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Let's Get It On: Sex Symbols Who Changed the Game

Through the years, iconic sex symbols have shaped the face of what is sexy in the US. We put their pictures on our walls, we visited them in movie theater, and we played their records on repeat. How well do you know some of the sexpots that changed the world? Take our quiz to find out!

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This gorgeous lady was equal parts sex symbol and civil rights activist. She started off on a chorus line, but made her debut on the silver screen in 1942 with Panama Hattie.

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During the Reagan era, this glam metal rocker bad boy with a pretty face crooned the rock ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

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This silent film actress of the '20s was given the nickname "vamp." She's often cited as the very first film sex symbol.

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This leading man from Rebel Without a Cause defined the essence of cool in the 1950s.

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Which blonde bombshell donned the red bathing suit long before Pam Anderson bared all?

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This rock legend still makes crowds scream today with his hits like "Gimme Shelter" and "Satisfaction."

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This sensational actress starred in many of the women in prison and blaxplotation films of the '70s. Director Quentin Tarantino has called her "the first female action star."

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This iconic glam rocker reshaped what was considered sexy in rock 'n' roll. He is credited for bringing the flamboyant and androgynous look to the mainstream with his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

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