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From Audrey to Marilyn: 18 Timeless Summer Looks to Inspire You

May 28 2012 - 6:07am

Stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn haven't lost their beauty or appeal over the decades, and a part of their magnetism lies in their effortless style. When it comes to Summer hair and makeup, we can all learn a lot from the iconic women who've made it seem easy to look chic no matter how hot and humid it was. Check out these 20 stars' classic warm-weather fixes for beautiful hair and great makeup when the mercury's rising.

Ava Gardner

Admit it: you've wanted to wear a captain's hat as a hair accessory. Just look how happy Ava was wearing one.

Dorothy Dandridge

Long lashes feathered toward the outer corners of the eyes, along with a perfectly placed mole, made Carmen Jones (and the actress who played her, Dorothy Dandridge) sizzle.

Sophia Loren

Bring some brooding to your day at the beach with wind-whipped hair and a just-bitten lip stain à la Sophia Loren.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was a wise and incredibly fashionable woman. Here's proof: she knew that a big hat can protect you from the sun, but still remain stylish at the same time.

Pam Grier

Natural hair and beautifully neutral makeup are a couple of the many reasons Pam Grier's look is still a classic.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The classic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sunglasses style (which she wore on the Fourth of July in 1976 in London), is still the last word in effortless chic.

Nancy Sinatra

Tousled hair? Check. Bedroom eyes? Check. Nancy Sinatra's sultry look is definitely still hot.

Vera Zorina

Nothing is more romantic on a warm night than big, soft ringlets, as seen on the late dancer, Vera Zorina.

Sally Field

Adorable Gidget pigtails, like Sally Field [1] once wore, are a great way to keep hair off the back of your neck, but in a more whimsical kind of way.

Josephine Baker

Think false lashes and perfectly coiffed hair are only for nights out on the town? The ever-glamorous Josephine Baker makes a strong case for bringing a little drama to your beach vacation, too.

Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith

Feathering may go in and out of fashion, but it never stops being fun.

Esther Williams

Esther Williams, the queen of famed choreographer Busby Berkeley's synchronized swimming scenes, knew that being in the water shouldn't preclude you from wearing great hair accessories.

Lena Horne

A big flowery hair accessory is as cute and quirky now as it was on Lena Horne 70 years ago.

Betty Grable

It takes guts to pull off Betty Grable's pinup girl pouf, but it could look amazing on the right woman.

Dolores Del Rio

Short, curly bobs are a great warm weather look, and they never go out of style.

Rita Hayworth

Want to wear your hair down, but don't want it getting in your face? Rita Hayworth's cute pinned-back look is a great idea, then.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor's short crop is great for keeping cool in the Summer heat without sacrificing sexiness or femininity.

Marilyn Monroe

Afraid to wear eyeliner and lipstick poolside because you think you'll look silly? Marilyn Monroe might have suggested otherwise.

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