Hottest Celebs of the 60s
The 1960s were an overwhelming era, and till today has one of the most loved and remembered popular culture. Considering their impeccable fashion sense, the thriving Hollywood scene or the rock and roll movement which was considered a reaction to the social and political unrest, celebrities in the 60s were idolized like never before. Here are the top 10 hottest celebs of the 60s in no particular order.
Born in Mississippi on January 8, 1935, Elvis Presley grew to be one of the biggest rock and roll stars of the 60s. Even though he died in 1977, his legacy lives on even till today. With three Grammy Awards, he is the best selling solo artist in the history of the United States. He was also an accomplished actor, starring in movies like “Love Me Tender”, “Blue Hawaii”, and “The Trouble With Girls”.
An Italian actress, Sophia Loren is one of the most loved actresses of the 1950s and 60s. During her time, she was a true beauty with an hourglass figure that had men going crazy for her, and women idolizing her. She had a soft Italian accent, which only made her even more exotic, and fueled her sexy persona both on and off screen. To top it all, she was an incredibly talented actress, even winning an Academy Award for Best Actress for her movie “Two Women” in 1962. She is now 80 and unmarried.
Often called a sex kitten, Brigitte Bardot was one of the hottest and most successful actresses during the 50s and 60s. Also a singer and an animal rights activist, she made her acting debut in 1956 in the movie “And God Created Woman”, showcased by her then-husband, Roger Vadim, who directed the movie. This movie started her acting career, which went on to last many years until she decided to retire from the entertainment industry in 1973. Her two initials – BB - was her signature style anyone could recognize. Today, Bardot is now 83 and still beautiful as ever.
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most famous actresses during the 1950s and 60s and is celebrated even today. She is often considered one of the most beautiful actresses of all time, and famous for her violet eyes. Starring in well-known movies like “Cleopatra” and “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”, she was the biggest sex symbol of her time. Taylor was well-known for being able to effortlessly pull off an image that exuded both the confidence of a strong, independent woman, as well as a vivacious sex appeal on the screen. She died on March 23, 2011 aged 79.
Born in 1907 as Marion Robert Morrison, and professionally known as John Wayne, this was a man who could make any movie into a hit for three decades. Apart from being an actor, Wayne was also a filmmaker. In 1969, he won an Academy Award for his movie “True Grit”. He has starred in many box office hits like “The Searchers”, “The Shootist”, “El Dorado”, and “Rio Bravo”. In June 11, 1979, Wayne died of stomach cancer.
Born in1904 in Bristol, England, Cary Grant was an English-American actor. He had a notable career as an actor during his time and was famous for his elegant and sophisticated demeanor, sense of comic timing, and his accent which was a mix of British and American. He became a US citizen in 1942. His famous movies include “North by Northwest” and “Charade”. He died in 1986 at age 82.
Sean Connery is one of the most well-known Hollywood actors till today. Born in 1930, he was the first actor to portray the famous character of James Bond on screen, starring in as much as seven Bond movies from 1962 to 1983. He also starred in movies like “The Untouchables”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, and so on. He has won many awards including an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, and two BAFTA awards.
Born in 1935, Julie Andrews is an English actress, singer, and author. As a child, she used to be a Broadway actor and later found her fame on the big screen. Her debut movie in 1964, “Mary Poppins” won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1965, she starred in one of the most popular musicals even today, “The Sound of Music”, which won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She continued to star in many more movies like “Torn Curtain”, “Hawaii”, and so on. She is now 82 years old.
Doris Day is an actress, singer, and an activist for animal welfare. Born in 1922 in Ohio, she kick-started her career as a big band singer when she was 17. Her first hit “Sentimental Journey” catapulted her fame, which resulted in her recording over 650 songs between 1947 and 1967. This makes her one of the most successful and popular singers of the twentieth century. She also starred in movies like “Romance on the High Sea”, “Calamity Jane” and “Pillow Talk” among many others. Today, she is 95 years old.
Sidney Poitier is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood. A Bahamian-American, he is also an author, film director, and diplomat. It is safe to say that he paved the way for people of color, especially blacks, in Hollywood, as he was the first black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964 for his movie “Lilies of the Field”. His other movies include “To Sir, With Love”, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, among many more. He is now 90 years old.