100-Year-Old Photos Of The 20 Most Beautiful Women Of The Last Century

100-Year-Old Photos Of The 20 Most Beautiful Women Of The Last Century

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, according to the well-known saying. Yet it is only in the present day that our eyes need to make some effort to find beauty in so many faces. When it comes to women of the past, their appearance was unquestionably pure. One can be sure — this beauty is as real as it gets.

1. Ione Bright


A minor Broadway actress with a major otherworldly beauty.

2. Lina Cavalieri

A famous Italian opera singer whose image and hourglass figure could be seen everywhere — from soap packaging to postcards.

3. Cleo de Merode

French dancer who won the “Queen of Beauty” award in the first ever “Top Beautiful Women” contest organized by Illustration magazine in 1896.

4. Maude Adams

An American actress who achieved fame by playing the role of Peter Pen in a Broadway production.

5. Carolina Otero


Known as “La Belle,” Carolina was a French dancer and singer who was hugely popular among the royalty of many countries.

6. Maude Fealy

An American stage and silent film actress who also lived through the talking movie age.

7. Rita Martin


A suffragist and a photographer who also deserved to be photographed as much as possible.

8. Grand Duchess Olga

The eldest daughter of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, whose whole family was slaughtered by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

9. Lily Elsie

An English actress and singer of the Edwardian era.

10. Luzon woman of the Philippines

Breathtaking proof of the simple fact that you don’t need a Nikon and Urban Decay to create a masterpiece shot.

11. Jean Aylwin


A successful comedy actress of the Edwardian era.

12. Anna Pavlova

A Russian prima ballerina of the renowned Imperial Russian Ballet.

13. Mary Pickford

“America’s sweetheart” and “the girl with the curls,” she was a Canadian-born film actress and her real name was Gladys Louise Smith.

14. Valli “Valli” Knust


A musical and silent film actress descending from an old English family.

15. Gabrielle Ray

Considered one of the most photographed women in the world, she was truly a beauty to be captured.

16. Anna May Wong

The first Chinese American Hollywood movie star.

17. Queen Mary of Romania

The last queen of Romania, very popular among her own people and worldwide.

18. Doris Stocker

An Indian born English actress and music hall artist of the 1900s.

19. Agnes Ayres

A silent film era star.

20. Gypsy girl with mandolin

Esmeralda of the 20th century.

How You Can Live To Be 100

How You Can Live To Be 100


 We all know the usual spiel about exercising, but here are some other things you can try: Become a vegetarian. Have more sex. Oh, and try winning an Oscar or a Nobel Prize.


Hawking: Actually, We Have 100 Years To Escape Earth

Hawking: Actually, We Have 100 Years To Escape Earth

Stephen Hawking is giving humanity a tall order: Colonize Mars in the next century or watch as life on Earth fizzles out. After last year claiming that humans have 1,000 years left on Earth, Hawking says in a new documentary that we instead have about 100 years until we'll need to jump ship as Earth is overwhelmed by overpopulation, climate change, disease, and artificial intelligence. It might be a bit premature to start packing, but the BBC's Expedition New Earth will explore technological and scientific advances that will enable life in space or a colony on another planet, reports the Telegraph. It will show "Hawking's ambition isn't as fantastical as it sounds—that science fact is closer to science fiction than we ever thought," the BBC says, per Newsweek.

Elon Musk of SpaceX is already planning to send humans to Mars in the next decade. But while a Mars colony is a good idea, bringing new scientific discoveries, columnist Eric Mack says Hawking needs to give his head a shake if he honestly believes Mars, the moon, or anywhere else in our solar system will be more hospitable than Earth even after a host of disasters. "Just cleaning up our own mess and starting over by rising from the rubble seems more practical" and more affordable than figuring out how to grow food or survive radiation poisoning on Mars, he writes at Forbes. The solution to all of our problems is here on Earth, he adds. "Yet somehow, the grass is always greener for some people, even when it's on a dead Red Planet."