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In 1999, the American Film Institute (AFI) published a list of the top 50 Hollywood screen legends of American cinema – 25 male and 25 female.

Now, I discovered this list a few years back, but revisited it today on a bit of a nostalgia trip and thought I would do a little bit of posting about it. 

It is after all, completely fabulous. 

Sadly in 2012, only two of the men and three of the women are still living, however the undeniable talent and charisma of each and every one of these actors will undoubtedly live on for many, many years to come.

For the full list of stars click here, or have a look at the top ten below.

                                         10. Charlie Chaplin

                                        10. Joan Crawford

                                         9. Spencer Tracy

                                       9. Marlene Dietrich

                                       8. James Cagney

                                         8. Judy Garland

                                            7. Clark Gable

                                      7. Elizabeth Taylor

                                    6. Henry Fonda

                                       6. Marilyn Monroe

                                            5. Fred Astaire

                                      5. Greta Garbo

                                    4. Marlon Brando

                                      4. Ingrid Bergman

                                       3. James Stewart

                                 3. Audrey Hepburn

                                         2. Cary Grant

                                   2. Bette Davies

                                     1. Humphrey Bogart

                                        1. Katherine Hepburn