There is a certain charm about film photos. One that doesn't exist in photos taken on phones, or on Instagram. Back then there were no filters and no way you could make your lips look fuller and your eyes appear bigger. 

Hence, here is an appreciative piece on Bollywood actresses from before filters were even a thing. Happy scrolling!

1. Begum Para 

Source: Reddit

2. Zeenat Aman

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3. Madhubala 

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Source: Her Zindagi

4. Smita Patil 

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5. Silk Smitha

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6. Nutan 

7. Meena Kumari 

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8. Waheeda Rehman 

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9. Vyjayanthimala

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10. Hema Malini

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11. Simi Garewal 

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12. Nimmi

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13. Tanuja 

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14. Sharmila Tagore 

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15. Praveen Babi 

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16. Jaya Pradha 

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17. Sridevi 

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18. Mumtaz 

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19. Shabana Azmi 

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Source: Hindustan Times

20. Dimple Kapadia 

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21. Madhuri Dixit 

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22. Juhi Chawla 

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23. Tabu 

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24. Neena Gupta 

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25. Twinkle Khanna 

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26. Kajol 

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27. Sushmita Sen 

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Weren't those times better?