While Marilyn Monroe was beautiful and her IQ was off the charts, I think we need to appreciate other beautiful women in the world. When she was a poor starlet, on many occasions she could have married for money but turned prominent men down and said she would only marry for love. Marilyn had class and dignity. She was nothing like the characters she portrayed on film.
1. Audrey Hepburn
2. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is an amazing teen activist campaigning for the rights of girls and women to receive education. She was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school and survived. At 17 she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
3. Hedy lamarr
Iconic Hollywood actress, also invented a frequency hopping device that prevented radio-controlled torpedoes from jamming.
4. Lizzie Velasquez
Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare condition that keeps her from gaining any weight. She's also blind in her right eye. When Lizzie was just a teen, she was the subject of an online video that described her as "the world's ugliest woman," and she was attacked by bullies telling her she should commit suicide. But she decided to fight back and not let her bullies define who she is.
5. Sophia Loren
She inspires women to age gracefully and be sexy at any age and has won golden globes, oscars, along with many others.
6. Princess Diana
Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British royal family. She became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. Diana served a strong supporter of many charities and worked to help the homeless, people living with HIV and AIDS and children in need.
7. Amelia Earhart
I might be a little biased because as a child, i loved her fearlessness and drive and wanthed to be just like her. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic tragically disappeared in 1937 on what was meant to be a globe-circling flight. I always believed she had been shipwrecked on a deserted island (and still believe that) I think it was because she was my hero and could not just die doing what she loved. She accomplished a larger mission, dramatically expanding the world's notions of how high a woman can soar.
8. Emma Watson
Watson is not just an activist, an award winning actress, but she is also a humanitarian for women and young girls around the world. After she left Hogwarts, she went to Brown University where she earned a degree in English Literature. She believes in education for girls in third world countries, equal rights as a human right and she is an actress extraordinaire.
9. Nandita Das
Nandita Das is an Indian film actress and director. She has acted in over 30 feature films in ten different languages. Nandita’s involvement with charitable work began fairly early in life when she did her Masters in Social Work from the reputed Delhi School of Social Work. Following this formal training in social work she worked in non-governmental organisations in different parts of India. Causes close to her heart are issues of sectarian violence, which was also the topic of her directorial debut feature film, “Firaaq” in 2008, violence against women, issues of child rights, stigma concerning HIV/ AIDS and disability. She has also directed public service ads on Water Harvesting and Education.
10. Clare Bowen
She stars as Scarlett O' Conner on Nashville and was inspired to cut off her hair by two things: a little fan who has cancer and her own childhood battle with cancer. “[Hair is] not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It’s not what makes you beautiful either.” —Clare Bowen