14 Beautiful Actresses or Goddesses?

Aphrodite Goddess of Love

Who out of these 14 beautiful actresses, ***** stars *****, do you believe has the potential of being an immortal Goddess?

Could one of these beautiful actresses be Aphrodite (Venus), the Goddess of love, or even another Olympian Goddess or Muse?

These are the kind of questions that will be examined here.

I have my own opinion, so I’ll tread carefully because I definitely don’t want to upset any Greek Goddess out there who may end up reading this opinion piece.

Not including a beautiful Goddess here might be seen as a sign of disrespect which in turn could get me into enormous trouble.

So please forgive me if you’re a Goddess and you haven’t made it into the list since I’m only guessing anyway.

My decision to focus on these stars is purely due to standout Goddess moments in movies and TV shows, plus other great Goddess qualities I have noted.

One of the immortal Goddesses has almost certainly come down to earth for a bit of fun.

That’s why, I’m pretty optimistic you’ll find at least one Goddess in this list of beautiful actresses or goddesses, if not more.

So who are the beautiful actresses and who are the beautiful Goddesses? Take a look and judge for yourself.

1. Belinda Lee

Goddess of Love (1957) | Drama, Romance, Adventure

Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, comes to earth and arises from the ocean floor to find her true love.

Goddess of love is a classic movie, and it’s probably the very first movie to capture her essence.

Everyone should watch this classic movie.

Goddess of Love Movie Beach Scene

The Roman Army has decimated the Macedonian Army, and there’s a rumor going around that one Macedonian warrior has escaped their clutches. The Romans want to find him real bad. What will Aphrodite do?

I remember seeing this movie as a young kid. Some of the scenes in this classic movie stayed in my mind decades later. It all came flooding back when I saw it again as an adult.

Belinda Lee, the beautiful green-eyed blonde, sadly departed earth at only 25 after a tragic motor vehicle accident.

Is it possible that Zeus sent her to star in this film?

2. Ursula Andress

Clash of the Titans (1981) | Action, Adventure

Ursula Andress Goddess Aphrodite

Ursula played Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, in Clash of the Titans.

During the making of Clash of the Titans, she got together with Harry Hamlin, the handsome leading man who starred in the film. They even had a son together.

It’s good to know that Aphrodite likes a great hero from Greek mythology.

Dr. No (1962) | Adventure, Action, Thriller

In one of her most memorable movies, Ursula played Honey Ryder, the beautiful shell diver in the very first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962).

James Bond (Sean Connery) gazed at the beauty when she stepped out of the Caribbean sea.

In the film, the gorgeous actress is seen carrying sea shells, implying a direct association with Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

Aphrodite Ursula Andress Dr No

Actress/Goddess Symbolism

Since her name was Honey in the James Bond flick, it’s important to remember that Honey was once considered an ancient aphrodisiac.

Aphrodite’s name is how the word “Aphrodisiac” came about, which is extremely fitting. After all, Aphrodite is the Goddess of love, sex, and beauty.

In one scene, James Bond and Honey Ryder breathe underwater in a river using reed pipes, hiding from evil men searching for them with dogs.

The reed symbolizes Pan, a Greek deity, while the dragon they later face is also straight out of myth and legend.

You may find it hard to believe that the James Bond film franchise started with Greek myth undertones, but it’s true!

Ursula won the Golden Globe Award: for New Star of the Year (Actress) for her performance in Dr. No.

It’s good to know that Ursula Andress never felt ashamed about her body. She has appeared in Playboy magazine seven times over fifteen years.

When asked why she agreed to do it, the star replied like a beautiful Goddess — “Because I’m beautiful.

Incredibly, the actress’s bikini in the film Dr. No sold at auction in 2001 for $59,755.

In a UK survey, the Dr. No entrance she made in the film has been voted number 1 in the “100 Greatest Sexy Moments”.

Could Ursula be the number 1 beauty Goddess?

Fun in Acapulco (1963) | Music, Comedy, Drama

Here’s another giveaway. Would Aphrodite want to star in a film with Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll?

I’m very confident a Goddess would want to rise out of the water to meet Elvis.

Ursula Andress Fun in Paradise

She (1965) | Adventure, Fantasy

Ursula played an immortal queen in this movie. She obviously likes to give everyone lots of hints about being a Goddess. Here are a few more movies of hers:

The Blue Max (1966) | Action, Drama, Romance
Casino Royale (1967) | Comedy, Satire
The Sensuous Nurse (L’Infermiera) (1975) | Sex Comedy
Mountain of the Cannibal God (La montagna del dio cannibale) (1978) | Adventure, Horror

The Sensuous Nurse sounds like a sexy movie. She definitely ticks all of the boxes for being a Greek Goddess.

3. Lynda Carter

Wonder Woman (1975-1979)

Lynda Carter Greek Goddess Wonder Woman

In DC Comics, Wonder Woman is also referred to as the Goddess of Love and War.

Diana Prince was her alias in the Wonder Woman TV Show which was popular in the 70s.

Her name Diana comes from the Roman name given to Artemis, the Goddess of the hunt and moon.

Lynda Carter won Miss World USA in 1972, representing Arizona. She then made it into the semi-finals of the Miss World 1972 pageant, where she represented the USA.

The Wonder Woman star has also been voted the most beautiful woman in the world.

Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983) | Biography, Drama | TV Movie

This movie has some pretty bad reviews, mainly due to the fact that Lynda Carter didn’t resemble Rita Hayworth at all.

However, it is amazing to think that the woman who played Wonder Woman, also played Rita Hayworth, the actress who starred in Down to Earth (1947), a movie about a Greek Goddess coming down to earth to fix a broadway production.

The irony is incredible. I wonder who the Greek Goddess is, or are they both Greek Goddesses?

4. Rita Hayworth

Rita was actually known as “The Love Goddess”. Her most famous movie role was probably in Gilda (1946).

My favorite role of hers is when she played a Goddess in the movie Down to Earth (1947).

Rita became the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II (1 Sep. 1939 – 2 Sep. 1945).

Less than two years after the end of the war on 21 August 1947, Down to Earth was released. Sounds like great Goddess timing.

5. Elle Macpherson

Sirens (1994) | Romance, Drama, Comedy

If you haven’t seen Sirens, find it and watch it. Elle even looks like you’d want a Greek Goddess to look like.

Elle Macpherson in Sirens

Elle Macpherson has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual Swimsuit issue five times, between 1986 and 2006, validating the fact that she is very likely the greatest supermodel model of all time.

She doesn’t have the nickname “The Body” for nothing.

One way to see Elle in all her glory is in the May 1994 issue of Playboy.

Some people have even licked the back of a stamp honoring Elle, created in 1999 by the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, giving her the prestige of being the first model ever to appear on legal tender.

Elle made an appearance at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics in Sydney as part of the opening ceremony representing Australia. The Olympics as everyone should know pays tribute to Zeus and the Olympian Gods.

The actress has also appeared in five episodes of the popular Rom-com TV series Friends between 1999 and 2000.

Elle, the brunette bombshell supermodel isn’t just beautiful — she’s also extremely smart.

The jaw-dropping beauty studied law for one year at the University of Sydney after completing high school in 1981. Smart and beautiful, just like you want a Greek Goddess to be.

Beautopia (1998) | Documentary

South Kensington (2001, Italy) | Comedy, Romance

Italian men living in London meet beautiful women and one drop-dead gorgeous stunner in South Kensington. What guy wouldn’t want to meet a Goddess like Elle?

6. Olivia Newton-John

Grease (1978) | Musical, Romance

You can refer to a previous Greek Gods Paradise post which divulges the true meaning of the movie Grease. That will tell you everything you need to know.

Xanadu (1980) | Romance, Fantasy

Olivia Newton-John Xanadu Apollo

In Xanadu, the 9 Muses (beautiful daughters of Zeus) come down to earth.

Has Olivia Newton-John revealed her true identity to everyone in the world?

7. Ada Nicodemou

The Matrix (1999) | Sci-Fi, Action

Would you follow a Greek Goddess?

White Bunny Goddess The Matrix

Ada is a beautiful petite Greek Australian actress. She was born in Larnaca on the island of Cyprus and grew up in Australia.

To have been born on the island of Cyprus, the same mythological birthplace as Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, says a lot, especially when you know that everyone loves her.

Unbeknown to many, Ada played the role of Dujour (“white rabbit” tattooed girl) in The Matrix. Neo follows her to the nightclub.

You can find out more about how The Matrix and Greek Mythology are related here.

Ada’s initial stardom came via the TV series Heartbreak High (1994-97). You can think of it as the Australian equivalent to Beverly Hills, 90210, in the United States, though it wasn’t as glamorous or famous.

Ada Nicodemou starred alongside Alex Demetriadis in the show, who was cast as the rich not-so-nice Greek Mykonos local in the Australian comedy classic film, Kings of Mykonos (2010).

The Greek beauty is a big star in Australia for her ongoing role as Leah, in the long-running Aussie soap, Home and Away.

The TV show has a beachside vibe, and incredibly Ada has appeared regularly on the much loved Aussie TV show since 2000, which is over two decades now.

Dancing with the Stars

Ada also has excellent dancing ability. The Greek beauty and her dance instructor partner won Australia’s Dancing with the Stars (Season 3 in 2005).

She’s incredibly talented. Check out her very first dance for the TV show.

Nice dancing!

BeastMaster (1999-2002) | 66 episode | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Ada also appeared in the very first episode of the BeastMaster TV series titled: Riddle of the Nymph.

8. Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone Goddess
Credit: Roland Godefroy – Wikimedia Commons

Basic Instinct (1992) | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Sharon will be remembered by guy film fans for her beauty and sex appeal.

In the movie Total Recall (1990), she tries to keep the hero from remembering his past links to Mars.

Total Recall, men are from Mars, women are from Venus, is a solid reminder that Venus (Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love.

Gods Behaving Badly (2013) | Comedy, Fantasy

A mortal couple meets a group of Greek Gods living in New York City.

Sharon Stone plays Aphrodite. Hmm, why wasn’t the film ever released to the general public? The movie is based on a book of the same name.

I think this proves that the Greek Gods and Goddesses are out there, but it’s kept hush hush.

Sliver (1993) | Drama, Thriller, Sex
The Quick and the Dead (1995) | Action, Thriller, Romance
The Muse (1999) | Comedy, Satire

Could Sharon be the Goddess of Love? Maybe she’s a Muse. You have to watch The Muse (1999) if you haven’t seen it before. It has one of the greatest movie endings of all time.

9. Marilyn Monroe

Goddess Marilyn Monroe

Tommy (1975) | Drama, Musical

In Tommy, Marilyn gets worshipped like a Goddess. Who gets to be worshipped like a Goddess?

Here’s a song that will remind you of the Goddess of Love. Click here to play Goddess of Love by Brian Ferry. Seriously, Aphrodite must have visited earth in the age of television.

I’m not saying that Marilyn Monroe is Aphrodite, but who knows?

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) | Comedy, Romance, Musical
The Seven Year Itch (1955) | Romance, Comedy
Some Like it Hot (1959) | Comedy, Romance

10. Jessica Alba

Goddess Jessica Alba
Credit – Gage Skidmore (Mod)

Venus Rising (1995) | Action, Sci Fi, Erotic

Eve escapes from an island prison where she grew up and enters an unfamiliar futuristic world. There she befriends a rich woman who introduces her to the virtual world.

Do you think this movie has something to do with Venus (Aphrodite), Goddess of Love? Is she trying to send us a message?

The Sleeping Dictionary (2003) | Drama, Romance
Fantastic Four (2005) | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Into the Blue (2005) – Action, Adventure, Thriller

The beach scene in Into the Blue really sticks in my mind as being one of the best scenes of all time.

I Just Had Sex (2010) | Artist: The Lonely Island | Music Video

11. Kylie Minogue

Aphrodite Les Folies Tour (Denmark)

Watching the music video below puts Kylie Minogue high up on this list of potential Goddesses.

Kylie starred in a great TV show called The Henderson Kids which ran on Australian television between 1985 to 1987.

The Delinquents (1989) | Drama, Romance
Street Fighter (1994) | Action
Moulin Rouge! (2001) | Musical, Drama, Romance

In Moulin Rouge, she made a cameo appearance as the Green Fairy.

Could she be Terpsichore, the Greek Goddess of song and dance?

I wonder if Aphrodite likes to sing.

12. Monica Bellucci

Malena (2000) | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Oh, my Goddess! Monica is an absolute dream in this brilliant movie. With a woman like this having walked the earth, one can only wonder what eternal paradise would be like.

Even Eros thinks Monica Bellucci is a Goddess.

The Apartment (L’Appartement) (1996) | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Irréversible (2002) | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002) | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Remember Me, My Love (2003) | Comedy, Drama, Romance
How Much Do You Love Me? (2005) | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Don’t Look Back (Ne Te Retourne Pas) (2009) | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A Burning Hot Summer (2011) | Drama, Romance
Spectre (2015) | Adeventure, Action, Thriller
Under Suspicion (2000) | Thriller, Mystery

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) – Role played: Persephone
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Monica Bellucci Matrix Kiss

Monica Bellucci Goddess

Stop playing games Aphrodite!

13. Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston Goddess
Credit: Angela George – Wikimedia Commons

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003) | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Lara searches for Pandora’s Box. Greek myth, tick, tick.

Hackers (1995) | Crime, Drama, Comedy
Gia (1998) | Biography, Drama, Romance
Girl, Interrupted (1999) | Biography, Drama

Beowulf (2007) | Action, Adventure

At the end of Beowulf, Angelina rises from the ocean like Aphrodite.

Angelina Jolie Goddess Beowulf

Angelina did marry Brad Pitt, the world’s biggest Adonis at the time.

Jennifer Aniston was also married to Brad Pitt, and how’s this, the Friends star is of Greek descent.

I’m not sure who the Goddess is. Maybe they’re both Goddesses.

14. Aishwarya Rai

The beautiful Indian actress with green-blue eyes, Goddess, and the Miss World 1994 pageant winner.

Actresses playing Goddesses

If your favorite actress doesn’t appear on this list, check to see whether they appear in romantic movies with Greek mythology themes.

Maybe one of those actresses is an immortal Goddess.

I wonder whether Nia Vardalos, the Canadian actress who played Toula in the rom-com My Big Fat Greek Wedding is secretly a Greek Goddess?

I didn’t include her in this list, but she seems to give several Goddess hints in the original smash hit movie.

Who do you pick as a Goddess?

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