And, of course, celebrities partied the hardest – T.V. and film stars, musicians, artists, athletes, royals, you name it! Keep reading to see some of the decade’s wildest party animals caught on camera.
Princess Anne at a Ford Party
Even royals knew how to have fun back in the 1970s. Below we see none other than Princess Anne attending a banquet on December 19th, 1973. The princess is dressed to the nines in a gorgeous gown and hairdo and wearing a big smile (which maybe was the result of copious amounts of alcohol).
The banquet was thrown in honor of famous Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart, who was retiring from an illustrious career in motor racing. Ford organized the party, so you can imagine there were all the best party favors, and all the attendees in the photo seemed to be wearing chauffeur caps in honor of the racer and looked very entertained.
Elton John Amuses Party Guests
Legendary singer Elton John sure knew how to party and dress! The man has the most incredible repertoire of costumes and party photos and always seems to be having the best time.
Above, we see Elton having a blast in 1974 while entertaining party guests by wearing some very quirky glasses that seem to be adorned with some kind of string. The most amused seems to befriend an actress, Nanette Newman, who was a huge film star in the 70s.
Johnny Carson at The Tonight Show's 10th Anniversary Party
Before Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart, there was Johnny Carson, otherwise known as the godfather of American show hosting. During the 70s, Carson was one of America's most famous T.V. personas, the star of The Tonight Show, and also a comedian, producer, and writer of the show. Being a good show host goes hand in hand with being a people person and loving social events.
Above, we see Carson at the Tonight Show's 10th-anniversary party in 1972, alongside his wife Joanna Holland and famous attendees like director Bobby Quinn. Drinking champagne, dressed to impress, and in a very fancy venue.
Barry Manilow and the Golden Girls
The 70s wouldn't have been the same with songs like 'Mandy' and 'Could It Be Magic. These and dozens of other chart-topping hits made singer Barry Manilow one of America's most famous music artists. And the man sure loved his parties.
Above we see the Manilow dressed in groovy 70s patterns and some stylish, yellow-tinted glasses. He and the lovely-looking, golden-dressed girls, were at Manilow's New York apartment in 1975 for a party the singer was throwing.
Bob Crewe Living it Up at a Brazilian Nightclub
Now, this guy looks like he knows how to party. Below we see Bob Crewe with a friend partying in 1977 at the famous Brazilian-themed nightclub, Cachaca, in NYC. Bob Crewe was the American singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer behind some of the 60s and 70s most famous songs.
He and Bob Gaudio wrote the famous "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," performed by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Crewe and Gaudio went on to write several Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons. Crewe was also involved with the music group Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes.
No introduction is needed here, as we are all familiar with actor Morgan Freeman and his stellar acting career. Apart from being a brilliant actor, he also knew how to party hard when the occasion called for it.
Above, we see Freeman with his wife Jeanette attending the premiere party for the Broadway show "Might Gents," where he starred. The year was 1978, and the Freemans were ready for a very fun night.
Jamie Leigh Curtis Parties in Roller Skates
The Halloween film series star Jamie Leigh Curtis also had her share of fun back in the 70s. In the photo below, the daughter of gorgeous and famous parents, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis attends a roller-skating party in December of 1977 in Los Angeles.
In this photo, Curtis is the epitome of the 1970s, rocking her knee-padded denim, freshly cut bangs, black suspenders, and a very cool t-shirt that read "Crosby's killers."
Rod Stewart and Alana Hamilton Loved Their Disco
Former model and actress Alana Hamilton and famous singer husband Rod Stewart look way too cool in these neon-disco outfits. The fact that they're both blonde and dressed in bright purple just makes it all the more noticeable.
In the photo, the couple attends British actress Jacqueline Bisset's birthday party in 1979 at the famous Flipper's Roller Disco in West Hollywood. We bet the stylish couple was turning heads that night with their fittingly disco-themed attire. Even their birthday gift looks stylish!
Ann Turkel Knows How to Boogie
The stunning actress and model Ann Turkel looks as disco as possible attending Jacqueline Bisset's 35th birthday party. The shorts and high socks are perfect for a fun night at Flipper's Roller Disco, a popular club in California back in the 70s.
Turkel starred in several horror and sci-fi films back in the 1970s and was married to famous Irish actor Richard Harris until the early 80s. Nowadays, the party girl lives with her two dogs in a beautiful mansion in Beverly Hills.
Tom Jones Celebrates His 34th Birthday
When we think of singer Tom Jones, we immediately start humming his 1965 hit "It's Not Unusual" in our heads. The robust baritone-voiced Welsh singer became huge in America during the 60s and 70s, producing several chart-topping hits.
Here is Jones celebrating his 34th birthday with a delicious and huge birthday cake, surrounded by all his friends. The friends include celebrities like Joan Rivers, Sonny Bono, Dionne Warwick, Debbie Reynolds, and Liberace, all living it up at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1974. Now that sounds like a fun crowd.
Andy Warhol Parties with Paloma Picasso
Pop art legend Andy Warhol was often seen out in the town attending high-society events and mingling with Hollywood's most famous. Here he is seen having a casual chat with fashion model Nicky Weymouth and Pablo Picasso's daughter, Paloma Picasso.
The three are attending a party thrown for Warhol by the famous fashion house Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. Imagine what Paris was like for people like Andy Warhol back in 1974, or where these three went after the party.
Diane Von Furstenberg Enjoys a Ciggie with Yves Saint Laurent
The Von Furstenbergs enjoy a stogey while chatting with legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent at one of his parties in 1972. Prince Egon von Furstenberg seems to be having a blast, while his wife, famous designer Diane von Furstenberg seems to be pretty in love with her cigarette.
Socialite Diane always looked glamorous wherever she went, even making Yves Saint Laurent and his quirky bowtie look average. The two brilliant fashion designers often collaborated together and were close friends, and we bet their parties were amazing.
John Wayne Attends a Reagan Benefit Dinner
No actor was the embodiment of the old-school, silent American hero like John Wayne. It was hard to watch a Western film from the 50s, 60s, or 70s without John Wayne starring in it. But as hard as he worked, the actor also knew how to blow off some steam.
Above, we see Wayne attending a benefit dinner for Ronald Reagan in 1970 when he was campaigning to be Governor of California. Next to Wayne are entertainer Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan himself, Dean Martin, and the legendary Frank Sinatra. The dapper group of gentlemen seems to be having quite the time.
Frank Sinatra Parties in Las Vegas
A star-studded guest list attends a 1979 party in honor of the great singer Frank Sinatra. The event was held in Las Vegas, and amongst the infinite guest list, we can spot famous actor Cary Grant, Dina Merrill, the great Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin.
They all look like proper, old-school Hollywood glamour, which was a nice sight to see in the disco and groovy parties of the 70s. This photograph could have been taken at any 1950s Hollywood party, and we wouldn't know any better!
Alice Cooper Promotes His Album
American rock musician Alice Cooper has rocked stages worldwide for five decades, and it seems hard to find a photo of him where he doesn't look 60 years old. However, there was a time when Cooper was young, like in the 1975 photo below.
A very happy Alice Cooper poses next to actor Peter Sellers and British actress Jeanette Charles (who often played Queen Elizabeth II in the Austin Powers films). The three were at a party in the U.K. promoting Cooper's new album, Welcome to My Nightmare.
Goddard and Crawford Get Cuddly
Two of Hollywood's Golden Age stars show their love for each other at an event in 1970. Actress Paulette Goddard is sitting down while fellow actress Joan Crawford scooches down to pose next to her for a photo.
Goddard starred in over 60 films during the 30s, 40s, and 50s, next to greats like Charlie Chaplin and Eddie Cantor. Her friend, Joan Crawford, was also a huge star of the Golden Age, having a lead role in MGM classic films like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
A Beatle and A Model Knew How to Party
Even though ex-Beatle and legendary guitarist George Harrison had a famously tempestuous marriage with model Patti Boyd, the couple did last 11 years. And we bet going to those great parties helped smooth things out a bit.
Above, we see George Harrison with his first wife, Patti Boyd, attending a party in 1971. The British rock and roll artist had a long hippie beard proper of the 70s, and Patti, who always looked gorgeous, was donning a gorgeous choker necklace.
Ali MacGraw Impresses with a Slow Dance
You know American actress Ali MacGraw from classic 70s films like 'Love Story,' 'Goodbye, Columbus,' 'Gunsmoke,' and the wildly popular 80s T.V. show 'Dynasty'. Below we see MacGraw enjoying a slow dance with her husband, producer Robert Evans.
The couple was attending an after-party at the Academy Awards Ceremony of 1970. After divorcing Evans in 1972, MacGraw went on to marry the one and only Steve McQueen, a.k.a "The King of Cool."
Frank Zappa Celebrates with a Showgirl
Frank Zappa was one of the world's most brilliant and experimental musicians. With an I.Q. of 172, Zappa was a certified genius, and that seeped into his music compositions and his obvious satire of American culture. He was also known to love a very wild lifestyle.
Above, he is seen celebrating his 35th birthday at a party in New York in 1974. He seems to be having a great birthday with that showgirl.
Robert De Niro Sr. Has a Show at SoHo Art Gallery
Everybody knows Robert De Niro, the actor, but few are aware that his father, Robert Senior, was a famous painter. De Niro Sr. was an American painter who focused on abstract expressionism and had several art shows in some of the country's most prestigious galleries.
Above we see De Niro Sr. wearing a black cowboy hat and looking at the camera with those very unmistakable "De Niro" eyes. The portrait was taken next to a friend at an opening party for one of his shows in NYC's SoHo Art Gallery in 1974.
Michelle Phillips and Warren Beatty Party at Sardi's
Michelle Phillips rose to fame as the vocalist of the popular 60s band The Mamas and the Papas, once being called the "purest soprano in pop music." Below, we see the beautiful Phillips next to famous actor Warren Beatty at a party in 1975.
The party was in honor of the opening night of the Broadway play "Man in the Moon," written by the Mamas and the Papas member John Phillips. The celebrities are sitting at a table at New York's famous Italian restaurant, Sardi's.
The Who Party at a Subway Station
Below we see the legendary British musicians John Entwhistle, Pete Townshend, and Keith Moon, all members of one of the greatest rock bands that ever lived – The Who. Maybe John has that confused expression because the party is at a subway station in New York. An actual subway station, underground.
The party was for the 1975 film "Tommy," based on the rock opera album by 'The Who,' of the same name. If you never saw the movie, we strongly recommend you look it up and watch it immediately.
Grace Jones Looking Fabulous
Jamaican fashion, music, and acting icon Grace Jones is a one-of-a-kind woman. Her stunning looks, her strong and fierce demeanor, her outfits, they're almost too fabulous to be human. Jones was a regular on the 70s party scene, often attending with equally famous friends.
Above, we see Jones with friend and fashion designer Xandra Rhodes as they arrive for the Brazilian-themed "Raul Brazil" party in New York City in 1979. Back then, Jones's career as a supermodel was just taking off.
The BeeGees Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary
Nothing says 70s disco like The BeeGees. People are still listening to their songs today, and the band stayed active until 2012 for over five decades! Of course, you would imagine that by making music like that, these guys had to know and love a good party.
Above, we see the legendary disco band, complete with Robin, Maurice, and Barry Gibb, posing with their respective wives at their 20th -anniversary party in 1975. The party was at the ritzy Rockefeller Center in New York.
Mick Jagger and His Wife Bianca Arrive at the Copa
The embodiment of rock and roll, Mick Jagger, has had one of the most successful music careers in history with his band, The Rolling Stones. Frankly, after the amount of hard partying these guys have done for over 50 years, it's a miracle to still see them on stage.
Above, we see a very young Mick Jagger with Nicaraguan actress wife Bianca. The couple arrived at the famous Copacabana nightclub in New York in 1976. After being closed, Andy Warhol decided to re-open the club, and this was the premier party.
Brooke Shields and Debbie Harris Party Together
This photo is a bit confusing, as it includes a 13-year-old Brooke Shields hanging out with a 33-year-old, Debbie Harry. The Blondie lead singer and famous rocker girl Harry were attending a platinum record party at the re-opened Copacabana nightclub in NYC in 1978.
Apparently, a young Brooke Shields thought it would be cool to pose next to a rockstar, which, let's face it, it is. We're just wondering if Shields' parents were there at the party somewhere. Hopefully yes.
Lou Reed Attends the Eric Emerson Funeral
Below we see American musician Lou Reed talking to a friend at the funeral of Eric Emerson, a star in Warhol movies. The funeral took place in New York in June of 1975, and even though it's a tragic event, Reed looks like he's straight out of a rock concert.
Lou Reed was a songwriter, musician, and poet with a career that lasted more than 50 years, first as the main member of the famous band The Velvet Underground and then as a solo artist.
The Myers Go to the Prom
You can definitely tell that both these people are artists. Just look at that fabulous zebra-pattern suit! The couple in question are landscape designer Debra Arch Myers and famous artist Forrest Frosty Myers.
The stylish couple attended the PS1 Prom in New York in 1976. The PS1 Prom was an event held by Public School 1 in Queens that served as a fundraiser for repurposing abandoned spaces for artistic activities.
Farah Fawcett Dances at Her Shampoo Party
American actress Farah Fawcett rose to fame after her iconic role in the 1976's TV show Charlie's Angels. She played the blonde bombshell, and it earned her four Emmy Awards nominations and six Golden Globe nominations. Fawcett also loved to party, as you can see in the photo below, where she's happily dancing.
Fawcett was attending a party at Studio 54 in New York in 1978. The party was to promote the actress's new line of Hair products, namely the Faberge Farrah Fawcett Shampoo.
Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper Party at the Oscars
Even though Dennis Hopper looks like he's about to pass out and Jack Nicholson is just annoying him, we would pay good money to know what they were actually talking about. The two Easy Rider actors were attending the Academy Awards Ceremony after party in 1970.
Easy Rider, directed by Hopper, earned several Oscar nominations. So we're sure the celebration parties were legendary. Also in the photo is singer Michelle Phillips, looking like she's having a great night.
Lauren Hutton and Susie Forrestal Live it Up in the Hallway
Gorgeous actress Lauren Hutton and friend Susie Forrestal look like they're having a blast in this photo. They were probably ecstatic to arrive at the famous Xenon Disco nightclub in 1978. The ladies were attending an opening party for famous fashion photographer Richard Avedon.
Hutton is dressed in a classy suit and stylish brimmed hat, while friend Susie decides to go all out, wearing black leather from head to toe.
Carrie Fisher Goes All Out for Thanksgiving
Below, three beautiful young actresses enjoy a drink at a Thanksgiving party in November 1977. Friends Amy Irving, Carrie Fisher, and Teri Garr have a great time at the famous Sibils nightclub in Manhattan.
The three were iconic actresses during the 70s, 80s, and even 90s. You might remember Amy Irving from the 1976 iconic films 'Carrie Teri Garr' from 'Tootsie,' and 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' As well as the well-known Princess Leia.
Freddie Mercury Rocks Out at a Concert After-Party
Apart from his uniquely unbelievable vocal range, Freddie Mercury was a fashion guru. The lead vocalist of the legendary rock band Queen was always dressed to impress, and he had the rockstar attitude to go with it.
Above, we see the iconic Mercury attending a post-concert party in Las Vegas in 1977. The rockstar was looking stylish in some classic cream-colored linen pants, a vintage, multi-colored blouse, and a very cool black leather jacket.
Iggy Pop Goes to a Blondie Concert
The 'Godfather of Punk' looks ready to party in this 1977 Blondie concert at the famous Whiskey club in West Hollywood. Iggy Pop is one of the most famous punk-rock musicians in the world, having a career that spans over four decades.
Pop began with his proto-punk band The Stooges back in 1967 and rose to fame during the 70s and 80s. The band broke up and reconciled several times, but that didn't seem to affect their fame or their fans' commitment.
A Young, Hippie-looking David Bowie Performs at a Party
It's almost impossible to recognize this man as David Bowie at first glance. Few people remember him as a young, 24-year-old long-haired hippie. But alas, here's the proof – in the photo below, we see a pre-glam Bowie jamming with his guitar at a party organized by future nightclub owner DJ Rodney Bingenheimer in 1971.
The party was at lawyer Paul Figen's house in Los Angeles, and we're sure that judging by his performance, it wasn't surprising to the guests to see Bowie at the top of the music world a few years later. David Bowie was one of the world's most famous and influential rock stars during the 70s and 80s, and his legacy lives on to this day.
Billy Preston and Mick Jagger Celebrate a Rolling Stones' Album
Here are two musical legends having a nice chat at an album premiere party in 1973, at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England.
American keyboardist Billy Preston seems quite engrossed in conversation with rockstar Mick Jagger while the two attend the promotional party for The Rolling Stones album, Goats Head Soup. Preston was a brilliant keyboardist and funk, soul, rock, and gospel singer that worked with The Plastic Ono Band and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
Stevie Wonder Celebrates the New Year
The coolest cat of all, funk god Stevie Wonder celebrates the new year on December 31st, 1977, at the famous Giorgio's Restaurant in New York City. We don't know who was sitting next to him, but we're sure the musician was in excellent company.
Stevie Wonder is lauded for being one of America's pioneers and biggest influences on the genre of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, gospel, and pop. With over 100 million records sold, dozens of chart-topping hits, and a stellar music career that has spanned over four decades, we can honestly say that Wonder is a bonafide legend.
Bruce Springsteen Attends a Sting Concert
All-American rock legend Bruce Springsteen attended an after-party with his girlfriend, Patti Scialfa, in 1988. It was a post-concert after-party thrown by Sting at the famous Canal Bar in NYC. The couple got married three years later, in 1991.
Bruce Springsteen rose to fame during the 70s with his backing E Street Band. The rocker is still active today, with over 21 studio albums and dozens of movie soundtracks under his belt.
Shirley MacLaine and Donald Sutherland Party at the White Elephant
American actress Shirley MacLaine has played strong-willed, quirky women during her seven-decade career. The woman is a powerhouse that continues to act in popular Hollywood films. Below we see a young, gorgeous Shirley posing along with fellow acting legend Donald Sutherland.
The two were at a party in 1976 at the famous White Elephant Club in Westminster in honor of MacLaine's appearance at the London Palladium. Both acting legends look quite happy in the photo, so we're sure it was a fantastic party.
Lennon and Yoko attend the Cannes Film Festival
One of the main guests at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival was French director Louis Malle and his film 'Le Souffle Au Cour'. The film's premiere party and press event included quite the guest list, with icons like John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Susan Sontag, and actress Jeanne Moreau, all pictured below.
A bright-eyed, young Yoko Ono had recently gotten married to the ex-Beatle, three years earlier. Brilliant writer Susan Sontag had recently published her famous collection of essays, "Radical Styles of Will," and actress Jeanne Moreau was at the height of her acting career.
Quincy Jones and Famous Friends Party at the Friars Club
On October 3rd, 1970, the famous Friars Club in Beverly Hills threw a party in honor of American film actor and producer M.J. Frankovich. Naturally, the attendees included all sorts of A-list celebrities, including record producer Quincy Jones, Altovise Davis (Sammy Davis Jr.'s wife), and Ulla Andersson (Quincy Jone's wife at the time), all pictured below.
Altovise Davis was an American entertainer and Sammy Davis Jr.'s third wife, with whom she was married for 20 years. Quincy Jones is one of America's most famous and respected record producers, with a career of over seven decades.
Cher Attended a Movie Premiere in 1977
Diva Cher and friend Nick Grant are pictured below attending the movie premiere of the comedy-drama film, "Joseph Andrews," in March 1977. The premiere party was at the luxurious Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and included a star-studded guest list, with actress Ann-Margret, Beryl Reid, Peter Firth, and more.
Of course, one of the most noticeable guests was the stunning Cher in her sparkling blue gown that night. And let's not forget her signature black curly mane.
John Wayne Gets Drinks at a Costume Party
At 64, American Western hero John Wayne still enjoyed a good party. In the photo below, we see Wayne getting some drinks at a charity costume party in Los Angeles in 1971. The man was still making movies, the most recent being 'Big Jake,' released in that same year.
We don't know if Wayne was in costume or not since the Western style became an essential part of his character. Whatever it was, he looked dapper and ready to have a wild night.
Joni Mitchell Chills Out in the Garden
The 60s and 70s wouldn't have been the same without Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell. A very important figure in the counterculture and beat generation of the 60s, Joni Mitchell's songs became anthems of the times.
Above, the gorgeous Joni chills out barefoot at a party in the home of Cass Elliott of the famous band The Mamas and The Papas. They all went to Elliott's Los Angeles pad after attending a John Denver concert in 1972.
Bob Dylan Attends a Rod Stewart Party
With a career spanning more than six decades, American folk singer, poet, and musician Bob Dylan is regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time. Dylan was a key figure in America's 60s counterculture, with perhaps his greatest works being released during that decade.
Above, we see a young, bearded Bob Dylan speaking to a friend while attending a party for Rod Stewart and The Faces. The event was in the famous L.A. venue, The Green House, in 1976.
Patrick Swayze Kisses His Wife at a Movie Premiere
Heartthrob Patrick Swayze rose to fame during the late 70s and went on to have a very successful acting career during the 80s and 90s. One of the first movies he starred in was 1979's 'Skatetown, USA,' a comedy musical released at the height of the roller disco craze.
Above we see a young Patrick Swayze lovingly kissing his then-wife, actress and dancer Lisa Niemi. The couple was attending the premiere party for the 1979 movie, fittingly held at Flipper's Roller Rink club in Los Angeles.
Sammy Davis Jr. and his Wife Get Romantic at a Party
Now here's a couple that was the epitome of 70s grooviness, music legend Sammy Davis Jr. and his wife, Altovise Davis. In the photo below, the couple is caught sneaking a romantic kiss while attending a party around 1975.
Altovise Davis was an entertainer and dancer known for her very stylish fashion, like her cool black halter top. Sammy is wearing a vintage, patterned blouse with a patchwork vest over it and matching pants.
Actor Sterling St. Jacques Carries Candace Bergen in NYC
A very happy Candace Bergen is being carried by 70s party boy, model, and actor Sterling St. Jacques on a night out in New York City. The beautiful American actress Candace Bergen rose to fame for her star role in the CBS series Murphy Brown. The role earned Bergen five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.
As for Sterling St. Jacques, he was mostly known as a grey-eyed, extremely handsome hunk that starred in some 70s movies and was clearly a top-earning model. The picture above was taken around 1979 in New York. St. Jacques tragically passed away in 1984 from AIDS complications.
A Young Michael Jackson Dances His Heart Out
A 29-year-old Michael Jackson dances the night away with famous American actress Tatum O'Neal. The party was thrown in honor of The Jackson's gold records in 1979 when the band was at the height of their career.
O'Neal is an American actress that became famous for being the youngest person to win an Oscar when she won at ten years old for her role in the movie Paper Moon alongside her father, famous actor Ryan O'Neal.
Andy Kaufman Steals the Show with his Weird Antics
Probably the most eccentric and genius comedian to ever come out of the 70s was Andy Kaufman. The New York-born entertainer and performer had a prolific career during the 70s and early 80s, appearing on SNL and releasing several comedy specials of his own.
Above we see Kaufman playfully wrestling a friend at The Improv Club's 15th -anniversary party in 1978 in Hollywood. Kaufman was such an enigma throughout his life that even his biographical 1999 movie Man on the Moon, starred by Jim Carrey, leaves many questions unanswered.
Brigitte Bardot Goes to Her Own Exhibition
One of the most famous symbols of the 50s and 60s, French actress and model Brigitte Bardot, was simply breathtaking. Bardot made a name for herself by playing film roles of free characters and strong, independent women with wild lifestyles.
Above, the gorgeous Bardot attends a photo exhibition of herself filled with shots taken by her photographer Ghislain Dussart in 1971. The movie star was most known for her leading roles in ' And God Created Woman and ' Contempt.'
Celebrities are known for having larger-than-life weddings, and usually, their honeymoons are nothing short of spectacular, either. Despite some of these marriages ending in heartbreak and messy divorces, they will always have the memory of those unforgettable trips to the Caribbean Islands, royal palaces, mansions, and more.
These rare photos give us mortals a glimpse into the extravagant honeymoons of old Hollywood couples, like Marylin Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s trip to Japan or Mick and Bianca Jagger’s crazy honeymoon in Venice.
Joan Crawford and Alfred Steele
Famous actress Joan Crawford married business mogul Alfred Steele in May of 1955, and the happy couple flew to Europe on the S.S. United States. We see them below in an endearing photo showing Crawford cleaning some wedding cake frosting off her new hubby.
The couple traveled through Europe for six magical weeks until returning home to the U.S. They stayed together for four years until Steele’s death in 1959.
Marylin Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Ravishing actress Marilyn Monroe and heartthrob baseball player Joe DiMaggio jetted off to Japan for their honeymoon in 1954, and understandably, they were the talk of the town. The glamorous couple was welcomed with open arms and showered with gifts, and they took full advantage of their time in the land of the rising sun.
They visited Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Above, we can see the young couple visiting some beached sailboats on the coast. Unfortunately, not even an exotic trip to Japan was enough to keep these two together, as they divorced only a year later.
Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman
Academy-award-winning actress Jane Wyman married Ronald Reagan in 1940. What better way was there to start their new life together than with a honeymoon in sunny Palm Springs, California?
The couple indulged in the city's finest dining, lounged by the pool, and even played some ping pong, as seen above. They stayed at the luxurious El Mirador Hotel — the epitome of Hollywood glamour. They also took a hot air balloon ride above the desert.
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
The gracious Countess of Snowdon, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, got married in 1960. They honeymooned on the paradisiacal Caribbean Island of Mustique, as expected of people of their class.
The couple stayed at the private estate of a friend of Armstrong-Jones, where they could enjoy some privacy and relaxation away from the media attention that followed their high-profile wedding. Above, we see the royal couple on their way to their six-week honeymoon bliss, waving goodbye above the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill
Hollywood actors Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill got married at the Registry Office in England in 1934 and were quite the honeymooners. On their post-wedding getaway, they went on a month-long romantic trip that ended in Acapulco. Always the gentleman, Cary went out of his way to make Virginia feel like a princess at every turn.
The lovebirds were caught on camera staring lovingly at each other as they arrive in New York — the starting point for their honeymoon, which ended in Mexico.
The Duke and Duchess of York
Before becoming the Queen Mother of England, Elizabeth the Duchess of York enjoyed a beautiful honeymoon after tying the knot with George VI, the Duke of York in 1923. The royals stayed at the iconic Polesden Lacey, a gorgeous estate with a grand Edwardian house, in Surrey, England.
Above, we see the young royals enjoying a walk through the grounds of Polesden Lacey, sharing a tender moment. But the royals didn’t end their honeymoon in Surrey, as they also visited several other European countries.
Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten
Prince Louis Mountbatten, cousin of the King of England, and his wife, Edwina Ashley, set off on a lavish honeymoon in 1922. They went on a grand trip across India, stopping in Simla, Delhi, and Lucknow. During their trip, the couple went wild boar hunting, visited the Taj Mahal, and even visited the Maharajah of Jaipur.
And if that wasn't enough, their trip ended on an especially extravagant note — they were gifted 250 acres of land which became known as 'Mountbatten's Garden.' No wonder they both look so happy in this photo as they arrive for the last part of the trip in New York.
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were two of the most famous stars in Hollywood when they got married in 1920. To celebrate, the couple went on a romantic honeymoon and took a luxurious ocean liner across the Atlantic Ocean toward England.
Above we see the happy newlyweds laughing on board the ship, ready to embark on their journey. While in England, they visited Buckingham Palace and had dinner with King George V. Now that’s an unforgettable way to start a life together!
Bette Davis and William Sherry
Famous actress Bette Davis and her husband William Sherry had a honeymoon for the ages. They jetted off to Mexico, where they visited Acapulco, Taxco, and some of the country’s most exciting places.
After enjoying the beach, the colorful markets, and the delicious food, they went to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, where they spent the rest of their honeymoon. The couple stayed at Davis’s Sugar Hill home near the mountains.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Before becoming the longest reigning Queen of England, we see a young Princess Elizabeth posing for a photo with her new husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The happy young couple had a luxurious honeymoon at the Broadlands estate in Hampshire in 1947.
The couple also visited many local attractions, like the newly opened Balmoral Castle and Osborne House. The Broadlands estate will forever be remembered as the place that marked the start of their long-lasting marriage.
William Clay Ford Sr. and Martha Firestone Ford
William Clay Ford Sr. and Martha Firestone Ford were married in 1947, shortly after William graduated from Yale University. William was Henry Ford’s grandson, and Martha was the daughter of the Firestone Tire & Company founder, so this wedding marked the union of two powerful families of American industry and innovation.
Above, we see the young couple enjoying the waves at a beautiful Cambridge beach in Bermuda. After the romantic vacation, the couple returned home to begin their lives together at Fair Lane Manor, which was built by William’s father.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Prince Charles and Princess Diana met in 1977 and got married four years later in 1981. Following their wedding, they went on a honeymoon to Balmoral Castle in Scotland. This castle was owned by the Royal family at the time, so it was especially meaningful for them to spend such an important time of their lives there as newlyweds.
Above, we see the young royals sharing a tender moment together by the river Dee. As always, the Princess of Wales was dressed to the nines in an elegant suit.
Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner
Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner were two of the biggest names in Hollywood when they tied the knot in 1976. Their honeymoon was anything but typical — instead of jet-setting to a romantic beach destination, the couple chose to visit exotic Israel.
Elizabeth and John's trip to Tel Aviv was her very first visit to the Holy Land. It was a truly unique experience for both newlyweds as they explored the historic sites, visited local markets, and even attended a reception hosted by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Now that’s an extraordinary way to start off married life!
Sammy Davis Jr. and Altovise Gore
In 1972, internationally renowned entertainer and icon of the Civil Rights Movement Sammy Davis Jr. and actress Altovise Gore married in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sammy is remembered for being a "triple threat" — he could sing, dance, and act, making him one of the most popular performers of all time. Meanwhile, Altovise Gore was best known for her roles on Broadway and in numerous films throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Never have two people looked happier than Sammy and Altovise in the photo above, enjoying their honeymoon while arriving in Southampton on the QEII ocean liner.
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood first met in the 1950s and got married in 1957. They separated three years later but got back together in 1969 and decided to celebrate their second honeymoon in St. Thomas, where they stayed at the luxurious Virgin Island Hotel and Spa.
The two were crazy about each other, as shown in the photo when the couple was above the SS France returning to New York. When interviewed by reporters, Wagner said that it had been "the most wonderful week of my life." After their return from St. Thomas, Robert and Natalie went on to live happily ever after until her death in 1981.
Mick and Bianca Jagger
We would expect nothing less from the legendary Rolling Stones rockstar than to have an epic honeymoon. Mick Jagger married Nicaraguan activist and model Bianca in 1971, and while they may have had a tumultuous relationship, that didn't stop the happy couple from jetting off to Venice for an unforgettable honeymoon.
The English singer and the former fashion model and activist wed after just one year of dating, with Mick famously saying: "I think it's time I got married. I'm getting old!" They might not have been your classic fairytale couple, but they certainly looked like they were having fun while enjoying the gondolas in Venice.
Liza Minnelli and Jack Haley Jr.
One of Hollywood’s most glamorous newlyweds, actress Liza Minelli and Jack Haley Jr. got married in 1974. After a few weeks, they embarked on a romantic honeymoon to London, where the loving photo below was taken.
As it turns out, Liza’s mother, Judy Garland, and Jack’s father, Jack Haley, appeared in 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” together. She played Dorothy, and he played the Tin Man. Liza and Jack stayed together until 1979.
Lana Turner and Henry J. "Bob" Topping
In 1948, Lana Turner and Henry J. “Bob” Topping tied the knot — and what better way to kick off their blissful union than with a dream honeymoon? The newlyweds flew off on an exotic trip around the world, with stops in London, Madrid, Rome, and Paris. Below we can see the gleaming couple arriving in London.
Turner was already a bonafide Hollywood star before her marriage to Topping, having appeared in films such as “Ziegfeld Girl” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” Meanwhile, Topping had made his fortune as president of the American League's New York Yankees from 1945 until 1947.
Rocio Durcal and Antonio "Junior" Morales Barretto
Rocio Durcal and Antonio "Junior" Morales Barretto had the trip of a lifetime when they decided to honeymoon in Paris in 1970. Rocio was only 21 but already a well-known singer in both Latin America and Spain. Antonio, her husband, was known as a songwriter, producer, and guitarist who wrote some of Rocio's most beloved songs.
Together they were two of the most successful musical couples of their era, so why not celebrate with a fairytale wedding in Paris? Above, we see the young lovebirds taking in the sights with a beautiful backdrop of the Triumphal Arch.
Tyrone Power and Linda Christian
After tying the knot in the beautiful church of Santa Francesca Romana in Rome, Hollywood actors Linda Christian and Tyrone Power celebrated their honeymoon in Cervinia. Below we see the glamorous couple posing in front of a majestic snowcapped mountain.
The handsome actor and his gorgeous Mexican movie-star bride had met whilst filming the Technicolor epic “Captain from Castile” in 1947 and fell for each other almost instantly. They stayed together until 1956 and had two children.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Leave it to rockstar couple John Lennon and Yoko Ono to have a very unconventional honeymoon. After getting married in 1969, the Beatles and the avant-garde artist staged a weeklong 'Bed-In for Peace' — a publicity stunt intended to promote worldwide understanding, love, and peace.
With reporters present and cameras rolling, they turned the event into a media circus that made headlines around the world. We imagine it mustn’t be so hard for a newlywed couple to stay in bed for seven days while in the Presidential Suite of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.
Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli
Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli were very famous actors of the 1960s, making them the ultimate celebrity couple after tying the knot in 1969. The English actor and his gorgeous Italian wife celebrated their honeymoon around France during the summer of 1969.
They were both established actors, with Roger having played the leading role in the “James Bond” movies, and Mattioli starring in films like "No Man's Land" and "The Lovely Lola". Together, the glamorous couple toured France in style, as can be seen above, showing them enjoying a day in the sun at the beach in Cannes.
Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr.
Below we see a young and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor celebrating her honeymoon with hotel heir Nicky Hilton on board the luxurious SS Queen Mary. They tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in 1950 and went on to have one of the most extravagant honeymoons of all time, taking a cruise around Europe.
The Academy Award-winning actress had risen to fame with popular films like “National Velvet,” “Father of the Bride,” and “A Place in the Sun.” Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr. was a wealthy hotelier who had inherited his fortune from his father's business empire.
Clark Gable and Sylvia Ashley
In 1950, Hollywood stars Clark Gable and Sylvia Ashley took a magical honeymoon to Hawaii. For Clark Gable, it was his fifth wedding, but the first time he married an actress. Sylvia was a talented actress who had worked opposite stars such as Cary Grant and Errol Flynn during her career.
Above we see the relaxed couple looking as tropical as can be while enjoying a beautiful beach in Hawaii. What better way to spend a honeymoon than on white sandy beaches with perfect weather year-round?
Elvis and Priscilla Presley
When Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu tied the knot in 1967, they jet-setted off to Palm Springs for their honeymoon. The King of Rock 'n' Roll and his beautiful bride had an unforgettable stay at the iconic House of Tomorrow, a futuristic house and architectural marvel.
Above, we see Elvis and Priscilla about to board a private jet, loaned by Frank Sinatra, towards their unforgettable honeymoon in California. They got married at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Diana Barrymore and Robert Wilcox
In 1950, actors Diana Barrymore and Robert Wilcox married at a church in New York City just one month before their honeymoon in Florida. The two stayed at the lavish Sherry-Frontenac Hotel in sunny Miami Beach for their honeymoon.
Barrymore was an actress and prominent society figure, having starred on Broadway in the early 1940s. Wilcox was an actor and producer who had appeared on screen since the early 1930s. They even starred in a play while on their honeymoon!
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner
The below photo shows an intimate moment between “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and Ava Gardner, holding hands while strolling through a beach in Miami during their honeymoon. Swoon-worthy crooner Frank Sinatra and alluring actress Ava finally tied the knot after four tumultuous years of on-and-off courtship. This was Sinatra’s second marriage.
In 1951 they headed south to Miami for a romantic honeymoon filled with luxury yacht rides and private beach parties. Sadly, their marriage only lasted six years.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
Now, this is one Hollywood couple that everyone will be familiar with, especially since their union gave us the talented Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis. American actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were Hollywood royalty throughout the 50s and 60s. The stars met while shooting the film “Houdini,” which ultimately led to their marriage in 1951.
Above we see Curtis carrying his ecstatically happy new wife into their honeymoon suite at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Curtis had hit it big by landing roles in “Some Like It Hot” and “Spartacus,” and Leigh skyrocketed to fame with classics like “Psycho” and “Touch of Evil.”
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
After her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, actress Marylin Monroe married American playwright Arthur Miller. The couple honeymooned in England after their wedding in 1956 and stayed at a dreamy country estate in Sussex.
Above, we see the newlyweds at a New York airport, ready to board their plane. The press captured a passionate kiss, but apparently, Monroe was not her usual sassy self and denied photographers a capture at first. During the honeymoon, the high-profile couple enjoyed a break from all the press that awaited them at home.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan
Ronald Reagan, the American actor who went on to become the 40th President of the United States, married actress and singer Nancy in 1952. They met while co-starring in a movie called “Kings Row” and tied the knot just after his divorce from actress Jane Wyman had finalized.
Above we see the smiling newlyweds holding hands while enjoying the sun in Phoenix, where they spent their honeymoon. The Reagans stayed at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Hotel.
Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen
Actress and singer Liza Minelli married Australian singer Peter Allen in 1967. Apart from being Judy Garland’s daughter, Liza rose to fame in her own right through her roles in “Cabaret” and “The Sterile Cuckoo.” She met Allen while performing together at a New York nightclub, and they fell madly in love, tieing the knot at an intimate ceremony in New York City.
For their honeymoon, they went to the beautiful beaches of Florida, where the photo above was taken. A very young Liza cuddling with her new hubby on a lounge chair at the beach is the epitome of cozy.
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd
After a small wedding ceremony in Surrey, England, ex-Beatle George Harrison and model Pattie Boyd flew off to Barbados for their honeymoon. They met when she auditioned for a role in one of the Beatles' films and began dating shortly after.
During their honeymoon in Barbados, they stayed at the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel. The above photo was taken on a paradisiacal beach near the hotel, where they spent several weeks.
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding
Looking as elegant as always, Elizabeth Taylor shares a laugh with her new husband, Michael Wilding, below. The couple was leaving the Berkeley Hotel in London to head off to Paris, their next honeymoon destination.
Wilding was a talented stage actor that fell madly in love with Taylor on their first meeting. Who can blame him? Their marriage lasted five years, during which they had two children. Considering Taylor’s track record with husbands, five years was quite an accomplishment.
Patrick MacNee and Katherine Woodville
Actors Patrick MacNee and Katherine Woodville had a honeymoon to remember in Palm Springs in 1966. Patrick was an actor from England, best known for his role as John Steed in the popular British television show “The Avengers.” Katherine starred in several British films and was also a former Bond girl. They met while working on the set of “Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde” and fell hard for each other.
Above, we see the happy newlyweds sharing a smile while enjoying some sun by the pool. Due to prior acting engagements, they had to delay their honeymoon for almost a year.
Susumu Hani and Sachiko Hidari
Famous Japanese film director Susumu Hani and actress Sachiko Hidari met while working together on the set of his film “Early Spring” and fell madly in love. They got married in 1959 and finally went on their honeymoon a year later. They stayed together for 18 years.
Above, we see the happy young couple attending a film festival in London, where they spent their honeymoon. Susumu won awards for his films “Outlaw: Gangster VIP” and “Unholy Desire.” Sachiko was a celebrated actress known for her leading role in the film “Tokyo Twilight.”
Ginger Rogers and Jacques Bergerac
Ginger Rogers was one of America’s favorite Hollywood leading ladies throughout the 1930s. Her performances alongside Fred Astaire and her role in hit films of the era made her an international sensation. Rogers married, for a fourth time, to French actor Jacques Bergerac in 1953. The two met at a party hosted by Hollywood royalty Barbara Hutton.
Both their wedding and their honeymoon were in sunny Palm Springs, where the photo above was taken. At the time, Ginger was 15 years older than Jacques, which obviously gave the press a lot to talk about.
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee were an iconic couple in the 1950s. Bobby was a talented singer with hit tunes, such as “Dream Lover,” and Sandra was a popular actress starring in films like “A Summer Place” and “Gidget.” The two met on the set of “Come September,” and their chemistry was undeniable. They married soon after.
The sweet, young couple tied the knot at an intimate ceremony in New Jersey at a mutual friend’s house. Above, you can see them cuddle together as they wait for their plane to take off for California to celebrate their honeymoon. They
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer
In the photo below, we see an endearing moment while famous actress Audrey Hepburn helps her husband Mel Ferrer take his coat off. The actors had met in Paris in the early 50s and tied the knot in 1954, but decided to take a second honeymoon in 1957. Hepburn and Ferrer went back to their original honeymoon destination of Switzerland.
Audrey was a celebrated actress who starred in films such as “Sabrina,” “Roman Holiday,” and “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” while Mel was an established actor with appearances in films such as “The Caine Mutiny” and “War and Peace.”
Vic Damone and Pier Angeli
Singer Vic Damone and Italian actress Pier Angeli had an unforgettable honeymoon in Las Vegas after their marriage in 1954. The two met through mutual friends, but their relationship really took off after Vic performed “More Than You Know” for Pier at a dinner party.
To celebrate their marriage, the couple jetted off to Las Vegas, where the photo above was taken. Apart from the casinos, the parties, and all the usual attractions, the couple chose Las Vegas because Vic was scheduled to sing at a resort on the same week of the honeymoon.
Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were one of Hollywood’s golden couples of the 50s. Eddie was a famous singer who gained international success with hit songs such as "Oh, My Papa," and Debbie was an established Broadway star that later became a beloved American actress. She rose to fame after starring in the 1950’s film “Three Little Words.”
After tying the knot in 1955, Debbie and Eddie flew off to Florida for a romantic honeymoon under the sun. Above, we see the young couple ready for a day of water skiing and beach cocktails.
Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier
Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier were both very famous in their own rights — Bardot was an iconic actress in the 50s, while Charrier was an acclaimed actor, producer, and artist. After getting married on June 18th, 1959, the beautiful blonde and the handsome fella left for a small seaside village in France to spend their honeymoon.
Above, we see the lovebirds looking out from their balcony in the home they stayed for several weeks on their romantic vacation.
Princess Ira Virginia Furstenberg and Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Wealthy Spanish businessman Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe-Langenburg was 31 years old when he married 15-year-old Princess Ira Virginia Furstenberg. Below are the newlyweds honeymooning in Italy by Lake Garda.
The couple got married in Venice and then moved to Mexico to begin their lives as husband and wife. They stayed together for five years and had two children. Known for her astonishing beauty, Princess Ira also made a name for herself as an actress, jewelry designer, and PR manager for some of fashion’s most sought-after brands.
Tony Wright and Janet Munro
Both Tony Wright and Janet Munro were talented British actors. Wright starred in several French films, and Munro starred in the 50s and 60s hit films “Darby O'Gill and the Little People” and “Life for Ruth”. The couple married in 1956 and set off for the romantic city of Paris to start their new lives as husband and wife.
The happy couple spent two weeks enjoying the vibrant city before returning home. Above we see the star-crossed lovers sitting by the Seine River. Sadly, their marriage only lasted three years.
Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd
The iconic Elizabeth Taylor was known for her looks, her talent, and her long list of husbands. Her third beau was theater producer Mike Todd, whom she married in 1957. Below we see the gorgeous actress in a classic black bathing suit while on her honeymoon with Todd in Acapulco, Mexico.
Despite the beautiful wedding and romantic honeymoon to exciting Mexico, the couple only lasted a year, when Todd sadly passed away in a plane crash in 1958. Taylor didn’t spend too much time as a bachelorette, marrying Eddie Fisher in 1959.
Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas
This newlywed couple had to wait two years after their wedding to finally enjoy their honeymoon. Famous classic Hollywood actors Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas flew off to Rome to celebrate their union in 1956.
Above, we see the smiling couple enjoying the Roman sun by a beautiful Church. Since they had to wait two long years to go on their honeymoon due to work contracts holding them back, they took an especially long holiday through Italy. Good for them!
Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III
Often considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, Grace Kelly rose to fame in the early 1950s by starring in hit films like “Rear Window” and “High Noon”. The actress was the epitome of beauty and grace, a status that was further cemented when she became an actual royal after marrying Prince Rainier III.
The couple got married in Monaco in 1956 and went on a 7-week cruise around the Mediterranean. Above, we see the lovebirds dancing on their honeymoon in Majorca, Spain. Prince Rainier had always refused to dance with Kelly because she was taller than him, but apparently, that thought faded away quickly.
Tallulah Bankhead and John Emery
American actress Tallulah Bankhead rose to fame in the 1920s through her flamboyant lifestyle and captivating performances on stage. Bankhead then made her way to the screen, going on to star in big Hollywood films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat.”
In 1937, the beautiful young actress married Broadway actor and director John Emery at her father’s home in Alabama. For their honeymoon, the young couple flew to the beautiful sea town of Norwalk, Connecticut
Josephine Baker and Jo Bouillon
Josephine Baker made history when she became the first African American woman to appear in a major motion picture in 1927. Apart from her talents as an actress, Baker was also a beautiful dancer. This American-born French performer married orchestra chief Jo Bouillon in 1937.
For their honeymoon, the young couple went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, after a fairytale wedding in a small French village. Above we see the couple posing and Baker giving the camera a huge smile while dining with her hubby at an Argentinian luxury hotel.
Ann Miller and William Moss
Never has there been a more festive and joyful photo than that of Ann Miller and William Moss celebrating at the Trevi Fountain in Rome on their honeymoon in 1959. The American actress and the wealthy oilman got married in 1958 and jetted off to Italy for their romantic vacation.
Miller rose to fame for starring in Hollywood musicals during the 1940s and 50s, and even though her marriage to Moss only lasted three years, the newlyweds certainly seemed happy on their honeymoon!
Diana Rigg and Menachem Gueffen
In true 70s fashion, actress Diana Rigg and artist Menachem Gueffen pose for a photo in Heathrow Airport before flying off to their honeymoon in Los Angeles, California. They got married in 1973.
At the time of their marriage, Diana was a renowned British actress known for her work in the classic television series “The Avengers.” Menachem was an Israeli-born painter who illustrated numerous books, including the translated-to-Hebrew version of "Robinson Crusoe".
Lenny Henry and Dawn French
Beloved British comedians Lenny Henry and Dawn French got married in 1984. At the time, both had established successful careers as rising stars on British television. Lenny had already garnered acclaim for his work on BBC's “The Fosters and Tiswas,” while Dawn was beginning to make a name for herself by writing for and appearing on various comedy shows.
Above, we see the happy newlyweds returning from a romantic honeymoon in 1984. French and Henry stayed together for 26 long years and had a child together. These two also went on to produce some of Britain's most beloved comedic moments.
Glynis Johns and David Foster
Famous British actress Glynis Johns is captured in a UK airport alongside her new husband David Foster as they return from a romantic honeymoon in 1952.
Johns rose to fame for her roles in “Mary Poppins” and “The Court Jester,” while Foster was an accomplished American composer and arranger who worked with artists like Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson. Foster was her second husband, and unfortunately, their union only lasted four years.
Jean-Pierre Aumont and Marisa Pavan
Jean-Pierre Aumont was a famous French actor that made his name after starring in big films like “Les Miserables” and “The Red Balloon.” He met gorgeous Italian actress Marisa Pavan in the early 50s, and the couple got married in 1956.
Above we see the joyous newlyweds enjoying a private moment together while on their honeymoon in Ischia, Italy. The couple stayed together until 1963, were apart for six years, and then remarried in 1969.
Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher
Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher had a whirlwind romance that began in 1958 and ended in a scandalous wedding in 1959. The celebrity couple caused quite a stir, as it ended Debbie Reynolds’ marriage to Eddie. Reynolds also happened to be best friends with Elizabeth Taylor.
However, that doesn’t seem to have affected the young couple’s joy while walking through the streets of St. Tropez on their honeymoon. They traveled through the Mediterranean on a friend’s yacht for several weeks. Unfortunately, their marriage only lasted five years.
Sean Connery and Diane Cilento
Regardless of how many actors have played the legendary James Bond over the years, there has been no one like Scottish gentleman Sean Connery. After his first portrayal of Bond in 1962’s “Dr. No,” Connery rose to fame, but before becoming a worldwide celebrity, he starred in “Another Time, Another Place,” where he met actress Diane Cilento.
The couple married in 1962, in a secret wedding in Gibraltar, and then jetted off to beautiful Marbella for their honeymoon. They had a child together, actor Jason Joseph, but sadly, it wasn't a forever match, and the two decided to call it quits in 1973.
Frances Dee and Joel McCrea
Frances Dee and Joel McCrea, both very successful actors in the 1930s, spent their honeymoon on the gorgeous beaches of Southern California in 1934. Dee was known for her roles in films such as "I Walked With a Zombie" and "Little Women," while McCrea was recognized for his performances in "Sullivan's Travels" and "Foreign Correspondent."
The couple's honeymoon was a romantic getaway to the sun and sands of California and a much-needed break from the hectic pace of Hollywood. The photo above shows the happy and blissful newlyweds in Santa Monica, California, after eloping for their wedding.
Yvonne De Carlo and Bob Morgan
Yvonne De Carlo was an iconic actress, singer, and dancer of the 1940s and 50s, best known for her role as Lily in “The Munsters.” She met stuntman Bob Morgan in the early 50s, and the two tied the knot in 1955 in a surprise wedding in Reno, Nevada, where the photo below was taken.
The actress and the stuntman had a happy marriage that lasted nearly 20 years, and they had two children. That is not bad for a Hollywood marriage.
Tamara Lees and Fulvio Tiberio Vergari
Tamara Lees was an Austrian-born English woman who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Mathematics, but her true passion was acting. Her first husband, Fulvio Tiberio Vergari, was an Italian assistant production manager of a prestigious film company. They got married in 1953.
Above we see the newlyweds posing for a photo before leaving for their Italian Riviera honeymoon. The couple explored the beautiful coastline of Liguria, Portofino, and dozens of other romantic destinations in Italy.
Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors
The beautiful “Charlie’s Angel” Farrah Fawcett was a huge celebrity back in the 70s, and so was her husband, Lee Majors. The young couple tied the knot in 1973, had a brief separation, and remarried in 1977. Below we see the handsome lovebirds at the Los Angeles airport ready to fly off to their second honeymoon.
In a love story that seemed straight out of a movie, Fawcett and Majors were introduced by Lee’s publicist. They met for coffee and fell for each other almost instantly, and even though they divorced after nine years of marriage, they always remained good friends.
Debbie Reynolds and Richard Hamlett
American actress Debbie Reynolds rose to fame for her roles in “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” In 1984, she got married for the third time to successful businessman and developer Richard Hamlett, and their union lasted for 12 happy years.
Above, we see the very happy couple about to set sail on a romantic cruise trip to the Caribbean for their honeymoon. Their wedding ceremony was a small and tasteful affair at the home of a mutual friend in Miami Beach.
Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox
Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr met hairdresser Maureen Cox at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, in the early 1960s. The young couple wed in 1965 and had an unforgettable honeymoon in Sussex. Below we see the glamorous lovebirds strolling hand in hand in a beautiful countryside garden.
The house they stayed at in Princes Crescent in Sussex was a loan from a friend. It was situated at Hove, Sussex, and had stunning seafront views and jaw-dropping mountain landscapes – a perfect way to escape the stressful hounding of the press.
Errol Flynn and Lili Damita
Errol Flynn and Lili Damita had a whirlwind romance in 1936 before they tied the knot. The famous actors are seen below about to board a plane for Los Angeles, where they spent their honeymoon.
While Errol was an up-and-coming actor, his career hadn't yet reached a fever pitch of success as it later would. As for Lili, although her background was firmly rooted in French aristocracy, she'd chosen to pursue a career in film. Unfortunately, they had a very messy divorce in 1942, which was detailed in Flynn’s autobiography years later.
Colin Petersen and Joanne Newfield
Bee Gee’s drummer Colin Petersen and Canadian businesswoman Joanne Newfield got married in 1968 and left for their honeymoon eleven days after the ceremony. The young couple got married in The Bahamas and honeymooned in Majorca, Spain. Clearly, these two were beach lovers.
The Australian-born drummer and his wife wanted some peace and quiet for a few weeks, so they kept their honeymoon dates a secret from the press. The couple remains married to this day!
Joe Dassin and Christine Delvaux
Have you ever seen a more passionate photo than the one of Joe Dassin and his wife, Christine Delvaux, below? We doubt you have.
In 1977, French singer-songwriter Joe Dassin and his wife Christine Delvaux decided to honeymoon on the stunning island of Martinique — a fitting choice for the couple that had been head-over-heels in love since they first met. Joe was known for his romantic ballads, while Christine was a beautiful actress who starred in several classic French films.
Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles
Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth flew to Acapulco for their second honeymoon in 1946. The stars separated for a short period and decided to celebrate their reunion in Mexico. Neither were strangers to fame — Orson was known for his iconic “Citizen Kane” and “The Third Man,” while Rita was an image of glamor thanks to her sultry performance in “Gilda.”
Above, we see the Hollywood couple boarding a flight to Mexico, where they split their time between relaxing at Errol Flynn’s yacht and filming “Lady of Shanghai.”
Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli
In 1945, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli had a honeymoon fit for two superstars. After their grand wedding in Hollywood, the pair jetted off to New York City, where they spent a romantic few weeks. With Broadway theater shows, luxury accommodations, fine dining experiences, and lots of sightseeing, it's no wonder why this celebrity couple chose NYC as their destination.
Judy was already a rising star, having skyrocketed to fame with her role in “The Wizard of Oz” and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” while Vincente was a renowned film director who had helmed hits like “Cabin in the Sky” and “Yolanda and the Thief.”