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Hollywood’s “houris” of the early 1930s: clockwise from left, the “eternal ‘jeune fille’” Marion Davies; “cinema’s sophisticate,” Constance Bennett; “l’élégante” Lilyan Tashman; “an American exotic,” Joan Crawford; and the “Teuton siren” Marlene Dietrich. Illustrations by Cecil Beaton, from the December 1932 issue.

Photos: Artwork from the Greatest Illustrators in *Vanity Fair* History

Hollywood’s “houris” of the early 1930s: clockwise from left, the “eternal ‘jeune fille’” Marion Davies; “cinema’s sophisticate,” Constance Bennett; “l’élégante” Lilyan Tashman; “an American exotic,” Joan Crawford; and the “Teuton siren” Marlene Dietrich. Illustrations by Cecil Beaton, from the December 1932 issue.

Florence Lawrence and Harry Myers in "Vanity and Its Cure" (1911).

Florence Lawrence, the first movie star

Florence Lawrence and Harry Myers in "Vanity and Its Cure" (1911).

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor are timeless beauty icons that will never go out of style. You think today's stars go to great lengths for beauty, it's nothing compared to what these screen sirens of yore did for vanity's sake. (Photo credit: Getty)

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor are timeless beauty icons that will never go out of style. You think today's stars go to great lengths for beauty, it's nothing compared to what these screen sirens of yore did for vanity's sake. (Photo credit: Getty)

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