18 Most Popular Celebrities Of 50s Who Mesmerized The World

The names of 1950s famous people and influential people. This is merely a short-short list for those of you who have been asked the question, Name Some Famous People.

1. Raquel Welch

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Raquel Welch is an American actress and singer. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, after which she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They lent her contract to the British studio Hammer Film Productions, for whom she made One Million Years B.C.

 

2. Sophia Loren

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Sofia Villani Scicolone Dame Grand Cross OMRI, known professionally as Sophia Loren, is an Italian actress. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age 16 in 1950.

3. Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era’s changing attitudes towards sexuality.

4. Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister.

5. Geraldine Leigh Chaplin

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Geraldine Leigh Chaplin is an English-American actress. She is the daughter of Charlie Chaplin, the first of eight children with fourth wife Oona O’Neill.

6. Gena Rowlands

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Virginia Cathryn “Gena” Rowlands is an American actress, whose career in film, stage, and television has spanned over six decades.

7. Michelle Phillips

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Michelle Phillips is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and former model. She rose to fame as a vocalist in the musical quartet the Mamas and the Papas in the mid-1960s. Phillips garnered critical acclaim for her voice, which was deemed by Time magazine as the “purest soprano in pop music.”

8. Jean Shrimpton

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Jean Rosemary Shrimpton is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. She appeared on numerous magazine covers including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time.

9. Mel Ferrer And Natalie Wood

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Melchor Gastón Ferrer was an American actor, director, producer and the first husband of Audrey Hepburn. Natalie Wood was a Russian-American actress who began her career in film as a child and became a Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Oscar nominations before she was 25. Wood began acting in films at age 4 and was given a co-starring role at age 8 in Miracle on 34th Street.

10. Dolly Parton

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Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly.

11. Ursula Andress

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Ursula Andress is a Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol, who has appeared in American, British and Italian films. She is best known for her breakthrough role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No.

12. Paul Newman

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Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

13. Mick Jagger

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who gained worldwide fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.

14. Bettie Page

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Betty Mae Page, known professionally as Bettie Page, was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often referred to as the “Queen of Pinups”, her shoulder-length jet-black hair, blue eyes, and trademark bangs have influenced artists for generations.

15. Elvis Presley

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Elvis Aaron Presley, also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.

16. Brigitte Bardot

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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, often referred to by the initials B.B., is a French former actress and singer, and animal rights activist. Famous for portraying sexually emancipated personae with hedonistic lifestyles, she was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.

17. James Dean

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James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

18. Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era’s changing attitudes towards sexuality.

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