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How much these actresses have changed!

Last updated on: March 14, 2011 19:01 IST

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Actresses don't always look older as the years go by. Some of them, in fact, look way more glamorous and certainly very different.

We take a look at some of the leading actresses of the past, and see how they've changed over the years.

Rekha

Normally, growing old means losing glamour and charm but this is one actress who is looking more glamorous than ever.

Her pictures from Sawaan Bhadon from 1970 and her latest movie Bachke Rehna Re Baba 2005 speak volumes about her transformation over the years.


Image: Rekha

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Helen

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Dancing queen Helen looked gorgeous in her early days, and she hasn't lost her charm.

Here, Helen is seen in the film Pyar Hi Pyar in 1969, and from her recent appearance as a celebrity guest on the realty show Dance India Dance.


Image: Helen

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Raakhee

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Before she played mother to Karan and Arjun, Raakhee was a gorgeous actress. She has become a bit of a recluse over the years but her admirers adore her nevertheless.

A ravishing Rakhee in her heydays and in a more recent photo.


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Dimple Kapadia

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70s' 'It' girl Dimple Kapadia made many hearts flutter with her debut in Bobby and floored fans with her smoldering looks in Sagar. At present, she remains one of the finest examples of elegance and glamour at her age. Dimple has truly aged gracefully.


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Waheeda Rehman

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One of the most graceful actresses of her time, her fans' list includes Amitabh Bachchan himself. Often referred to as a timeless beauty, her grey hair only adds to her appeal.

These pictures of Waheeda Rehman in Guide (1965) and at the launch of Sitare Zameen Par this year trace her journey so far.


Image: Waheeda Rehman

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Neetu Singh

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Mother of the nation's current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Singh is quite a head-turner herself. One of the more cherubic actress of her time, she epitomizes timeless chic. Her films with hubby Rishi Kapoor are still talked about.

Neetu is seen here in Deewar (1975) and attending the Stardust Awards this year.


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Sridevi

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Along with growing old, this siren from down south is losing all her extra flab that she'd managed to hold onto till quite late in her career. Looking as svelte as ever, Sridevi is every bit the glamour queen she is known as  through her films. She has worked hard on her style too and it shows!

Young Sridevi in Sadma (1983) and in a recent sighting where she rocked a backless gown.


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Sharmila Tagore

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Bengali beauty Sharmila Tagore looks beautiful and regal even today. She even walked the ramp at India International Jewellery Week fashion show last year.

Sharmila looked mystifying in 1967's Evening in Paris and very elegant in her recent appearances.


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Babita

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Do you know that Kareena and Karisma Kapoor's mother looked exactly like them when she was young? Yes, she was quite the stunner herself.

Her picture from back then speaks for itself.


Image: Babita

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Saira Banu

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Once a coveted 'Padosan', Saira Bano has changed dramatically with time. Known for her petite frame in her younger days, she's a figure of serenity and calm as an older person.

Take a look at Saira Banu's picture from Purab Aur Paschim that released in 1970 and from a recent appearance at Pear Wave Concert.


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Zeenat Aman

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This sexy siren of 1970's played a hippie in her first film Hare Rama Hare Krishna in 1971. There hasn't been much of change in this 59-year-old actress as she still looks hot as ever, point in case, this picture at the 2010 IIFA awards.


Image: Zeenat Aman

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Jaya Bachchan

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Abhishek Bachjchan's mother Jaya Bachchan was one of the best actresses of her time. Yesteryear's Guddi has come a long way as a celebrated actress, Rajya Sabha MP and the better half of the Big B.

She exuded child-like innocence in 1971's Guddi and today the 62-year-old actress has aged gracefully.


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Hema Malini

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Hema looks striking in both her avatars -- the dream girl of the 1970s' movie-goers and producer and mother of Esha and Ahana Deol. She may come across as world-weary at times but she has never looked better.

Hema Malini looked coquettish in 1970's Johnny Mera Naam and graceful at an event in 2010.


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Vyjayantimala

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At 74, Vyjayantimala is probably the only actress who may go unrecognised. She has undergone a great deal of change as far as her looks are concerned but looks striking nonetheless.

Vyjayantimala looked mesmerising in 1958 Madhumati and now she dons the role of a politician.


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Mumtaz

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Mumtaz, who started out as a child artist, went on to become one of the most loved heroines of her time. Her dance routines and chirpy characters ruled the hearts of her fans.

Pictures of Mumtaz in Brahm-Chari (1968) and another from her recent outing indicate quite a significant change in her appearance.


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Reena Roy

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Reena Roy virtually disappeared after getting married. Over the years, she seems to have gainedtoo many unwanted kilos.

Her picture from her movie Aasha that released in the year 1981 and her photograph taken 2009 validate this observation.


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