I love that so many old Tamil film posters have just the actresses on them and you get to see different kinds of attire.
The first film is Madanamala, where the heroine is a dancer. The second,Devamanohari, features a princess. The other two women are a little more down to earth with the third picture being a poster for Velaikaari (translation: Servant Girl) and the fourth for Rohini, a Tamil adaptation of Bankim’s Bengali novel Krishnakanter Will (you can see that the actress is trying to create the Bengali look).
The movies are from the 1940s/1950s.