Youth and beauty can fade before you even notice. Actresses may grow old and wrinkled, but the beauty recorded on film will remain forever. Take a look at some of the most beautiful and beloved female movie characters of all time!
1. Amy Dunne By Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl (2014)
Even though Rosamund Pike's Amy Dunne in Gone Girl is a murderer, she still exuded an irresistible, deadly charm. To deliver the audience such a stunning performance, Pike even practiced her knife skills with a butcher.
2. Diana Prince By Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman (2017)
When Gal Gadot was cast as the iconic Diana Prince in Wonder Woman, she had a tough job to find the balance between relatable and godlike. As it turned out she managed it. The audience was both frightened and aroused by this empowered beauty.
3. Kelly By Denise Richards, Wild Things (1998)
Kelly's swimming pool scenes in Wild Things poked everyone in the pink fantasy. However, these steamy scenes were hard for the actress Denise Richards because she was raised in a conservative Christian family.
4. Linda Barrett By Phoebe Cates, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
In a red bikini in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Linda Barrett was not only written into movie history but also engraved in audiences' hearts. Although the actress Phoebe Cates is no longer active, the scene of her wearing that bikini will never fade.
5. Nancy Callahan By Jessica Alba, Sin City (2005)
Stripper Nancy Callahan in Sin City left the public with an image of both titillating and innocent. To play the role well, Jessica Alba even went to strip clubs herself. The actress believed that although Nancy was a stripper, she is still an angel in a world of darkness.
6. Ramona Vega By Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers (2019)
Jennifer Lopez gained her reputation and status by starring in Hustlers as a pole dancer who then turns to crime. To make the character more believable, Lopez had done her homework and learned how to pole dance. Her performance blew audiences away.
7. Loana By Raquel Welch, One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Although the movie One Million Years B.C. didn't give Loana enough space to develop, Raquel Welch in her fluffy bikini was immediately recognized as a sex symbol. Even film critics said that Raquel had little chance to show off her acting skill, but she still charmed audiences with her look.
8. Furiosa By Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road (2014)
Furiosa in the Mad Max: Fury Road showed a different side to female beauty. For the love of the character, Charlize Theron shaved her head and devoted herself completely. Though she was covered with dirt and dust, there was a deadly attraction in her eyes and expression.
9. Naomi Lapaglia By Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
After playing bombshell Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie's career went to another level. Although some nudity scenes caused some tiffs with Robbie's family, they did work wonders for her movie career.
10. Lara Croft By Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft was the combination of sexy and mighty, and she definitely made a dramatic entrance. Besides her body image, Angelina's then "notorious reputation" would have made Lara even hotter. For this reason, directors eventually decided to cast Angelina.
11. Gilda By Rita Hayworth, Gilda (1946)
Rita Hayworth's Gilda in the eponymous film turned her into a sex symbol. Her striptease scene even went down in movie history. There hasn’t been a woman like Gilda on screen to this day; the posters are true.
12. Lorelei Lee By Marilyn Monroe, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend." Sang Marilyn Monroe in the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her role Lorelei Lee was indeed a sweetie and made her an international superstar. No one could resist this "dumb blonde" and her pure smile.
13. Catherine Tramell By Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct (1992)
Catherine Tramell's leg-crossing moment became the most paused scene in the film Basic Instinct. However, there are many different interpretations of the memorable scene, including actress Sharon Stone's, the director's, and the audiences'.
14. Summer By Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer (2009)
Zooey Deschanel portrayed the perfect Summer in the film 500 Days of Summer. No one could fail to fall for her tender look, especially when she is seen singing among the twinkling lights. Her beauty and personality made her partner Tom fall head over heels in love with her.
15. Padmé Amidala By Natalie Portman, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Natalie Portman took the young Padmé Amidala to another level. In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Padmé is the perfect symbol of beauty and power. Such an image makes people sad to see her falling in love with such an angsty Jedi.
16. Tina Carlyle By Cameron Diaz, The Mask (1994)
Cameron Diaz made Tina Carlyle a sexy symbol, and the character made the actress world famous in return. Even in 2019, her then co-star Joely Fisher still claims that Diaz was completely breathtaking in person.
17. Cleopatra By Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra (1963)
Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra is definitely one of the most impressive movie memories of all time. Even now, people try to recreate Cleopatra's costume and makeup. It’s no wonder that co-star Richard Burton fell in love with Elizabeth.
18. Gamora By Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Zoe Saldana amazed the public with her portrayal of the green-skimmed Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. Her long hours sitting in the makeup chair paid off since both Star-Lord and audiences loved her.
19. Princess Leia By Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
It is for certain that every Star Wars fan remembers the moment when Princess Leia shows up on screen in that golden bikini. Despite the appreciation of the costume, the actress Carrie Fisher disliked the ensemble, for she couldn't explain to her children why she was in a bikini.
20. Harley Quinn By Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad (2016)
Harley Quinn was an unremarkable character in a jester suit in Batman: The Animated Series. However, in Suicide Squad, she became a weird and wacky hottie. Actress Margot Robbie's tight clothes, hot pants, and spooky makeup helped a lot.