“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.

Discover our main Famous Faces lightbox

Don’t miss an insight into the working process of sculptor Barbara Hepworth or a glance at the mind of Lucian FreudAmelia Earhart speaks to the camera following the first female solo flight across the Atlantic, while Alfred Hitchcock talks about fear in film.

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: ChurchillStalin 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.

Famous Faces Lightbox

Not sure where to start your search for famous faces on footage? Our showreel is a great place to start, which features political figures, celebrities, historic figures and more. 

Famous Faces Showreel

Can’t find the face you’re looking for?

Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover.

We offer free research, so please contact us if you need help sourcing anything from the archive.