Photographs are a remarkable and special way of marking signature moments throughout history.

These people have definitely made their mark on the world, either through acting, politics, singing or other infamous qualities.

From Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe as younger girls before they found fame, to actresses such as Julie Newmar as the first ever Catwoman, these photos are mesmerizing.

Here are 38 truly spectacular photos of very influential people throughout history.

The Real Life Shrek (1945)

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Maurice Tillet was born in Russia and is a French professional wrestler. He was the inspiration for Shrek!

Bob Marley (1976)

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Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World Cindy Breakspeare who is the mother of Damien Marley.

Jimmy Page (1972)

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Jimmy Page, the founder of Led Zeppelin, performing in the ’70s. Robert Plant is also seen in the background!

Lynda Carter (1970s)

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Lynda Carter is best known for her amazing role as Wonder Woman in the #70s.

Marilyn Monroe (1938)

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Marilyn Monroe way before the days of that infamous white dress. Captured here at just age 12.

Sorority Sisters (1944)

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Sorority sisters are photographed way back in the ’40s at the University of Texas.

Grace Kelly (1955)

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The stunning Grace Kelly, who became the Princess of Monaco, pictured here on vacation in Jamaica.

Clint Eastwood (1964)

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Clint Eastwood, the famous face of the Dirty Harry films, seen here skateboarding in Rome in the ’60s.

Sigourney Weaver (1983)

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Sigourney Weaver is a very talented actress who is sure to go down in history seen here eating a hot dog.

Jodie Foster (1976)

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Jodie Foster on the set of the movie Taxi Driver. She was only 12 years old at the time!

Julie Newmar (1966)

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The first catwoman!

Bruce Lee (1960s)

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Famous martial artist Bruce Lee seen here skipping on the shave in the ’60s.

Goldie Hawn (1964)

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 The talented American actress who has starred in loads of films and TV shows such as Cactus Flower and Good Morning, World captured here eating a hamburger.

Dona Drake (1930-40s)

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Dona was talented a singer, dancer, and actress.

Hitchhiking (1970s)

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This authentic photo captures the art of hitchhiking way back in the ’70s

Ava Gardner & Burt Lancaster (1946)

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Ava and Burt picture here doing beach acro-yoga!

Mestiza de Sangley (1875)

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A portrait of a Mestiza de Sangley woman. Sangley is an archaic term used in the Philippines to describe and classify a person of pure Chinese ancestry.

Mohandas Gandhi (1893)

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He was the leader of the Indian independence movement when India was British ruled. 

Audrey Hepburn (1960s)

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The gorgeous and historical figure Audrey Hepburn sitting on a large frog in the ’60s. 

Jack Nicholson & Nancy Smith (1953)

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Jack, the American actor, and Nancy, the Ottowa City councillor, at their senior prom!

Lynda Carter (1977)

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Iconic actress Lynda Carter at the Emmy Awards.

Chester E. Macduffee (1911)

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Chester E. Macduffee next to his 250 kilo diving suit that he invented. 

Frances Densmore (1916)

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Frances Densmore, an American anthropologist, recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph.

Gary Busey (1978)

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The iconic American actor Gary Busey, star of The Buddy Holly Story and more looks very young here back in 1978.

Bruce Lee &  Jackie Chan (1979)

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/The pair are seen here fighting whilst filming for the movie Enter The Dragon.

Phil Collins (1970s)

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Phil Collins drumming for Genesis (the band he was in before he went solo).

Showgirls (1950s)

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An insight into Showgirls in the 50s!

Jean Bugatti (1932)

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Jean Bugatti, the French automotive designer and engineer, seen with the Bugatti Royale ‘Esders’ Roadster.

Mae West (1930)

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She was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol.

Bobbi Gibb (1966)

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Bobbi Gibb, snuck into the Boston Marathon race dressed as a man because women were denied entry and she went down in history!

Grand Canyon Diorama (1958)

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1958 Opening of the Grand Canyon Diorama at Disneyland Park!

Elvis (1956)

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Elvis at his first RCA Victor recording session in Nashville.

Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis. He’s one of the most famous psychologists ever. 

Malcom X (1964)

Portrait of American political activist and radical civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) as he holds an 8mm movie camera in London Airport, London, England, July 9, 1964. Shortly after breaking his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, and just days after his formation of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), Malcolm X was in London en route to Egypt to attend a meeting of the Organization of African Unity and to meet with the leaders of various African states. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

The human rights activist Malcom X at London Airport.

Helen Keller & Grace Coolidge (1926)

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Helen Keller, the American author and political activist, meets First Lady Grace Coolidge.

William Randolph & Family (1904)

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Newspaper publosher William Randolph Hearst with his wife, Millicent Willson and first son, Georg.

Frank Sinatra (1957)

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Frank Sinatra is shown in a 1957 publicity portrait.

Debbie Harry (1976)

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Better known as Blondie, Debbie Harry is an iconic singer in history.