1950- Esther Williams
Not only was Williams a famous actress, but she was also a competitive swimmer and was known for roles in “aquamusicals.”
1951- Vivian Leigh
Leigh starred in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and was also Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind.”
1952- Grace Kelly
Kelly’s fame resounded through the 50s until she quit Hollywood for good and became the Princess of Monaco at the age of 26.
1953- Marilyn Monroe
Monroe is probably the biggest sex symbol of the 50s, if not all time.
1954- Dorothy Dandridge
Dandridge was the first African-American to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for “Carmen Jones.”
1955- Kim Novak
Novak was known films such as “Panic” and “Son of Sinbad.”
1956- Bettie Page
Known for her signature black bangs, Page was a famous pin-up model throughout the 50s.
1957 Jayne Mansfield
Mansfield was both a sex symbol and leading actresses in 1957.
1958- Sophia Loren
Loren was an Italian film actress who was one of the first foreign celebrities to become a sex symbol in the US.
1959- Doris Day
Day was known for several romantic comedies as well as being married to both Rock Hudson and Clark Gable.
1960- Jean Simmons
After starring in “Spartacus,” English actress Jean Simmons rose to super-stardom.
1961- Audrey Hepburn
After “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Hepburn rose to stardom with a string of highly successful movies.
1962- Brigitte Bardot
Bardot was a French model, actress and singer known for her sex appeal in the 60s.
1963- Elizabeth Taylor
Taylor became the highest paid actress ever when she starred in “Cleopatra.”
Ann-Margret was known for dancing her way through films like “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Viva Las Vegas.”
1965- Elizabeth Montgomery
Montgomery played Samantha Stephens in “Bewitched” throughout the 60s.
1966- Nancy Sinatra
After she released “The Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” the daughter of Frank Sinatra rose to fame.
1967- Aretha Franklin
“Respect” ruled the Billboard charts in 1967, which was just one of the hits she released that year.
1968- Faye Dunaway
Giving new meaning to the “ride or die” couple, Dunaway starred with Warren Beatty in “Bonnie and Clyde.”
1969- Ursula Andress
Andress made everyone say “yes” when she was a Bond girl in “Dr. No.”
1970- Diana Ross
After she left The Supremes, Ross pursued a solo album and reached superstar status.
1971- Raquel Welch
Playboy dubbed her the most desirable woman of the 70s after she rose to fame in films like “Bedazzled.”
1972- Carly Simon
Simon got revenge with her song “You’re So Vain,” and everyone loved her for it.
1973- Jane Seymour
Seymour went down in Bond girl history after 1973’s “Live and Let Die.”
1974- Pam Grier
Grier kicked ass in her role “Foxy Brown.”
1975- Susan Sarandon
Sarandon turned everyone on in “Rocky Horror Picture Show” where her main wardrobe was her bra.
1976- Farrah Fawcett
Fawcett was one of the most well-known poster girls of the 70s, mostly popular for her role in “Charlie’s Angels.”
1977- Diane Keaton
Keaton made quirky sexy as her character in “Annie Hall.”
1978- Olivia Newton-John
Newton-John was the one that everyone wanted after she starred in “Grease.”
1979- Donna Summer
Known as the Disco Queen, Summer topped the charts with her sultry looks and and songs.
1980- Goldie Hawn
After her role in “Private Benjamin,” Hawn was a bonafide star and captured the hearts of everyone.
1981- Christie Brinkley
Brinkley graduated from supermodel to superstar after she appeared in Billy Joel’s music video “Uptown Girl.”
1982- Heather Locklear
Locklear was the TV Queen, with shows like “Dynasty” and “TJ Hooker.”
1983- Michelle Pfeiffer
She may have starred in “Grease 2” first, but it was her role in “Scarface” that really turned heads.
1984- Demi Moore
Moore went from model to actress after she starred in “Blame it on Rio” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
1985- Molly Ringwald
The redheaded actress was America’s Sweetheart after starring in “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Sweet Sixteen.”
1986- Janet Jackson
Jackson hit the Billboard 200 for the first time in her career with songs like “Nasty” and “What Have You Done For Me Lately.”
1987- Robin Wright
We all remember Wright as the fresh-faced Buttercup in “The Princess Bride.”
1988- Cindy Crawford
Supermodel Cindy Crawford dominated the world of fashion and became one of the sexiest icons of the 80s.
1989- Naomi Campbell
Campbell was also one of the best supermodels of the 80s and 90s.
1990- Julia Roberts
After “Pretty Woman” Roberts was the queen of romantic comedies throughout the 90s.
1991- Vanessa Williams
After a scandal with Miss America in 1984, Williams went on to pursue acting, singing and modeling throughout the 90s.
1992- Jodie Foster
One of the few actresses that graduated from child to adult star, Foster scared everyone in “Silence of the Lambs.”
1993- Meg Ryan
Ryan took the title of America’s Sweetheart after “Sleepless in Seattle.”
1994- Winona Ryder
She was already a solid actress after “Heathers,” “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands,” but her role in “Reality Bites” really defined her for the 90s.
1996- Selma Hayek
Hayek burst onto the scene after she starred as a stripper in “From Dusk till Dawn.”
1997- Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gellar was the queen of fear as the star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Scream 2” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
1998- Jennifer Lopez
“Selena” made her famous, but Lopez rose to super-stardom after she launched her music career in 1998.
1999- Britney Spears
When the “Baby One More Time” album came out, all bets were off.
2000- Charlize Theron
Theron started as a model but won the year when she starred in 4 different movies in 2000.