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After taking a rather pleasurable look at the more recent Bollywood beauties to feature in Lux advertisements, we decided to go even better.

Here's a nostalgia-tinted look at 10 amazing women from Indian cinema history who stood by the beauty soap. Presenting, the best Lux ladies of all time:

Leela Chitnis

With this 1929 ad, Leela Chitnis became the first Indian actress to appear in any advertisement. Lux -- the name coined from the word Luxury -- was then selling at two annas (about 15 paise) a bar.

A fine actress, Leela is most remembered for landmark films like Kangan, Azaad and Jhoola, where she excelled as a heroine long before her memorable maternal roles in films like Shaheed, Awara, and Guide.

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