Hollywood Icons and the Sunnies They Made Famous

Even iconic stars like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor have their favorite go-to shades.
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Even iconic stars like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor have their favorite go-to shades.
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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn pairs her favorite cat-eye sunnies with a headscarf while on a drive with then-husband Arthur Miller.
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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe steps out—in her favorite shades—after a trip to the salon in New York City.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor sports her go-to shades on the set of her film The Sandpiper in 1965.

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Elizabeth Taylor

White glasses go perfectly with Elizabeth Taylor's white bikini top on the set of her film Giant, released in 1956.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor and two-time husband Richard Burton prepare to board a plane in France, 1965.

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Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers relaxes with husband Jacques Bergerac after a round of tennis in Palm Springs, 1955.

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Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers debuts a pair of round frames on the beach in 1936.

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Grace Kelly

Seen in some of her last pre-royal days, Grace Kelly spends some time with fiancee Prince Rainer III and her too cute dog Oliver on a yacht in Monte Carlo.

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Grace Kelly

It doesn't get more glamorous than Princess Grace in sunglasses, a green turban and a fur coat.

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Grace Kelly

Sunglasses always—even at Grace Kelly's April 1956 wedding rehearsal.

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Brigitte Bardot

In Rome, an all-white-clad Brigitte Bardot is all the cameramen have eyes for, 1967.

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Brigitte Bardot
From sun to snow, Brigitte Bardot sports her go-to square shades on vacation with her family in Switzerland, 1967.
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Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot arriving at London's Heathrow airport in style, 1966.

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Audrey Hepburn

Are any pairs of sunglasses more iconic than Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's cat-eye frames?

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Audrey Hepburn

On Audrey Hepburn, cat-eye sunglasses and a little black dress (in Paris!) are an unbeatable combo.

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart rock his and her's sunglasses in 1945.

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Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood pairs her oversized brown shades with a very hippie chic outfit in 1972.

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Natalie Wood

We're not sure what we love more—Natalie Wood's cut out dress, or her big sunnies, in Saint Tropez circa 1968

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Ava Gardner

Nighttime is no reason for Ava Gardner (with husband Frank Sinatra) to take off her shades.

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Sophia Loren
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