We'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't absolutely adore Betty White. Not only did she play the lovably spacey Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls" but she has also starred alongside Ryan Reynolds -- how many actors can say that? As one of the most-esteemed veterans in the biz (and one of the funniest) White has spent her career racking up awards (she's won seven Emmys to be exact), hosting SNL (as the oldest guest-host ever) and giving that million-dollar smile that can make anyone fall in love with her instantly.

In this 1957 photograph we see the Illinois-native out on the water in the perfect look. Her cable knit sweater is cozy enough to allow her to enjoy the sea breeze. She has her curls swept off her face with a cute white headwrap (we'll keep this in mind for our next bad hair day). But what we can't stop staring at is her luminescent skin -- it's glistening more than the ocean.


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  • Suzy Parker 1957

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  • Isabella Rossellini 1972

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  • Susie Coelho, 1970s

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  • Anita Ekberg, 1955

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  • Joanna Lumley 1968

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  • Janet Leigh '50s

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  • Jane Russell 1955

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  • Catherine Spaak 1962

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  • Joanne Woodward '60s

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  • Bridget Hall, late 1990s

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  • Tippi Hedren, 1963

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  • Angie & David Bowie, 1973

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  • Brooke Shields 1983

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  • Cathy McGowan 1965

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  • Priscilla Presley 1980's

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  • Candice Bergen 1965

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  • Dalida 1958

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  • Debbie Reynolds 1957

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  • Sarah Jessica Parker 1986

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  • Cilla Black 1967

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  • Marisa Berenson in 1993

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  • Olivia Newton John in 1983

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  • Susan George in 1972

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  • Gloria Vanderbilt 1960s

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  • Queen Noor 1984

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  • Paulina Porizkova 1990

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  • Anna Wohlin 1969

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  • Nan Kempner 1989

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  • Beverly Johnson 1970's

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  • Stephanie Beacham, 1972

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  • Gypsy Rose Lee, 1956

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  • Helen Reddy, 1975

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  • Sharon Tate in 1965

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  • Joni Mitchell, 1967

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  • Ann-Margret in 1967

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  • Peggy Lipton, 1970

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  • Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in 'Clueless'

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  • DvF 1970s

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  • Romy Schneider 1960

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  • Iman 1980

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  • Madonna 1986

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  • Dolores Guinness 1965

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  • Jacqueline Bisset 1962

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  • Althea Gibson 1957

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  • Carole Landis 1940s

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  • Christie Brinkley 1985

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  • Julia Roberts 1990s

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  • Coco Chanel 1929

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  • Fabrizia Citterio 1967

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  • Jeanne Moreau 1965

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