26 impossibly glamorous photos from Cannes Film Festivals gone by

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  • Take a look back at some of the most incredible celebrity pictures from Cannes Film Festival...

    Cannes Film Festival has long been a stellar affair, with some of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars jetting into the event to soak up the sun year after year, since way back when.

    Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot – you name the iconic celebrity, the annual event has at some point hosted them.

    In celebration of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, now in it’s 69th year, we’ve rounded-up some of the most beautiful and  memorable pictures of all time.

    From the likes of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg soaking up the sun on the beach in 1974, surrounded by photographers and looking totally at ease, to David Bowie in a slick suit and t-shirt combo ahead of a star-studded premiere in 1976 – there have been plenty of memorable occasions that have happened off the well-documented red carpet.

    George Harrison and Ringo Starr spent their afternoons hanging out beachside, as fellow Beatles members chose to spend their downtime with their equally famous other halves. John and Yoko were spotted spending quality time together in the sun on a park bench while Paul and Linda McCartney hung out poolside.

    Jayne Mansfield and Brigitte Bardot seemed to make the most of their annual trip to Cannes and were spotted on various occasions taking some time out of their busy schedules to float around in one of the infamous French Riviera sun spots.

    On the Cannes red carpet, the likes of Jack Nicholson dazzled ahead of the Easy Rider premiere way back in 1969, while Elizabeth Taylor and Tippi Hendren kept things ever-so-glam for their highly anticipated appearance at the annual event.

    Click through for all the breathtaking pictures from Cannes Film Festival…

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