1950- Esther Williams
Not only was Williams a famous actress, but she was also a competitive swimmer and was known for roles in “aquamusicals.”
1951- Vivian Leigh
Leigh starred in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and was also Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind.”
1952- Grace Kelly
Kelly’s fame resounded through the 50s until she quit Hollywood for good and became the Princess of Monaco at the age of 26.
1953- Marilyn Monroe
Monroe is probably the biggest sex symbol of the 50s, if not all time.
1954- Dorothy Dandridge Dandridge
was the first African-American to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for “Carmen Jones.”
1955- Kim Novak
Novak was known films such as “Panic” and “Son of Sinbad.”
1956- Bettie Page
Known for her signature black bangs, Page was a famous pin-up model throughout the 50s.
1957 Jayne Mansfield
Mansfield was both a sex symbol and leading actresses in 1957.
1958- Sophia Loren
Loren was an Italian film actress who was one of the first foreign celebrities to become a sex symbol in the US.
1959- Doris Day
Day was known for several romantic comedies as well as being married to both Rock Hudson and Clark Gable.
1960- Jean Simmons
After starring in “Spartacus,” English actress Jean Simmons rose to super-stardom.
1961- Audrey Hepburn
After “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Hepburn rose to stardom with a string of highly successful movies.
1962- Brigitte Bardot
Bardot was a French model, actress and singer known for her sex appeal in the 60s.
1963- Elizabeth Taylor
Taylor became the highest paid actress ever when she starred in “Cleopatra.”
Ann-Margret was known for dancing her way through films like “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Viva Las Vegas.”
1965- Elizabeth Montgomery
Montgomery played Samantha Stephens in “Bewitched” throughout the 60s.
1966- Nancy Sinatra
After she released “The Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” the daughter of Frank Sinatra rose to fame.
1967- Aretha Franklin
“Respect” ruled the Billboard charts in 1967, which was just one of the hits she released that year.
1968- Faye Dunaway
Giving new meaning to the “ride or die” couple, Dunaway starred with Warren Beatty in “Bonnie and Clyde.”
1969- Ursula Andress
Andress made everyone say “yes” when she was a Bond girl in “Dr. No.”
1970- Diana Ross
After she left The Supremes, Ross pursued a solo album and reached superstar status.
1971- Raquel Welch
Playboy dubbed her the most desirable woman of the 70s after she rose to fame in films like “Bedazzled.”
1972- Carly Simon
Simon got revenge with her song “You’re So Vain,” and everyone loved her for it.
1973- Jane Seymour
Seymour went down in Bond girl history after 1973’s “Live and Let Die.”
1974- Pam Grier
Grier kicked ass in her role “Foxy Brown.”
1975- Susan Sarandon
Sarandon turned everyone on in “Rocky Horror Picture Show” where her main wardrobe was her bra.
1976- Farrah Fawcett
Fawcett was one of the most well-known poster girls of the 70s, mostly popular for her role in “Charlie’s Angels.”
1977- Diane Keaton
Keaton made quirky sexy as her character in “Annie Hall.”
1978- Olivia Newton-John
Newton-John was the one that everyone wanted after she starred in “Grease.”
1979- Donna Summer
Known as the Disco Queen, Summer topped the charts with her sultry looks and and songs.
1980- Goldie Hawn
After her role in “Private Benjamin,” Hawn was a bonafide star and captured the hearts of everyone.
1981- Christie Brinkley
Brinkley graduated from supermodel to superstar after she appeared in Billy Joel’s music video “Uptown Girl.”
1982- Heather Locklear
Locklear was the TV Queen, with shows like “Dynasty” and “TJ Hooker.”
1983- Michelle Pfeiffer
She may have starred in “Grease 2” first, but it was her role in “Scarface” that really turned heads.
1984- Demi Moore
Moore went from model to actress after she starred in “Blame it on Rio” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
1985- Molly Ringwald
The redheaded actress was America’s Sweetheart after starring in “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Sweet Sixteen.”
1986- Janet Jackson
Jackson hit the Billboard 200 for the first time in her career with songs like “Nasty” and “What Have You Done For Me Lately.”
1987- Robin Wright
We all remember Wright as the fresh-faced Buttercup in “The Princess Bride.”
1988- Cindy Crawford
Supermodel Cindy Crawford dominated the world of fashion and became one of the sexiest icons of the 80s.
1989- Naomi Campbell
Campbell was also one of the best supermodels of the 80s and 90s.
1990- Julia Roberts
After “Pretty Woman” Roberts was the queen of romantic comedies throughout the 90s.
1991- Vanessa Williams
After a scandal with Miss America in 1984, Williams went on to pursue acting, singing and modeling throughout the 90s.
1992- Jodie Foster
One of the few actresses that graduated from child to adult star, Foster scared everyone in “Silence of the Lambs.”
1993- Meg Ryan
Ryan took the title of America’s Sweetheart after “Sleepless in Seattle.”
1994- Winona Ryder
She was already a solid actress after “Heathers,” “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands,” but her role in “Reality Bites” really defined her for the 90s.
1995- Alicia Silverstone
“Clueless” made Silverstone a household name with her adorable looks and quirky personality.
1996- Selma Hayek
Hayek burst onto the scene after she starred as a stripper in “From Dusk till Dawn.”
1997- Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gellar was the queen of fear as the star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Scream 2” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
1998- Jennifer Lopez
“Selena” made her famous, but Lopez rose to super-stardom after she launched her music career in 1998.
1999- Britney Spears
When the “Baby One More Time” album came out, all bets were off.
2000- Charlize Theron
Theron started as a model but won the year when she starred in 4 different movies in 2000.
2001- Angelina Jolie
Jolie was the hottest actress of the year after starring in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”
2002- Halle Berry
Berry was one of the sexiest actresses of the decade and became the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress after “Monster’s Ball.”
The year Beyonce became a solo artist put her on the map and defined her role as a heavy-hitter in the music industry.
2004- Lindsey Lohan
Her iconic role as Cady Heron in “Mean Girls” pushed her to “it girl” status in 2004.
2005- Rachel McAdams
Lohan’s costar took the next year when she starred in “Wedding Crashers.”
2006- Anne Hathaway
Hathaway moved past her geeky role in “Princess Diaries” and moved on to more adult characters in “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”
2007- Megan Fox
Fox took the world by storm after starring alongside Shia Labeouf in “Transformers.”
2008- Kristen Stewart
Stewart starred in the movie everyone hated to love (or loved to hate) “Twilight” and became a quiet sex symbol.
2009- Scarlett Johansson
Johansson was already one of the sexiest actresses out there, but her role as Black Widow added even more punch to her sex appeal.
2010- Emma Stone
After her role in “Easy A” the world has never looked back.
2011- Jennifer Lawrence
After receiving critical acclaim for “Winter’s Bone,” Lawrence scored big again by starring in “X:Men: First Class.”
Rihanna proved herself in 2012 when she won five Grammy Awards for “Unapologetic.”
2013- Lupita Nyong’O
Nyong’O rose to fame after her amazing performance in “12 Years a Slave” and has since become a fashion icon on top of an amazing actress.
2014- Kate Upton
Everyone was looking at Upton after she made the cover of the “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit edition.
2015- Priyanka Chopra
Chopra has been a longtime star of Bollywood, but she took on America in 2015 after her show Quantico premiered.
2016- Margot Robbie
Robbie has been a star for a couple of years, but seeing as she was pretty much the only good part of “Suicide Squad,” she’s even more valuable now.