The standards of beauty may change over the years, but even today, the famous novelist would be considered extremely good-looking, so much so that his looks may be on paar with his writing talent. For those of you who might be less familiar with his works, Kerouac is considered a literary iconoclast and a pioneer of the Beat Generation in literature. Unfortunately, the genius writer passed away at the all-too-young age of 47.
7. Tenzing Norgay (1953)
Tenzing Norgay was one of the 2 first people along with Edmund Hillary to reach the top of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, for which he was added to the list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century. On one of the trial expeditions leading up to the great Everest climb, he even saved Hillary’s life: he prevented Hillary from falling into a crevasse by promptly securing his rope to an ice axe. Apart from all his heroism and outstanding mountaineering skills, Tenzing was quite handsome, too.
8. Arthur Rimbaud (1872)
Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet, who had a very short and ambivalent life, jumping university dropout to poet to traveling merchant. His poetry, as well as restless character and active life influenced many XX century writers, artists and musicians. His life story was even adapted into a 1995 film titled Total Eclipse, where no other than young Leonardo DiCaprio played Rimbaud’s role, and we can definitely see the resemblance.
9. Rupert Brooke (1915)
Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet, who was as celebrated for his good looks in various English poetry societies as he was for his sonnets dedicated to the horrors of the First World War. His handsome, boyish face served as the inspiration for both artists and poets. Unfortunately, the poet never managed to reach his full creative potential, as he suffered a sudden death from an infected mosquito bite during a sea voyage throughout the Mediterranean.
10. Fawzia Fuad of Egypt
Fawzia Fuad was an Egyptian princess who became the Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She was educated in Europe and was believed to be one of the most beautiful women in Egypt in the 1940’s. Stories of her beauty spread far and wide, and she was often compared to iconic film stars like Hedy Lamarr and Vivien Leigh.