Must See TV: The Most Iconic Actresses In Classic TV Shows

There are only so many synonyms for beautiful. Gorgeous, stunning, lovely and a couple more, but every woman on this list is verified to be labeled by each of these adjectives. These women are from classic TV shows from the past that you love to watch reruns of or turn on Netflix for. From Barbara Eden to Courtney Cox, you’ll want to catch up with these lovely ladies of television.

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By all means, this list is not in any particular order, and one of these ladies is not more beautiful than the other. They are all good-looking in their own way. Click through the list to see the darlings over the years, and how they look now.

Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sarah Michelle Gellar is our favorite destroyer of vampires. Good thing the vampires from Twilight didn’t need to be slain. Did she and Blade ever make a crossover? That is beside the point, Gellar comes in on the list and for good reason. Buffy the Vampire Slayer lasted on the air for seven seasons.

Gellar got her first major role in a TV film called An Invasion of Privacy back in 1983. Since then, she has been featured in 21 TV roles. She is married to Freddie Prinze Jr. and has 2 kids.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Today

Sarah Michelle Gellar Today

As mentioned, Gellar is currently with Freddie Prinze Jr. and the two ironically met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer. Today, she has appeared in several TV shows back in 2016 but not any movies since 2013. She was a voiceover for Star Wars Rebels for five episodes from 2015 to 2016.

She has a cookbook set to be released in 2017 titled “Stirring up Fun with Food which is co-authored by Gia Russo. She has hosted a couple of charitable events in the past years to add to her other endeavors. Wait until you get a load out of who is next.

Lisa Bonet – The Cosby Show

Lisa Bonet – The Cosby Show

The gorgeous Lisa Bonet co-starred in The Cosby Show as Denise Huxtable. She’s been active acting since 1982 and still works in entertainment today. Who wouldn’t want to cast that face? After The Cosby Show ended, she starred in the spinoff called A Different World for 22 episodes.

Bonet was in beauty pageants as a kid and also did guest TV spots. That is what helped land her the role on The Cosby Show. She has three children and was once married to Lenny Kravitz. She is currently with hunk Jason Momoa.

Lisa Bonet Today

Lisa Bonet Today

The funny thing about Lisa Bonet’s relationship with Lenny Kravitz is that she eloped to Vegas to marry him. That was in 1987 and she said, “I think I trusted him a little more with my feelings and let him inside a little more than I ordinarily would have.” They would separate in 1993.

She now has two kids with Jason Momoa and has been married to him since 2007. Her last TV show appearance was in 2016 for the show Ray Donovan. Up next is someone who had the male population with their jaws dropped when she ran across the sand.

Pamela Anderson – Baywatch

Pamela Anderson – Baywatch

The jaw-dropping beauty of Pamela Anderson lives on. She opened our eyes when she starred in Baywatch and kept them open ever since. She and David Hasselhoff wanted beachgoers everywhere wanting to be rescued by lifeguards! Not a surprise the show lasted a long stretch of 11 seasons. She did not start off as an original cast member on the show but once she got a role she made an impact.

Anderson has been in the acting world since 1989 and has made countless appearances on TV shows throughout the years. Let’s see how she is navigating life today.

Pam Anderson Today

Pamela Anderson

By now, it should be public knowledge that Anderson has been in her fair share of relationships. Her most recent news about dating came in 2013 and went on for two more years. It started when she announced that she and Rick Salomon were just friends with benefits. Then a year later she said the two tied the knot but didn’t reveal the exact date. And finally, a year later she filed for divorce.

Outside of romantic drama, Anderson is set to be in the Baywatch reboot film which stars The Rock and Zac Efron. The person up next is witchingly stunning.

Elizabeth Montgomery – Bewitched

Elizabeth Montgomery – Bewitched

Bewitched is where you know her from where she played a lead role as Samatha Stephens. The show became a huge success as far as ratings go because at one point it was the highest rated show ever for ABC network. The show lasted for eight seasons. Montgomery was at one point, also married to the director of the show.

Her acting career spanned 50 years, and Montgomery had three children along the way and four husbands. Seems like either she couldn’t get it right or everyone wanted a piece of the cake.

Elizabeth Montgomery Today

Elizabeth Montgomery Today

The great Elizabeth Montgomery, unfortunately, passed away from cancer later in her career. It’s sad to say because she was such a down to Earth person. She wasn’t impressed by the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and preferred to stay out of it. Maybe that is why she never won any awards but had great performances.

She was so cool, that she even made light of her deathly situation. She joked and said she wanted a pina colada in her IV. Conversely, she also did not want anyone to see her that way. “She didn’t want anyone to see her that way,” recalled former husband Asher. “Then she slipped away.” Did you crush on who’s next?

Karyn Parsons – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Karyn Parsons – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

“Yo holmes to Bel-Air!” The famous words screeched by Will Smith in the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. A show that was clearly Smith’s show, was often times hijacked by the good looks of one Karyn Parsons. The curly headed cutie had men getting thrown out of the house for her.

Parsons was unfortunately typecast after the Fresh Prince and could not land anything that was sustaining after the show ended. It went on for six years, giving her more than just 15 seconds of fame.

Karyn Parsons Today

Karyn Parsons Today

Karyn Parsons has not been in any films or TV shows since 2002. Being typecast puts a halt on your acting career. It seems like Parsons has left the entertainment world altogether. In 2013 she founded a nonprofit called The Sweet Blackberry Foundation. The foundation strives to teach kids about Black History Heroes with animated films and shorts.

She currently has two kids and is married to Alexandre Rockwell. The two have been married since 2003. Parsons may not be much involved in the entertainment industry but being a family woman and advocate for kids is just fine. Up next was one hottie that almost every guy in the ’90s had a crush on.

Courteney Cox – Friends

Courteney Cox – Friends

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.” If you sang those words instead of reading them then you are a Friends fan and you know exactly who this gorgeous woman is. Some call her Courteney Cox while others call her Monica Geller.

Cox was a staple in the series Friends and even branched out to the scary movie film Scream. She had a nice smile and was very personable. Cox has one child today and even filmed Friends while she was pregnant.

Courteney Cox Today

Courteney Cox Today

In 2013, Courteney Cox started dating Johnny McDaid. She has a daughter with her divorced husband, David Arquette that was born in 2004. Her last big film appearance was when she returned for the Scream series as Gale Weathers in Scream 4.

In a recent interview, she spoke about the gripes in Hollywood. “I think there’s a pressure to maintain (your looks in Hollywood), not just because of fame, but just, you know, being a woman in this business,” she said. “I think I was trying to keep up with getting older, trying to chase that, you know, it’s something you can’t keep up with.” Would you regret not taking out who’s next?

Nia Long – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Nia Long – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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After a long series of one night stands and not seeing a woman for a second date, Will Smith finally chose to settle down. Surprising that The Fresh Prince would choose to settle down, but not so surprising once you know who it took for him to quit his dog days. It took for the beautiful Nia Long to calm him down.

Nia Long has been acting since 1986 and his been in other big roles such as Friday and Boyz n the Hood. She has aged technically but her looks beg to differ.

Nia Long Today

Nia Long

Nia Long has been appearing in some films and TV here and there but nothing has been consistent. It just appears that Long has been focusing on her life rather than acting and there is nothing wrong with that. When she got engaged she shed some light on that situation.

“I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they’re like, ‘Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don’t have a husband and I don’t have children yet and what does that mean,” Long said. Would you date who’s next?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Seinfeld

One of the most classic sitcoms and its first lady. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, also known as Elaine Benes, is a hottie for sure. There have been many rumors about who Elaine drew inspiration from when the character was first portrayed, but apparently, she was a mix of different women that Jerry Seinfeld had dated and Louis-Dreyfus herself.

Louis-Dreyfus now currently stars in the show Veep but has a long list of great shows to her name from the past. Her acting days started back in 1982 and she never looked back after that year. She is still very much beautiful.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Today

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Today

After Seinfeld, Julia was not done. She appeared in eight episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (a show about Larry David, who created Seinfeld) but when she was cast for The New Adventures of Old Christine, she appeared in 11 times more episodes. Then she catapulted to star in her own HBO series called Veep.

In Veep plays the Vice President in the satirical comedy series. She has received many awards for her role in that show and the critics love the comedy of it. She was the first woman to receive awards for three different comedy series. That is impressive. Up next, this woman will be there for you when you are searching for beauty.

Jennifer Aniston – Friends

Jennifer Aniston – Friends

You thought we forgot about the number one cutie from Friends? Think again. Jennifer Aniston has been on so many lists of most beautiful women in the world it is not even funny. One look and you are sure to understand why. If she is not your type she automatically becomes your type. That’s how hot she is.

The Friends star has been acting since 1987 but Friends is what got her to rise to the top. Her first husband, Brad Pitt had one of the most beautiful girls in the world for five years before they divorced in 2005.

Jennifer Aniston Today

Jennifer Aniston Today

The biggest news in her life lately has been the split with Brad Pitt. Or rather, what everyone else seems to be the case, Angelina Jolie taking Pitt from her. Aniston had some choice words for the situation.

“My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed,” she said. “I just thought: I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human. It’s like, ‘Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart?” You aren’t dreaming when you see who is next.

Barbara Eden – I Dream of Jeannie

Barbara Eden – I Dream of Jeannie

Who do you dream of? Do you Dream of Jeannie? If your answer is yes then this is just the person for you. Barbara Eden starred in I Dream of Jeannie playing the lead role. Nice play on words there because in the show she just so happened to be a genie. She fell in love with her mast in the show and ended up marrying him. That guy was pretty lucky.

She got her start in acting in 1955 and still continues to act. She has a high list of films and TV shows she has been in so you cannot doubt her work.

Barbara Eden Today

Barbara Eden Today

The last film Barbara Eden has been in was Carolina way back in 2003. However, when it comes to Tv shows, she was just in one not too long ago. It was the show Shimmer and Shine in the episode “The Crystal Queen/The Glob.”

She made an appearance back in 2013 alongside former President Bill Clinton and entertainer Fergie at the 21st Life Ball in Vienna draped in nothing but her famous Jeannie harem costume. There isn’t too much activity going on for the aging actress as she goes through life now. Just memories and fewer enemies.