Modern Day Hollywood Icons

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    Many actresses like to think of themselves as modern-day Marilyns (ahem, Lindsay Lohan), but for us, Scarlett Johansson is the only comparable bombshell. She has the blonde curls, the booming career and a failed celebrity marriage under her belt. They're practically twins.

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    Like Grace Kelly, Diane Kruger is classically beautiful and possesses a keen sense of style. The one noticeable difference between the two? Diane isn't married to royalty. But then again, she is dating Joshua Jackson, AKA Pacey Witter, so it's practically the same thing.

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    Dark hair? Big eyes? Able to apply a great cat eye? Check, check and check! Zooey Deschanel, her girly girl style and comedic timing make her a perfect match for Audrey Hepburn.

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    Interestingly enough, Rita Hayworth dyed her naturally brunette hair red to become eligible for more acting roles. Emma Stone also dyed her hair red at the behest of director Judd Apatow, who told the actress redheads get more laughs.

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    When Blake Lively showed up on the red carpet with these big voluminous curls, we were instantly reminded of Veronica Lake, who was known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle that always covered one eye.

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    Ava Gardner was known as one of the most beautiful women of her time. Ryan Gosling, whose opinion is the only one that matters, thinks the same thing of his girlfriend Eva Mendes. She may have the looks down, but Eva has lots of catching up to do when it comes to acting; Ava was nominated for an Oscar.

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    With her new short haircut, Marion Cotillard is a ringer for the late Natalie Wood. While Natalie was nominated for three Academy Awards, Marion actually won one in 2007.

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    Aside from their blonde waves, there is one very interesting similarity between Carole Lombard and Reese Witherspoon: Carole was the highest paid actress of the 1930s, and Reese holds the same honor today.

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    Gene Tierney was considered both a great beauty and talented actress in her time. The same can definitely be said for Academy Award winning actress, Natalie Portman.

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    Jane Russell was the leading sex symbol of the 1940s and 1950s, a role that has been associated with Angelina Jolie since the late 90s. Another interesting similarity between the two actresses: both adopted children.

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Many actresses like to think of themselves as modern-day Marilyns (ahem, Lindsay Lohan), but for us, Scarlett Johansson is the only comparable bombshell. She has the blonde curls, the booming career and a failed celebrity marriage under her belt. They're practically twins.

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