25 of The Most Beautiful Women Icons of The 1980s

The 80s were a time of neon lights and big hair. From Madonna to Winona Ryder, women ruled the silver screen, the airwaves, and fashion.

Anywhere you dared to look, a female icon was leading the charge. Here are 25 icons from the period that set the bar for brains, beauty, and boldness.

Whitney Houston

We will always love Whitney Houston — she was all the woman we needed. She dominated the charts with a voice that could make a bald man's hair stand on end!

Princess Diana

Princess Diana was a fashion icon, humanitarian, trailblazer, and absolute royalty. She captured the hearts and attention of the world with her smile (and shoulder pads).


She was a true trendsetter no matter what venture she was involved in. Her fashion, music, and boundary-pushing attitude will always be iconic.

Celine Dion

Because of Celine Dion, our hearts will go on to the future, knowing that her music helped us in the darkest times. A global celebrity with the voice of a cherub, Celine is an icon to young girls and women in music to this day.

Vanessa Williams

Despite facing discrimination early in her career, Williams broke barriers as the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983. She went on to have a very successful career as an actor and singer.


The critically acclaimed goddess of pop came in and took the entire genre hostage. You thought Lady Gaga had a crazy fashion sense? You ain't seen nothing yet.

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