Pictures of famous people in essential moments of their lives

Behind every photo, there is a story. And the images become priceless with time, especially when celebrities are pictured in essential moments of their lives. 

Elvis Presley, Sophia Loren, Max Factor, Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, Elton John, Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra, Robert De Niro or The Beatles are in the pictures included in this report. 


In February 1958, the King of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, met for the first time with the stunning actress Sophia Loren. It was at Paramount Studios, where Elvis was filming “King Creole”. Photographer Bob Willoughby happened to be there and took some memorable shots of Sophia and Elvis. As Bob Willoughby recalls, Loren spotted 23-year-old Presley having lunch in the Paramount commissary and decided to introduce herself to him. She promptly sat in his lap and kissed him. He didn’t mind.” I bet you wish they would stop screaming” said the beautiful Italian actress. “Never” answered Elvis.

Another legendary meeting happened in 1945 with the Spanish painter Salvador Dali and the famous director and producer of film and animation Walt Disney. Both were planning to collaborate at the animated short film “Destino”. The production initially began in 1945, but it was completed only 58 years later, by the Walt Disney Company in 2003.

First steps in the modern beauty industry were taken in 1935. Back then the beautician Max Factor (1872 -1938) developed the beauty micrometre. The device was designed to identify the areas of a person’s face, which needed adjustments using make-up. The Polish businessman and founder of cosmetics giant Max Factor & Company was also the one who popularized the term make-up.

As Walter Yeo, he was the first man to benefit from advanced plastic surgery for skin transplant. Walter Ernest O’Neil Yeo (1890-1960) was a sailor in World War I.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” started from a real story. Alice Lindell (1852 – 1934) was the one who inspired author Lewis Carroll to write the book when she asked him to tell her a story while they were on a boating trip in Oxford, England.

Enjoy the rest of the photos with celebrities as Elton John, Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra, the famous fashion icon Coco Chanel, the legendary Beatles or the remarkable Robert De Niro.

Elton John on board his private plane, 1974 (By Terry O’Neill)
Elton John on board his private plane, 1974 (By Terry O’Neill)
Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel at the age of 30, in 1913
Robert Redford
Young Robert Redford with one of his children
Elvis cu Sofia Loren
King of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, and the beautiful italian Sofia Loren (1958)
Ana Gardner si Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra and wife Ava Gardner arriving at London Airport, 1956 (By D. G. Dawson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Ultima poza Beatles impreuna
The last photo of all four Beatles together: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, August 22, 1969 (By Ethan Russell)
pacient pionier in transplant piele
Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery and the first skin transplant.
The real Alice in Wonderland
The real Alice in Wonderland
Robert de Niro 1973
Robert de Niro (1973)
Salvador Dali si Walt Disney
Salvador Dali and Walt Disney (1945)
Max Factor
The famous Max Factor and his invention Beauty Micrometer (1935)
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