Rare Vintage Hollywood Photos You’ve Never Seen
These funky photographs from the past will surprise you with some unexpected little known facts. These photos will have you doing double-takes on first viewing.
Get ready to get your mind blown with these serious perfect-for-carpool trivia facts from the past featuring visual receipts that might make your heart skip a beat. Hopefully, you have health insurance…
Raquel Welch Didn’t Like Glamour
In this picture, we the 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.
This photo shows Raquel Welch behind the scenes on the set of the 1966 stone-age fantasy film One Million Years B.C.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone loved Elvis Presley, but let’s be honest: women were his number one audience, and the King loved those women back a lot. This picture is of a crowd of fans who gathered at the theater for the premiere of his film Loving You.
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 days. 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.
1980’s Trading Spaces got her to be renown within a new category of movies, which also made her win amazing prices.
In this photo, Jamie Lee Curtis and Gil Gerard can be seen on the set of the television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, which aired from 1979 to 1981. This photo was taken in 1979 when Jamie Lee was visiting for the shooting of the episode “Unchained Woman”, in which she played the role of Jen Burton.
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!
This other photo of Elvis, this time in uniform, but still surrounded by a sea of female fans, was taken during a brief visit he made to Prestwick Airport on March 2, 1960.
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”.
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.
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.
This photo of Lynda Carter is from 1978. It was taken during a photo shoot for the cover of her album Portrait. Yes, Wonder Woman is also a singer!
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.
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.
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…
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!
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.
In the end, behind his troublemaker exterior, the singer was a romantic! In this photo from December 20, 1978, he can be seen gazing lovingly at his wife and manager, Elizabeth Weber, in the comfort of their Cove Neck home.
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 blaxplotation genre due to her roles in Coffy, Black Mama White Mama, and of course, Foxy Brown.
In this photo taken in 1973, we can see Pam Grier with Freddie Prinze Senior, her partner at the time—they had been together from 1973 to 1975. She was then promoting her movie Coffy.
Jack Nicholson And Anjelica Huston Listening To Records At Home, 1974
These two definitelly formed one crazy Hollywood power-couple. At 21, Houston left her modelling 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!”
This photo of Willie Nelson taken on stage dates from the 1980s. The guitar he’s holding, already damaged, is probably as famous as he is! Indeed, Nelson has been playing his famous 1969 Martin N-20, which he affectionately named Trigger, for decades! He still uses it to this day.
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.
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.
In this photo from 1979, you can get an even clearer view of the face behind the Michael Myers mask. He was making a cameo in an episode of The Waltons, playing a character named Tinker.
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.
Who needs a master’s degree from a university when you can have a master 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. In this picture, we can see Wong Shun Leung (on the right) visiting Lee (in the middle) on the set of Enter the Dragon (1973), giving him some fight choreography tips.
John Kennedy Jr., Hyannis Beach, 1980
Here 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 though twice before buying something he wanted. His childhood nickname was “John-John,” which made reporter think they were mishearing JFK when he called him “John” twice in quick succession.
This photo of young Kennery in a beige suit was taken on June 7, 1979, the day of his graduation from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
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 “Happy Days” In 1982
Yes, Tom Hanks was a guest star on Happy Days, where he appeared as an old nemesis of ‘Fonzie’ seeking revenge. The episode is called: A Little Case Of Revenge. It aired in 1982 as part of the show’s 10th season.
Hanks plays a character who returns to settle a 17-year grudge with Fonzi—concerning a beef when The Fonz pushed him off a swing when they were youngsters. Instead of settling it with lawyers, he preferred to use his karate skills.
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.
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.
This photo of The Rolling Stones was taken in 1969 in Hyde Park, London. The group was formed in 1962, so they were already together for 7 years at the time of this picture.
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.
This picture of the mother and daughter is also from the late 70s. The two women seem to be very close!
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.
This photo of Luis Armstrong and his wife, Lucille Wilson, was taken by Ken Regan in 1969 on the balcony of his home in Queens, New York.
Raquel Welch On Her Audition For Gilligan’s Island, 1964
Yes, Raquel Welch audition 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.
Raquel Welch was truly an icon in the 60s and this photo from that time is just one more example.
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 of 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.
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. You can see them on their big day in this picture.
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.
On this photo dating from 1982, we can once again see Patrick Swayze, but this time in the company of Rob Lowe and C. Thomas Howell. The trio was then filming The Outsiders by Francis Ford Coppola at this time.
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.
This picture is also one from a 1987 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Her photos are really of all styles!
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 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.
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.
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 had 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.
When she 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.
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.
Besides the Playboy Bunnies, Hefner would have other guests on the jet with him. He would have people on such as Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley. The jet was painted all black with the white bunny silhouette on the side of the plane.
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.
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!
Brigitte Bardot, 1953
Brigitte Bardot is one of the greatest French actress 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.
A true icon, the actress was not only setting fashion trends, 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!
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.
This other photo was taken in 1943 by photographer Eric Carpenter. Garland is absolutely sublime!
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.
However, her career relatively ended in 1956, when she married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.
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!
Here you can see Marlene Dietrich and Billy Wilder looking at a strip from the film, making sure everything is alright.
Elizabeth Taylor As Cleopatra, 1963
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!
Marilyn Monroe And John. F. Kennedy, 1962
This photo showing Marilyn Monroe and US President John. F. Kennedy was taken at the White House by photographer Cecil Stoughton in 1962.
In this photo, we can see that Marilyn is still wearing her iconic tight-fighting, sheer rhinestone-studded dress, which she wore earlier during her famous performance at Madison Square Garden, singing “Happy Birthday, Mr President.”
Monroe has always have 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 Dietrich is in fact a German actress and singer. However, she 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.
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.
In this photo, we can see her as Malibu, “queen of the surf”, the character she played in the film Don’t Make Waves, released in 1967.
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.
With a career that lasted 44 years, Montgomery was certainly more than a witch capable of entertaining the whole family.
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!
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!
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.
Frida Kahlo and artist Diego Rivera married in 1929, and left Coyoacán, Mexico City, in 1930 to live in San Francisco. In this photo, they can be seen living in the studio of sculptor Ralph Stackpole on Montgomery Street.
Michael J. Fox And Christopher Lloyd, 1985
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!
This photo of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd on the set is just perfect. There’s even Einstein waving his paw!
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 At Wembley Stadium, 1986
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.
Known for his flamboyant on-stage personality and four-octave vocal range, Mercury entertained crowds like no other. You can see how captivated the crowd was by his performance at Wembley stadium in 1986.
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.
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.
In this photo, we can see her meeting Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, as well as the director Ron Howard. How much fun do they all look together!
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.”
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!
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!
On 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.
Between 1994 and 2000, the Spice Girls had no respite, but fortunately, they were able to find some time to rest together.
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.
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.
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.
Walt Disney And Shirley Temple, 1938
In this 1938 photo, Walt Disney can be seen with a 10 year old Shirley Temple. On the table in front of them is the honorary Oscar that Disney won for the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
This trophy is unique; as you can see, it consists of one normal-sized, plus seven miniature Oscar statuettes. And it was the young actress who presented it to him.
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.
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.
Here are the three principal acolytes, accompanied by the sympathetic wookiee and the funny protocol droid C-3PO on board the Millenium Falcon.
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!
This photo is from the 1966 Bernards High School yearbook, The Bernardian. At that time, Meryl Streep was in her junior year of high school.
Elizabeth Taylor Visiting Cannes, France, In 1950
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Leyte, assigned to Carrier Air Group 3, was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from May 2 to August 24, 1950. In this photo, Elizabeth Taylor can be seen visiting the sick bay aboard the aircraft off Canes, France.
Taken by photographer Frank Worth, this image is one of the best, among many, of film legend Elizabeth Taylor, more commonly known only as Liz. She died at the age of 79 in 2011 and will remain forever engraved in the collective memory.
Liz Taylor began her career at the age of only 10, experiencing immediate success with films such as Lassie Come Home and National Velvet. The film Giant, on whose set this photo was taken, dates from 1956.
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.
This photo of Dylan also dates from 1963, and it is again very clear how much the artist remained himself throughout his career. He was never afraid of success, and he never let it go to his head!
Catherine Bach In 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.
She 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.