Blast From The Past – Gorgeous Beauties Of 70’s & 80’s Era

The memories are filled with the presence of graceful ladies who once fascinated the Bollywood industry with their mesmerizing acting and gave us movies to talk about till eternity and made us fall in love with the mystical binding with their co-stars. Yes we are talking about the 70’s and 80’s era and Bollywood girls who danced like anything, their saris exquisite work that indeed brought men to their toes and whose gestures made us laugh and cry the ultimate conclusion.

Today in an effort to recall those beautiful ladies, MediaMagick brings you the top list of actresses of the 70’s and 80’s era.

Parween Babi


Belonging to a Muslim family, Parween Babi was born in Junagad. She was the most beautiful actress to have given Bollywood a face of style and elegancy. She is best remembered for her acting with top heroes of the film industry giving blockbusters including ‘Namak Halal’, ‘Deewar’ and ‘Shaan’. She became the first actress to be on the front page of magazine – Time. She co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in eight different films, all which were a big success as super hits of their times.

Jaya Prada


Simplicity was all that everyone talked about when putting a glance at Jaya Prada. Such innocence and such simplicity that the male stars to play opposite her never got their luck outnumbered. Not to forget the astounding beauty, her Hindi accent was ignored for a long time until the release of ‘Kamchor’. This was the first movie in which Jaya gave the right accents and it became a hit for her. Her role in Sharabi alongside Amitabh Bachchan was phenomenal. She received Filmfare nominations for Sharabi and Sanjog. Amazingly, her limelight movie was ‘Saagara Sangaman’ with Kamal Hasan in Telugu film for which she got the award for best actress.

Poonam Dhillon


Stunning looks that defined Poonam were just a teaser. Her acting made grounds that she was able to do more than 80 films in her career. Surprising enough, nearly half dozen of her films brought super star Mr. Rajesh Khanna with her in ‘Zamana’, ‘Dard’ and ‘Nishaan’, the hall of fame that seemed to be instilled with her from birth. Her best role was in Yash Chopra’s film ‘Noorie’. She also participated in “Big Boss Season 3” – Indian Reality TV Show.

Zeenat Aman


An actress who brought the faces of many to look at Bollywood and consider as the sole representation of the fashion and sex-symbols, Zeenat Aman leads in it. Born in Mumbai, she was a beautiful heroin who impacted actresses in their roles to serve an idea of being free-spirited. Her more liberal roles were in movies like ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and ‘Yaadon Ki Baraat’, she fascinated the young-looking, belligerent and striking idea of a girl mixed and matched with western ideals in Bollywood industry.

Neetu Singh


Best described as a young, cute and jovial teenager of Bollywood cinema, Neetu Singh highly represented top leading films of the 70s. She was born in Sikh family in Dehli. She gave us phenomenal films including ‘Khel Khel Mein’, ‘Rafoo Chakkar’, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ and ‘Doora Admi’. She had an amazing on-set and off-set chemistry with his later spouse – Rishi Kapoor. She bid farewell to films after her marriage only to come back in ‘Love Aj Kal’ twenty-six years later.

Reena Roy


The hall of fame bows in honor of Reena Roy. With her cocky eyes and a stunning life-like figure, this actress debuted in B.R. Ishara’s film called the Nayee Duniya Naye Log. Casting her lovable and stunning presence in the film industry was the film called ‘Nagin’ in which acted being a female snake having magical fabled powers. The movie supposedly was loved by the audience in great numbers and became a hit as she avenged the death of her lover by killing five men brutally. She won her first Best Actress award by the Filmfare.


Raakhee began her career by starring opposite Dharmendra with Rajshri Productions in ‘JeevanMritu’ in 1970. Known best for her role in movie with Shashi Kapoor, ‘Sharmilee’, she became successful after it. Her next were the super-hits starring with Amitabh Bachchan; Kabhie Kabhie, Mukaddar ka Sikandar, Kasme Vaade, Trishul and Kaala Pathar.

Smita Patil


Smita Patil leads the industry when it comes to feminine intellect, which at the time was considered as the male dominant society. She was born in 1955, Dhule, Maharastra. She debuted by playing her role in ‘Charandaschor’ – a film from Shayam’s Bengal.  Her greatest films to witness were Mirch Masala, Aakrosh, Bhumika and Manthan. She alongside Shabana Azmi became the famous face to bring something new to the films.



She has had a phenomenal acting career. Born in 1954, Rekha, formerly known as Bhanurekha was born to Gemini Ganeshan – a Tamil actor and Pushpavalli – Telugu actress. She’s acted in more than 180 films in her total Bollywood career in the total span of 40 years. Her acting paved way for her to win three Filmfare Awards. Her mainstream appreciation was from her role in ‘Umrao Jaan’ for which she also won National Film Award.

Hema Malini


Reverently known as the ‘Dream Girl’ of Bollywood, Hema has had an outstanding acting career. With over 150 films to her name, she has been successful for amazing acting in each movie. She has done a number of roles with different appearances such as the bubbly and shy Basanti in move ‘Sholay’ and a quite conservative woman in ‘Baghban’, her audience have been ever overjoyed from her performances. Nominated 11 times for the Filmfare Award, this actress has even been graced with Padma Shri – given by the government of India as the fourth-highest civilian honor.