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The Most Photogenic Women Of All Time

Last updated on: January 14, 2010 16:32 IST

The Most Photogenic Women Of All Time

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Singer Cheryl Cole has been named as the 'Most Photogenic Woman Of All Time'.

 

The 26-year-old Girls Aloud star and face of L'Oreal beat the likes of legendary Hollywood beauties Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe to claim the title, reports the Daily Express.

 

A poll of 4,000 British women for Nikon cameras also placed her ahead of Angelina Jolie and Beyonce.


Image: Cheryl Cole
Photographs: Anthony Harvey/Reuters
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2. Audrey Hepburn

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At number two is the star of Breakfast At Tiffany's. Most of the readers chose her for her perfect bone structure and almond-shaped eyes.

 

Coupled with good looks is the fact that the yesteryear actress is an ethereal combination of grace, elegance, charm and wisdom.


Image: Audrey Hepburn

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3. Angelina Jolie

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No surprise here.

 

After all, she did beat competition from Jennifer Aniston to be named the 'Beauty icon of the decade' in a recent poll.

 

According to Superdrug, who comissioned the research, which saw 3,000 people questioned, Jolie's famous pout, thick hair and 'strong character' made her the envy of women around the world, Telegraph online reported.

 

'Angelina Jolie is not a conventional beauty but her strong character shines through her fabulous features to give her a unique standing in the beauty world,' Steve Jebson, Commercial Director for Superdrug, said.


Image: Angelina Jolie

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4. Beyonce Knowles

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Known more for her famous posterior which she even coined a word -- bootylicious -- for, Beyonce's face perfect oval shaped face, pouty lips and doe-shaped eyes are a photographer's dream.


Interestingly, the singer was also voted the Highest Earning Couple in Showbiz, along with her rapper husband Jay-Z.


Image: Beyonce Knowles

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5. Princess Diana

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Most of the late Princess Diana's appeal lay in her enigmatic face, a face that photographers couldn't get enough off. Sadly, that led to her untimely death in a car accident when she tried to outrun them.


Image: Princess Diana

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6. Marilyn Monroe

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Like Lady Diana, Marilyn's beauty was such that photographers followed her whenever she went in the hope of getting that one famous picture.

 

The actress was so upset with unrelenting photographers that she once decided to burn her face with acid to stop them from constantly hounding her.

 

In a new biography Marilyn Monroe: Private And Undisclosed, Bill Pursel, who dated the actress in late 1940s, has revealed that the actress was in tears when called him up from the sets of Love Happy to tell him about her alarming vow.

 

Lucky for us, she never fulfilled it.


Image: Marilyn Monroe

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7. Catherine Zeta Jones

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This should soothe the Welsh beauty's fears that she is not attractive enough.

 

The Hollywood beauty, who made her Broadway stage debut with A Little Night Music, insists she is conscious of her looks and is often insecure.

 

The Mask of Zorro and Traffic actress also feels that she is not 'aesthetically beautiful'.

 

'I know I'm not Quasimodo but as far as I'm concerned, I think I'm not aesthetically beautiful. I have a broken nose here. I had a tracheotomy when I was a kid. I'd broken capillaries. I always ask my husband, 'Do I look fat in this dress? Can you see that spot on my face?,' she said.


Image: Catherine Zeta Jones

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8. Megan Fox

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We all agree, this Transformers babe is hot.

 

Her perfectly arched eyebrows, smouldering gaze, flawless skin and perfect lips make her a favourite with the shutterbugs as well as with red-blooded males everywhere.


Image: Megan Fox

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9. Brigitte Bardot

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It isn't just the 1960s beehive hairstyle that actress and model Brigitte Bardot is famous for. The face that most epitomised 1960s chic also photographs well.


Image: Brigitte Bardot

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10. Grace Kelly

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Grace Kelly, generally known as Princess Grace of Monaco, like her name, exuded beauty and understated style.

 

Most of her photographs show her wearing her hair in a simple bun, which showed off her finely chiseled bone structure and beautiful face.


Image: Grace Kelly

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Source: ANI