Rare Vintage Hollywood Photos You’ve Never Seen
Betty Brosmer Showing Her Astonishing Measurements
Talk about some crazy, unnatural measurements. Betty Chloe Brosmer, later known by her married name Betty Weider, was a bodybuilder, fitness instructor, and pinup model. When you look at this picture, it’s hard to believe that as a child, she was naturally small and slight in the frame!
She was the highest-paid supermodel of the 1950s and won more than 50 beauty contests before the age of 20. Her measurements were 38-18-36, which is quite unnatural. Its very accentuated hourglass shape probably required several treatments.
Raquel Welch and the $8,000 bikini
This photo shows Raquel Welch behind the scenes on the set of the 1966 stone-age fantasy film One Million Years B.C.
One fun fact about her is that her iconic fur bikini from the movie “One Million Years B.C.” was actually made of synthetic fur, not real animal fur. The outfit became an instant sensation. In fact, the bikini sold for an impressive $8,000 at an auction in 2003. Welch has also had a successful career as a businesswoman, author, and activist, and remains an enduring cultural icon to this day.
Susan Sarandon in the film “Pretty Baby
This photo was taken when Susan Sarandon played the character of Hattie in Louis Malle’s 1978 film Pretty Baby. She co-starred with Brooke Shields and Keith Carradine.
One fun fact about Susan Sarandon’s role in the film “Pretty Baby” is that she was actually pregnant during filming. Despite being in the early stages of her pregnancy, Sarandon took on the challenging role of Hattie, a prostitute in early 20th-century New Orleans. To conceal her pregnancy, the costume department had to get creative, using loose-fitting clothing and other tricks to keep it hidden. Sarandon’s performance in the film was widely praised and helped to establish her as a versatile and talented actress, setting the stage for her future success in the industry.
Emily Banks As Yeoman Tonia Barrows On Star Trek, 1966
The actress Emily Banks is best known for her role as Yeoman Tonia Barrows on the 1966 “Shore Leave” episode of the original Star Trek series. A lot of real Star Trek fans definitely remember her from that time.
But Banks also appeared on episodes of Dragnet, Love American Style, Fantasy Island, Bewitched, Airwolf, and Highway to Heaven. She got her start in 1960 when she was elected Miss Rheingold and appeared in ads and promotions for Rheingold Beer.
Jamie Lee Curtis In The 70s
Jamie Lee Curtis was the ultimate scream queen, back in the day. Curtis totally dominated the horror scene back then, Halloween being the most famous of them all. She even reprised her role as Laurie Strode in the latest installment of the saga, Halloween Ends, in 2022.
1980s Trading Spaces got her to be renowned within a new category of movies, which also made her win amazing prizes.
Kathy Ireland, 1987
Kathy Ireland is a former model, actress, and entrepreneur who gained international recognition for her appearances in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The picture on the right is from one of her photoshoots for the 1987 edition of the magazine, which was a major milestone in her modeling career. Throughout her time as a model, Ireland was known for her versatility and ability to adapt to a wide range of styles and looks, from glamorous to sporty to casual.
In addition to her successful modeling career, Ireland has also built a thriving business empire, with ventures in areas such as fashion, home decor, and wellness. Today, she is recognized as one of the most successful and influential women in business.
Barbi Benton In 1979
Actress, television personality, and singer, Barbi Benton is best known for her modeling career, especially when she began working with Playboy magazine at the age of 18. She was Hugh Hefner’s wife from 1969 to 1976.
After meeting her second husband, whom she married in 1979, she left the spotlight to become a full-time mother and raise their two children. However, this did not stop her from releasing a fourth and final album in 1988, “Kinetic Voyage”.
Lynda Carter From The “Skateboard Wiz” 1978 Episode Of Wonder Woman
This picture was taken back in the days when skateboarding was sort of a new thing. Because of that, every TV show tried to tie into the craze. Even Wonder Woman who apparently needed to wear a helmet.
Spoiler Alert: In the end, that’s clear everyone goes out and buys pizza.
Raquel Welch In The Controversial Bluebeard
Bluebeard, the immortal story of a pilot who has a penchant for going away with his wives. Raquel Welch plays Magdalena, a promiscuous nun who loves to talk about what she’s been getting up to while she’s in the habit.
At the time of the film, Welch was freshly divorced from her second husband, Patrick Curtis, and was in a career peak adding zeros to her bank account digits.
Priscilla Presley In The Eye Of Oscar In The 60s
This image captured by photographer Oscar Abolafia shows a young Priscilla Presley sitting alone in a booth, holding a glass of water. On this photo, she has a rather serious face, and her eyes are most piercing.
This photo is absolutely beautiful, and we can’t help but notice how much his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, looks like her. Elvis Presley and Priscilla Anne—née Wagner, but became Beaulieu after her adoption—were married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967.
Jerry Hall, hair of the decade
This photo of Jerry Hall was taken in the 1970s, and it’s not hard to tell just by looking at the photo. She’s sporting the voluminous curly hair typical of that decade!
One fun fact about Jerry Hall’s iconic curly hair is that it actually played a role in her rise to fame. When she was discovered by a modeling scout in the 1970s, Hall’s naturally curly hair was considered unconventional and distinctive in an industry that often favored more straight and sleek looks. Her unique hair, combined with her striking features and towering height, made her stand out in the world of modeling and helped to propel her to superstardom. Today, Jerry Hall remains a fashion icon and continues to be admired for her timeless beauty and effortless style.
Billy Joel Being Illegal In 1974
Early Billy Joel was kind of cool, don’t you agree? Here is a picture of him taken a while back, in 1974. He was then hanging out next to a sign, being super ironic. We totally love this little badass side of the singer!
We don’t think he ever went to trial for this infraction, though.
Audrey Hepburn On Green Mansions, 1959
We all know Audrey Hepburn from the coveted role of Holly in the popular movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s. But did you know she played a completely different role before that classic? Well, now you do!
She played the role of Rima on Green Mansions in 1959. Green Mansions isn’t nearly as recognized as Breakfast At Tiffany’s is, but it was still an important role to Hepburn at the time.
Christina Applegate, the icon
Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer who began her career as a child actor in the 1980s.
In the 80s, Applegate was an icon, beautiful and popular, and on the night of her date with Brad Pitt, she actually dumped him to go with another guy!
Brigitte Bardot, 1960
A true icon, the actress was not only setting fashion trends, but she also created what is now known as “The Bardot Pose” during a shoot in 1960.
Naked, wearing only pantyhose, sitting cross-legged, and hiding her breasts behind her arms; it doesn’t get more famous than this pose!
Pam Grier As A Beauty Pageant Winner In The 1960s
Before she was the now well-known Foxy Brown, actress Pam Grier was a young beauty queen. Her goal was to raise money to pay for her college tuition at Metropolitan State College. Grier was the very first African American woman in the action movie business.
In the 70s, she was dubbed queen of the blaxploitation genre due to her roles in Coffy, Black Mama White Mama, and of course, Foxy Brown. Pam Grier and Freddie Prinze Senior had been together from 1973 to 1975.
Jack Nicholson And Anjelica Huston Listening To Records At Home, 1974
These two definitely formed one crazy Hollywood power couple. At 21, Houston left her modeling career and moved from New York to Los Angeles where she met and immediately fell in love with Nicholson.
Their relationship lasted 17 years and ended after Nicholson told Houston he was having a child with a younger woman. We hope she was the one who kept the real estate. This breakup was very difficult for Huston, but like Nicholson, she finally found the man of her life, Robert Graham, with whom she married in 1992. Unfortunately, her husband died in 2008.
Willie Nelson’s Mug Shot
Dated from 1974, this mug shot of Willie Nelson was taken by the Dallas Police Department for possession of marijuana. The musician first called his lawyer from jail for marijuana possession in Dallas in 1974. He was arrested again in 2010 in Sierra, Texas. After that arrest, Nelson created the TeaPot party under the motto “Tax it, regulate it, and legalize it!”
Fun fact: Nelson has been playing his famous 1969 Martin N-20, which he affectionately named Trigger, for decades! He still uses it to this day.
Raquel Welch Didn’t Like Glamour
In this picture, we see lovely Raquel Welch lounging on a yellow sofa without a care in the world. Ms. Welch was one of the most infamous sex symbols of her generation and probably of all time.
Although her looks brought her fame and fortune, in private she was quite reserved and had a distaste for glamour and purchasing expensive objects.
Grace Kelly In Jamaica, 1955
Grace Kelly became known for her role in the 1953 film Mogambo by John Ford. She later appeared in a ton of films, including three by the famous Alfred Hitchcock.
In total, she has participated in 14 films, 26 TV series, and two plays.
Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra)
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most popular actresses during the 1950s and the 1960s. One of her most iconic roles is certainly that of Cleopatra, in the 1963 film of the same name. In the 1960s, she became the highest-paid actress, which is no small feat! In 1999, she was even named the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute.
The actress wished to end her career in the early 1950s, disliking the control that MGM had over her and the films in which she played. Fortunately, better roles were then offered to her, extending her career for many years!
Taking A Dr. Pepper Break On Set Of Halloween, 1978
Even scary movie monsters get thirsty from time to time. After all, Michael Myers is still a human! Kind of… Ok, let’s say that it’s debatable. But one thing is sure, Tony Moran is definitely a human who needs to drink from time to time! Here’s actor Tony Moran taking a break from slashing people on set to clown around after buying an ice-cold Dr. Pepper.
Kathy Ireland For Sports Illustrated In 1987
As far as being a supermodel goes, Kathy Ireland always hits a home run. Not only did she appear in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, but Ireland also has a current net worth of $420 million.
She also has her own corporation and has appeared in multiple TV shows and movies.
Shirley Temple, the doll
Shirley Temple began her acting career at the age of 3 years old and was active in the industry until 1965. She then worked mainly as a public servant.
One fun fact about Shirley Temple’s appearance is that she had a signature hairstyle known as “the Shirley Temple curls.” The hairstyle consisted of tight, bouncy ringlets that framed her face and became a popular trend among young girls during the 1930s. The style was so popular that the doll company Ideal Toy and Novelty Company created a doll based on Temple’s image, complete with a dress and shoes that matched outfits she wore in her films. The doll became one of the most popular toys of the time and is now a highly sought-after collector’s item.
An 18-Year-Old Bruce Lee With His Master, Ip Man, 1958
Bruce Lee was such a badass. But before becoming a huge star, anyone has to learn from someone. Ip Man was a Cantonese martial artist and a master teacher of Wing Chun, and he taught Bruce Lee his tricks. Bruce Lee was such a badass. But before becoming a huge star, anyone has to learn from someone. Ip Man was a Cantonese martial artist and a master teacher of Wing Chun, and he taught Bruce Lee his tricks.
Who needs a master’s degree from a university when you can have a master’s like Ip Man? Sadly, Ip Man died in 1972 from throat cancer, only seven months before the death of his prized student. Contrary to what many believe, Ip Man was not Bruce Lee’s only master. Wong Shun Leung, who was one of Ip Man’s best students, is also said to have taught Lee many of his fighting skills in Kung Fu and Wing Chun.
Catherine Bach In the 1980s
Catherine Bach was one of the queens of the 70s and 80s. Her role as Daisy Duke on the Southern redneck TV show The Dukes of Hazzard made her, and her legs, famous. Back in the day, she had an insurance for her famous legs of $1 million.
Recently Bach spoke out about Hollywood’s obsession with being skinny and body image. She pointed out that she was slim during her heyday on The Dukes of Hazzard because she was an athlete and not from starving herself.
John Kennedy Jr., Hyannis Beach, 1980
Here is the rich, hunky son of a president enjoying the weather during the 1980s Labor Day Weekend at Hyannis Beach, Massachusetts. JFK Jr. was born in 1960, two weeks after his father was elected president. So we are pretty sure he never thought twice before buying something he wanted.
His childhood nickname was “John-John,” which made reporters think they were mishearing JFK when he called him “John” twice in quick succession.
Sophia Loren in Lady L
Lady L is far from being the first film in which Sophia Loren played, but it is nevertheless one of the most important of her career, having contributed to her international fame.
Fun fact about Loren’s career: Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1960 film “Two Women” (La Ciociara), becoming the first actor or actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language film performance. However, she was not the first choice for the role. Originally, the film’s director, Vittorio De Sica, had wanted to cast actress Anna Magnani in the lead role.
Sharon Tate, Queen of the surf
In this photo, we can see Sharon Tate as Malibu, “queen of the surf”, the character she played in the film Don’t Make Waves, released in 1967.
One fun fact about Sharon Tate is that she was nicknamed the “Queen of the Surf” after her role in the 1964 film “The Americanization of Emily.” In the film, Tate played a beautiful beachgoer who catches the eye of a Navy lieutenant played by James Garner. The film helped to launch Tate’s career as an actress and cemented her status as a style icon of the 1960s.
George Harrison And Pattie Boyd In 1967
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd were pictured visiting Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco for the “Summer of Love” in 1967. This social phenomenon represents the moment when 75,000 to 100,000 young hippies flooded San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, marching together for a distance of 25 blocks.
George, here trading handshakes, has said that this was a defining moment when he knew the hippie movement was over. Harrison and Boyd were married from 1966 to 1977. Their divorce was partly due to the fact that Eric Clapton, who became friends with Harrison in the late 1960s, also fell in love with Boyd shortly after they met. Boyd finally left Harrison in 1974 and married Clapton in 1979.
On The Set Of Planet Of The Apes, California, 1967
The 1968 sci-fi classic, screen played by Rod Serling, has the best twist ending of all time—when astronaut Heston sees the submerged Statue of Liberty—and realizes he’s been on earth this whole time. (Sorry for the spoiler.) The man was so invested in thinking he was on another planet! That poor guy. What a disappointment that must have been!
In this 1974 photo, we can see actor Roddy McDowall enjoying the Malibu sun, hidden under an umbrella, live from 20th Century Fox TV’s ranch where he was starring not in one of the movies, but in the series Planet of the Apes for CBS.
Tom Hanks On “Bosom Buddies?”
Do you remember that early in his career, from 1980 to 1982, Tom Hanks also starred in the ABC TV series Bosom Buddies? He played Kip Wilson, also known as Buffy when he disguised himself as a woman.
One fun fact about Tom Hanks’ time on “Bosom Buddies” is that the show was actually his first major acting role on television. Prior to landing the part, Hanks had mainly worked in theater and had only made a few brief appearances on TV shows. “Bosom Buddies” was a comedic series about two men who dress up as women in order to live in an affordable, all-female apartment building. Hanks’ character Kip/Buffy was a breakout hit, and his comedic talent and charm helped to make the show a success. Although “Bosom Buddies” only ran for two seasons, it helped to launch Hanks’ career and set the stage for his future success in Hollywood.
Elvis Presley With Fans, 1957
Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll”, is now considered one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. His career has been phenomenal and filled with music, bass movements, and women, among others.
His career started in 1954, but he had his real commercial success only two years later, in 1956. His song “Heartbreak Hotel” quickly became a number-one hit in the United States. The picture above was taken while meeting his fans in Buffalo, New York on April 1, 1957.
Bob Marley, Mick Jagger, And Peter Tosh, 1978
What a trio! This incredible picture was taken in 1978, around the time when Mick Jagger recorded with Peter Tosh on the song Don’t Look Back. This photo was actually taken backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at the Palladium in New York on June 19th, 1978.
Reggae was a big influence on the Rolling Stones, and the world would never recover from that collaboration.
Jamie Lee Curtis And Janet Leigh At Studio 54 In The 1970s
In the 70’s, Studio 54 was the nightclub to go to in NYC if you were rich and famous. It was a drug-fueled, dancing frenzy for the likes of Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Michael Jackson.
The premise was simple, a velvet rope separated the undesirables from entering and purchasing drinks in the club—while the famous and beautiful partied inside. Here’s a shot of mother/daughter Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis inside the legendary club.
Louis Armstrong In The Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, 1962
Louis Armstrong, also known under the nicknames “Satchmo”, simply “Satch” or even “Pops”, was America’s ambassador of jazz. In 1962, Armstrong visited Guantanamo Bay Naval Station as part of his tour for the troops.
I don’t know who carried his bags on that trip, but we hope the man knew that this was worth a lot more than his paycheck.
Raquel Welch On Her Audition For Gilligan’s Island, 1964
Yes, Raquel Welch auditioned for the role of girl-next-door Mary Anne, un character in the popular TV series Gilligan’s Island. She probably didn’t get the part because she was too sexy and not enough girl-next-door.
We have to credit the casting crew for sticking to their guidelines for the character.
Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson And Patrick Swayze In Next Of Kin, 1989
Next Of Kin, a 1989 movie flop, features a wide range of now well-known actors like Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Bill Paxton a.k.a. Chet from Weird Science, and even Ben Stiller. How could this film have gone so wrong?
That is quite a surprising group that’s definitely full of energy.
Jerry Hall Partying In The 70s
Jerry Hall was a model throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and she began having an affair with Mick Jagger in 1977 while he was married to Bianca Jagger. They ended up becoming common-law spouses and then had an unofficial wedding ceremony in 1990.
The couple had four children together before once again, Jagger proved he couldn’t settle down. There were far too many models in the world…
Betty Grable And Carmen Miranda on Springtime In The Rockies, 1942
Springtime In The Rockies was a Broadway musical starring Betty Grable as Vicky Lane. Vicky Lane and Victor Price head to the Canadian Rockies to perform their new set, but Dan Christy follows them for the plot of the show.
Betty Grable rose to stardom for her role in Down Argentine Way in 1940. She was a bubbly blonde who lit up the stage all on her own. She was especially popular at this time when World War II was happening.
Marilyn Monroe, 1947
In 1947, Marilyn Monroe appeared in the Vancouver Sun newspaper for the first time. The column read, “There’s a hustle in her bustle. But actress Marilyn Monroe of Hollywood does not recommend her newest bathing suit for any kind of energetic swimming.”
The article included a photo of her modeling a swimsuit. She appeared in a film that same year known as Dangerous Years. She played a waitress in this film where a teenager was on trial for murder. Even though many thought this might be her big break, she didn’t exactly stir the waters with this role.
Audrey Hepburn, fashionista
Other than the fact that she was an amazing actress, Hepburn is known for her fashion. She has been widely recognized as a fashion icon, even now.
One fun fact about Audrey Hepburn’s passion for fashion is that she had a close and enduring relationship with French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy.
The Beatles In Hamburg, Germany, 1960
“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” Spoken from the Beatles themselves while playing their popular song “Strawberry Fields Forever”, maybe there weren’t able to quite see what was going on here?
Seeing this photo, it doesn’t look like the band is real. Historydaily.org said they look like “wax dummies” and, well, we would have to agree. But something else that’s odd about this photo is the fact that Ringo isn’t here and someone else is playing the guitar. Well, Pete Best played for the band before Ringo did, so that’s who is on the drums. But Stuart Sutcliffe, on the far right, eventually left the band to pursue his art.
Elvis And His Cousin At The Fair, 1953
Can you imagine Elvis Presley doing anything other than stealing the hearts of women everywhere? Well, even before he became a household name, he was on his way to becoming one of the biggest musical legends of all time.
Elvis was always one to be in the spotlight, even if that meant he had to perform at local county fairs. As you must know, Elvis wasn’t always the laid-back blues singer that we all know and love today. He was known for being a gunslinger, which just means he would carry a gun and knew how to aim and shoot correctly. With that being said, he shot out his television one night when Robert Goulet appeared on the screen. Even though he had nothing against Goulet, he would like to shoot his gun off whenever he felt like it. Oh, Elvis.
Goldie Hawn, 1970s
Goldie Hawn was in the iconic movie Cactus Flower in 1969. She played Toni Simmons in the movie and played alongside Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. It was definitely this role that launched her film career. This movie won her three awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Supporting Actress, and the David di Donatello Special Award.
Hawn played many roles that portrayed her as a slightly ditzy woman, but she still won many awards and was respected for her talent in the acting world. Goldie Hawn is also a producer, but she is best known for her free spirit and ability to adapt to any role that she plays.
Victoria Principal On Dallas, 1950s
Victoria Principal spent nine years on the show Dallas as Pamela Barnes Ewing, appearing in a total of 251 episodes of the series. This role ended up winning her two Golden Globe Award nominations.
This show was about an affluent family in texas who owned their own oil company. After the show, she did not stop pursuing her dreams. She became an entrepreneur and created her own skincare company as well as became an author. She has always credited her time on Dallas as to where her career is now.
Martha Stewart Modeling, 1960s
Martha Stewart began her career in front of the cameras at 15, getting a contract for a TV commercial for Unilever.. She was as stunning then as she is now. So, obviously, the star began modeling before anything else.
Once she began modeling, she quickly landed spots in TV commercials and print ads.
Hugh Hefner And Barbi Benton, 1970
What else would Hugh Hefner travel in other than the famous Big Bunny? Definitely nothing. The Big Bunny was his private jet that was basically the Playboy Mansion for the air. You have to admit that this plane is impressive!
In 1969, the private jet cost him $5 million, which would be over $39 million dollars today.
Jimi Hendrix At Woodstock, 1969
If you didn’t know, Woodstock was a popular music festival that promoted peace and music. When the concert was held, there was initially supposed to be a cover charge. There was no time for them to figure out a way to charge the people attending the concert, so it turned out to be a free event.
There were thousands of people who attended this event, which was able to make it one of the most diverse festivals at the time. Jimi Hendrix was the last performer to go on stage on the third day of the concert, but the weather prevented him from taking the stage until later in the week.
Brigitte Bardot, 1953
Brigitte Bardot is one of the greatest French actresses of the 50s and 60s. While her first love was ballet, she quickly turned to the cinema, accumulating 47 roles between 1952 and 1973.
This beautiful photo of her taken on the waterfront dates from 1953, shortly after her film career began.
Judy Garland Test Shot For The Wizard Of Oz, 1939
In addition to acting, Judy Garland was a singer, but despite her many talents and performances, she is best remembered as the young Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939.
Garland was only 17 years old when she played the young Dorothy Gale, propelling her career forward.
Raquel Welch, style icon
Raquel Welch was truly an icon in the 60s and this photo from that time is just one more example.
One fun fact about Raquel Welch is that she was not initially interested in pursuing a career in acting or modeling. In fact, she had originally planned to become a dancer and had trained extensively in ballet, but an injury forced her to change her plans.
Grace Kelly, beach look
In 1955, Grace Kelly won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “The Country Girl.” Despite her success in Hollywood, Kelly ultimately decided to retire from acting after she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and became Princess Grace. However, her legacy as an actress and style icon has continued to influence and inspire generations of fans and admirers.
This photo of her in the sand of Jamaïca is just perfect!
Susan Sarandon With The Hunger Cast, 1983
Susan Sarandon shared this photo on her Instagram account in February 2020. She can be seen in the company of her co-stars from the film The Hunger, David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve, among others.
The Hunger is now considered a cult film in the supernatural horror genre, but when it was released in 1983, opinions were very mixed.
On The Set Of A Foreign Affair, 1948
The film A Foreign Affair is a romantic comedy-drama released in 1948, directed by Billy Wilder and starring, among others, actress Marlene Dietrich.
In this photo, we can see the actress Hedy Lamarr, on the left, while she was visiting the set. As she pretends to want to kiss Marlene Dietrich, on the right, director Billy Wilder seems rather interested in the scene that is unfolding in front of him!
Marilyn Monroe on a bed
Marilyn Monroe has always had a great influence. In this photo, she can be seen reading the book “How to develop your thinking ability.”
Could this be a sign to all women of the time that they have the right, and even the duty to emancipate themselves and become more than just housewives? In any case, it is a very interesting image.
Marlene Dietrich Kissing A Soldier Returning Home, 1945
As a boat arrived in port with several soldiers on board on July 20, 1945, actress Marlene Dietrich was there, and she welcomed them greatly. In this photo, she can be seen being lifted by two soldiers as she embraces one on the second floor.
Marlene obtained her American citizenship in 1939, following all that was happening in Germany, which she condemned. This photo in which she kisses an American soldier returning from the war is therefore heavy with meaning.
Marlene Dietrich, Cap Eden
Marlene Dietrich is in fact a German actress and singer.
This photo was taken the year before the one showing the kiss, in 1938. Marlene Dietrich was then at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc. This place looks quite peaceful and beautiful!
Sharon Tate, 1960s
Sharon Tate was a talented American actress and model. Her career lasted only eight years, but it was enough for her to be considered one of Hollywood’s most promising newcomers.
She married director Roman Polanski in 1968, a year before the tragic tragedy known to all. Tate lost her life along with four others on August 9, 1969, at the hands of the ruthless Manson Family. This photo was taken some time before this tragic event.
Raquel Welch & Cher
This photo of Raquel Welch and Cher was taken on the set of the variety show Cher in 1975. The Cher Show, hosted by Cher herself, was on CBS from 1975 to 1976.
One fun fact about the photo of Raquel Welch and Cher is that the two iconic performers were actually good friends in real life. Despite their different backgrounds and personas, they shared a mutual admiration and respect for each other’s talent. In fact, they even appeared together on the big screen in the 1996 comedy film “Faithful,” in which they played two women seeking revenge on their cheating husbands.
Elizabeth Montgomery In Johnny Cool, 1963
Everyone knows Elizabeth Montgomery as the famous Samantha Stephens from the popular TV series Bewitched, but the actress has had many roles other than that.
A year before the beginning of Bewitched, so in 1963, the actress played Darien “Dare” Guinness, a high-class woman who falls in love with a gangster, in the film Johnny Cool.
Christina Applegate And Brad Pitt, 1989
Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt never formed a couple. In fact, they only spent one evening together, the night of the MTV Movie Awards.. This photo of them potentially dates from that one night in 1989.
This may be their only photo together, but what a photo it is! They are the perfect 1980s style icons, him with the leather jacket and her with voluminous hair!
Frida Kahlo Dress As A Boy, 1924
Frida Kahlo is an artist who has always liked to be different and stand out from the crowd by expressing herself in her own way.
In this family photo, we can see her in the center, then 17 years old, dressed as a boy.
Michael J. Fox
A cult film, Back to the Future was released in 1985 and remains a classic to this day. Who has never seen this movie? No one!
On the set of the film, Michael J. Fox had not one, but three stunt doubles to perform his stunts. That’s a lot of different Marty McFly!
Freddie Mercury and his love for cats
Queen is certainly one of the bands that have had the greatest impact on the music world. Freddie Mercury, the singer, and songwriter of the British group, formed Queen in 1970.
Off stage, however, Mercury was a very different man. He was relatively normal and very fond of cats. He had 10 of them. Here he poses with his favorite cat, Delilah. She was even featured on Queen’s 1991 album, Innuendo.
Judy Garland, 1943
This photo of Judy Garland was taken in 1943 by photographer Eric Carpenter. Garland is absolutely sublime!
She looks like an angel in this magnificent white dress.
Princess Diana, 1997
Happy and enjoying the sun, Princess Diana looks resplendent in this 1997 photo. She looks so friendly and simple!
Often, when looking at pictures of her, it would be impossible to tell she was a princess if we didn’t know.
Barbi Benton & Hugh Hefner 1979
Taken in 1970, this photo shows Barbie Benton next to Hugh Hefner, who considered her the love of his life despite their 24 years difference.
They started dating in 1969 and finally separated in 1976. They remained friends, however, until Hefner’s death in 2017. He admitted that never having married her was one of his biggest regrets.
Patrick Swayze Photographed By Mary Ellen Mark, 1995
On this very simple photo, but full of emotion, we can see Patrick Swayze posing in a dress, in the backyard of his house, accompanied by his dog Cody.
About this photo, the actor said, “I’ve now ceased to worry about image because I don’t care what people think of me anymore. Because I’ve had such a battle with what I think of me and with trying to find a way to like myself.”
Lynda Carter, 1978
This photo of Lynda Carter is from 1978. It was taken during a photo shoot for the cover of her album Portrait.
In addition to her iconic role as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is also a talented singer who has released several albums throughout her career.
With a career spanning over four decades, Elizabeth Montgomery was a versatile and talented actress who appeared in a wide range of films, television shows, and stage productions. After rising to fame as the star of the popular TV series “Bewitched,” Montgomery went on to demonstrate her versatility as an actress by taking on a variety of challenging and complex roles.
She appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies, including “The Legend of Lizzie Borden” and “A Case of Rape,” and also appeared in several stage productions, including a Broadway revival of “The Night of the Iguana” in 1988. Montgomery’s talent, versatility, and enduring popularity have made her one of the most beloved actresses of her generation and a true icon of Hollywood glamour and talent.
Catherine Bach, red kit
Catherine Bach kept herself in shape during her Daisy Duke days by dancing three hours a day, hiking, and swimming.
She played this role in the series from 1979 to 1985, for a total of 145 episodes.
Cher, Elton John And Diana Ross, 1975
This photo of Cher, Elton John, and Diana Ross was taken on August 9, 1975, while the trio was attending the first-ever Rock Music Awards, held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
How full of coolness is this photo? Here are three of the greatest artists of the 1970s together! In fact, these three artists—and their outfits!—are so epic that it’s worth showing a color photo of that very moment!
Prince Harry Meeting The Spice Girls, 1997
The Spice Girls were at their best in the 1990s, and everyone loved listening to their music. Yes, even Prince Harry was no exception!
In this photo taken at the London premiere of the movie Spice World, in 1997, we can see the Prince, then 13 years old, all smiles, surrounded by Baby Space (Emma Burton) on the left and Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) on the right, who holds his hand.
Sophia Loren and Paul Newman, 1965
Lady L is a comedy based on the 1965 novel by Romain Gary and starring Sophia Loren and Paul Newman.
In this photo, we can see the two main stars posing during a photoshoot promoting the film.
Frank Sinatra And Grace Kelly On The Set Of High Society, 1955
High Society is a romantic musical released in 1956 and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. Sinatra and Kelly were considered Hollywood royalty during the 1950s, and they became great friends, especially after working together on this film, the last one in which Kelly played.
There are even rumors that the two stars had an affair just before Kelly’s wedding to Prince Ranier III of Monaco.
The Original Star Wars Cast, 1977
This picture gathers some of the most important actors of the first Star Wars trilogy, which lasted from 1977 to 1983. These movies are cult, as much as these stars!
In this 1977 photo, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) are shown at a promotional event for the first film, A New Hope.
Martha Stewart & Coco Chanel
When Martha Stewart decided to attend college, she studied Art History while supporting herself with her modeling career. One of her very first designer campaigns was for Chanel.
She got to meet Coco Chanel and still has the items that she wore for the shoot.
Meryl Streep As A Varsity High School Cheerleader In 1966
Here is the great Meryl Streep, the star of the movie Sophie’s Choice, back in 1966 when she was a varsity high school cheerleader on the Bernards High School Mountaineers squad in Summit, New Jersey.
It seems that when she wasn’t in class, she was doing cheers!
Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
Liz Taylor is sublime on the movie set of Giant. One fun fact about Elizabeth Taylor’s role in the film “Giant” is that she famously gained weight for the role, in order to portray her character as realistically as possible. Taylor’s character, Leslie Benedict, is a wealthy socialite who moves to Texas to marry a rancher played by Rock Hudson.
To prepare for the role, Taylor reportedly ate a lot of fried foods and drank beer and milkshakes in order to put on weight. Her efforts paid off, as her performance in the film was widely praised and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Taylor’s dedication to her craft and willingness to undergo physical transformations for her roles helped to make her one of the greatest actresses of all time, and a beloved icon of Hollywood glamour and talent.
Bob Dylan Playing Music On A Porch In Greenwood, Mississippi 1963
Early Bob Dylan was the coolest. A champion for the people, on July 2nd, 1963, Dylan and folk singer Pete Seeger performed in a cotton field in Greenwood, Mississippi as part of a civil rights voter registration rally.
Pictured above is Dylan playing on the back porch of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) office, which was one of the major Civil Rights Movement organizations of the ’60s and founded by Ella Baker from Shaw University.
Elvis Presley Loving Women, 1956
This photo of the King of Rock and Roll was taken on June 4, 1956, as female fans stormed the backstage of his show at the Milton Berle Show in Burbank, California.
Elvis was well used to this kind of meeting with his fans. After all, to be considered the best-selling solo music artist of all time according to the Guinness World Records, you have to have a lot of loyal fans!
Nicholson & Huston
One fun fact about Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston is that they had a tumultuous and sometimes rocky relationship that spanned over 15 years. The couple first met in 1973 at a party hosted by Nicholson and began a passionate and intense romance that lasted through many ups and downs, including Nicholson’s infidelity and Huston’s desire for a more committed relationship. Despite their challenges, the two remained close and supportive of each other and continued to work together professionally even after their romantic relationship had ended.
In fact, Huston went on to win an Academy Award for her role in Nicholson’s 1985 film “Prizzi’s Honor,” which he produced and co-starred in. Today, Nicholson and Huston are both respected veterans of the entertainment industry, and their story serves as a reminder of the complexities and nuances of love and relationships.
Casting Director Mali Finn Audition Polaroids From The 1980s
Everybody has to start somewhere. These now famous movie icons had to go through the audition process like everyone else. Casting director Mali Finn’s collection of routine polaroids is a regular who’s who of future Hollywood stars.
During her career, Finn was responsible for casting some of the biggest stars in some of the biggest career-making roles. We wonder how much these are worth now.
Some people would probably be willing to go bankrupt for one of these. We love to see what our favorite celebrities looked like when they were at the beginning of their career!
Patrick Swayze, skating star
Did you know that Swayze’s first movie role was in the 1979 movie Skatetown, U.S.A.? In this photo, he can be seen with his wife, dancer, and actress Lisa Niemi, at a roller skating palace.
He had to practice if he wanted to be credible as a competitive skater!