The Cannes Film Festival has been, and always will be, a playground for Hollywood's most glamorous women, but there's something decidedly magical about the famous female attendees of decades past. Whether it was Sophia Loren arriving in fairy-tale fashion to a film premiere or Brigitte Bardot sauntering down the beach, these screen sirens were living the life while dressed to the nines. In honor of the festival's commencement, we're looking back at the women who helped make it iconic.
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Sophia Loren, 1959
The Italian actress arrives in a lace ball gown at the opening night reception of the 8th annual Cannes Film Festival.