(This is just a partial list)
* Phyllis Applegate- Singer, dancer and opthalmologist;
* Carla Balenda - starlet (Hughes's discovery);
* Phyllis Brooks - actress;
* Nancy Carroll - actress of the 30s;
* Cyd Charisse- dancer, actress;
* Sallilee Conlon- cover girl, tv news star;
* Joan Crawford - Oscar winning actress;
* Linda Darnell - actress;
* Bette Davis- Oscar winning actress;
* Yvonne de Carlo -sexy actress;
* Olivia de Havilland -Oscar winning dramatic actress and star;
* Faith Domergue- actress and long time Mistress of Hughes as a teenager until she was 20;
* Billie Dove- The "most beautiful girl" in Ziegfeld Follies history. She was engaged to Hughes but they were never married. She was the first great love of Howard Hughes, jr.;
* Joan Fontaine - actress and sister of Olivia de Havilland;
* Brenda Frazier -"The Debutante of the Century"
* Ava Gardner - sultry , fiery and temperamental and beautiful actress;
* Kathryn Grayson - classical opera singer and actress.She almost married Hughes as the latter proposed to her 3 times.
* Jane Greer - actress of the 40s ;
* Jean Harlow- blonde bombshell actress and Hughes's female lead in Hell 's Angels whom he catapulted to stardom;
* Susan Hayward- award winning dramatic actress;
* Rita Hayworth- sexy siren of the 40s;
* Katharine Hepburn - talented actress, a great golfer who shares Hughes's love for flying, 4 time Oscar winner.She was one of the great loves of Hughes and he kept her love letters until he died.
* Barbara Hutton - Woolworth Heiress and one of the richest women of her times.Known as the "Poor little rich girl"
* Zizi Jeanmaire - ballet dancer;
* Dorothy Jordan - MGM star of the 30s briefly engaged to Hughes;
* Timmie Lansing - New York debutante;
* Janet Leigh - actress whom Hughes pursued but never won;
* Gina Lollobrigida- sultry and fiery Italian actress;
* Ida Lupino - actress and one of the first women film director (thanks to Hughes);
* Marian Marsh - dramatic actress;
* Virginia Mayo - Blonde bombshell actress;
* Marilyn Monroe- a sex symbol of her time, an actress with comedic
flair.She caught Hughes's attention but there wasn't any serious affair;
* Terry Moore- called the "perpetual starlet".She claimed to have been married to Hughes and received a settlement from his estate;
*JEAN PETERS - homespun but gorgeous film star.She married Hughes in 1957 and stayed on for 11 years.She loved him truly but the marriage didnt work;
* ELLA RICE - The first Mrs.Hughes and also a wealthy woman in her own right.They divorced after 4 years of unhappy marriage due to Hughes's philandering ways and insensitivity;
* Ginger Rogers- singer, dancer, actress.Hughes wept when she left;
* Jane Russel - actress whose breasts Hughes got fixated on.There was no real affair between the 2 as Hughes was not Ms.Russel's type but she credits the latter for her stardom;
* Yvonne Shubert - She was just 15 and Hughes was 50 when they had an affair. She gave Jean Peters her toughest competition.Pursued and intermittent singing career;
* Jean Simmons- actress. Hughes bought her contract but didnt use her as an actress much.She filed a lawsuit against him;
* Elizabeth Taylor- Hughes got smitten by Elizabeth and offered $ 1 Million if she will marry him.But she refused;
* Joyce Taylor - singer and actress;
* Gene Tierney - actress.Hughes provided medical attention he provided for her mentally retarded daughter;
* Lana Turner - controversial ,sexy ,blonde actress;
* Gloria Vanderbilt- rich debutant from one of Amercan's most famous families.
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