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Nice Gams!1 of 19
By Shannan Rouss
Pipes, pins, gams... whatever you call them, women's legs have long been attention-getters. Whether they're lean and lithe or feminine and firm, these stems represent the sexiest legs of then and now.
Then: Marilyn Monroe2 of 19
The blond bombshell was never shy about showing off her shapely figure.
Now: Beyoncé3 of 19
In case you needed a reminder that curves never go out of style.
Then: Cyd Charisse4 of 19
During the 1950s, rumor had it that MGM insured this dancer's legs for a million a piece.
Now: Uma Thurman5 of 19
It's hard to believe this lanky star ever had self-image issues, but she has admitted to struggling with body dysmorphic disorder as a child.
Then: Audrey Hepburn6 of 19
A former ballerina, Hepburn was known for her lean limbs.
Now: Natalie Portman7 of 19
Another ballerina (at least onscreen), Portman toned up her already slender legs for her role in Black Swan.
Then: Tina Turner8 of 19
Then, now and always, her legs are simply the best.
Now: Jennifer Lopez9 of 19
Like Turner, J.Lo reminds us that legs don't have to be spindly to be sexy.
Then: Ginger Rogers10 of 19
These delicate but strong gams were made for dancing—alongside Fred Astaire, no less.
Now: Kristin Chenoweth11 of 19
A triple threat (she sings, dances and acts), Chenoweth has a leg up on the competition.
Then: Liza Minnelli12 of 19
Her turn in Cabaret helped this performer take a leggy step out of her mother's shadow.
Now: Jane Krakowski13 of 19
The Broadway pro and 30 Rock actress knows how to work a pair of fishnets.
Then: Anne Bancroft14 of 19
Bancroft's alluring legs seduced Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin Braddock. Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson.
Now: Jennifer Aniston15 of 19
Toned and tanned, Aniston says she owes her firm legs to hours of yoga. A good moisturizer doesn't hurt either.
Then: Ann Miller16 of 19
Famous for her tap dancing skills, Miller continued performing well into her 70s.
Now: Catherine Zeta-Jones17 of 19
Long, lean legs make this star a natural on the dance floor.
Then: Ann-Margret18 of 19
The captivating dancer and actress held her own against Elvis.
Now: Julianne Hough19 of 19
Nothing like stilettos to help a girl enhance her calves.
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