The Indian film industry—or Bollywood as we more fondly call it—over the years, has fuelled countless new beauty trends, thanks to the iconic actresses who are loved today just as much they were loved in the yesteryears! These divas managed to win hearts of millions not just with their acting prowess but also with their iconic style statements.  

From Meena Kumari to Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood has come a long way in giving us beauty-spiration with every passing decade. As we celebrate women and all their shades and styles this Women’s Day, let’s revisit the most iconic beauties of Bollywood and the trends they brought to the table for generations to come...

Meena Kumari’s winged eyes and metallic lips
 

Meena Kumari’s winged eyes and metallic lips

Dramatic lashes, wide winged eyeliner and metallic lips came into existence, thanks to Meena Kumari. The actress was not just a powerhouse of talent but also a trend-setter of her times. Her jaw-dropping beauty statements have proved to be timeless.

Madhubala’s pout
 

Madhubala’s pout

Even before lilac lips became all the rage, Madhubala wore it like a boss and won a million hearts. Dark, filled-in brows and bold pout was Madhubala’s classic beauty statement and it is safe to say that she has left a mark on generations to come.

Zeenat Aman’s smokey eyes
 

Zeenat Aman’s smokey eyes

Zeenat Aman sizzled on the silver screen each time she made an appearance. The sultry diva stole our hearts with those drop-dead looks and awe-inspiring beauty statements. Zeenat was the first one to make smokey eyes look like the sexiest makeup styles ever. Well, doesn’t look like this trend is taking a backseat anytime soon.

Sridevi’s sizzling glossy lips and fluttery lashes
 

Sridevi’s sizzling glossy lips and fluttery lashes

Apart from slaying every frame, Sridevi also excelled in the style and beauty zone. This sizzling beauty showed us how to ace glossy lips and fluttery lashes like a pro.

Rekha’s classic gajras and red bold lips
 

Rekha’s classic gajras and red bold lips

Timeless beauty, Rekha never misses a single chance to finish her elegant look with a dark lip tone. Her Kanjeevaram appearances are always complemented with a deep, bold burgundy or berry pout. We are constantly taking notes from this stunning beauty.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s experimental style
 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s experimental style

Being the beauty icon that she is, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is unstoppable! The former Miss World was all for dewy skin and shimmery looks in her earlier days and she continues to slay even today by experimenting with bold colours and gorgeous hairstyles, giving us millennials all kinds of beauty goals.

Sonam Kapoor’s chic beauty game
 

Sonam Kapoor’s chic beauty game

Sonam Kapoor has emerged to be the beauty icon of her generation. It’s not just her fashion choices that make us vouch for her but also, her on-fleek beauty looks that make a killer statement each time she steps out. From her strong lashes to her rainbow-coloured eyes to monochrome looks, we will never get enough of this diva.