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Welcome to the ultimate collection of the most incredible nostalgic photos from pop culture, music and entertainment that will take you back in time. Reminiscence through the 60s, 70s & 80s with these iconic photos and stories of famous actors, actresses, athletes and rock stars from the past. Click Start Slideshow to enjoy the journey through these unforgettable moments of nostalgia that will live on forever.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis had her first breakthrough in John Carpenter’s classic horror movie Halloween. Her rise to stardom happened with leading roles in films Trading Places, Perfect, A Fish Called Wanda and True Lies.

Ann Margret

Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer Ann-Margret had a love for motorcycles and often rode them for movie roles. She was featured in Triumph Motorcycles’ official advertisements in the 1960s. In 2000, she suffered three broken ribs and a fractured shoulder when she was thrown off a motorcycle in Minnesota.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Before Arnold Schwarzenegger became an action hero and politician, he was a successful bodybuilder. He began lifting weights at age 15 and won his first Mr. Universe competition at age 20 and won Mr. Olympia seven times.

Rita Hayworth

Actress and dancer Rita Hayworth was the top pin-up girl for GI’s in WWII. Her most notable performance was in the 1946 film, Gilda. This photo was taken at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California in 1940.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was one of the most influential athletes of all time. Not only did he achieve fantastic accomplishments inside the boxing ring, but his achievements as a philanthropist and activist during the civil rights movement propelled him to being one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century.

Jane Fonda – Barbarella

This photograph features actress, political activist and fitness guru Jane Fonda from the 1968 film Barbarella.

Animal House

This photo brings back memories! This snapshot was taken in front of one of the film locations for the 1978 cult classic film, National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Daisy Duke

From the television series, The Dukes of Hazzard, this photo features Catherine Bach, who plays the fictional character Daisy Duke. Daisy Duke was the cousin of the show’s two main protagonists Bo and Luke. Her character was known for her super short denim shorts, which came to be known as ‘daisy dukes.’

Elvis Presley

This photograph features a young Elvis Presley in front of his home home he purchased on Audubon Drive in Memphis, Tennessee before moving into the famed Graceland residence.

Jungle Pam

This photograph is of “Jungle Pam” Hardy. She toured with drag racer Jim Liberman who was known as “Jungle Jim.” Jungle Pam was often seen in Liberman’s photos and known for her skimpy outfits and provocative antics on the track.

Elton John

This photograph features pop icon Elton John performing at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1975. The singer/songwriter was known for performing in his go-to outrageous outfits and legendary stage antics.

Lynda Carter

This picture features Lynda Carter, who is most known for her role in the popular television series Wonder Woman from the late 1970’s. She is considered the original “Wonder Woman.”

John Wayne

John Wayne was a famous actor, most notably recognized for his work in Western films. This photograph was from one his films called The Big Trail from 1930.

Farah Fawcett

Original Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett inspired an era of women to sport a Fawcett-style hairstyle. In this 1977 picture shot during an episode of Charlie’s Angels, Farrah practices riding a skateboard wearing iconic Nike sneakers.

Blues Brothers Set

John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher pose during filming of the 1980 hit The Blues Brothers. Aykroyd and Fisher were briefly engaged after Aykroyd popped the question during filming. However, the engagement didn’t last after Fisher reconciled with former boyfriend, musician Paul Simon.

Marilyn Monroe

Taken just five years before her untimely death, this photo of Marilyn Monroe shows the iconic film star posing in a blue dress, with a pink carnation in her teeth outside her Amagansett, New York home in 1957.

Willie Nelson

Before the braided singer Willie Nelson started off as a clean-cut country singer in this 1960’s promo shot.

Michael And Janet Jackson

This photo, taken in the late 1970’s, shows Michael Jackson and his little sister Janet taking a break during a photoshoot in Los Angeles.

Bond Girls

Gorgeous Bond Girls Claudine Auger, Martine Beswick and Luciana Paluzzi are photographed wearing the obligatory skimpy Bond bikinis in a 1965 promo for the James Bond thriller Thunderball.

Evel Knievel

In this 1974 photo daredevil Evil Knievel is seen sporting his iconic leather jumpsuit as he is lowered into his rocket at Snake River Canyon. Evil was attempting to soar across the mile-wide canyon, but instead his parachute deployed early sending him crashing into the canyon below. Fortunately, Evil escaped with only cuts and bruises.

Audrey Hepburn

Doe-eyed actress Audrey Hepburn captured our hearts in numerous movies, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In this photo the notorious animal lover is pictured with a donkey during the filming of War and Peace in 1955.

Star Wars Set

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are photographed during a visit to the Denver Post in 1977 shortly after Star Wars: A New Hope was released. The photo was taken as the trio embarked on a media tour to promote the blockbuster.

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear rose to fame playing Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty. This 1981 photoshoot shows Heather before her career exploded.

Charles Bronson

Movie muscle-man Charles Bronson and his wife, Jill Ireland, are photographed looking glamorous in this 1971 pic.

Greta Garbo

Swedish actress Greta Garbo epitomized the regal age of Hollywood glamour. In real life Greta was renowned for preferring a life of solitude away from the public eye.

Hugh Hefner

Original bad boy Hugh Hefner, the founder of the Playboy empire, is pictured here at his mansion in 1966 surrounded by Playboy Bunnies.

Martha Stewart

Before she became a domestic guru Martha Stewart was a stunning model as this pic from 1964 shows – and that’s “a good thing.”

Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne Wedding

Kelly Osbourne shared this throwback pic of her mom and dad on Instagram to celebrate their anniversary. The photo shows Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne at their 1982 wedding.

Disney Mermaids Lagoon

Before Tomorrowland in Disneyland was home to the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, it used to house The Submarine Voyage. From 1965 to 1967 the ride featured scantily-clad mermaids lounging on a coral reef in the middle of the lagoon. Unfortunately, the heavily-chlorinated water put an end to the mermaids after they reported problems with their skin and hair.

The Eagles

This shot of famed band the Eagles was taken in Topanga Canyon, California in 1973. It was originally meant to be used as the cover shot for their third album, On The Border.

Angie Dickinson

This 1961 shot shows 60’s glam girl Angie Dickinson posing on the back of a Vespa.

Sean Connery

Actor and avid golfer Sean Connery is pictured here in 1962 leaving his London flat for a game of golf.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Epitomizing Camelot, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier is photographed at her wedding to John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953.

Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson & Cher

Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith are photographed alongside singer Cher. The picture was reportedly snapped at Johnson and Griffith’s wedding reception in Bel-Air, Los Angeles in 1976. Melanie Griffith was only 14-years-old when she started dating Johnson.

Pat Benatar

This 1980 photograph, snapped in Los Angeles, shows a leather-pant clad Pat Benatar rocking out with her band.

Three Stooges

Slapstick comedy trio – Moe, Larry and Curly – are photographed here in and out of character in a promo for The Three Stooges.

Barbara Eden

Actress Barbara Eden became our favorite wishmaker playing a 2,000-year-old genie in the 1960’s hit I Dream of Jeannie.

Robert Shaw On Jaws Set

It was the movie that sparked fear in people whenever they entered the water. This picture shows actor Robert Shaw, who played shark hunting Captain Quint, alongside the monstrous Great White model used in Jaws.

Jean Shrimpton

Swinging sixties icon Jean Shrimpton rose to international fame thanks to her waifish figure and ultra long eyelashes. In this photo Shrimpton is photographed for a 1970 issue of Vogue by celebrity photographer David Bailey.

Robin Williams

Legendary comic genius Robin Williams is pictured here during a 1978 filming for Mork & Mindy – the show that helped launch his legendary career.

Grace Jones

Wearing a silky batwing blouse and not much else, singer Grace Jones is photographed sipping a cocktail and looking cool at New York City’s Studio 54 in 1981.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin is photographed in her San Francisco apartment on Lyon Street in 1968. She would overdose on heroin just two years later.

Led Zepplin

Led Zeppelin are pictured on stage circa 1975 with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in the forefront.

Pat Klous Connie Sellecca Kathryn Witt – Flying High

This 1970’s promo pic for the television show Flying High features Pat Klous, Connie Sellecca and Kathryn Witt who played sexy flight attendants on the short-lived comedy-drama series.

M*A*S*H

This behind the scenes shot shows the cast of M*A*S*H, the comedy-drama series which followed a team of doctors and staff stationed in South Korea during the Korean War. The show, which ran for eleven years, is still one of the highest-rated shows in U.S. television history.

James Spader & Robert Downey Jr. – Tuff Turf

A very youthful looking James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. are photographed filming the 1985 flick Tuff Turf. Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards also appeared in the film as the disco-dancing object of Spader’s affections.

Skatetown U.S.A.

Before Patrick Swayze tore up the dance floor in Dirty Dancing, he donned a pair of roller skates for the 1979 roller disco film Skatetown, U.S.A, which also featured Maureen McCormick from the Brady Bunch.

Al Pacino – Serpico

Looking swarthy with a full beard, Al Pacino is pictured here for his role in the 1973 hit Serpico, which won Pacino an Oscar nomination.

Joan Bradshaw

Strutting down LA’s Hollywood and Vine with her pet poodle, pin-up girl Joan Bradshaw is pictured looking fierce in this 1957 shot.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is pictured here in 1971 – the year Proud Mary became a huge hit for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

Kim Basinger

Before hitting the big screen, Kim Basinger was a gorgeous fashion model – as this throwback shot shows.

The Traveling Wilburys

This promo pic for The Traveling Wilburys united some of the best musicians to date. The American-British supergroup, founded in 1988, consisted of Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison.

Joyce Dewitt

Actress Joyce Dewitt is pictured here in 1980 on Battle of the Network Stars, a television show where stars from CBS, ABC and NBC would compete in live – and sometimes hilarious – sporting events.

Diana Rigg

British actress Diana Rigg is pictured here in character as Emma Peel from the 1960’s adventure television series The Avengers. Rigg’s character epitomized what became known as the Mod Era in 60’s fashion.

Linda Harrison – Planet Of The Apes

Linda Harrison is pictured here for the 1968 film Planet of the Apes. Harrison played the role of Nova in the hit movie, appearing alongside Charlton Heston.

Flower Girl

Shot in 1973, this picture epitomizes the flower child era and is reportedly of a girl selling flowers alongside a road in Oklahoma.

Pool Beauties

Bathing suit fashions have certainly changed since this photo of Fox Studio beauties Trudy Marshall, Jeanne Crain, Gale Robbins, Mary Anderson and June Haver was snapped in 1943.

Don Adams Barbara Feldon – Get Smart

Talking into a shoe became quite the thing on the 1960’s satirical comedy series Get Smart, which took aim at the secret agent genre popular in that time period. The series starred Barbara Feldon, Don Adams and Edward Platt.

Wolfman Jack

American DJ Wolfman Jack is pictured here in this 1971 snap. With his infamous gravely voice, Wolfman Jack credited a couple of shots of whiskey for helping keep his vocals smooth and radio ready.

Ann-Margret

American-Swedish actress Ann-Margret is pictured taking an umbrella-wearing tortoise for a walk in this 1962 photo!

Jane Fonda

This shot of actress Jane Fonda was taken in 1958. It’s reported in between movie takes Fonda liked to stretch out in the back of a limo and play a round of poker.

Marilyn Monroe – The Misfits

Appearing in a 1961 promo for the Arthur Miller film The Misfits, Marilyn Monroe was snapped by photographer Eve Arnold.