35 Years of People

35 All-Time Screen Beauties

From Grace Kelly and Julia Roberts to Angelina Jolie, see the actresses who've influenced Hollywood then and now

  • 1930s photo | Jean Harlow

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Updated: Tuesday Oct 06, 2009 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Kiran Hefa, Kate Hogan and Karen Quan

1930s

JEAN HARLOW
Born in 1911, Jean Harlow (née Harlean Carpenter) became a Hollywood star who cemented her status as the original blonde bombshell after appearing in 1931's Platinum Blonde. Though Harlow died young – at the age of 26 – she went on to influence generations of future stars, including Marilyn Monroe, who reportedly idolized her, and Madonna, who immortalized her in her 1990 hit "Vogue."