Beauty

Bouffants and beehives

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From Audrey to Marilyn and Grace to Sophia, hairstyles in the Fifties were almost as big as the names themselves. Whether it's a sleek pony or a casual beehive you're looking to master, get your inspiration from the original dos

  • Bridget Bardot

    French actress Bridget Bardot is pictured in 1955, with a rare glimpse of dark locks pulled into an ever-chic bun

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  • Audrey Hepburn

    The iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's actress remains a huge inspiration to this day. Pictured on the set of 1956's War and Peace, with her hair tied back in a trend-setting ponytail

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  • Grace Kelly

    The inspiration for Mad Men's Betty Draper, screen siren Grace Kelly is pictured here in 1954 with the perfect bouffant

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  • Jean Seberg

    Hollywood actress Jean Seberg throws in a hint of bouffant for a not-quite-topknot

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  • Bridget Bardot

    Bridget models an impressive up-do in the French film La Bride sur le cou

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  • Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn shows off the iconic mock-crop hairstyle that she first donned for 1954's Sabrina

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  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe pictured for All About Eve in 1950, rocking the perfect pin-curled up-do

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  • Jean Seberg

    Jean Seberg channels secretary chic with a casual beehive

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  • Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren shows off perfect curls in a fifties photo shoot

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  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Liz Taylor accessorizes her bouffant with a wide hair band in 1959's Suddenly Last Summer

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