There are actresses and there are sex symbols. Not everyone make that shift from being a talented performer to being desirable. Fantasy is a game reserved for only a select few. A sex symbol is someone who is confident in their own skin but makes their admirers suffer when they unleash their otherworldly charm. Here is a list of cine actresses down the years who have seduced generations of men with their effortless sensuality and are considered the top female sex symbols.
10. Zeenat Aman
Her bold and carefree personality ushered in a new era of leading ladies in Indian cinema who are aware of their sexuality and the effect that their physical appearance have on men. She started out as a model and then went on to win the Miss Asia title in 1970. Films came calling next and with Dev Anand as a mentor she went to rule the hearts of millions through her films most of which were ahead of the time. Prior to her entry into films Hindi film actresses were demure and myopic, always ready to sacrifice for the men in their lives. With her came the new age women who knows what she wants; her dreams and desires came to the forefront and women were no longer flat characters. She has played everything – a prostitute, a hippie, a bar dancer, a rape victim and the other woman. She was also one of the first actresses whose fashion sense off screen created as much impact as her onscreen style. She was the first Indian actress to have a perfume named after her.
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9. Julie Christie
Her success story is the stuff pop culture legends are made of. Born in British India she peaked during the swinging London era. An icon of cinema and Broadway, she looked sexy in whatever role she played; be it a career woman or a damsel in distress. She was all set to be a linguist when the acting bug hit her and when the world was at her feet she gave it all up for domestic bliss and social activism. Talk about woman with a mind of her own, desirable, right?