Below, a young and beautiful 18-year-old Melanie Griffith sits next to her boyfriend Don Johnson at the Deauville Film Festival in France, in 1975. A year later, Don would propose to Melanie, and they would have a marriage that lasted one year. They did, however, get remarried in 1989 and lasted seven years, before divorcing and going on to remarry other people.
But at least they gave us the beautiful and talented actress Dakota Johnson before they split. Melanie achieved mainstream success during the 80s, particularly after her starring role in the 1988 film, “Working Girl.” Don Johnson made his fame by playing James Crockett in 1980s “Miami Vice.” They acted in several 90s films together, including “Paradise” and “Born Yesterday.”
In this great, very vintage photo from 1972, we see the Jackson brothers playing basketball together in their home in Hollywood Hills, California. Five of the six Jackson brothers became the legendary R&B and soul quintet, “The Jackson 5.” Formed in 1964, they became one of the world’s most popular bands and were managed by their father, Joe Jackson.
In the photo above we see, from left to right, Michael, Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon Jackson. Even though the group eventually disbanded, it enjoyed nearly two decades of amazing success. Needless to say, Michael Jackson went on to pursue a solo career in 1971 and became one of the most important cultural figures of the entire 20th century.
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
This gorgeous photo from 1972 shows French musician, singer, actor, and filmmaker Serge Gainsbourg with the astonishingly beautiful singer and actress Jane Birkin. With them are Kate Barry, Jane’s daughter from her first marriage, and newborn Charlotte Gainsbourg, Serge and Jane’s daughter together, who became a famous actress as an adult.
Even though they never married, Serge and Jane were together for over a decade, both as romantic partners and musical collaborators. The beautiful family poses for a loving photo in their home in Paris, on a lovely Sunday afternoon. And can we just say we love Jane and Charlotte’s matching white sweaters?
Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias poses for a beautiful family photo below. The photo was taken in 1974, in the musician’s home in Cadiz, Spain, and next to him, we see his young wife Isabel, his daughter Chabeli, and his son Julio Jose. Many new generations might only know his son, music star Enrique Iglesias, but Julio Iglesias started his career in the mid-60s, reaching the peak of his career during the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
The songwriter was also a former professional footballer and is still to this date regarded as one of the most successful Spanish singers in the world. Back in the day, Iglesias sold over 100 million records worldwide in 14 different languages.
Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack
British actor Jeremy Irons has had a stellar career, starting out as a theater actor in the late 60s, he got his big television screen break in the 1981 TV series, “Brideshead Revisited.” But it wasn’t until later that year that he landed his first role in a major feature film, alongside Meryl Streep, the classic “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” Since then, Irons has become one of the world’s most sought-after actors, starring in some of the last decade’s most iconic films, including “The House of the Spirits,” “The Mission,” “Lolita,” and dozens of others.
Above we see an endearing photo of Irons together with his wife, actress Sinead Cusack, in their beautiful London home garden, while examining a Hydrangea plant. This photo was taken in 1974, four years before the couple got married; they are still together to this day.