The Finest Women Of The Fifties [SLIDESHOW]

Check out these female stars of the 1950s. Ah, those were the days.

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  • A singer-actress double threat with girl-next-door charm? No wonder Doris Day produced box office magic throughout 1950s. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • In the early 1950s, actress Sophia Loren began to star in Hollywood films, and her fan base quickly expanded well beyond her home country of Italy. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • 1950s movie audiences just couldn’t say no to actress Kim Novak. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • In 1954, the stunning Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in "Carmen Jones." (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Audrey Hepburn shot to fame after starring in the 1953 film “Roman Holiday,” but does anybody really need her film résumé? The actress’ talents and beauty are legendary. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Jayne Mansfield, who frequented the pages of "Playboy" in the 1950s, pretty much epitomized blonde bombshell. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Child actress Elizabeth Taylor had matured by the mid-1950s, and the media soon found it difficult to look away from the stunning violet-eyed brunette. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Grace Kelly became the Princess of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier in 1956. However, the gorgeous actress, who starred in several critically acclaimed films in the early 1950s, ruled as a Hollywood princess before she walked down the aisle. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Jane Russell starred alongside Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" and made an impressive case for brunettes. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Marilyn Monroe’s fame far surpasses the 1950s. She might just be THE most iconic sex symbol of all time. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)
  • Oh là là! It isn’t hard to see why French babe Brigitte Bardot attracted international media attention throughout the 1950s. (Photo: Google/Creative Commons)