It’s Thursday again, which means it’s the perfect time for another #TBT! This week we’re checking out some serious screen sirens who have toyed with glasses, though naturally, we tend to lean towards their fresh-faced, contact-using selves (we can’t help it!). Scroll through to catch glimpses of some of the hottest Hollywood stars in history and decide for yourself!
Angelina Jolie, great beauty with or without glasses, needs no real introduction. She was born into the Hollywood scene thanks to dad, actor Jon Voight. But it’s what she’s done herself that makes her a household name. She’s starred in tons of hit movies, like “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Maleficent,” and “Girl, Interrupted.” Make no mistake about it; Angelina Jolie isn’t just a pretty face. She’s won awards for her acting and, in more recent years, acclaim for her humanitarian efforts. Oh, and marrying Brad Pitt—that was pretty newsworthy! The two first hooked up on the set of their film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” She’s been in the spotlight for about 15 years now (and is reportedly one of the highest paid actresses) and her look has certainly evolved, as she moved from smoking hot babe to smoking hot mom (wait, maybe there hasn’t been so much change after all…). One thing is for sure: we hope Angelina Jolie skips the glasses of yesteryear. Her green eyes are always so bright and shimmering, almost cat-like! Makes us want to pop in a pair of gemstone green Air Optix Color lenses right now!
A beauty and star to give Jolie a run for her money, Carole Lombard was the doll face of Hollywood films in the 1930s. Like Jolie, she was one of the highest paid actresses of her time. Loved for her quirky roles in screwball comedies, Carole Lombard became a household name thanks to roles in films like “Ladies’ Man” and “No Man of Her Own.” Later in her career, she began seeking more serious roles, starring alongside big names like Cary Grant. While she was certainly newsworthy on her own, she also married mega hunk Cary Grant, aka the “King of Hollywood,” which only further catapulted her name in the limelight. Funny enough, like Jolie, she also acted in a film titled “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” With glasses, Lombard looks cute, down-to-earth, a natural beauty. But frame-free, she is a smoking babe with eyes that could kill.
Yes, we know, another impossibly beautiful woman. Michelle Pfeiffer is a timeless beauty, making it big in the early 1980s thanks to her breakout role in the iconic film “Scarface.” She’s managed to stay active in Hollywood since, with leading roles in films like “Dangerous Minds,” “Batman Returns,” and “What Lies Beneath.” With glasses, Michelle Pfeiffer looks like she’s ready to take down a courtroom with wit, smarts, and confidence. Without the frames, well, what can be said? She’s gorgeous! We say she can’t go wrong either way.
If you grew up in the late ’90s, you were definitely watching “Dawson’s Creek,” experiencing growing pains alongside lovable tomboy Joey Potter, played by girl-next-door beauty, Katie Holmes. After six years on the hit show she went on to make films like “Batman Begins” and “Thank you for Smoking.” She’s also enjoyed success on Broadway. Of course, you can’t really discuss Katie Holmes’ without mentioning her marriage to Tom Cruise, which the media couldn’t get enough of. But, as always, what we’re most interested in is her eyes — and her choice of frames versus contacts. While Holmes looks totally cute in glasses, her deep-set green eyes look so warm and kind when set free. Katie makes either look work, but we’re loving the glasses-free, slightly more sophisticated style.