The 20 Most Beautiful Stars of the 20th Century

Show biz keeps a hold on us with its near monopoly of beauty, spellbinding us with the power of pulchritude. Here are the faces and figures that have launched millions of fantasies: monuments of loveliness, the fleshy, sleek, skin-deep kind. We know they reflect only our desire, but we still dream they connect with our souls as well.

--By Belinda Luscombe

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