Before there was Angelina Jolie, there was Claudia Cardinale. She reminds me of Angelina, but Claudia is earthier, more sensual, more European. Less otherworldly but so much sexier.
I first saw her in the Pink Panther when I was a little kid, and I was mesmerized by her. (So was my dad, who pointed out her attributes.)
I think Angelina comes closest to the old ideal of movie star beauty. Who else is there that will linger in the memories of today’s young moviegoers like Brigitte Bardo, Vivian Leigh, Sophia Loren, or Ava Gardner?
Are film stars less strikingly beautiful, or just less conventionally attractive? Is the old kind of beauty extinct?
What’s your opinion? And who are your candidates for passing the test of time?