Walk of Fame Iconic Women Of The Swinging Sixties Who Are Still Trendsetting Today Published 3 months ago on Dec 3, 2018 By Allie Lewis The Swinging Sixties were an absolute sensation of funky fashion, sassy songstresses in slinky and spangly getups (we’re looking at you Cher and Diana Ross), model muses, and of course, films that became timeless phenomena. The women of the 1960s were leading the pack, ahead of their time, all these years later, they’re none the less fabulous. Without these women, would the ’60s have even been such a swingin’ good time? After seeing what these groovy gals have gotten up to all these years later, we’re still taking tips from these trendsetters, and we have a feeling you will be too! 1. Barbara Feldon After a few guest appearances on television shows airing at the time, Barbara Feldon was cast in 1965 as “Agent 99” on a brand new series, Get Smart. Suddenly, Feldon became one of the biggest sensations of the ’60s. Her role as a super smart secret agent made her a role model for women everywhere. Fine Art America/Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images It wasn’t long after Get Smart went off the air, however, that Barbara Feldon put Hollywood behind her. And to that we have to quote Agent 99 in saying: “Would you believe?!” These days Feldon is living the life of a consummate New Yorker, and has written a book “Living Alone and Loving It” (a very NYC attitude to take) and penned multiple editorials. Good thinking, 99! 2. Sophia Loren Italian silver screen siren Sophia Loren was really living her best life in the ’60s. Aside from having all that saucy Italian sass that made her leading men fall head over heels for her, Loren won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Actress, got married, and started a family (and she couldn’t have made being busy look better). East News/Everett Collection/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP As of late, living legend Sophia Loren has continued acting, making appearances in the Rob Marshall directed film adaptation of Nine, an Italian mini-series, and a film. Of course, Loren has also been making the rounds collecting lifetime achievement awards and stars on international walks of fame too. Keep on slayin’ Sophia! 3. Jane Fonda Jane Fonda’s been firing up her fans since the early ’60s when her acting and activist careers both started scoring headlines. With a series of successful film roles Fonda was called, “the loveliest and most gifted of all our new young actresses,” by Newsday, and simultaneously, the “Year’s Worst Actress” by the Harvard Lampoon. yours.co.uk/Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Today, Fonda remains tireless (and timeless) appearing in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, movies like Book Club, an HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, and of course, her continued public participation in politics and policy reform. What’s next for the fierce (and fiercely funny) Fonda? According to her “I haven’t a clue.” 4. Maureen McCormick After starting out as a wee blonde babe not yet 10-years-old with Mattel commercials and guest roles on the like of I Dream of Jeannie and The Farmer’s Daughter, Maureen McCormick landed her big break on The Brady Bunch playing “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” – the oldest daughter of the blended brood (poor Jan). Pinterest.com/ABCNews.com Despite a post-Brady Bunch bout of very un-Brady-like behavior, McCormick came out the other side swinging – literally! In 2016 McCormick appeared on Dancing With The Stars. Her TV mom Florence Henderson (a.k.a. Carol Brady) even went to watch her “daughter” compete. Keep an eye out for this former-Brady’s future projects, McCormick is far from bowing out. 5. Jodie Foster Jodie Foster was basically a babe in arms in the 1960s, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t breaking into showbiz as early as 1965. At only three years old, Foster began her career as the Coppertone girl. Television roles would soon follow, and before long Foster was the family breadwinner. oocities.org/John Lamparski/Stringer/Getty Images For years Foster has followed her heart instead of falling for the fame, and the result has been a critically-celebrated career. Most recently, the movie mainstay has stepped behind the camera, focusing more on directing. After more than 50 years in Hollywood, Foster’s feeling good about her past, present, and especially the future, saying, “I feel a kind of freedom now…I can do what I want.” 6. Brigitte Bardot Fabulous French fashion model, actress, singer, dancer and iconic blonde, Brigitte Bardot has become synonymous with ’60s style. Having solidified her status as a silver screen star and sultry singer in France in the 1950s, Bardot brought her chic French flair over to Hollywood a decade later. Quickly, Bardot’s “je ne sais quoi” won over audiences across the world. Pinterest.com/Tootlafrance.ie Brigitte Bardot turned her attentions away from acting early on, announcing her retirement in the 1970s, and has been active in issues of animal welfare ever since. Still, the public can’t get enough of Bardot’s ’60s flair and her contributions to the screen and style scene remain sources of inspiration. 7. Raquel Welch At a time when Hollywood was all about the “blonde bombshell,” Raquel Welch was breaking molds with her bold ‘tude and brunette locks. Her roles in One Million Years B.C. (1966), Bedazzled (1967) and other blockbusters of the ’60s stuck the star with the status of “sex symbol.” Not one to conform, Welch would work to break away from that title too. Pinterest.com/express.co.uk The “Raquel Welch” of the 1960s may have given her an entrance into Hollywood but Welch has spent the better part of her career proving to small-minded industry bigwigs and belittlers that she was a bona fide, grade-A acting talent. In her own words, “I was a bigger-than-life persona before I was anyone in my own mind.” 8. Barbara Eden NBC couldn’t have dreamed of anyone better than Barbara Eden to play “Jeannie” the genie in I Dream of Jeannie. Eden crossed her arms, blinked, and then poof! The fantasy sitcom was a wish come true, running from 1965-1970, with more than 100 episodes of sheer small-screen magic. Fine Art America/Leon Bennett/Getty Images Barbara Eden kept bewitching Hollywood in the years following I Dream of Jeannie. Even though she’s raked up an extensive resume since the spellbinding ’60s sensation went off-air, Eden has acknowledged that Jeannie is still seen as her signature role. But that’s more than alright with Eden who has said of her signature character: “She is also easy to live with, I really like her.” We do too! 9. Joan Collins Starting out on the silver screen, Joan Collins took time out on her career to concentrate on her family in the early ’60s. When Collins came back on the scene, it was primarily on the small screen. Turns out the star’s switch to TV would eventually take her to her most celebrated character – Alexis Colby on the ’80s prime time soap opera Dynasty. Reddit.com/Streettimes.com Dame Joan Collins has since called television her home for decades, and is widely regarded as the reigning queen of drama thanks to her role on Dynasty. In April 2018, acclaimed showrunner Ryan Murphy announced that the legendary diva would be making her American Horror Story debut in the show’s eighth season in fall of 2018. 10. Tina Louise Rising out of a promising career in the 1950s, Tina Louise really broke through in Hollywood when she landed the role of ginger-haired Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island. And although she is most often identified for her role as the fictional celebrity, Louise was a starlet in her own right. Vintage.es/Walter McBride Despite her continued success in Hollywood after sailing away from Gilligan’s Island, Louise doesn’t look back on her time as Ginger too fondly – instead, she looks to the future. Tina Louise chose not to join the cast in any of the made-for-television reunion films, and is quite selective of the parts she takes on. 11. Priscilla Presley The Swinging Sixties were an exciting time in cultural history in general, and more personally for Priscilla Presley, who moved to Memphis in 1963. After a few years of dating Elvis Presley, the two married in 1967, and where else but in Las Vegas of course! A year later, Priscilla was mother to the couple’s only child, Lisa Marie. Pinterest.com/Thesun.com Post-Elvis, Priscilla Presley had a relationship with Robert Kardashian before partnering with Marco Garibaldi and having another child, Navarone. But to this day, Priscilla still goes by Presley, and has been working to preserve the music legend’s legacy promoting an HBO documentary about her late husband, “The King.” She also stay busy keeping Graceland looking graceful for guests, after opening up the home to the public. 12. Jean Shrimpton Would the Swinging ’60s have been half as snazzy without supermodel Jean Shrimpton’s contributions to style? Shrimpton, or “The Shrimp” as she was known in the fashion world, was feted as “The Face of the ’60s.” Of course, her legacy is also linked to her being one of the first ladies to launch the miniskirt into popularity. Thecut.com/Morgan Moore/Westcountryphotographers.com But Jean Shrimpton wasn’t interested in swinging into the ’70s, and she all but disappeared from public life. Shrimpton has said she was uncomfortable with all the fame her face attracted. Nonetheless, she doesn’t dwell on bygone days. explaining, “I don’t live my life through the prism of the past.” Since her time posing in front of the cameras, Shrimpton has used her innate sense of style toward shaping a successful career as an antiques dealer. 13. Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand sang her way into the hearts of hundreds upon thousands of fans, already earning rave reviews as an “exciting new singer” by Johnny Carson in 1962. Streisand took her singing to the stage as Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl before bringing Brice to the silver screen, and winning an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Harper’s Bazaar/Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times Streisand’s star power seems to shine as bright as ever these days, as the EGOT holder (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) is still serenading her fans with her captivating vocals, cracking us up with her comedic timing on the big and small screen alike, and even stepping back behind the camera as director. 14. Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway made her debut on Broadway in the early ’60s, but it wasn’t long before she was stealing scenes on the silver screen (and stealing a bit more) as outlaw Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde. Dunaway didn’t stop there, and the dramatic roles kept coming, as did critical acclaim. Everett Collection/Rex/Shutterstock Dunaway has seen some drama offstage too, after reuniting with her Bonnie and Clyde co-star Warren Beatty at the 2017 Academy Awards, and announcing the wrong winner for Best Picture after an envelope mix-up. The two acting icons came back a year later to announce the Academy Award for Best Picture. Despite the debacle from the year before, the two received a standing ovation. 15. Ann-Margret Viva Ann-Margret and Viva Las Vegas! Signed to a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox in 1961, Ann-Margret was the fancy-footed female version of Elvis Presley, with the vocal chops to boot! Famous for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, and The Cincinnati Kid, Ann-Margret spent the ’60s shakin’ up the silver screen. Twitter.com/Timessquaregossip.com Ann-Margret may have been considered the female Elvis at first, but her continued success in Hollywood was all thanks to her charm, flair and undeniably excitable air onstage. She’s been appearing in films and TV consistently since swinging onto the scene in the ’60s, and isn’t showing any signs of stopping soon. 16. Goldie Hawn Moving from New York to California, Goldie Hawn hung up her dance shoes and embarked on her acting career, becoming an instant “It Girl” known for her comedic timing on sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. The Swinging ’60s were a sweet time for Hawn, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1969 comedy film Cactus Flower. Pinterest.com Hollywood golden girl Goldie Hawn went on to have three A-list actor children, Olive Hudson, Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell, but she’s not just supporting from the sidelines – Hawn has kept acting too. And when the iconic actress isn’t onset, she’s involved in humanitarian work. This bubbly blonde is as busy as ever! 17. Dawn Wells Guys and gals alike couldn’t help but fawn over Dawn Wells as the ultimate ’60s good girl on Gilligan’s Island. Dawn’s role as down home country girl Mary Ann Summers may be her best-known, but Wells went on to have a prolific theater career following her time as a castaway. CBS/youtube.com Autumn of 2018 saw Dawn Wells’ fans band together after the ’60s sweetheart found herself falling on hard times. After a GoFundMe campaign was started on Wells’ behalf, people everywhere made donations, showing what Mary Ann meant to them. In return, Wells wanted her fans to know, “I am grateful to any of my fans who are willing to offer support.” 18. Mia Farrow Household name Mia Farrow flew from the fashion scene, leaving modelling for movies in a few bit parts in the early 1960s. Farrow married Frank Sinatra in 1966, and then frightened us all in her first feature film – the classic horror flick Rosemary’s Baby. The screamer became a critical and commercial success and established Farrow’s acting career. Pinterest.com/Biography.com Farrow has consistently garnered critical praise for her performances, such as in her 2014 return to Broadway in the play Love Letters. The acclaimed actress is also an award-winning humanitarian. Outside of the sheen of show business Farrow is busy as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, focusing on human rights in Africa. 19. Veruschka The daughter of aristocrats, German model, actress and artist, Countess Vera von Lehndorff-Steinort wisely went the way of fellow Sixities icon Cher and is recognized mononymously as “Veruschka.” Veruschka was the Vogue cover girl of the ’60s and was such a striking model that her five-minute movie appearance in cult-classic Blow Up (1966) is still celebrated today. Franco Rubartelli/Vogue/Acne Studios At 71, Veruschka rocked her old stomping grounds on the catwalk at the London Fashion Week 2010. The ’60s It Girl and icon is still happy to pose for fashion photographers, appearing in the chic Swedish fashion label Acne Studios’ 2018 Resort campaign. It seems that the fashion world, and fans of the ’60s strutter are still as fascinated with Veruschka as ever! 20. Jane Birkin British-born Jane Birkin has largely been considered one of the most famous French fashion icons since the ’60s. Birkin started her career on the silver screen stateside, before auditioning for the French film Slogan, co-starring future creative collaborator and romantic partner, Serge Gainsbourg. Birkin’s mainstay has been in Paris ever since. frenchly.com/Contour While the A-lister has said good bye to acting, Birkin still sings, and released a record in 2017 of songs written for her by Serge Gainsbourg during and after their romance. And of course, fashionistas the world over can carry Birkin on their arms, in the form of the Hermés purse named for the iconic It Girl. 21. Twiggy Born Lesley Hornby in 1949, the ’60s saw teen dream Twiggy taking on the title of “The Face of 1966” by The Daily Express and voted British Woman of the Year. By the time the Twiggy turned 18, she had already modeled in France, Japan, and the United States, making her a symbol of the Swinging ’60s worldwide. Pinterest.com/Hello! Magazine Today, Twiggy is taking her role as an international icon seriously, staying stylish and showing the world that women in their 60s, 70s and older can still be trendsetters, otherwise referred to as “the Twiggy effect.” The perpetual cultural icon has even started her own fashion label, the “Twiggy London” collection. 22. Ursula Andress Swiss stunner Ursula Andress erupted onto the scene as the original Bond Girl “Honey Ryder” in the first ever James Bond feature film Dr. No in 1962. The role raised her to A-list status, and Andress went on to act in some of the biggest blockbusters of the decade. Clubfashionista.blogspot.com/youtube.com Andress largely stepped away from the spotlight in the ’90s, but continues to make the occasional appearance to honor the persona who helped her hit it big in Hollywood, Honey Ryder. But even with no big acting roles apparent on the near horizon, ’60s star Andress will always be considered the Golden Standard of Bond Girls. 23. Diana Ross Supreme singing sensation Diana Ross rose to star status with The Supremes after getting signed to Motown Records in 1962. The Supremes reigned supreme over the ’60s music scene, with 10 number one record-smashing singles before Ross ran onto a solo career at the end of the decade. Evening Standard/Getty Images/DNA Magazine These days, Diana Ross is still running out on stages and singing her hits. In 2017, Ross received the American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Not one to rest on her laurels, the now 74-year-old Ross began a residency in Las Vegas in February 2018. For a splash of the iconic diva in your day-to-day, Ross has released her first fragrance “Diamond Diana.” 24. Candice Bergen A cute, college-aged Candice Bergen broke out into Hollywood in the 1966 film The Group. Art imitated life, and Bergen decided to bail on college for her clear calling – acting. Bergen’s next role alongside Steve McQueen in the film Sand Pebbles garnered award show attention, and Bergen has been beloved ever since. Pinterest.com/Heightline.com Candice Bergen hasn’t broken away from Hollywood, consistently appearing in films and TV shows since becoming a star in the ’60s. She played militant beauty pageant director Kathy Morningside in 2000’s Miss Congeniality alongside Sandra Bullock. And in 2018 Bergen brought fan favorite sitcom Murphy Brown back to TV, reprising her role as the tough talking television reporter. Bergen is happy to be one of the busiest broads in Hollywood. 25. Cher It seemed that as soon as Cher swung onto the stage as half of the husband-wife singing sensation Sonny & Cher she was an instant star. Cher released “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” in 1966, selling a million records worldwide. Safe to say, Cher has earned her status as the eternal “Goddess of Pop.” Thegloss.com/Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures Cher’s career has continued to be just as fabulous as the outfits she first made famous in the Swinging ’60s. The superstar keeps stealing the show, most recently in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. New York Magazine said it perfectly in a July 2018 film review: “It becomes very clear that every single movie – no matter how flawless – would be infinitely better if it included Cher.” We couldn’t agree more! Sources: wikipedia.org, victorxenialondon.com, buzzfeed.com UP NEXT Gunsmoke: Top Facts Behind The Longest-Lived Show on Television... 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