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Old 12-07-2009, 02:02 AM
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IMO there isn't the most beautiful woman of the 20th century. All women famous or normal are beautiful. Its unfair to say that Marilyn, Diana or even Audrey are the most beautiful.
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For me the most beautiful and famous women of the 20th century were Princess Grace and Princess Diana.
They were two fairy tale´s princesses,pretty,elegant,glamorous,charismatic,good persons,two icons of fashion,who both impressed the world by their beauty,and personality,and both died young tragically in car accident.
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I don't think she was the most beautiful woman of the 20th century. She was just the most famous.
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I think, Diana was the most famous woman of her time, the 80ies and 90ies. For the whole century I rather think it was HM Queen Elizabeth II. Because I really think that since her coronation nearly every child in the world knows her image at least.

And beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:43 AM
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I think, Diana was the most famous woman of her time, the 80ies and 90ies. For the whole century I rather think it was HM Queen Elizabeth II. Because I really think that since her coronation nearly every child in the world knows her image at least.
Dierna23 you bring up a good point about Queen Elizabeth II. I am an older person and have lived through the 1950's-on. The Queen is a wonderful, dedicated royal and since her speech at coronation which she devoted her life to her subjects she is in the heart of her subjects. But, there was something very special about Diana, Princess of Wales short, tragic, very publicized private life. She was someone so written about that you felt that you knew her and that she was just like you-warts an all. I have many books on Diana. I think Diana evolved right before our eyes and overshadow the rest of the royals houses in her lifetime and 10 years after her death. I don't know any other royal in death had so much staying power.
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A yes/no poll. How moronic. Do we have to bring everything down to marketing and media tricks? Which breakfast cereal do you like, wheat based or corn base, yes or no.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:44 AM
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As it was a YES or NO poll, I voted Yes. I love Diana but I don´t think she was the most famous woman of the 2oth century. However she´d be in the top 10 for sure. Her impact on people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds was immense and her death was felt very deeply in my country - the only other foreigner who was so missed here was JFK.
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Yes, and because her features were unique and original, not unlike Audrey Hepburn's looks were.
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I don't think her looks were original.
I don't think she was the most beautiful, possible the most famous.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:54 AM
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Some people get really passionate on here haha.

you can only have a personal opinion/taste. So, to me, Diana was the most beautiful and famous woman of the 20th century.

Diana is the only one who was the most famous and who also had inedible substance. Diana had: beauty, grace, intellect, charisma and amazing openness that made people care about her. I can't think of a famous woman today who has all of those qualities. Sometimes beauty isn't about who has the most symmetrical face (Grace,Marilyn), but inside beauty, presence and charm really shine and win the contest in the end.
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There is a big difference between fame, beauty, talent, etc. The poll asks is she the most FAMOUS, there are others more talented or beautiful...but she is probably the most famous yes. Only the Queen and M. Monroe are 20th century women as well known through-out the world. I read an article once about trying to figure out who the most famous woman ever was, if I recall Mary (Jesus's mom) was 1st, but Diana was in the top five.
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I don't think she was the most beautiful, possible the most famous.
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My answer is no. She might have been the most famous person during the 90's, but definitely NOT of the whole century. The most beautiful woman, where did that come from?!
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I think that perhaps Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was the most famous woman of the 20th century. She became Queen Consort in 1936 and was in the public eye until her death. And even before she was Queen, she was famous for being Princess Elizabeth's mother. Her child was famous since she was a very small girl. Perhaps the current Queen has been the most famous woman of the 20th century.


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My answer is no. She might have been the most famous person during the 90's, but definitely NOT of the whole century. The most beautiful woman, where did that come from?!
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And Diana became famous because she was the daughter-in-law of the Queen.
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She was by far NOT the most beautiful. And we can not say that she was the most famous!! She was the most famous of the last 30 years yes, but from the century, NO.
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I still stand by what i said earlier there are plenty of beautiful women who were alive in the 20th century that did not have the fame Diana, Greta, etc had. Now as for the most famous I think that goes to Marilyn Monroe. IMO Princess Diana was the most famous woman by the end of the 20th century from the 1980s to the 2000s.

I don't think The Queen Mother was the most famous woman of the 20th century at all.
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I have thought about this and now I think the answer to this question "who was the most beautiful or famous woman of the 20th century" will be different for each person. A person will pick a woman that conveys their view on beauty and fame. With so many woman to chose from each decade of the 20th Century it would be impossible to decide for me. Diana, Princess of Wales in my opinion would be high up on this list, but to have one woman to stand out on the top of the list for everyone I think it would be impossible.
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I think it was princess grace
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So true, yes. Had it not been for Prince Charles' interest in her in the summer of 1980, we'd have never heard of Diana.

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