The 9 Most Iconic American Beauties Of All Time
Thick hair. Healthy, athletic bodies. Strong brows. Though it has evolved over the years, the classic, All-American look—think: Lauren Hutton, Cindy Crawford, and Brooke Shields—never fails to delight.
Check out these treasured American beauties. We may have been eliminated from the World Cup, but we still have our beloved icons!
Cindy Crawford singlehandedly spawned an obsession with beauty marks and was a poster child for healthy, athletic bodies everywhere. We can’t think of her without seeing the image of her infamous Pepsi ad—Crawford in a white bodysuit and denim cut-offs, holding a red, white, and blue, soda can with super full, ‘90’s music video hair. It doesn’t get much more American than that!
From her flawless looks, music mogul status, and all-around superwoman lifestyle, Beyonce has become an American icon of mammoth proportions. She has taught women to own to their curves, embrace their feminism, and live with such confidence and fearlessness that others "bow down," symbolically speaking, of course. The Texas-born superstar's music is empowering, fun, and a cultural hallmark of America, right along with her insanely good hair.
The supermodel and face of Estee Lauder is like a super-leggy version of icons Shields, Crawford, and Seymour combined. With a toned frame she proudly attributes to years of playing sports at a prep school, Rhoda is keeping the tradition of American athleticism alive, from the runway to the red carpet.
Which American beauty icon is your favorite?