In cinema, the 1950s were a decade of transformation, innovation, and seduction. The foundational elements of filmmaking have all changed, and today’s movies are about more than just entertainment. The idea of pop culture has become widely accepted. This time period is remembered as being crucial for the emancipation of women. This list features 20 of the most well-known actresses of the ’50s.
Table of Contents
- 1. Audrey Hepburn
- 2. Shirley MacLaine
- 3. Marilyn Monroe
- 4. Debbie Reynolds
- 5. Jane Russell
- 6. Grace Kelly
- 7. Jayne Mansfield
- 8. Kim Novak
- 9. Dorothy Dandridge
- 10. Ruby Dee
- 11. Natalie Wood
- 12. Eva Marie Saint
- 13. Thelma Ritter
- 14. Doris Day
- 15. Elizabeth Taylor
- 16. Diana Dors
- 17. Brigitte Bardot
- 18. Sophia Loren
- 19. Lucille Ball
- 20. Joan Collins
- 21. Jeanne Crain
1. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn is the best-known female Hollywood actor, and she has also served as a major style icon for people worldwide. When discussing Audrey Hepburn, the iconic 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” must inevitably come up. The name Audrey Hepburn, then relatively unknown, was introduced to the public through this work. It needs to shine a light on; it ought to spark up.
2. Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine has had a stellar career full of memorable scary parts and impressive partnerships with other A-list Hollywood actors. This well-known actress has been active for the better part of four decades, and during that time, she has amassed a remarkable body of work that includes several award-winning performances in each decade. Shirley MacLaine after a performance of a version of her one-woman stage show, `Shirley MacLaine Live,` on May 20, 1977, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. At the time, the Oscar-winning actress (`Terms of Endearment`) singer, dancer, activist and author was 43.
3. Marilyn Monroe
As far as Hollywood stars go, Marilyn Monroe stands above them all. She conjures up visions of sexiness and seduction and the fluttering of skirts. Marilyn Monroe, with her funny “blonde bomb” image, became a famous sex icon throughout the sexual revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. Time. Marilyn monroe in the famous wax museum Madame tussauds london, england.
4. Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds received an Oscar nomination for her performance in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and an Emmy Award nomination for her role in “The Rosie O’Donnell Story.” She also appeared in more than 50 films, and her song “Aba daba honeymoon” (from “Two Weeks with Love”) peaked in the Top 3 that same year. Actor Debbie Reynolds walks the red carpet for the opening of the TCM Classic Film Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre April 12, 2012 Hollywood, CA.
5. Jane Russell
Jane was as famous a name in the ’40s and ’50s as Marilyn Monroe was at the height of her fame. The pair collaborated on the hit movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” which was released in 1953. Jane Russell à la première de “XXX : State of the Union” au Mann Village Theater, Westwood.
6. Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly, a former stage actress who earned an Academy Award for her film roles, is a vision of beauty and sophistication. She was a major Hollywood celebrity for five years, starring in 11 films, before leaving her fame in 1956 to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Katherine Kelly Lang au gala des Princess Grace Awards 2017 au Beverly Hilton Hotel le 25 octobre 2017 à Beverly Hills.
7. Jayne Mansfield
Jayne entered the world on April 19, 1933, and she never looked back. She married Paul Mansfield when she was just 17 years old, and they had a daughter soon after. Despite this, she never gave up on her ambition to become an actress. Jayne’s critically praised roles and significant honors, such as the Golden Globe or the Theater World Award, demonstrate that she is more than just a “moving vase.” Jayne Marie Mansfield au Mariska Hargitay Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony au Hollywood Blvd le 8 novembre 2013 à Los Angeles.
8. Kim Novak
Kim Novak was born on February 13, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is most famous for his part in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958). The Man with the Golden Arm and The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders are two of her other critically acclaimed films. She was honored as the year’s Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Picnic. Kim Novak at the Kim Novak Hand and Foot Print Ceremony at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
9. Dorothy Dandridge
When she starred as the lead in the 1954 film Carmen Jones, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for the first and only time she ever performed in front of an audience. Five years later, for her work in Porgy and Bess, she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She co-starred with James Mason as Margot in the film Island in the Sun.
10. Ruby Dee
The actress who has found success and who frequently appears alongside Ossie Davis. In 1961, she was a leading lady in A Raisin in the Sun. She entered the world in her twenties, and her performance in American Gangster earned her an Oscar nomination.
11. Natalie Wood
American film and television star Natalie Wood, Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko, has starred in 56 films over her illustrious career. Her early work in films like “Rebellion Without Reason” and “The Wood West Story” established her as a credible teen actress, and by the time she turned 25, she was a bona fide Hollywood star who had been nominated for three Oscars.
Natasha Gregson Wagner (daughter of the late Natalie Wood) at the world premiere of “The Kingdom ” at Mann’s Village Theatre, Westwood. September 18, 2007 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith / Featureflash.
12. Eva Marie Saint
As an American actress, Eva Marie Saint is most well-known for her performance as Rose McGowan in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront (1954). In 1959, she earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Eva Marie Saint at the TCM Classic Film Festival – 40th Anniv of “Caberet” at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on April 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.
13. Thelma Ritter
In 1950 for her role in All About Eve, she received an Oscar nomination. She played Ellen McNulty in the film The Mating Season and was nominated for a Golden Globe the following year. Her work in the musical New Girl in Town earned her a Tony Award.
14. Doris Day
Doris Day was born to parents who had emigrated from Germany to the United States, settling in Ohio. She always had a flair for the creative arts. She has made an incredible impact on the music and cinema industries during her career. Doris Day “encroached” upon the film industry with her debut performance in Romance on the High Seas (1948). Betty Hutton, a character she portrays, is a student forced to leave school because of an unplanned pregnancy. I’ll See You in My Dreams, Tea for Two, and My Dream is Yours are just a few of the subsequent musical films in which she appeared afterward.
15. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor, a former Hollywood star, used to have remarkable purple eyes and a gorgeous oval face that enchanted audiences. The multilingual Elizabeth Taylor was born in London in 1932. Growing up, she was pampered from the start. Elizabeth Taylor got her start when she was just 11 years old. She began her career as a child actress in the 1940s and went on to have a prosperous adult life. Elizabeth Taylor arriving at amfAr’s Cinema against AIDS 2002 benefit gala at Le Moulin de Mougins during the 55th Cannes Film Festival May 23, 2002 in Cannes, France.
16. Diana Dors
The article’s featured image is of a young woman named Diana Dors, born on October 23, 1931, in a small town in England called Swindon. She made her film debut in 1948’s “Oliver Twist,” directed by the illustrious British filmmaker Devida Lina. Diana Dors’s 1956 film “Blond the Sinner ” is her most successful acting role.
17. Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot (BB) was a movie star in the 1950s and 1960s of the twentieth century, known for her free-spirited fashion and carefree attitude. She eventually left the film industry and focused on animal rights activism.
18. Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren’s portrayal in the 1961 film “Two Women” earned her numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, and 20 more honors. It’s not hard to see why so many people worldwide continue to hold Sophia Loren in high esteem, despite her many years of stellar performance in the entertainment industry. Sophia Loren at the American Film Institute s special tribute gala in her honor as part of the AFI FEST 2014 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.
19. Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball entered the world on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. Using the stage name “Diane Belmont,” she debuted on Broadway when she was just 15 years old.
20. Joan Collins
Originally from England, Joan Collins entered our world in 1933. Joan, who always knew she wanted to be an actress, trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After starting in British television at age 18, Joan moved to the Hollywood film industry when she was 22. For her work on the famous TV show Dynasty, she was honored with a Golden Globe.
21. Jeanne Crain
Early in her career, Jeanne Crain was crowned Miss Pan Pacific, and she has since been cast as the girl-next-door type in several films, including State Fair and Left Her in Heaven. In Winged Victory, she received high praise.