In the 1970s being a “sex symbol” meant something very different than what it does today, but it was the beginning of tight pants and low cut shirts. This decade saw a lot of stunning women make their way on to both the small and big screen, many of which are still considered Hollywood’s iconic beauties. From Bond girls to blockbuster stars, these women were not only beautiful but had a wide array of talents to match and they quickly became the A-list, dominating the spotlight. Many had careers spanning several decades, but some of their biggest and most recognizable works all happened in the ’70s.
12. Jessica Lange
Right now, Jessica Lange is best known for her roles in American Horror Story, but it all started back in 1976 when she made her acting debut in King Kong as Dwan. Her debut did not go unnoticed. In fact, it acknowledged what a big star she would become as she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for the role. Then in 1979 she starred in All That Jazz as the Angel of Death, a role that was written specifically for her.Photo by SNAP/REX Shutterstock