Unedited Photos In History Will Give You Chills

By Sarah Norman | May 22, 2023

Model and actress Phoebe Cates in the early 1980's

It is the people that make the past what it was. The lives people live, decisions they make, and things they accomplish are all woven into the tapestry of history and tell the story of the time period. That is true with the people shown in this collection of photos. These people – all icons of the groovy era – have left their imprint on the era. Let’s see how many of them you can remember. 

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Sultry teen actress Phoebe Cates rose to fame the old-fashioned way … by taking her clothes off. She was underage when she did her first scene sans clothes for a movie then famously went topless in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She once noted that if is girl wanted to have a career in Hollywood, she needed to be comfortable shedding her clothing. Cates must have wanted that career because she didn’t mind showing off her assets. She also said, “If you’ve got a good bod, you should show it off.” 

Cyd Charisse between scenes in the film, "Meet Me in Las Vegas" (1956)

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When Cyd Charisse was a child, she contracted polio. During her recovery for the potentially crippling disease, her parents enrolled her in dance classes. They thought the physical activity would help strengthen her muscles and prevent lingering mobility issues. They didn’t know that Cyd would excel at dancing and turn it into a lucrative career. Nearly every movie she appeared in required her to show off her dancing chops and the 1956 film, Meet Me in Las Vegas was no exception. In fact, the movie was written expressly for her and was meant to showcase her modern ballet style of dance.