So you think Cara Delevingne invented the bold brow? Think again! As with most fashion trends, it’s all been done before. And as with most things Audrey Hepburn did it better.  Here are five Hollywood stars from the 1940s and 50s who rocked the statement brow trend the first time around!

Audrey Hepburn in 1956

Audrey Hepburn in 1956


Elizabeth Taylor


And Sophia Loren in 1955

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford photographed with George Nader at a 1954 Hollywood premiere.

Jane Russell

Jane Russell publicity photo from The Outlaw 1943.

Of course, the 1940s and 50s weren’t the first time we’ve seen strong eyebrows. In the 1920s and 30s eyebrow fashions were strong but in a very different way and made you look either like a sad clown (see Clara Bow below), or constantly surprised (see on Marlene Dietrich at the bottom of the page). Otherwise known as dinner lady eyebrows. I can’t wait for that fashion to come back around!



Image source and copyright: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.