Most Beautiful Women of the 20th century

Audrey Hepburn, famed actress of yesteryear, has been voted the 20th century’s most beautiful woman, edging out the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie and the Princess of Wales, Diana.

Hepburn is probably best remembered for her iconic look in 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s, wearing stylish clothes designed by her friend, famed international designer Hubert de Givenchy.

The poll was conducted by shopping channel QVC.

Let’s take a took at the top 10 most beautiful women:

1. Audrey Hepburn

Born in Belgium, raised in the Netherlands and schooled in the arts in London, Audrey Hepburn was a pan-European phenomenon by the time she touched US shores in 1951 to star in the Broadway play Gigi.

Two years later, she played the lead opposite legendary actor Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, for which she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance. She wasn’t yet 25.

Her mercurial career continued to soar, cementing her status as one of the 20th century’s most iconic celebrities. Her credits include: Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964), and Wait Until Dark (1967).

In 2006, the “little black dress” she worn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, designed by her friend Givenchy, sold at a Christie’s auction for almost $1 million, the most ever paid in an auction for a dress from a film. The proceeds from the sale went to the City of Joy Foundation to aid underprivileged children in Kolkata.

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