Old Hollywood is associated with glamour, natural beauty, charm and unsurpassed elegance. Film connoisseurs discovered natural talents, honed them and made them into real Hollywood stars. That’s how one of the most talented, most beautiful actresses started, who today are considered the icons of style and elegance.  

Young actresses attended not only acting classes but were also taught posture and diction. Many of these actresses are still considered timeless beauty symbols and examples of true style.

Ava Gardner 

She started her career in 1941. Some of her most popular films are: Mogambo, The Killers, The Barefoot Contessa, The Night of Iguanas. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in Mogambo, and also was named one of the greatest actresses by the American Film Institute. 

Ava always liked to highlight her waist, so she chose wardrobe that celebrated her curves – perfectly tailored dresses and high waisted, figure flattering pieces of clothing made of silk and other high-quality materials.  

Elizabeth Taylor 

She was born in London to American parents in 1932. She debuted on the screens when she was only ten years old. She always wore the latest trends. From the 50s to the 70s, she changed her style by wearing A-line dresses and demure hair scarves, mini dresses and luxurious hairstyles. After the Dynasty, she often wore shimmering dresses with accentuated shoulders.  

Her jewelry collection was also impressive, which mainly consisted of pieces with diamonds.  

Marilyn Monroe 

This Hollywood star is still a global style icon and one of the greatest legends of Hollywood. Her fashion influence is still felt, six decades after her death. Many modern celebrities have chosen outfits inspired by her style or they brought clothes that she wore herself, as Kim Kardashian recently did. She was also known as a lover of silk garments.  

The only time she appeared at the Oscars she wore an ultra-glamorous black princess dress. One of her most famous outfits is certainly the one she wore to President John F. Kennedy’s birthday party in 1962 when she sang – “Happy Birthday Mr. President”.

Audrey Hepburn 

This elegant and stylish actress was the muse of Hubert De Givenchy. She was known for her effortlessly chic and perfectly balanced wardrobe.  

From the famous little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to a trench coat, iconic slim black pants, and simple dress, her fashion sense is unsurpassed even today and truly never goes out of style. With the right pieces, you can channel her style and look elegant and stylish.  

Earrings were an integral part of every Audrey’s outfit. She often chose jewelry with pendants and bracelets made of pearls and diamonds. 

Grace Kelly  

Princess Grace Kelly is another example of timeless style. In 1953, she made debut on the Hollywood stage. In 1956 she married Prince Rainier of Monaco and entered high social circles. In a short time, she became a very notable fashion figure. 

In 1955, she was named the best-dressed woman by the highly respected magazine of the time. As a comment on the award, she then stated that she just stuck to her favorite dresses. The Princess of Monaco adored Hermès bags, Cartier jewelry as well as Dior, Givenchy and Channel wardrobe. 

Which Hollywood actress is the epitome of timeless style for you?