4. 1953
Ava Gardner's free-spirited curls were a big part of her glamorous Hollywood look. Much like Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘do a few pictures above, this was the style that was much favored by a lot of famous stars from the ‘50s, and it is the one we’ll always remember Ava for.

Short, bouncy curls with lots of volume – can you think of a more iconic ‘50s-era look? These curls totally defined the era and everyone loved them, from the brunettes to the blonde bombshells.