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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. TIMESTAMPS: 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 #beautifulwomen #femalebeauty Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music SUMMARY: - 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. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (5 months ago)
They're gorgeous, aren't they? 😍 Who is your favorite beauty out of these 20?
Timid Equinox (1 day ago)
1 cleo de merode 2 ione bright 3 luzon
Elizabeth Reynoso (3 days ago)
Lily Elsie
Jade Shepherd (3 days ago)
Lori T (4 minutes ago)
My favorite was Anna May Wong
Ngọc Trinh HD (42 minutes ago)
subscribe nhe!
Fantastic pictures!
TrolandoTV (7 hours ago)
Luzon was fine af, I’m just sayin.
Trudy Deep (10 hours ago)
But most of them aren't that pretty. Only a few. I was waiting but no.
wilson pickett (18 hours ago)
3 men in there
Sean Scarlet (1 day ago)
Except for the Luzon woman..in my opinion, the others look like boys (Some of them)
Paul van Schaik (1 day ago)
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!
Timid Equinox (1 day ago)
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.
Christine kiki (2 days ago)
all these pictures are retouched.
frank da tank (2 days ago)
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.
Nicki Villers (2 days ago)
It looks like the same woman over and over again except for the asian woman and the filipino woman.
Pro Girl (2 days ago)
Wow I'm proud of my country...by the way I'm from Philippines😁😁😁 And everyone likes the Picture of the Filipina and I Agree😊
Skarlet (2 days ago)
The gyspy girl and the luzon woman are the prettiest. rita martin (7) and cleo de merode (3) were pretty too in my opinion.
Mrs K. Williams (2 days ago)
Beauty most certainly is in the eye of the beholder, not everyone view beauty the same this is your version..
Elizabeth Reynoso (2 days ago)
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.
Ice Wolfie (3 days ago)
I like the first one and the Philippines!
Ginger Anenberg (3 days ago)
They were all stunningly beautiful, esp #1 and all naturally..no surgeries..beauty at its best
Elisa Jackson (3 days ago)
Luzon Woman Absolutely Gorgeous❤️
2:53 has a pretty face shape
maricel pulido (3 days ago)
Why is the background music so creepy?
Helen Hicks (4 days ago)
They're pretty beautiful, but I'm sure those old camera's did tell a few porkies! !!!
Thor Odinson (4 days ago)
Maude Adams And Luzon
N L (4 days ago)
the so called Luzon Philippine woman is actually native American  fact check
Mindy Sioux (5 days ago)
No eye patches? I didn't realize that was prevalent in current duckface selfie era...
Tracy Hagan (5 days ago)
I wonder how beautiful they were beyond external beauty
Angelo Dela Cruz (5 days ago)
the pilipino luzon woman and pia wurtzbach miss universe 2015 philipines look the same . i stares of thier picture almost an hour and i wonder if reincarnates is real .😮
Stephan Grové (5 days ago)
I have seen pictures from woman in the last century that are more beautiful than every woman you showed in this whole list. Not to mention the most beautiful woman of the last century will never be seen
Miss Blue Dragon (5 days ago)
Was the video made with Wondershare Filmora?
Jah Lion (5 days ago)
I rather not
Joseph Borrero (5 days ago)
3,6,13,15,20 😎👍
J R (6 days ago)
Number 9, Lily Elsie at 3:03 - 3:16 is really John Belushi in drag. No, really.
Honestly, all the women are so very beautiful. Thank you for showing them so gracefully.
Garden Girl (6 days ago)
Luzon woman supermodel gorgeous. Ione bright was beautiful too. The rest...meh
Angel Michaela Tudtud (6 days ago)
2:54 yep
Natalia Robinson (7 days ago)
2:56 tho!!! Ooooffff
Jacque (7 days ago)
Ione Bright, the last pic. But, Luzon was gorgeous!
Carolina Lilljequist (7 days ago)
Please no botox etc. They are all YOUNG...
MinTae Nah13 (8 days ago)
Genetics are genetics 😑 you cant argue with that logic.
Dearbhla Egan (8 days ago)
It is mostly all in their eyes I think....oh, and the hair too...and the skin, yeah, the skin also lol. I think Rita Martin is a stunner but they all are in different ways as are all women. It is a lovely collection of pictures though and it is always interesting to take a peek back in time just to look at how glamourous some of these women were. I love their clothes and jewellery as much as their faces. Thanks for putting this together so well!
RobRoyBoaz (8 days ago)
My favourite is the Luzon woman from the Philippines.
It goes to show before or Now why Philippines wins the miss universe.. The image of that Luzon woman even though it was taken so so.. long time ago without .any beauty apps back then... Still... the Filipina woman (Philippines) always lights up her beauty. The image is like a modern day photo ... just perfect beauty. That's real beauty. NO MAKEUP The other photos shown are So "Questionable " :) P.s. dude just because it's an old images u dont need to add scary background.. Sometimes u have Think outside the box .
Secreatts- Secreatts (9 days ago)
Luzon from the Philippines
ViolettaD1485 (9 days ago)
I couldn't choose: they are beautiful in different ways. Just wonderimg, where is Gladys Cooper? Known for playing elderly ladies in H'wood, but she was a stunning beauty in her youth on the Edwardian stage. Frequently featured on postcards: http://stuffnobodycaresabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Gladys-Cooper-amazing-hair-postcard-rotary.jpg
Ilija Kapicic (9 days ago)
My favourite woman beauty is Joan Baez and Billy Holiday when they were young. Greetings from state Montenegro, Ilija Kapicic.
Agness 240 (9 days ago)
w Polsce co druga taka
TruthSerum (9 days ago)
Pretty sad list of woman from the last century. Only about 2 were even attractive at all.
joxer96 (9 days ago)
Uncropped photo of the Luzon woman: https://www.boredpanda.com/luzon-woman-from-the-philippines-2/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
Hal V (9 days ago)
They are just normal good looking women.. and that was the fashion back then...no Botox? Who needs Botox when you're in your 20s like most of those women...
KHATE GERONA (9 days ago)
The Gypsy Girl with Mandolin and the beauty from Philippines. She looks really pure.
allyssa nehls (10 days ago)
I wish i was beautiful too😩
the doge gamer (10 days ago)
And I think number one is the best
the doge gamer (10 days ago)
I actually think Cleo de merode is better then the luzon lady go to 4:40 to see
the doge gamer (10 days ago)
2:57 for the luzon girl
R A N T I T G A L (10 days ago)
There was a bunch of the women who seemed to have the same face
John White (10 days ago)
There are many!
Gigi Weakley (11 days ago)
I love these old antique black and white photos.. they're all stunning timeless beauties
wattersi1968 (11 days ago)
My choice would have been, maude Adams, greta garbo, a Ava gardner, Catherine deneuve, Priscilla Presley, Linda Carter, Jennifer hawking, natalie Glembova, oxana fedorova,aishwarya bacharach.
sockington1 (11 days ago)
beautiful ? you need to get out more
Ajaykumar Baswoju (12 days ago)
I think u didn't saw the madhubala, mahanati Savitri, b.saroja Devi pics
User Name (12 days ago)
i can't believe that a woman from the philippines will get in this list. maybe this is a good proof why we win in an international pageants.
brian jackson (13 days ago)
Sooo why isnt number ten number one ijs
diana der maro (13 days ago)
Actually photos were retouched by artists who changed the skin tone, added shades, colorized or intensified the eyes and made them look more matted and flawless. While the photos in this gallery are possibly not retouched in terms of shape of the face, or body.....you better believe that a lot of other signs and traits were altered. Example the skin of these ladies is lightened (since lighter skin was the elite status and defined a richer woman from a poor one, who worked outside). First photoshop in a sense done by master artists. :-)
M Berry (13 days ago)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and TO ME none of them looked like all that.
Buena Janica Palomeni (13 days ago)
Well not all women in Luzon looks like that. She's rare... 😂😂😂
Lee Snider (13 days ago)
Inexcusable omission of Evelyn Nesbit, the belle of Broadway in the early 20th century. Men killed for her -- literally.
John Lewis (13 days ago)
I agree. In fact, I came here to post the following: "Three little words: Florence Evelyn Nesbit". The most beautiful woman I've ever seen.
Safayat Hussain (13 days ago)
Cleo de merod
meghan reilly (14 days ago)
The Philippines girl by far
faddiegirl (14 days ago)
Unsubscribing this all of these beauties and not one woman of color you are perpetuating the myth of the Most beautiful women of the last century were white or light skinned people when most females on this list look homely and clothes make them more attractive - get over yourselves the world is made majority of people of color and should be represented
Bram Markwat (14 days ago)
Definitely number 7
d (14 days ago)
ione remind me of Juno temple
Mary Ann Unger (15 days ago)
Practically all had eye makeup, hairstylists, jewelry....were actresses, royalty. No botox, no plastic surgery, but the makeup of the day.
Kiara Rice (15 days ago)
Where's the black women...
LastWarrior (16 days ago)
Gypsy girl
reina coffee (16 days ago)
I think you exaggerated a lot.  None of them meet the criteria for "most beautiful".    Only Gypsy Girl comes close to being "pretty".
B r i a (13 days ago)
reina coffee oh I’m sorry they don’t all look like Angelina Jolie
JOSE GARCIA (16 days ago)
Wow! A whole lot of 3's and 5's....only the Filipina was a 10!!
russ hart (16 days ago)
Now here is true beauty not fake beauty.
Juju Rellama (16 days ago)
wait till woman turn 30, hehe
carole douglas (17 days ago)
Maude Adams was my favorite. The movie Somewhere in Time with Jane Seymour as the character Elise McKenna, *based on Maude Adams, and Christopher Reeve. I was intrigued by the movie and did a little research about it.
Darlene Lovre (17 days ago)
Nothing fake , No plastic , Real Women .
Luka Larrs (17 days ago)
Only three women fit this category,Maude Feley Ellie Elsie and the beautiful Luzon woman.
wolf222555 (17 days ago)
For me its the philippina woman.
Jessie Bastet (18 days ago)
Well all of these photos are of ages not needing botox, plastic surgery or eye patches. Mary Pickford is most beautiful and this pic does her no justice. Ion Bright has a huge nose...not so perfect.
Screaming Dean (18 days ago)
2:00 Maybe it's just me, but the Valli woman here kind of looks like a man.
Tom Mccarter (19 days ago)
I don't know how Myrna Loy didn't make the cut on these photographs. I always thought that she was one of the most beautiful women the human race ever produced.
SunKissed (19 days ago)
What’s with the creepy music lol
Jacklyn Lopez (19 days ago)
Number 14...NOPE! I didn't think she was beautiful...!
Brandon Neal (19 days ago)
God women weren't very attractive back in the day lol
Michael Sandford (19 days ago)
nice people
Are Dee (19 days ago)
Hmmm, maybe a handful of beauties amongst them. The natural refinement of genetics have made everyone more attractive as the decades go by.
Are Dee (19 days ago)
Unfortunately, in those days, a woman's looks were over by 30. Loveless and heartbroken, most threw themselves off bridges by 32 years of age ( made up last part of my comment).
Luzon Woman of the Philippines is INDEED the most beautiful. For me she's simply gorgeous like look at her! And she has this unique beauty cause the rest looks like the same.
Anton Antonson (20 days ago)
Mary Pickford and Duchess Olga was the most beautiful.
Joe Allen (20 days ago)
You can still see Mary Pickford, it's been reported by many people including the Los Angels County Sheriff's Office her spirit still romes the grounds around the Hollywood sign were she leaped to her death in a suicide.
imirodriguez334 (20 days ago)
The Luzon woman
Guaxinin Cabuloso (20 days ago)
Eu não sei porque mas eu fico fascinado vendo fotos antigas
C Spang (20 days ago)
They are all beautiful but honestly the music seemed a little too creepy for the subject matter in my personal opinion.
Miranda Lawson (20 days ago)
Women back then where much more prettier than now days
evimlck (20 days ago)
They're all beautiful but Anna May Wong is a favorite.  She is in one of my movies with Marlene Dietrich on VHS.

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