Over the course of history man has created an endless amount of memorable moments. History textbooks tend to canonize the bigger moments, events, and figures in history, but sometimes they overlook other astounding events that truly epitomize what was going on at the time. Once that fleeting moment is gone, the only way to freeze it in time and forever etch it into the annals of history is through photographs because they are all that’s left for man to look back, reminiscence, commemorate, and learn from past mistakes. So buckle up as we’re about to launch this unique time machine and explore rare photos you’ll never find in history books.
1. The Brunette Bombshell
Who is this young woman with the fierce stare? None other than French actress Brigitte Bardot, right before she hit it big (and turned into a blonde bombshell). This photo shows the 18 year old in 1953 while at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.
She was a very new actress on the scene, having appeared in only a few French and Italian films at this point. Only a year later, she would take the film world by storm and become famous for her on-screen persona as a sultry, carefree siren.