Looking at the best actresses to wear the tiara in each decade since her creation
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1940s - Rita Hayworth
One of only six women to have danced on screen with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, born Margarita Carmen Cansino, could have also been one of the few women who had the distinction to play Princess Diana. Imagine the lovely Ms. Hayworth in a '40s-styles Wonder Woman suit, with a ruffled skirt and old time bathing suit -- the Nazis would have to pick their jaws up off the floor before Rita broke them. Hayworth would have been note perfect for a Republic Wonder Woman serial, a serial that would have propelled Wonder Woman to early heights of popularity just as Batman and Superman's serials did for them. Hayworth's wide eyed innocence would have matched the way William Moulton Marston portrayed Wonder Woman during the Golden Age. Just look at Hayworth in the note perfect noir "Gilda," a film that made many censors clench up when it premiered in 1946 and try to deny she doesn't have all the qualities necessary to play Wonder Woman. With an elegant beauty, an unearthly soft exoticism and an edge when she needed one, Hayworth could have been the first lady of super heroes -- saving Steve Trevor and chasing after Etta Candy in cinemas all across America. Picture Hayworth visiting the soldiers overseas in her Wonder Woman get up for USO tours; it would have been the perfect woman in the perfect role at the perfect time. Take that Ratzi!