old pictures capturing the pure beauty of women who lived a century ago.
#1 Alice Joyce, an American actress popular in 1910s and 1920s
#2 Doris Pawn, an American actress of the silent era
#3 Billie Rhodes, an American actress who began her career in 1913, and became a star of comedic shorts
#4 Dolores Costello, "The Goddess of the Silent Screen"
#5 Evelyn Nesbit, an early fashion and artists' model, one of the first pin-up girls
#6 Bessie Love, an American actress who achieved prominence in the silent films and early talkies
#7 Josephine Baker, an American-born French entertainer, activist, French Resistance agent, the "Black Pearl", the "Bronze Venus", the "Creole Goddess".
#8 Marion Davies, an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist
#9 Elisabeth Risdon, an English film actress who appeared in over 140 films between 1913 and 1952
#10 Alma Taylor, a British actress, who was voted the most popular British performer in 1915, comfortably beating Charlie Chaplin into second place
#11 Isobel Elsom, an English screen, stage and television actress
#12 Lilian Braithwaite, an English actress of the stage
#13 Renée Adorée, a French most famous for her role as Melisande in the melodramatic romance and war epic "The Big Parade"
#14 Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star
#15 Lily Elsie, an English actress and singer during the Edwardian era
#16 Anna Pavlova, a Russian prima ballerina
#17 Lya De Putti, a Hungarian actress known for her vamp characters
#18 Aida Overton Walker, an African-American vaudeville performer, actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, "The Queen of the Cakewalk"
#19 Camille Clifford, a Belgian-born stage actress and the most famous model for the "Gibson Girl" illustrations
#20 Ethel Barrymore, "The First Lady of the American Theatre"
#21 Annette Kellerman, an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville and film star in her famous custom swimsuit
#22 Beatrice Webb, an English sociologist, economist, socialist, labour historian and social reformer
#23 Djuna Barnes, an American writer and artist best known for her 1936 novel "Nightwood"
#24 Zora Neale Hurston, an influential author of African-American literature and anthropologist
#25 Maude Adams, an American actress who achieved her greatest success as the character Peter Pan, first playing the role in the 1905 Broadway production of "Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up"
#26 Agnes Ayres, an American actress known for her role as Lady Diana Mayo in "The Sheik" (1921)
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