Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Female sex symbols of 60s - brunettes and red heads

Ann-Margret (Olsson) - she's a redhead, she's Swedish and Elvis kinda liked her...wonder why?

If you want sexy and you want brunette, nowadays you might look to Spain, but in the sixties, you need look no further than Italy.
Claudia Cardinale

Gina Lollobrigida

Perhaps, your tastes run more to gamine, elfin, charming and slender... Yes?  In that case, the Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's might float you off down a Moon River:

or was your preference for the wilder, more sensuous charms of California GirlNatalie Wood?

Meanwhile, those of us growing up in the sixties in the UK were having our hormones pumped and primed by a nubile, supple, leather-clad agent called Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) in The Avengers.

Back across the Atlantic and big hair took on new appeal framing the athletic figure of Raquel Welch.

Away from the fashion world (where Twiggy took up the baton from Jean Shrimpton) curves, curves and more curves spelled out 'sex symbol' or, to put it another way, 'Sophia Loren'.

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