51 of Your Grandpa’s Hottest Childhood Crushes

These of your grandfather’s hottest childhood crushes are here as a reminder that some of today’s Hollywood legends were yesterday’s hotties. Some of these over 70 (or 80, or 90…) were so hot during the Golden Age of and television that most were even considered sex symbols. Admit it, women such as , , and more, whom your grandpa had adolescent dreams about were total babes.

No one can deny that the famous people featured in the list of women your gramps fell in love with as a young man are some of the most beautiful celebrities of all time. The list includes current and long-gone , from legendary actresses of stage and screen, film noir femme fatales, pin-up babes, and even former child stars who grew up into wholesome All-American beauties. These golden gals come from different backgrounds, some are even international star, but one major thing that ties them together is that your grandaddy, or perhaps an older uncle, cousin, or even your great-grandfather lusted after these women in their youth.

Who are the hottest Hollywood ladies that were so smoking, your grandfather couldn’t keep his eyes off them? This list of classic babes features photos of celebs at their prime. There are plenty of sexy photos of older stars on this list of your dad’s hottest childhood and teenage crushes. Take your pick and vote for your favorite from the gallery below, or re-rank this list your way. Be sure to also check out Ranker’s lists of your father’s childhood crushes, the hottest women over 60, and women who have gotten hotter with age.

Marilyn Monroe

Grace Kelly

Rita Hayworth

Joan Crawford

Jane Russell (The Outlaw)

Jayne Mansfield

Bettie Page

Lauren Bacall

Donna Reed

Greta Garbo (Anna Karenina, Camille)

Ava Gardner (The Killers, Show Boat)

Gene Tierney (Heaven Can Wait, Leave Her to Heaven)

Ingrid Bergman

Olivia de Havilland

Linda Darnell (Unfaithfully Yours)

Mae West

Lana Turner

Veronica Lake

Judy Garland

Gloria Grahame (It’s A Wonderful Life, The Bad and the Beautiful)

Ginger Rogers

Deborah Kerr

Jean Simmons

Maureen O’Hara (Miracle on 34th Street)

Betty Grable

Priscilla Lane (Arsenic and Old Lace)

Evelyn Keyes (Gone with the Wind)

Joan Leslie (Yankee Doodle Dandy)

Jennifer Jones (The Song of Bernadette)

Jean Harlow

Claudette Colbert

Barbara Stanwyck

Joan Blondell (Grease, The Champ)

Joan Fontaine (Rebecca)

Coleen Gray (The Killing)

Jane Wyman (Johnny Belinda, Falcon Crest)

Loretta Young (The Farmer’s Daughter)

Jeanne Crain (Pinky, Leave Her to Heaven)

Rhonda Fleming (“Queen of Technicolor”)

Celeste Holm (All About Eve, Oklahoma!)

Dorothy Dandridge

Shirley Temple

Marlene Dietrich

June Allyson (Too Young to Kiss)

Eleanor Parker (“Woman of a Thousand Faces”)

Virginia Mayo (The Best Years of Our Lives)

Myrna Loy

Terry Moore (Peyton Place)

Angela Lansbury

Marie McDonald (“The Body Beautiful”)