100-Year-Old Photos Of The Most Beautiful Women Of The Last Century

2. Lina Cavalieri

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The photo above shows the magical Lina Cavalieri. She was born exactly on Christmas Day in a small town outside Rome. The face and hourglass shape of the famous Italian opera singer could be seen everywhere, from soap packaging advertisements to postcards. On December 5th, 1906, she gave tenor Enrico Caruso a passionate kiss in front of a massive audience. They were completely shocked by this intensive gesture and from that moment on, fans started calling Lina “the kissing primadonna” and “the most beautiful woman in the world”.

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