The Most Beautiful Women of The Past Century
2010 July 1
Audrey Hepburn has been named the most beautiful woman of the past century, beating stars such as Cheryl Cole and Angelina Jolie.
The actress, famed for her classic glam pose in a black Givenchy dress, pearls and gloves in 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany‘s, topped a poll for shopping channel QVC.
The actress – who died in 1993 – narrowly held off the nation’s 21st century crush, Cheryl Cole, who took the runner-up spot.
Third place went to Some Like It Hot siren Marilyn Monroe, famed for her pout and classic curves.
Angelina Jolie was fourth and another classic silver screen beauty, Grace Kelly, made an appearance in fifth position.
Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, Diana, Princess of Wales, Kelly Brook and Jennifer Aniston also made the top 10.
The survey was carried out by QVC to celebrate the start of its Beauty Month throughout July. More than 2,000 women were asked to choose the top beauties of the past 100 years.