As you might expect, all those famous people whom we’re used to seeing in movies or history books are just ordinary people like everyone else. They do the same things that we all do and have the same faults, hopes and desires.
We’ve put together a truly fascinating collection of photographs which reveal the human beings behind the historical legacy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York for the first time, 1968.
Muhammad Ali tries to persuade a suicidal one not to jump, 1981.
Audrey Hepburn with her pet fawn, 1958.
Bill Gates, arrested for driving without a license, 1977.
Barack Obama with his school basketball team, 1977.
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, 1969.
Madonna, Sting and Tupac Shakur, 1994.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison at a wedding reception, 1958.
The Rolling Stones, 1963.
Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo, 1923.
Robin Williams dressed as a cheerleader, 1980.
Cameramen film a lion roaring for the MGM logo, 1928.
Elton John playing the piano in the bar of his private jet, 1976.
Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein, 1931.
Queen Elizabeth II serving during WWII.
Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin, 1993.
Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on the set of The Godfather, 1972.
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on a film set, 1981.
Bruce Lee dancing, 1958.
The most mysterious romance of the twentieth century. A shot from a documentary.
Hachikō the dog before burial, 1935.
Martin Luther King and Marlon Brando, 1968.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, 1991.
Vladimir Putin as a teenager (left, wearing a cap), 1960s.
Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, 1956.
Stephen Hawking with his bride, Jane Wilde, 1965.
Hitler at Goebbels’ wedding, 1931.
The Beatles’ last performance on a roof in London, 1969.
Howard Carter, a British archaeologist, examines the open sarcophagus of Tutankhamun, 1922.
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, 1960s.
Sean Connery poses with James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, 1965.
Elvis Presley serving in the US Army, 1958.
Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot, 1956.
Steven Spielberg sitting in a mechanical shark used in the movie Jaws, 1974.