Red Carpet Looks Inspired by Beauty Icons of the Past

Posted by July 23, 2012 2:30 pm

Can you guess which Old Hollywood star Amy Adams is channeling with her relaxed auburn locks and red lip?

 

Rita Hayworth! With her signature red hair and sultry looks, Hayworth was born to be a beauty icon.

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Zooey Deschanel is not only known for her quirky attitude, but also her iconic beauty.  Can you guess which star she takes beauty inspiration from?

 

Audrey Hepburn! The "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starlet has an everlasting look with her perfectly pinned updo.

 

When Emma Watson decided to chop of her locks (maybe because they were always in correlation to Hermione Granger), she also decided to take after one of the most iconic women in both the fashion and [...]

 

When Emma Watson decided to chop of her locks (maybe because they were always in correlation to Hermione Granger), she also decided to take after one of the most iconic women in both the fashion and beauty industry.  Can you guess who?

 

Twiggy! The stick-thin model bent the rules with her edgy look, including a pixie haircut.

 

There's no question AnnaLynne McCord has men swooning over her 90210 character's hard-to-get attitude and alluring looks. Any idea where she got her inspired locks from (and quite possibly her attitude [...]

 

There's no question AnnaLynne McCord has men swooning over her 90210 character's hard-to-get attitude and alluring looks. Any idea where she got her inspired locks from (and quite possibly her attitude as well)?

 

Farrah Fawcett! This Charlie's Angel was plastered over the walls of young hopefuls in the 70's.  Her hair will always be considered one of the most memorable, and one of the most envied looks of all time.

 

Any idea who Charlize Theron might have paid homage to with her soft, yet polished hair.

 

Jean Harlow!  The "Blonde Bombshell" always looked put together with her soft, silky waves.

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As if Anna Wintour wasn't an icon herself, there is a possibility that she took her inspiration from a certain someone of Old Hollywood.  Any guesses?

 

Louise Brooks! Dancer and silent film actress, this leading lady made the bob haircut look effortless and classy.

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Recently named the face of Gucci, Blake Lively's new ad has an Old Hollywood vibe.  Who was the actress that might have inspired her slick, loose waves?

 

Veronica Lake!  One of Hollywood's most iconic faces always donned perfectly loose waves that never seemed to be out of place. 

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Even at just fifteen-years-old, Chloe Moretz's thick, long blonde locks remind us of one of Hollywood's most stunning stars.  Can you guess who?

 

Brigitte Bardot! Although we're well aware that perfection doesn't exist, we're also pretty sure that if it did, it would come in a 5'7'' French model, actress, singer, with a killer smile and sleek [...]

 

Brigitte Bardot! Although we're well aware that perfection doesn't exist, we're also pretty sure that if it did, it would come in a 5'7'' French model, actress, singer, with a killer smile and sleek blonde hair

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Can you guess which Hollywood icon Katherine Heigl takes after with her short, golden hair and perfect skin?

 

Marilyn Monroe!  Practically a poster child for everything that one could possibly envy, this Hollywood icon always pleased audiences with  her soulful smile and signature blonde locks. Plus, did you [...]

 

Marilyn Monroe!  Practically a poster child for everything that one could possibly envy, this Hollywood icon always pleased audiences with  her soulful smile and signature blonde locks. Plus, did you really think we could do this slideshow without Miss Monroe?

 
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Almost all of us are inspired by the beauty of the stars of Hollywood today, whether it be Angelina Jolie’s perfectly plump lips, Jessica Alba’s beaming white smile, or Jennifer Aniston’s signature “Rachel” hairstyle.

Although we’re more familiar with today’s Hollywood beauty icons, it’s also important to pay homage to really originated a lot of these looks.  Hollywood icons from the days of silent films, as well as more commonly known beauty goddess such as Marilyn Monroe and Veronica Lake, have really shaped our idea of what is beautiful today.  Rita Hayworth’s silky waves, Audrey Hepburn‘s pinned back top knot, and Brigitte Bardot’s luscious locks — these are the kinds of looks that still influence editors and trend-setters today.

Here, we’ve rounded up a slew of of-the-instant celebrity beauty looks, and paired them with the ladies whose impeccable style first originated the look. Click through the slideshow and try to guess which iconic figures have inspired some of our favorite stars today!

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  1. DAN says:

    Hooray for Hollywood! All the glam and glitz of yesteryear is reinterpreted for current trends … insightful article!

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