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The sexiest women from the past 100 years


From the last decade, some women have stood head and shoulders above their peers as the sexiest of their time

The sexiest women from the past 100 years
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The last 100 years have given us some of the most incredible women to ever grace our planet, but who made the cut?

The 1920s: Dolores del Rio

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Dolores del Rio was the first Mexican movie star with an international appeal and experienced a meteoric career, Orson Welles described her as “the most exciting woman I’ve ever met”. High praise, indeed.

The 1930s: Marlene Dietrich

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Marlene Dietrich: “A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman, than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.”

The 1940s: Rita Hayworth

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Rita Hayworth: “I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.”

The 1950s: Marilyn Monroe

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Marilyn Monroe: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

The 1960s: Brigite Bardot

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Brigite Bardot: “When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.”

The 1970s: Farrah Fawcett

The sexiest women from the past 100 years
Farrah Fawcett, circa 1975. Photo by Getty Images

Farrah Fawcett: “God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

The 1980s: Paulina Porizkova

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Paulina Porizkova: “Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it’s also the only gift that does not keep on giving.”

The 1990s: Claudia Schiffer

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Claudia Schiffer: “I set for myself only small goals, goals that are not that far away.”

The Noughties: Angeline Jolie

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Angelina Jolie: “I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.”

Today: Scarlett Johansson

The sexiest women from the past 100 years

Scarlett Johansson: “I’m not anxious to starve myself. For me, it’s not at all sexy to be ultra-thin.”

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