Childhood Celebrity Crushes of the 1960’s

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Childhood celebrity crushes! We have all had them. We loved them, wanted to meet them and spent hours daydreaming about them. They are people who make millions of fans go crazy with their charm and beauty. I myself had many celebrity crushes and still do. But to be honest the celebrities of our a few decades back had a different class of their own. Here I am listing the top celebrity crushes of the 1960’s:

Brigitte Bardot

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Brigitte Bardot, born on 28 September 1934, was one of the best known sex symbols of 1960s. She was a french triple threat – actress, model and singer. With her beautiful hair and perfectly flicked cat-eye she was the crush of millions all around the world. Some of her notable works are “And God created Woman”, “Contempt” and “Viva Maria.” 

Jane Fonda

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Jane Fonda, born on December 21, 1937, is an American actress. Its not just her remarkable good looks but also her talent as an actress that has won the hearts of fans all over. She is a two-time academy award winner and even today remains a cultural icon. Her notable works are “Monster In-Law”, “Klute”, and “Barbarella.”

Natalie Wood

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Natalie Wood, born on July 20, 1938, was an American film and television actress. This beauty obsession of countless people was most famous for her role as Maria Nunez in the movie West Side Story. Some of her famous works are “West Side Story,” “Rebel Without a Cause”, and “Brainstrom.”

Marilyn Monroe

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Born on June 1, 1926, Marilyn monroe was the star who defined the classic bombshell beauty look. She starred in numerous comercially successful movies and eventually became one of the most popular sex symbols of the era. Her unexpected death on August 5, 1962 shocked the entire world. Her notable work are “Some Like it Hot”, “The Seven Year Itch” and “Bus Stop.” 

Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor in her time was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. She was born on February 27, 1932. She starred in successful movies such as “Cat on a Tin Roof”, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Cleopatra.” She charmed all audiences with her famously fair face. 

Catherine Denevue

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Catherine Deneuve, born on 22 October, 1943 is a French actress who is renowned for the playing aloof characters. Her famous films include “The Last Metro” and “Indochine.” With her large bright eyes and sleek blonde hair she is one of the most beautiful French woman even today.

Gene Tierne

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One of the great screen sirens of Hollywood’s Golden Age was Gene Tierney. Born on November 19, 1920 she grew up to be an American film actress. Her most praised role was as the irrerstable Laura in “Laura.” She died on November 6, 1991.

Betty Grable

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Betty Garble, born on December 18, 1916, was an American actress who was once listed as the highest salaried woman in the US With her blond hair and red lips she defined the nightclub glamour look. She was most famous for her long slender legs and she was dubbed “the girl with million dollar legs”.

Abbe Lane

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Born on December 14, 1932, Abbe Lane is an American singer and actress. She is a variety star beauty who has won fans with her looks, voice and acting talents. Her famous works are “Chicago Syndicate”, “Toto in Madrid” and “The Americano.”

Rita Hayworth

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Rita Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918. She was an American actress and dancer. She was given the name “love goddess” due to her glamorous off screen prescence. Her auburn looks had way too many men’s eyes turning towards her at all times. She is best known for her role as Gilda in “Gilda.” She died aged 68 on May 14, 1987 due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Annette Stroyberg

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Anette Stroyberg was born on 7 December, 1936. She was a Danish actress who had Lolita-like stunning looks that made her director fall in love with her. Her looks along with her pouty lips made men go crazy over her. She died on 7 December 1936 due to cancer.

Ann-Margret

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Ann-Margret is an actress and a singer born in 28 April 1941, Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, Sweden. She is one of the most popular sex symbols of Hollywood in the 1960’s and she continues to work in films even today. Some of her famous works are “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Viva Las Vegas.”

Carol Baker

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Born in May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Carol Baker was a daughter of a salesman who would sell various items travelling door to door. Throughout the 1950’s and the 1960’s, she has established herself as one of the best dramatic actors. Some of her famous works are “The Big Country,” “How the West Was Won”, and “Cheyenne Autumn.”

Claudia Cardinale

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She is one of the most famous Italian actress in the 1960’s. Known for her beauty and refined looks, Claudia also won the Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia” competition in 1957. She worked in Hollywood, Italian and French cinema. Some of her famous films are “The Pink Panther”, “The Professionals”, “Il giorno della civetta” and “A Girl in Australia.”

Diana Dors

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Born in 23 October 1931, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, she was a notable actress and was known for being a blonde bombshell in the Hollywood. She worked in various TV shows, recordings and cabarets. Some of her famous works are “Oliver Twist”, “Dance Hall”, “The Saint’s Return”,” Value for Money” and “I Married a Woman. “

Diane McBain

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Born in May 18, 1941, Cleveland, Ohio, she gained popularity in the 1960’s and most of her contracts was with Warner Brothers. She is famous for playing in the TV series “Surfside 6” as a high class socialite and “Spinout” with Elvis Presley as her co-star.

Inger Stevens

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Inger was born in 18 October 1934, Stockholm, Sweden and was known for her enigmatic looks. She was a serious actor and appeared in various films, TV series, commercial and plays. Some of her best known works are “The Farmer’s Daughter”, “A Time for Killing”, “The World”, “The Flesh and the Devil”, and “A Guide for the Married Man.”

Jacqueline Bisset

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She is an international movie star born in 13 September 1944, Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK. She is a stunning beauty with mind-blowing talent in acting. In the year of 2010, she received the Légion d’honneur, one of the highest honor of France. Some of her notable works are “Airport”, “Day for Night”, “Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?”, the miniseries “Joan of Arc,” and “Dancing on the Edge.”

Karin Dor

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Born in 22 February 1938, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany, she is a gorgeous actress who became popular co-star in various movies with Edgar Wallace and Karl May. Today, she works in various plays and few movies. Her notable works are “You Only Live Twice,” “Topaz,” “The White Horse Inn,” “Warhead,” “The Desperado Tail” and “Only the Wind Knows the Answer. ”

Lisa Jak

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She was born in September 18, 1948 in Orange, New Jersey, USA. She is known as one of the glamour girls of Hollywood in the 1960’s. Some of her famous work includes “Hammersmith Is Out”, “The Monroes” and “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

Mamie Van Doren

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Born in February 6, 1931, Rowena, South Dakota, Mamie is one of the famous sex symbol of Hollywood in the 1960’s and is notable for recreating the Marilyn Monroe look. Her famous works are “Untamed Youth”, “The Girl in Black Stockings,” “The Beautiful Legs of Sabrina”, “The Private Lives of Adam and Eve”, and “The Sheriff was a Lady.” 

Patti Chandler

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Patti was born in 8 December 1943, Culver City, California, USA and established herself as a notable actress in the 1960’s. She is known for her work in “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine”, “Ski Party” and “Beach Blanket Bingo.”

Raquel Welch

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She was model turned actress and is known for being a celebrity sex symbol. Born in September 5, 1940, Chicago, Illinois, United States, she is known for playing bold characters in films. Some of her famous work includes “Bedazzled,” “100 Rifles”, “Myra Breckinridge”, and “Bandolero.” 

Ursula Andress

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Known for her glamorous looks, Ursula was born in 19 March 1936, Ostermundigen, Switzerland. She is a Swiss actress and worked in various American, British and Italian films. Her famous works are in “Dr. No”, “Casino Royale”, “Fun in Acapulco”, “She”, “The Blue Max”, “Perfect Friday”, “The Fifth Musketeer” and “Clash of the Titans.”

Sophia Loren

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An Italian actress born in 20 September 1934, Rome, Italy, today she is one of the most established actress of the Hollywood. In 1962, she won the Academy award for Best Actress. She has also won a Grammy and five Golden Globes. Her notable works are “Two Women”, “Houseboat and Nine.”

Jayne Mansfield

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Born in April 19, 1933, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she is famous sex symbol actress of the 1960’s. Even though her career in the Hollywood was short-lived, yet some of her movies were box office success. Her famous works are “The Girl Can’t Help It”, “The Wayward Bus”, “Too Hot to Handle”, and “Promises! Promises!”

Danielle Darrieux

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She is a French actress and singer born in 1 May 1917, Bordeaux, France. She worked in more than 110 movies in her eight-decade career and is one of the greatest actress in France. Her famous works are “The Earrings of Madame de…”, “Napoleon”, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and “Lovers of Paris.” 

María Félix

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Born in 8 April 1914, Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, she is a Mexican actress and singer. She was known as one of the most beautiful actress of the 1960’s and worked in various Latin American movies. Some of her famous works are “Just Any Woman”, “The Empty Star”, “Faustina” and “Ash Wednesday.” 

Grace Kelly

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One of the best actress of Hollywood, later she became the Princess of Monaco after she married Prince Rainer III in 1956. She started working in Hollywood when she was 20 and retired from work after she got married at the age of 26. Her famous works are “High Noon”, “Rear Window”, “To Catch a Thief”, “The Country Girl” and “Dial M for Murder.”

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