Res je, da lepoto dojemamo na različne načine in se trendi spreminjajo na dnevni ravni, a za te ženske težko rečemo, da niso bile lepe. Te fotografije najlepših žensk, posnete pred 100 leti, so resnično osupljive.

Danes bi tem ženskam rekli vintage dekleta, pred 100 leti pa so veljale za lepotice tistega časa, ki so marsikoga pustile brez besed. Njihov videz dokazuje, da je lepota v očeh opazovalca.

To so fotografije najlepših žensk, posnete pred 100 leti:

Lina Cavalieri, italijanska operna pevka

Ione Bright, broadwayska igralka

Cleo de Merode, francoska operna pevka

Carolina Otero, francoska igralka in pevka

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~ The famous dancer, La belle Otero ~ . Carolina “La Belle” Otero (1868–1965) was a Spanish actress, dancer and courtesan. Born Augustina del Carmen Otero Iglesias in Valga, she was the daughter of a Spanish single mother, Carmen Otero Iglesias, and a Greek army officer, named Carasson. Her family was impoverished, and as a child she moved to Santiago de Compostela working as a maid. At ten she was raped, and at fourteen she left home with her boyfriend and dancing partner, and began working as a singer/dancer in Lisbon. In 1888 she found a sponsor in Barcelona who moved with her to Marseilles in order to promote her dancing career in France. She soon left him and created the character of La Belle Otero, fancying herself an Andalusian gypsy. She was pretty, confident, intelligent, with an attractive figure. She wound up as the star of Folies Bèrgere productions in Paris. One of her most famous costumes featured her voluptuous bosom partially covered with glued-on precious gems, and the twin cupolas of the Hotel Carlton built in 1912 in Cannes are popularly said to have been modeled upon her breasts. Within a short number of years, Otero grew to be the most sought after woman in all of Europe. She was serving, by this time, as a courtesan to wealthy and powerful men of the day, and she chose her lovers carefully. She associated herself with the likes of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. Her love affairs made her infamous, and the envy of many other notable female personalities of the day. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. In August 1898, in St-Petersburg, the French film operator Félix Mesguich (an employee of the Lumière company) shot a one-minute reel of Otero performing the famous "Valse Brillante." . #labelleotero #carolinaotero #dancer #courtesan #history #historylover #woman #queen #strong #art #artlover #arthistory #historyofart #artist #painting #womenfromhistory

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Maude Fealy, igralka

Rita Martin, igralka

Luzonka s Filipinov

Lily Elsie, igralka in pevka

Mary Pickford, igralka

Valli “Valli” Knust, igralka

Gabrielle Ray, pevka, igralka in plesalka

Doris Stocker, glasbenica in igralka

Agnes Ayres, filmska zvezda