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Cannes: A history of glamour

Cannes: a history of glamour

Iconic movie stars at the French film festival

As the glitterati descend on the south of France for the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival this week, we take a look back at an event - and location - that has become synonymous with the chic, glamorous side of the film industry.

Since it began in 1946, Cannes has been attracting more iconic movie stars then you could shake a diamond-encrusted stick at, making it a buzzword for wealth, sophistication and pure, unadulterated glamour. Over the years, actresses such as Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Jane Birkin (and a few famous gents, too) have flocked to the Mediterranean film mecca, bringing joie de vivre with them.

Click on the images below to see the many famous and beautiful faces who have graced Cannes throughout the years. Got a favourite? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments section below

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sophia Loren in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sophia Loren in 1959.

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    Elizabeth Taylor in 1957. More details

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    Elizabeth Taylor in 1957.

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    Jeanne Moreau in 1958. More details

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    Jeanne Moreau in 1958.

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    Brigitte Bardot in 1953. More details

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    Brigitte Bardot in 1953.

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    Jayne Mansfield in 1957. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Jayne Mansfield in 1957.

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    Jerry Hall in 1983. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Jerry Hall in 1983.

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    Sophia Loren in 1955. More details

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    Sophia Loren in 1955.

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    Grace Kelly in 1955. More details

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    Grace Kelly in 1955.

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    Catherine Deneuve in 1983. More details

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    Catherine Deneuve in 1983.

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    Brigitte Bardot in 1953. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Brigitte Bardot in 1953.

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    Cary Grant and Kim Novak in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Cary Grant and Kim Novak in 1959.

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    Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1969. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1969.

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    Vanessa Redgrave in 1967. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Vanessa Redgrave in 1967.

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    Ingrid Bergman in 1956. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Ingrid Bergman in 1956.

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    Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty in 1963. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty in 1963.

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    Joan Collins in 1979. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Joan Collins in 1979.

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    Brigitte Bardot in 1953. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Brigitte Bardot in 1953.

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    Jayne Mansfield in 1958. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Jayne Mansfield in 1958.

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    Gene Kelly in 1952. More details

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    Gene Kelly in 1952.

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    Jane Fonda in 1979. More details

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    Jane Fonda in 1979.

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    Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti in 1959.

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Racquel Welch in 1966. More details

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    Racquel Welch in 1966.

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    Sean Connery in the 1960s. More details

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    Sean Connery in the 1960s.

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    Brigitte Bardot in 1953. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Brigitte Bardot in 1953.

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sophia Loren in 1954. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sophia Loren in 1954.

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    Jerry Hall in 1983. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Jerry Hall in 1983.

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    Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1959.

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    Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1987. More details

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    Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1987.

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    Sophia Loren in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sophia Loren in 1959.

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard in 1962. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard in 1962.

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    Vera Clouzot and Pablo Picasso in 1953. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Vera Clouzot and Pablo Picasso in 1953.

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    Brigitte Bardot in 1953. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Brigitte Bardot in 1953.

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    Zsa Zsa Gabor and her fiance Hal Hayes in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Zsa Zsa Gabor and her fiance Hal Hayes in 1959.

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sir Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney in 1980. More details

    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Sir Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney in 1980.

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    Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1959. More details

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    Cannes: A history of glamour

    Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1959.

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