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Clara Bow

When: 1922-'29 Sex symbolism: Heralded as the original "it" girl in 1927 -- appropriately enough, for appearing in the movie "It," she is responsible for the coinage of that phrase -- Bow was a silent-movie superstar who appeared in a number of Roaring '20s blockbusters -- "Wings," "Maytime"...

Courtesy the Estate of Clara Bow