A new decade is already upon us, so it is only fitting to take a look at the most gorgeous, rebellious, and breathtaking women from the past. Every decade has its so called ‘It Girl’ and most times there is more than just one woman who makes an impact on the whole culture with her talent, looks, views, and headlines she creates. It’s hard to pinpoint what ‘It’ actually means, but we know it when we see it! Modern stars like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid definitely have it, as well as dozens of models, actresses, and socialites had it before them. Here are the biggest Hollywood It Girls through the years.
Janet Leigh (1960)
Janet Leigh took the 60s by storm with her one-of-a-kind performance during the famous shower scene in Psycho. That scream has become truly legendary! And hundreds of people were scared to take showers after watching that scene.
Audrey Hepburn (1961)
Audrey Hepburn has become a true symbol of glamorousness and elegance with her gorgeous look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. That black dress, beautiful white peals, and a cigarette in a long holder…It’s the most recognizable look ever!
Elizabeth Taylor (1963)
Can you imagine an iconic role like Cleopatra with someone other than Elizabeth Taylor playing the lead? This was the year when she truly shone on screen, taking part in the most expensive movie of its time (the budget was $1 million).
Farrah Fawcett (1976)
One of the most beloved Charlie’s Angels of all time, Farrah Fawcett was dubbed a She-Leopard due to her wholesome appeal. People even went as far as naming her everyone’s favourite Angel ever.
Olivia Newton-John (1978)
Olivia Newton-John dazzled in Grease as Sandy, a loveable doll that went from a good girl to a chic bad girl in a blink of an eye, showcasing how different women can be if they want to. The songs also became super hits!
Meryl Streep (1979)
Meryl Streep’s star shone brightly that year when she got an Oscar for her stellar performance in Kramer vs. Kramer. She would become only bigger after that!
Carrie Fisher (1983)
This was the year when Carrie Fisher starred as Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, wearing the metal bikini that quickly became legendary – girls dreamt to try it on, while guys have never dreamt to see anything like this in Star Wars. She even got to pose for the cover of Rolling Stone wearing the outfit!
Ever since the beginning of 80s Madonna has been hitting the pop scene hard, not only daring everyone with her bold music and lyrics, but also exploring new looks, most of each became world-wide trends for thousands of girls. This was the time when her second single Like a Virgin was out and her style that included bleached hair and fishnet stockings became truly famous.
Naomi Campbell (1989)
By the end of 80s Naomi Campbell had already become a superstar, but in 1989 an unprecedented thing happened – she was featured on the cover of Vogue, thus becoming the first ever black female model to do so.
Julia Roberts (1991)
This was the very year when Pretty Woman hit the screens and everyone finally understood that a new romcom star was born. Her wide smile and sparkling eyes are still winning us over every time we see her on screen!
Sarah Michelle Gellar (1997)
Sarah Michelle Gellar has starred in numerous movies before 1997, but this was the year when she appeared on screen as Buffy Summers from Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, starting a whole new era in pop culture.
Britney Spears (1999)
Britney Spears became the true star of the 90s and the whole next decade starting with the release of her Baby One More Time album. Pony tails and school uniforms have never been the same after that music video!
Reese Witherspoon (2001)
Reese Witherspoon became the blondest blonde ever starring in the delightful romcom Legally Blonde. Not only did her character charmed thousands of viewers, but she also showed everyone that women should not be judged by their looks. This movie was among the first one in her huge filmography!
Halle Berry (2002)
Halle Berry was already an accomplished star back in 2002, yet this year still was significant for her as she became the first black actress to receive the Best Actress award for her role in Monster’s Ball. Her speech at the Oscar’s was simply breathtaking!
This was the year when Queen Bee let go of her past singing within a group and released her first solo single Dangerously In Love. This was the beginning of her spectacular career and popularity all across the globe!
Jennifer Lawrence (2011)
The sweet and bold Jennifer Lawrence became a power to be reckoned with in 2010 when she got nominated for an Oscar for her role in Winter’s Bone. She starred as Mystique in X-Men: First Class the following year and was soon announced as Hunger Games’ Katniss. This girl was on fire in 2011!
Priyanka Chopra (2015)
This was the year when Priyanka Chopra took Hollywood by storm with her performance in Quantico, marking a new age in relations between Hollywood and Bollywood. Her spectacular wedding with Nick Jonas was everything we could talk about in 2018!
Gigi Hadid (2018)
Gigi Hadid is definitely one of the modern biggest It Girls. From her British Vogue cover to the Model of the Year title at the Fashion Awards, she’s been everywhere these days, even hosting the American Music Awards.