100-Year-Old Photos of the Most Beautiful Women of the Last Century

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, according to the well-known saying. Yet it is only in the present day that our eyes need to make some effort to find beauty in so many faces. When it comes to women of the past, their appearance was unquestionably pure. One can be sure — this beauty is as real as it gets.
We at Bright Side are devoted fans of the natural look — and want you to see this gallery of women from the era of no Botox, no plastic surgery, and no eye patches.

Gypsy girl with mandolin 0:20
Agnes Ayres 0:35
Doris Stocker 0:50
Queen Mary of Romania 1:05
Anna May Wong 1:19
Gabrielle Ray 1:34
Valli “Valli” Knust 1:49
Mary Pickford 2:03
Anna Pavlova 2:18
Jean Aylwin 2:33
Luzon woman of the Philippines 2:48
Lily Elsie 3:02
Grand Duchess Olga 3:17
Rita Martin 3:32
Maude Fealy 3:47
Carolina Otero 4:01
Maude Adams 4:16
Cleo de Merode 4:31
Lina Cavalieri 4:47
Ione Bright 5:01

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– Doris Stocker was an Indian born English actress and music hall artist of the 1900s.
– Queen Mary of Romania was the last queen of Romania, very popular among her own people and worldwide.
– Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star.
Valli “Valli” Knust was a musical and silent film actress descending from an old English family.
– “America’s sweetheart” and “the girl with the curls,” Mary Pickford was a Canadian-born film actress and her real name was Gladys Louise Smith.
– Anna Pavlova was a Russian prima ballerina of the renowned Imperial Russian Ballet.
– Lily Elsie was an English actress and singer of the Edwardian era.
– Grand Duchess Olga was the eldest daughter of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, whose whole family was slaughtered by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
– Rita Martin was a suffragist and a photographer who also deserved to be photographed as much as possible.
– Maude Fealy was an American stage and silent film actress who also lived through the talking movie age.
– Known as “La Belle,” Carolina Otero was a French dancer and singer who was hugely popular among the royalty of many countries.
– Maude Adams was an American actress who achieved fame by playing the role of Peter Pen in a Broadway production.
– Lina Cavalieri was a famous Italian opera singer whose image and hourglass figure could be seen everywhere — from soap packaging to postcards.
– Ione Bright was a minor Broadway actress with a major otherworldly beauty.

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  1. BRIGHT SIDE says

    They're gorgeous, aren't they? 😍 Who is your favorite beauty out of these 20?

  2. bruno donderi says

    In my opinion I would add Lillian Gish

  3. Beatriz J. says

    Why the terror music?

  4. zib kabeer says

    All just average imo

  5. Guyguy says

    i would have chosen Luzon for the entire facial expression, Maude Fealy for the design of the mouth, Cleo the classical beauty, and certainly Ione with these melancholic eyes.

  6. Lori T says

    My favorite was Anna May Wong

  7. Ngọc Trinh HD says

    subscribe nhe!

  8. Fantastic pictures!

  9. TrolandoTV says

    Luzon was fine af, I’m just sayin.

  10. Trudy Deep says

    But most of them aren't that pretty. Only a few. I was waiting but no.

  11. wilson pickett says

    3 men in there

  12. Sean Scarlet says

    Except for the Luzon woman..in my opinion, the others look like boys (Some of them)

  13. Paul van Schaik says

    The Luzon people have no relationship to any native Americans whatsoever. The picture was made I believe in 1875. The Spaniards kept The Philippines as a colony then. Indigenous Americans descent from ancient Beringians. They have nothing in common whith the people from the Philippines. Except they came from Asia! Guess she's part Spanish and part Philippino. And yes, the most beautiful of them all in my opinion!

  14. Timid Equinox says

    Most commenters here have such basic taste in my opinion, no offense though. To me Cleo de merode is clearly the most beautiful, followed by ione bright.

  15. Christine kiki says

    all these pictures are retouched.

  16. frank da tank says

    The first ten are not that beautiful until you get to the Philippines girl. With that said I love all you women. Y’all are one of the most beautiful things on this planet.

  17. Nicki Villers says

    It looks like the same woman over and over again except for the asian woman and the filipino woman.

  18. Pro Girl says

    Wow I'm proud of my country…by the way I'm from Philippines😁😁😁
    And everyone likes the
    Picture of the Filipina and I

  19. Skarlet says

    The gyspy girl and the luzon woman are the prettiest. rita martin (7) and cleo de merode (3) were pretty too in my opinion.

  20. Mrs K. Williams says

    Beauty most certainly is in the eye of the beholder, not everyone view beauty the same this is your version..

  21. Elizabeth Reynoso says

    If black women are proud of their beauty why do they change their natural curly black hair? Fake straight hair everywhere…fake blonde wigs…fake fake. Be who you really are: blacks.

  22. Ice Wolfie says

    I like the first one and the Philippines!

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