In 1900, it was Lina Cavalieri
In the second decade of the 20th century, it was Gladys Cooper
In the 1920s, it was Billie Dove
In the 1930s, it was Garbo
In the 1940s, it was Hedy Lamarr
In the 1950s, it was Ava Gardner
In the 1960s, it was Elizabeth Taylor
In the 1970s, it was Julie Christie
In the 1980s, it was Lisa Bonet
In the 1990s, it was Gong Li
In the first decade of the 21st century, it has been Angelina Jolie
But, through the last 50 years, one woman remains absolutely unparalleled, for sheer beauty and grace…
CARMEN DE LAVALLADE , dancer, actress, teacher
Bask in her ageless glory with CARMEN AND GEOFFREY, the new documentary about her life with husband Geoffrey Holder – a Renaissance couple if e’er there was – opening at Quad Cinemas.
Read my review in FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL:
And, just for fun, send me your own personal picks for top beauties of the last century. We’ll tally them up! This is serious business.