Vintage Cannes: Classic Beauties of the Film Festival

Not only has Cannes been the stage for the finest films and the brilliant minds behind them, but also of stars that add glitter to the glorious film fest! Take a look at some vintage snapshots of celebrities from the festival’s early years.

One of the traditions and folklore that surround the esteemed Cannes Film Festival is that of celebrities posing freely for photographers. Through the years, photographers have captured some of the most beautiful stars ever to grace the private festivity. While many of these stars enjoyed sensational press exposure, some also had their showbiz careers launched with a Cannes pin-up photo.

Ready to take a trip down the memory lane? Here are some classic snapshots of the stars that added glamour to the early years of Cannes Film Festival!

Brigitte Bardot at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival, among the most photographed celebrities every year. Photo via We Heart Vintage
Anne Baxter at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. Photo via Classic Film Heroines
Sophia Loren at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, another photographer favorites every year at the festival. Photo via We Heart Vintage
Grace Kelly at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. Photo via We Heart Vintage
The iconic Elizabeth Taylor with Mike Todd at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival. Photo via We Heart Vintage

Want more vintage photos of the Cannes Film Festival? Telegraph has a nice collection of photos showing Cannes glamour of the golden age!

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