Most Handsome Actors of Old Hollywood

The Top Ten

1 Dean Martin Dean Martin Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.

Who hacked this list? Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra shouldn't be added, it's a bit far-fetched. Definitely, they weren't the most handsome actors of old Hollywood! Certainly, they were extremely talented but not the most handsome... Frank Sinatra, more handsome than Marcello, Dean Martin more handsome than Marlon, Peter Lawford more handsome than Rock Hudson? No way. I think a fan of the Rat Pack hacked this list!

2 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.

In the 50's, he was perfection.

3 Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American film and stage actor. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood and was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg ...read more.
4 Errol Flynn Errol Flynn Errol Leslie Flynn was an Australian-born actor who achieved fame in Hollywood after 1935. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland.
5 Robert Taylor

Without the mustache, Robert Taylor was a dream! Errol Flynn was also much better looking without the mustache.

6 Burt Lancaster

He had the most beautiful body I have ever seen behind the silver screen. Not even today there are so beautiful male bodies like Burt Lancaster's. They all seem so artificial. Lancaster's face was also very appealing and he was a great actor.

7 Charlton Heston Charlton Heston Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years.
8 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.
9 Peter Lawford
10 James Dean James Dean James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

The Contenders

11 Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Mastroianni
12 Robert Redford Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr., known professionally as Robert Redford, is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist.
13 Yul Brynner Yul Brynner
14 Lex Barker
15 Jeffrey Hunter Jeffrey Hunter Jeffrey Hunter was an American film and television actor and producer known for his roles in classic films such as The Searchers, and King of Kings.
16 Rock Hudson Rock Hudson Rock Hudson was an American actor, generally known for his turns as a leading man during the 1950s and 1960s.
17 Robert Mitchum
18 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
19 Alain Delon Alain Delon Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. Delon became one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols in the 1960s.
20 Rudolph Valentino
21 Richard Burton Richard Burton Richard Burton was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan.



One of the most loveliest voices. I would combine Richard Burton with Paul Newman, who has the most kindest, most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen.
Also adore Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson in Guys And Dolls. - Britgirl

22 Cary Grant Cary Grant Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted ...read more.
23 Gregory Peck Gregory Peck Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy ...read more.

I would have gone with Gregory any place at any time!

24 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
25 Gary Cooper Gary Cooper Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He ...read more.
26 Robert Wagner
27 Johnny Weissmuller
28 Rory Calhoun Rory Calhoun
29 William Holden
30 Clint Ritchie
31 Stewart Granger
32 Eli Wallach Eli Wallach Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s.

This dark-eyed Jew from New York City was an unconventionally handsome sort with barrels of charm and incredible acting talent. A warm and friendly face offset by that distinctive nose and a charming smile, he captivated us all everywhere.

33 Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.
34 Tony Curtis Tony Curtis
35 James Garner James Garner
36 Guy Madison
37 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian.
38 Gene Kelly Gene Kelly Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor of film, stage and television, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likeable characters that ...read more.
39 Larry Hagman

Certainly in his I Dream of Jeannie days.

40 Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
41 Orson Welles Orson Welles George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
42 Lawrence Olivier
43 Tab Hunter
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