12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

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This Take is a part 2 of my original myTake 8 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe. My original take featured women from a variety of different backgrounds such as Puerto Rico, Thailand, Japan, and also African American women as well and some of the women included Dolores Del Rio, Dorothy Dandridge, Donyale Luna, Akiko Kojima, and much more.

I've been motivated to make a part two because in the first take I've had some guys comment that the women in the original weren't beautiful or bombshells at all and that's fine because beauty is subjective. I don't know whether it was because these women were more ethnic and not the conventional standard of beauty or what that they didn't consider them bombshells but some of the ignorant comments i got from some guys has motivated me to make a part 2.

I've had one guy comment that i was dumb and say things like"let the guy choose who they find attractive" and "you on the other hand can't judge women as good as me or other men" and "you're trying to show that there are "bombshells" everywhere but they are simply not, regardless of where they come from" which i found to be very ignorant and close-minded. i tried to be mature with this person but as we continued talking i think i said something he didn't like and he ended up blocking me so i could no longer reply to his insults. This take features women of color coming from all over the world during the golden age of cinema just like the previous take. enjoy!

here is the link of the original if you are interested:https://www.girlsaskguys.com/social-relationships/a28103-8-bombshell-beauties-in-the-20th-century-not-named-marilyn-monroe#new

Zeenat Aman

The gorgeous Zeenat Aman is an Indian film actress, beauty queen, and model most notably known for her work in Hindi films during the 70s and 80s. In 1970 Aman won Miss Asia Pacific being the first south Asian to win the title. Aman is also recognized for revolutionizing the Hindi film actress by being the first Indian actress who refused bouffants, cropped a bob at the height of her career and hardly appeared in saris and bindis and could easily carry off a bikini dress without looking vulgar. Zeenat began a new trend, helping launch careers for male actors - something Indian actresses never did. She is currently 64.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Diahann Carroll

Born in Bronx, NY classic beauty Diahann Carroll was an African American television and stage actress as well as a singer. Carroll made her film debut alongside Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones. she had made a number of films throughout her career and was also nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her work in Claudine (1974). She had been in films such as No Strings and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings but it wasn't until she was cast as the lead in Julia that she became a big shot. The role had made her the first African American woman to star in her very own television series and she eventually won the Golden Globe in 1968.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Naseem Banu

Referred to as Naseem and known as "Beauty Queen" and the "first female superstar" of Indian Cinema, Banu was an Indian film actress starting her acting career in the mid-1930s and continued to act till mid-1950s.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Sara Montiel

Sara Montiel was born in the village of Campo de Criptana, province of Ciudad Real, in the region of Castille-La Mancha, Spain and was a naturalized citizen of Mexico.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Anna May Wong

Born Wong Liu Tsong, Anna may Wong was a beautiful woman who became the first Chinese American movie star and also first Asian American star to gain international recognition. "Anna May Wong, like other Hollywood actors of color, was not allowed in society...She couldn’t hang out with the very stars who exoticized and imitated her. In classic Hollywood, not only was it OK to act Asian, it was celebrated" (Buzzfeed). Wong faced deep racism such as being rejected for the film The Good Earth because she didn't fit a Caucasian's imagined ideal look of an Asian woman. Despite this Wong had a substantial career but it had also led her to move to Europe for work in English and German films.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Carmen Miranda

Astounding Carmen Miranda, born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, was a Luso-Brazilian, dancer, samba singer, Broadway actress, and film star popular from the 30s to the 50s who became a popular radio and film star in Brazil in the late 1920s. Before invited to display her singing talents at a music academy miranda was a hatmaker. The singing at the academy proved successful and she continued to be a popular singer in clubs and on radio in Brazil. It was during this time that Miranda developed her renowned costume with the distinctive fruit hat from the traditional headdresses seen on black women fruit sellers.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Leontyne Price

Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, Leontyne Price rose to international acclaim in the 50s and 60s, and was one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera. "Price's debut at the New York City's Metropolitan Opera House in 1961 as Leonora in Il Trovatore was such a success, it marked the beginning of her residency as one of the opera's principal sopranos. She flourished as a prima donna at the Met, starring in such roles such as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Minnie in La Fanciulla del West and, perhaps most notably, as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra."

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Helen Williams

Helen Williams was a gorgeous African American star who became the first black female fashion model that crossed over into the mainstream. Williams had a trademark look that consisted of a bouffant wig, sculpted eyebrows, and a long giraffe-like neck and she worked exclusively for African American magazines such as Ebony and Jet. The early years had been tough because beauty's apartheid system excluded all non-white women from mainstream fashion, but within the African American modeling scene itself girls were required to be very fair and light skinned despite her looking pretty fair in my opinion. “I was too dark to be accepted,” Williams recalled.

Despite this, it seemed as if the French had a different outlook on black beauty because when Williams travelled to Fance she modelled in the famous ateliers of fashion designers Christian Dior and Jean Dessès. By the end of her tenure she was making a staggering $7,500 a year working part-time, and had received three marriage proposals from her French admirers, one of whom kissed her feet and murmured, “I worship the ground you walk on, mademoiselle.” - See more at:

https://www.arogundade.com/helen-williams-the-first-black-female-fashion-model.html#sthash.HBedU4JY.dpuf

When Williams returned to America she faced the same treatment before she left however because of her determination Williams’s success broke the tradition for only using light-skinned models she was the first beauty to break the four hundred year chain that had branded dark skin as ugly.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Maria Montez

María África Gracia Vidal was a Dominican motion picture actress who gained fame and popularity in the 1940s as an exotic beauty starring in a series of filmed-in-Technicolor costume adventure films.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Yoshiko Otaka

known in many different stage names, Yoshiko Yamaguchi was a Chinese-born Japanese actress and singer who made a career in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Lena Horne

the famous lena Mary Calhoun Horne was a jazz singer, actress, dancer, and also civil rights advocate. she is widely known for films such as the wiz and stormy weather. Because she left school at 16 to help support her mother Horne later became a dancer at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem and later sang at Carnegie Hall. not only was Horne a pretty face but she was also known for her work with civil rights groups, and refused to play roles that stereotyped African-American women. suing a variety of restaurants and other institutions for discrimination she became an outspoken member of the leftist group Progressive Citizens of America.

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

Iman

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, known as just iman is an African model from Somalia. she isn't just a model but also an actress and entrepreneur as well. She was born in Mogadishu Somalia to her gynecologist mother Marian Abdulmajid and diplomat father stationed in Tanzania Mohamed Abdulmajid. at 18 iman was a student at the university of Nairobi and worked as a translator to help pay for her tuition and was discovered by famous photographer Peter Beard who was captivated by her long neck, high forehead, and gamine grace. beard "even leaked items to the press about her fantastical beauty, and exaggeratedly claimed that she was descended from African royalty and that he had "found" her in the jungle.

Another story alleged that she was a goat herder in the desert. When Iman finally capitulated and flew to New York, dozens of photographers greeted her at the airport. A press conference that day initiated her into the vagaries of celebrity and fame. "I was very surprised and offended that they could be so gullible to believe that all Africans come out of the jungle," Iman told Campbell. "Somalia is a desert"". she is also widely known for her work as Nefertiti in Michael Jackson's song remember the time. despite her sudden fame in modelling iman was also...

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)

12 Bombshell Beauties in the 20th Century Not Named Marilyn Monroe (Part 2)
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  • Afro-dite9
    I adore that you had a very diverse list of multiple beauties. Great job!!!😍
    Is this still revelant?
    • Thanks!! That's what I was going for, women of multiple different ethnicities🤗

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  • pooper89
    Why didn't you just title it, "minority women in hollywood?"
    • She didn't want to title it that... that's why!

    • I was leaning more towards women of color all over the world from multiple different ethnicities, but I also wanted to showcase the women of color who are underrepresented and just as talented, probably even more talented then famous women like Marilyn Monroe and other well known women of this time period.

  • YourFutureEx
    I like Mumtaz
    www.knowastro.com/.../Mumtaz.jpg
    She wasn't revolutionary tho.
    I also love those pin up models.
  • helloitsmethere
    Helen Williams looks like vintage Halle Berry.
    Sara Montiel looks like she could be Marilyn Monroe's sister.
    When I was little and I saw Michael Jackson's 'Remember The Time' music video, oh how I wished to be as pretty as Iman...
  • Queen_naki5
    Iman is next level gorgeous and her elegance is everything.
  • Fathoms77
    Still sort of begins and ends with Monroe for me, but Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Dorothy McGuire and Elizabeth Taylor are up there, too.
  • John_Doesnt
    I hope you didn't leave out Catherine Hepburn in part 1. There needs to be more redheads in this list.
    There needs to be more redheads everywhere.
  • DizzyAster
    I like the beauties who are around my age.
    Knowing they are either old or dead makes it hard to fap to.
  • jeannine22
    Gorgeous women. Style, grace, genuine beauty. Great article.
    • Thanks!! I agree, they are all elegant, graceful, and sophisticated.❤️

  • Muhammad1999
    Well the first one is the most attractive woman i have seen so far.
  • _HimigNgKalayaan_
    Marilyn Monroe wasn't even a bombshell. I don't know why she's so praised and quoted so much
  • FýrdracaDócincel
    Pretty much all these women look the same to me.
    • reixun

      They are all different races 😂😂

    • In what way do they all look the same?🤔

    • Finally, an opportunity to reply to this.

      I mean every women of each race in these pictures look ridiculously similar.

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  • GoldCobra
    I feel like they are not as hot as today's bombshells
  • reixun
    Woohoo Iman representing us goat herder somalis 👑
  • CloudyEmily
    brigitte bardot was absolutely stunning ☺️
  • ginny_weasley
    All very gorgeous women!
  • archiz
    great
    I never liked monroe lol
    she s basic
  • Hollywood-Glam
    Wow, Carmen Miranda is gorgeous
  • Adigelunar
    beautiful
  • Anonymous
    Carmem Miranda was so beautiful
  • Anonymous
    The funny thing about Hollywood is that its always been liberal and always been racist right up until the day. Every black American charcter nearly that isn't denzel, morgan freeman or will smith is a racist stereotype.
    • Yea I completely agree, and it just reinforces negative stereotypes about African Americans. You're completely correct.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah exactly. They also show the southern states as backward and racist. Basically anywhere that isn't California or on the east coast is full of crazy wife beating racist white men.

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