Burt Reynolds to Beyoncé: PEOPLE Presents the Hottest Bodies of Each Decade

Illustration by Debra Cartwright

updated 05/14/2014 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 05/15/2014 AT 6:00 AM ET

Amongst all of today’s sexy stars, it’s Beyoncé’s “Flawless” figure that has folks going vegan. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum’s physique keeps the Magic Mike viewers drooling. Currently, these celebs are two of Hollywood’s hottest body icons, but they certainly aren’t the first.

Like fashions and fads, the most desirable celebrity looks are constantly in flux. Each decade, as trends transform, the public picks a new famous figure to idolize. Marilyn Monroe’s curves, Brooke Shields’s legs, even Burt Reynolds’s mustache – all of these celebs have had their moment in the sun, shaping the styles of their time.

In celebration of 2014’s Hottest Bodies, PEOPLE takes a strut down memory lane and examines the most desirable star silhouettes from each decade. Starting in the 1920s, see which ones were the pioneers of hotness for their time period.

Illustration by Debra Cartwright

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