Must-Read: The Sexiest Women of All Time, According to Men’s Health
All time “Hottest Women” lists are a bit of a history lesson. There are women on there that, if you were to look at them today, you’d have no idea they were ever that hot. This constant shock-to-the-system is what was going through our minds when we were reading our way through the 100 Hottest Women of All Time according to the great folks at Men’s Health.
For instance, let’s take a look at number 97 on their list, Cybill Shepherd. When we saw her name on the list, because of our age and our understanding of her, this is the image we struck up in our head:
Not bad, really. There have been many more women who were gorgeous in their younger years and have let themselves go as they’ve aged (ahem, Kirstie Alley). But, still. Not exactly “sexiest women of all time” caliber here. But then Men’s Health laid out this explanation for us:
After noticing Cybill Shepherd?s face on a 1970 issue of Glamour, director Peter Bogdanovich was so smitten that he immediately called her in for an audition. Shortly after that, Shepherd landed the role of Jacy, a small-town Texas beauty queen who plays a pivotal role in Bogdanovich?s career-defining 1971 film, The Last Picture Show. The role was hardly a stretch?Shepherd herself was a pageant winner in Memphis before launching a successful modeling career. That led to roles in Taxi Driver, as well as the sitcoms Moonlighting and Cybill, which eventually earned Shepherd three Golden Globe awards.
And, more importantly, showed us this photo of Cybill in her prime:
Which is to say, yes. Wow. She certainly was. And, of course, you really need to check this list out.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.