TWENTIES: Clara Bow’s heart-shaped mouth and tousled hair made her the world’s most-imitated flapper — and the original It Girl.
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THIRTIES: Greta Garbo’s pencil-thin eyebrows reigned from the Thirties until the Seventies.
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FORTIES: Lauren Bacall’s softly waved, side-parted long bob
defined beauty in the Forties.
FIFTIES: Hairstylist Sydney Guilaroff dyed Lucille Ball’s brunette hair to red on the set of 1943’s “Du Barry was a Lady” — her first Technicolor film — he created the most famous redhead. His shade became a trademark in her Fifties show, “I Love Lucy.”
FIFTIES: Elizabeth Taylor’s cat-eye makeup drew attention to her legendary violet eyes.
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SIXTIES: Marilyn Monroe’s mole and soft curls epitomized sultry beauty in the late Fifties and early Sixties.
SIXTIES: Mia Farrow’s pixie for “Rosemary’s Baby” launched countless imitators — and sent chic women everywhere running to Vidal Sassoon, who created it.
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SEVENTIES: As a Supreme, she helped put Motown on the map. As a woman, Diana Ross encouraged a generation to embrace its natural beauty.
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SEVENTIES: With Farrah Fawcett, Allen Edwards proved wings aren’t just for planes. The stylist credits James Brolin’s former wife, Jane, with bringing Fawcett into his salon in 1974.
EIGHTIES: Brooke Shields’ thick brows convinced many to toss the tweezers and embrace a more natural look.
EIGHTIES: Christie Brinkley’s tousled blonde hair and blue eyes are synonymous with all-American beauty.
NINETIES: Angelina Jolie’s lush lips generated big demand for lip plumpers.
PRESENT DAY: Beyoncé Knowles’ beauty looks are as versatile as she is: Whether she’s flaunting pin-straight hair or wild waves, red lips or nude, she ably creates trends.