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December 5, 2022

24 Fabulous Photos of Classic Beauties Celebrating Christmas in the Mid-20th Century

Despite all of the glamor that’s associated with Old Hollywood starlets, they really were just like us — and these photos of them enjoying Christmas are proof!

Classic beauties celebrating Christmas

Just in time for the approaching holidays, let’s take a look back at the pretty wreaths, trees, and holiday cheer that was spread by some of our favorite stars in the mid-20th century.

Anne Jeffreys in Christmas gift box, circa 1940s

Joan Crawford in pleated crêpe halter dress and red satin coat, photo by John Rawlings, Glamour, 1940

Model wears a diamond necklace and American Deco earrings and bracelets from Tiffany's, photo by John Rawlings, Vogue, December 1940

Model in Vasser wool flannel red suit, white fox toque and red wool mittens with white fox backs, photo by John Rawlings, Glamour, 1941

Model in red and green wool cap, photo by John Rawlings, Glamour, 1942

Model in silver fur coat over green wool dress and hat, photo by Constantin Joffé, Glamour, 1943

Mona Freeman, 1948

50 Eve Arden, circa 1950s

Jeanne Crain, 1950

Jeanne Moreau, circa 1950s

Diana Lynn, 1952

The wife of Hollywood photographer Slim Aarons floats beneath a Christmas tree in their pool, California, 1954

Ava Gardner, 1955

Elizabeth Taylor poses next to a modern Christmas tree amongst dozens of presents, 1955

Elizabeth Taylor sits on grassy riverbank writing Christmas cards, 1955

Lana Turner dazzles in a white gown while standing in front of an equally glitzy Christmas tree, 1955

Linda Harper in short-sleeved Acrilan sweater, Vogue, December 1, 1955 2

Model in red hat and red wool coat trimmed in black velvet, December 1958

Doris Day, 1960

May Britt, 1960

Natalie Wood, photo by Bert Six, 1962

Mitzi Gaynor, December 1955

Shirley MacLaine, 1965

Claudia Cardinale, circa 1960s


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