Rare Vintage Photos That Reveal Astonishing Secrets

By Sophia Maddox | September 5, 2023

Here’s a throwback to when some of Hollywood’s hottest stars were up-and-comers, established stars were at their pinnacle, and fading stars were taking their last lunge at greatness. In this gallery of throwback picks, you will get a rare glimpse of some of your favorite celebrities as they were three or four decades ago … a great reminder of the good ol’ days before iPhones, Twitter, and Oscar slaps. 

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No invisible jet here! Sexy Lynda Carter, best known for playing TV's Wonder Woman in the 1970s, had to get around by hitchhiking before she found stardom. The former beauty queen (Miss World USA of 1972!) and nightclub singer from Arizona spent some time touring the "Silver Circuit", the nickname for a series of nightclubs and casinos in Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Carson City. She left the tour to focus on her acting career. She appeared in guest roles in a few television shows, including Starksy and Hutch, before she landed the title role in Wonder Woman. Later, Carter acknowledged that she most likely got the role because she looked the part, not because of her stellar acting ability. 

Jane Seymour in the early 1970s.

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When this photograph of the lovely Jane Seymour was taken in the early 1970s, the British-born actress was still a fresh face in Hollywood with her star on the rise. She appeared in an uncredited role as an extra in the 1969 musical, Oh! What a Lovely War as her screen debut before tackling a leading role in a TV series, The Onedin Line. In 1973, she was cast as a Bond girl, Solitaire, in Live and Let Die. With her long, straight hair, charming accent, and classic good looks, Seymour was often cast in period pieces and romances, including East of Eden, The Woman He Loved, Somewhere in Time, and War and Remembrance.