Once again, we’re bringing you memorable smiles among household names. This time, we’re looking at the best teeth among the biggest names throughout history, although many historical figures did not have the benefit of modern dentistry. Here’s a look at some of history’s brightest smiles.
John F. Kennedy
The 35th president of the United States was sworn in on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural address he urged Americans to be active citizens, famously saying, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Many people credit his victory over Richard Nixon to his comparatively relaxed appearance on television during the very first televised presidential debates. There’s no doubt that his movie-star smile certainly helped.
Born Norma Jeane Mortenson in 1926, Marilyn Monroe was the original sex symbol who started as a model before landing small film roles in the early 50s. More than a movie star, Monroe became a pop culture icon of the 1950s, thanks in large part to her dazzling smile.
Bonus tidbit: Monroe’s film entitled Bus Stop was filmed here in the valley. The parade scene in the movie was shot on Central Avenue, with the historic Westward Ho hotel in the backdrop.
One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Sinatra sold over 150 million records throughout the world. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. If that wasn’t enough, Sinatra was also an Academy Award winner for his supporting role in 1953’s From Here to Eternity, proving that a great smile can really take you places.
While the fame and notoriety of these people may not be entirely due to their wonderful teeth, their smiles definitely didn’t hurt them. If you’re looking into ways to make your smile dazzling, make an appointment today to discuss cosmetic procedures that can make you look and feel like a million bucks!