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Cannes: a history of glamour

As the glitterati descend on the south of France for the opening of the 67th 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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