Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's Extraordinary Life in Photos

We're taking a look back on the life of an American icon.

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When Jaqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy in 1953, she became the other half of a society couple that was envied and idolized the world over. Soft-spoken and supremely stylish, Jackie first earned international fame as her husband's reluctant companion on the campaign trail. The two brought youth and optimism to the White House, but it was images of the First Lady and her young children bidding farewell to JFK after his tragic assassination that cemented the Kennedy legacy in history, making them iconic political and public figures for years to come. Beyond her life as a Kennedy, Jackie reinvented herself in her second marriage to Aristotle Onassis in 1968, and later embarked on her second chapter as a book editor in New York.

Now, more than 25 years after she passed away from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 64, we're taking a look back on the remarkable life of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Jackie Bouvier Leading Pony
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1934

A young Jaqueline Kennedy (née Bouvier), leading a pony at a Southampton horse show.

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1948

Jackie, the daughter of a wealthy New York Stock Broker, at 18 posing for Vogue magazine.

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Caroline Lee Bouvier (Lee Radziwill) and her sister Jacqueline Bouvier (future Jackie Kennedy) on september 15, 1951 on boat to come back in USA after their travel in Europe
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1951

Jaqueline and her sister Lee are photographed after returning from studying in Europe.

More: Lee Radziwill's Life in Pictures

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John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Playing Tennis
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1953

Jackie and her fiancée, John F. Kennedy, play tennis at his family's home in Hyannis Port, MA.

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Sen. John Kennedy & his bride Jacqueline in their
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1953

John and Jackie Kennedy at their wedding in Newport, Rhode Island.

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1953

Jackie wears her ivory silk wedding gown with a portrait neckline and a ruffled bouffant skirt, which was designed by custom New York City dressmaker Ann Lowe.

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1954

JFK says goodbye to Jackie as she leaves their Washington D.C. townhouse to attend classes at the Georgetown University Foreign Service School. The newlyweds relocated to the nation's capitol for John's term as senator.

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The Bouvier Sisters by Horst
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1955

Jackie poses with her sister, Lee.

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1956

Five Kennedy women—Jackie, Patricia Lawford, Ethel Kennedy, Eunice Shriver, and Jean Kennedy—attend a party.

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John F. And Jacqueline Kennedy With Baby Caroline Kennedy
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1958

JFK and Jackie relax at home with their first child, Caroline.

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1959

Jackie Kennedy at the April in Paris ball in New York City.

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The Kennedys Wave From Car
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1960

Jackie and her husband wave to crowds in Massachusetts during the beginning of his presidential campaign.

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John F. Kennedy with His Wife and Daughter
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1960

Jackie, dressed for summer in a gingham print dress and pearls, relaxes with husband JFK and daughter Caroline.

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1960

Jackie hosts reporters and editors for an interview over high tea at their Georgetown home during JFK's campaign in 1960.

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Jackie Kennedy On The Campaign Trail
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1960

Jackie on the campaign trail for her husband Jack's presidential run.

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jackie kennedy, wife of sen, w scissors, cutting out newspaper clippings next to open scrapbook as her young daughter toys with the applicator from a glue bottle, at home  photo by alfred eisenstaedtthe life picture collection via getty images
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1960

Jackie scrapbooks newspaper clippings with her young daughter, Caroline, while her husband is on the presidential campaign trail.

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view of, from, left, rose kennedy, jackie 8 months pregnant, president elect john 1917   1963, eunice, and pat lawford 1924   2006, hyannis port, massachusetts, november 9, 1960 john f kennedy had just become the us president elect, the day after the electionphoto by paul schutzerthe life picture collection via getty images
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1960

Jackie joins her husband on-stage in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts the day after he was announced as the President-elect. The future First Lady was nine months pregnant with their son, John F. Kennedy Jr.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Holding Her Newborn Son
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1960

Jackie with her newborn son, John F. Kennedy Jr., at his christening in Georgetown.

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Pres. Kennedy (R) w. First Lady Jackie (L) (in fur
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1961

Jackie Kennedy stands along side her husband at his inauguration.

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1961

On the evening of President Kennedy's inauguration, he and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at the inaugural ball at the National Guard Armory in Washington D.C.

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1961

Jackie and JFK on Air Force One as they arrive in Latin America.

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jacqueline kennedy wearing pillbox hat
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1961

Jackie Kennedy wears her signature pillbox hat while attending an event as First Lady.

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Queen Elizabeth and Jacqueline Kennedy
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1961

Jackie Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth pose for photos during an American state visit to Buckingham Palace. The event was the first time an American president dined at the Palace since 1918 and was even depicted on Season 2 of The Crown.

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1961

The First Family arriving at the White House.

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Jacqueline Kennedy While Traveling in Greece
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1961

Jackie tours the Theater of Epidaurus on a visit to Greece.

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first lady jacqueline kennedy 1929   1994carries a pair of foot stools during a white house restoration project, washington dc, july 1961 the stools date from teddy roosevelts presidency, 1901 1909 photo by ed clarkthe life picture collection via getty images
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1961

Shortly after moving into the White House, Jackie embarked on a complete restoration of the historic residence. Here, during a meeting of the White House restoration project, Jackie moves two antique footstools dating all the way back to the Teddy Roosevelt presidency.

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JFK and wife Jackie visit London 1961
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1961

Jackie departs Buckingham Palace while on a private visit to London for her niece, Anna Christina Radziwill's christening.

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1961

During her time as First Lady, Jackie and her signature skirt suits by designer Oleg Cassini became iconic.

More: 10 Brands Jackie Kennedy Loved

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1961

Jackie Kennedy looks stunning in a white taffeta column evening gown for a state reception in Ottawa, Canada in 1961.

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NBC News - National Culture Center with Jacqueline Kennedy
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1962

Jackie Kennedy hosts NBC News at the White House to discuss the original plans of the Kennedy Center (formerly known as the National Cultural Center).

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