ICON | Elsa Martinelli

There is such an enduring appeal to Italian actress Elsa Martinelli. She was at once the European girl next door and a feminine bombshell, but always seemed to be landing roles where she was riding motorcycles, driving Jeeps, or loading rifles. She led the fabulous life of an international A-lister who even married royalty, but there's a genuine down-to-earth earnestness about her style all the same.