Old School Stars Who Prove That Beauty Is Timeless
Laura Lee - September 1, 2019

Happiness Is Fun

By Pauline Oliver

Happy is as happy does
When all is said and done
Truly being happy
Starts with having fun

Set those happiness endorphins free
To flood your stressed out brain
With lots of happy thoughts
To relax and ease the strain
Eat chocolate
And laugh-a-lot

Chew chilis hot and red
Wear bright colours instead

Keep a dog or a cat
Try yoga on a mat

Feel sunshine warm your being
Seek beauty for the seeing

Classical music wins by miles
Exchanging lots of smiles

That's how to raise your spirit
Lift your body and your mind
This daily dose of happiness
Is a pleasure - you will find.

Each generation has its own teen idols and crush-worthy stars that somehow seem to spring up overnight and vanish almost as fast as they arrived. Here are some of our favorite stars from over the years that have proved true beauty never goes out of style. Did your favorite crush make our list?




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First on the list is one of the original leading ladies of Hollywood: Jane Russell. Her debut role starring in The Outlaw in 1943 launched her to overnight success and international recognition. She continued to act, perform, and even explored the music industry throughout the 50s and 60s. She is regarded as one of the most influential women of her time.





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Miss Brigitte Bardot started acting as a teenager in the early 1950s. Having grown up in France, she moved to the United States to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She quickly rose to fame as a successful actress, singer, dancer, and model. By the 1970s, Brigitte stepped out of the spotlight to live the rest of her days in a more private and personal setting.




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Diana Dors grew up in London and was a student at the coveted London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Her “blonde bombshell” appearance made her an instant celebrity from a young age. Although her career was often plagued with scandals and unfortunate headlines, Dors had a relatively successful run in Hollywood throughout her younger years.





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At the young age of 20, Grace Kelly chose to pursue her dream of becoming a world-renowned actress. Her incomparable beauty and natural talent had producers chasing her for role after role. By the mid-1950s, Kelly made the decision to retire from acting in order to fulfill another dream – marrying Prince Rainier III and becoming the Princess of Monaco.




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One of the most legendary ladies of the century, Raquel is one of the original pin-up girls, as well as an entire generation’s first crush. Her flawless beauty and genuine talent launched her to international superstardom. She went on to be one of the most prolific women of the 20th century and is admired for her passion and talent to this day. 





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Natalie was the ‘girl next door’ of the 50s and 60s. Her beauty was classic and unassuming, and her modesty made her one of the most well-liked and admired women in Hollywood.




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Supermodel Donyale Luna is arguably one of the most influential women of her time. She is often regarded as the first supermodel of color and famously was the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1966. Her modeling career turned into an acting career by the 1970s, and she is credited with paving the way for other women of color to become bonafide celebrities in the entertainment industry.





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As one of the first international women to breakthrough into the hearts of US fans, Sophia is the true epitome of attitude and grace. Loren was one of the most prominent actresses and entertainers throughout the 50s and 60s and was admired for her bold and daring character.




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Ursula reached overnight popularity when she starred as the iconic Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first ever James Bond film “Dr. No”. She maintained a successful acting career throughout the 60s and 70s and has since chosen to live a relatively quieter life outside the spotlight.





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AKA Princess Leia, Fisher catapulted to fame after the release of Star Wars in 1977. Every sci-fi nerd, football jock, and average Joe fell for Fisher once they saw her in that infamous bikini scene.




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The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, was the object of many affections in her prime. She was famously crowned Miss America in 1972 and continued to find success through various projects in Hollywood.





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Erin Rogers played Colonel Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Her authoritative role together with perfect figure complement by a jumpsuit was highly popular among the young male audience.




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She is referred to as the Goddess of Pop, and she has certainly earned the title. Her career has spanned over six decades, and she’s best known for her unapologetic feminist attitude in a male-dominated industry.





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As lead singer and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, Stevie embodies everything that rock and roll should be. Her effortless beauty and her incredible talent have earned her millions of fans from all ends of the world.




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Lola was a prominent entertainer of the 70s mastering the fields of singing, acting, modeling, and dancing. Throughout the 70s she opened new doors not just for her, but for all women of color with big dreams and bigger talent.





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Oliva Newton-John, also known as Sandy, was one of the starring ladies of the 1970s. Her memorable performance in Grease is regarded as one of the most iconic adaptations of all time. She went on to have a successful career in film and music.




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Dolly is one of the original Southern Belles to make it in the industry. Her angelic, pitch-perfect voice and eccentric stage personality made her own of the first female country stars to have an international fan-base.





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Heather Locklear’s decades-long acting career began back in 1981 when she was cast on the television show Dynasty as the spunky Sammy Jo Carrington. By the 1990s, she was already one of the most sought-after names in the industry. Her role on Melrose Place solidified as an entertainment and style icon.




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Shields got her start in Hollywood in the 70s at the age of 12, but her career began to take off in the 1980s after her performance in “The Blue Lagoon.” She stepped out of the spotlight briefly in the 80s and returned in the 90s better than ever.





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Considered to be one of the most talented actresses of her generation, Pfeiffer is the ultimate mix of attitude, beauty, and determination. She has a knack for portraying emotionally distraught women who often need to prove their own strength, but Michelle’s career speaks for itself in that regard.




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Lea also became a household name after co-starring in Back to the Future. Her kind-hearted nature and on-screen chemistry made her one of the most sought-after talents of her day.





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Mirran has always been known to take on bold and challenging roles, and since the 1980s, has been admired for her effortless glamour and unmatched talent. Her career and her fans span all generations, but we’ll never forget her time as the ultimate teenage heart-breaker.




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Best known for her role as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, Lisa’s talent and beauty carried her through the 80s. Her acting career was less active beyond her Cosby years, but this iconic woman broke down many barriers that inspired many of today’s sought-after talents.





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Alyssa was the ultimate girl-next-door of the 1980s. Her natural beauty and charming personality led to a very young start in Hollywood, and she remained in the spotlight for most of the 90s.




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As the smart and beautiful counterpart to the rebellious Ferris Bueller, Mia’s performance as Faye in Ferris Bueller’s Day off catapulted her to international superstardom. Her modest personality makes her the ultimate crush of the 80s.






This Clueless star literally became a celebrity overnight. Once the 1995 flick hit theaters, Alicia became one of the most sought-after names in the industry. Her ditsy yet lovable character was the ultimate crush for all the right reasons.




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Hewitt is another girl-next-door type and often portrayed this on screen. Her big break came when she joined the cast of Party of Five as the sweet and innocent love interest. She went on to star in some big-name Hollywood movies and continues to have a thriving career as an actress.