17 'Titanic' Characters with Their Real-Life Counterparts

James Cameron could really have made this movie six hours long.

Captain Edward Smith
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Though Jack and Rose were completely made up, there are plenty of "characters" in Titanic who were real people, many of whom had stories so interesting they could make up their own three-hour movie. Click through to see 18 real-life survivors and victims of the Titanic along with their cinematic counterparts.

Eliza Thompson

I’m the senior entertainment editor at Cosmopolitan.com, which means my DVR is always 98 percent full. I love romance novels, bourbon, and canceling plans so I can watch Lost for the 50th time.