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35 All-Time Screen Beauties

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

  • 1940s photo | Lauren Bacall

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

1940s

LAUREN BACALL
Discovered at 19 while modeling in New York City, Bacall was celebrated for her smoky voice and her smoldering gaze – which became known simply as The Look. The screen siren, who was named one of PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful in 1997, always claimed, "I always thought I had crooked eyebrows and crooked teeth. That's why I never understood why people called me a beauty."