“To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn’t art, but the person you become when you’re famous.”
— Cardi B
Bridgeman Footage hosts many a famous face within the archive! From artists to activists and personalities to politics, royalty, the arts and sports and more are all housed within our ‘who’s who’ of historical figures. You’ll find them in this lightbox. Don’t forget to stop by our Artists on Film showreel on the website, which features both Picasso and Georgia O’Keeffe in their studios and on various travels.
Don’t forget to check out our Historic Women on Film article for more incredible women represented in film on the archive.
Political figures are also well represented: Churchill, Stalin and Hitler are represented throughout WW2 in colour and monochrome footage, while Leon Trotsky and Frida Kahlo arrive in Mexico via jet. We’ve barely scratched the surface – discover more famous faces below.