100-Years-Old Pictures Portraying The Most Beautiful Women Of The 20th Century

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, says an old saying.

It has proved itself through the years, since the idea of beauty has changed so many times. Something we were considering ugly some times ago, we now consider it beautiful, or vice-versa. Indeed, it will be interesting to see the path beauty has taken throughout the last century.

To do so, here is a list of women who were among the most beautiful during the 20th century. Those 100-years-old pictures bring us back in time and plunge us in the life they could have back then. These stunning photos might be considered of “women’s beauty old fashion”, but think twice, aren’t they all beautiful.

Beauty is timeless and unique!

Scroll below to read more about these 100-years-old models of beauty;

Ione Bright

Miss Bright was still minor when she became a Broadway actress in the early 1990s. She was commented for her exceptional beauty.


Lina Cavalieri

Lena Cavalieri was a popular Italian opera singer. We could see, literally everywhere, her stunning image.


Cleo de Merode

Miss de Merode, a French dancer, won the award for “Queen of Beauty” in the very first contest of “Top Beautiful Women” back in 1896. 


Maude Adams

Maude Adams was a famous American actress. She was well known for her role in the Broadway production of Peter Pen.

Carolina Otero

Miss Otero was a famous Spanish actress, singer and dancer. She was born in a poor family, but was able to use her talents to raise up in the society’s classes. She even got on the top of many royal families’ guests list for parties all around the world.


Maude Fealy

Maude Fealy was an American stage and silent movie actress. She also lived during the talking film age, but it was really the silent pictures that made her popular.

Rita Martin

Rita Martin was an inspiring women. She was fighting for women’s equality, but also an actress and a photographer. She deserved as much as her models to be facing the lens.


Grand Duchess Olga

The Grand Duchess Olga was the oldest daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. Her whole family was slaughtered by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Luzon woman of the Philippines

We have the proof here that you don’t need any fancy background, high-tech camera or photoshop to create a masterpiece shot.

Anna Pavlova

Miss Pavlova was a Russian Prima Ballerina of the renowned Imperial Russian Ballet. She was known for her grace as a dancer as well as her stunning beauty.

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford was a Canadian actress which real name was Gladys Louise Smith. She was known as “America’s sweetheart” and “The girl with the curls,” for her roles in american movies.


Anna May Wong

Miss Wong was the first Chinese American Hollywood actress. She went through many hardships to become the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, but her actions paved the way for many actors and actresses of asian descents.


Gypsy Girl With A Mandolin

This photo is known as Esmeralda of the 20th century.


Source: PowerfulMind

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