35 Actors Whose Legendary Looks Made An Iconic Impact

Published 8 months ago

With all the actors and actresses that have come and gone, there are quite a few that have stood out to audiences over the years. Having made a mark for their iconic looks and their charismatic presence, these legends have left people craving more. 

For me, one of those characters that unexpectedly stood out was the vampire villain turned good guy, Spike, played by James Marsters from the Buffy series. For some, actors such as Brendan Fraser, Vigo Mortensen and Catherine Zeta-Jones enraptured them amongst others. Scroll below for a list of suggestions on the most magnetic actors that left an indelible mark on their viewers. 

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#1 Catherine Zeta-Jones in The Mask of Zorro.

Image source: teetnxo, Sony Pictures Entertainment

eed_thelast_haw: Yes. So, so beautiful. She still is! But in these movie she just took your breath away.

#2 Before he was Tom Wambsgans abusing cousin Greg for amusement, he was Mr Darcy. I loved him, most ardently.

Image source: willturnermay, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

eed_thelast_haw: I prefer Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, but that is just my preference. I think he looked more mature and therefore waaaaay more awkward at the balls 😅

#3 Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. She lit up every scene she was in.

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El CucuyMystic Pizza for me.

#4 Viggo Mortensen- Aragorn

Image source: keyboardsmash, New Line Cinema WingNut Films

eed_thelast_haw: I never realized I even have a type until Aragorn on screen. Tall dark and gloomy. Yup. Thanks, Viggo, for frustrting ne3 during my teenage years. It’s why I like Cavill’s Geralt so much. A softie layered up in gloom, doom and waaaaay too much horse poop.

#5 Leo in his Titanic / Romeo + Juliet era

Image source: summer-bummers, 20th Century Studios

Tyranamar Seuss: I could never get into him. He always looked like a little kid to me.

#6 Nicole Kidman in Practical Magic

Image source: Lex_Loki, Warner Bros.

Lakota Wolf (she/her)Oh my god, I LOVED that movie D: I was 16 when it came out and thus in the PRIME of my raging-hormones teenaged-girl phase XD I LOVED love stories. ….okay okay I’m 41 and I still do >_>;

#7 Keanu reeves in speed

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#8 You could have had every cast member of the mummy and I would have said yes.

Image source: tiredcynicalbroken, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

Lakota Wolf (she/her): I was born in 1982 and was a teenager in the 90s. I had such a huge crush on Brendan Fraser. I loved him in Encino Man, but fell in love with him in Mrs. Winterbourne.

#9 Winona Ryder- Dracula

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eed_thelast_haw: I should say Gary Oldman’s Dracula is something else…… sure Wynona is drop dead gorgeous, but Gary Oldman… damn.

#10 Cary Elwes in Princess Bride was *chef’s kiss* !

Image source: syth_of_misyphus, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

hitexI preferred him in Robin Hood Men in Tights! Hot & humorous all wrapped in a sexy witty package

#11 Grace Kelly in Rear Window!

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Hill Branda: “Rear Window” in the one the best suspense films ever made.

#12 I mean … Vivien Leigh has to be included; you could use any shot of her from this film as an example

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Cyndielouwhoo: Always stunning, the red dress especially.

#13 Jude Law in The Holiday please look at me like this I’m begging you

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#14 Alicia Silverstone in Clueless is just something else

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#15 Ryan Gosling crazy stupid love

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Some Weirdo: Ahh Ryan gosling. The ultimate “hey girl” guy.

#16 Salma Hayek Dusk till Dawn

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#17 Personally, Lucy Liu in Kill Bill

Image source: slushmymouth, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

El Cucuy: Yes to this but also Charlie’s Angels.

#18 I present, Val Kilmer in the Ghost and the Darkness

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#19 margot in wolf of wall street

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Bec: Margot Robbie in The Suicide Squad, when she’s in the red dress – wow! Also gorgeous in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Barbie.

#20 Monica Bellucci – Maléna

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Pernille.: Monica Bellucci in anything is good for me.

#21 Diane Kruger in Troy

Image source: istoyistory, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

#22 Sandra Bullock on Miss Congeniality ?

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third molar: As per this post we will need to list her entire filmography

#23 Kate Winslet in Titanic or any movie for that matter. Woman is eternally beautiful. A lot of it has to do with how confidently she owns her body.

Image source: Previous-Loquat-6846, 20th Century Studios

eed_thelast_haw: The Dressmaker!!!

#24 The style is very dated now, but I always thought Marisa Tomei served in My Cousin Vinny.

Image source: pigadaki, 20th Century Studios

#25 I would follow cillian murphy to hell .

Image source: upsidedowntoker, Netflix

supertallHe is the world’s most beautiful man.

#26 Jaime Lannister This is a Disney prince and no one can tell me otherwise

Image source: Positively-Fleabag85, GameofThrones

#27 Marlon Brando streetcar named desire

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#28 Cameron Diaz in The Mask.

Image source: Ok_summer13, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

GlassHalfWay: Yes, and Charlie’s Angels

#29 Megan Fox Jennifer Check

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Matheus Pacheco: She never needed any aesthetic procedure, such a shame…

#30 Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You

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#31 speaking of the talented mr ripley… alain delon in plein soleil !

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Teodora McAllister: My mum absolutely adores him, and imho he’s one of the most handsome men ever 💜

#32 Paul Newman in just about everything. Robert Redford in too many things to mention. And Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Beth H: Paul Newman in anything for sure but especially Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Mother of Christ.

#33 Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall. Good lord.

Image source: philly-spud, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers

Cara Vinson: Interview with the Vampire for me

#34 Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther

Image source: Chelz91, Marvel Entertainment

Luke Branwen: There’s a popular story on Tumblr about a girl who snapped her metal braces after she saw Killmonger shirtless and clenched her teeth too hard. MBJ himself paid for new ones.

#35 Penelope Cruz in Vicki Cristina Barcelona – this is the only gif of her I could find and it doesn’t do her justice

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Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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