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This Is What Hollywood Royalty Looked Like in Every Decade of the 20th Century

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As a society, our ideas of what is cool, trendy, and sexy changes constantly, but one thing remains constant: we are obsessed with Hollywood and the movie stars that it produces.

The names change throughout the years, but the fact remains that we love our matinee idols.

Take a look at the different movie stars that defined “cool” during the different decades of the 20th century.

1900s – Florence Turner, Gilbert M. Anderson, and Marion Leonard

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1910s – Florence Lawrence, William S. Hart, and Mary Pickford

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1920s – Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and Charlie Chaplin

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1930s – Mae West, Gary Cooper, and Carole Lombard

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1940s – Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and Barbara Stanwyck

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1950s – John Wayne, Doris Day, and William Holden

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1960s – Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sidney Poitier

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1970s – Steve McQueen, Barbra Streisand, and Burt Reynolds

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1980s – Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, and Eddie Murphy

1990s – Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, and Julia Roberts

Who do you think has been Hollywood royalty in the first two decades of the 21st century?