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February 13, 2013

17 Vintage Passport Photos of Iconic Figures You've Never Seen Before

With all the wild parties, international tours, and even business deals, having a passport is an absolute must for any celebrity. They may fly around in first class cabins and private jets, but celebrities still need passports to get into another country legally.

If you’re wondering whether their passport photos are just as terrible and awkward as your own, prepare to be enlightened. This list contains examples of celebrity passport photos. From artists and musicians to actors and politicians, these passport pictures prove famous people are just like us. Or at least some of them.

1. Albert Einstein

2. David Bowie

3. Muhammad Ali

4. Rene Magritte

5. Roy Orbison

6. Sammy Davis

7. Marilyn Monroe

8. Walt Disney

9. Virginia Woolf

10. Ella Fitzgerald

11. Ernest Hemingway

12. F. Scott Fitzgerald

13. Janis Joplin

14. John Lennon

15. Johnny Cash

16. James Joyce

17. Katharine Hepburn


  1. wow, they all look great even in passport photos!

  2. Who are the two women on Fitzgerald's passport? Is it Zelda and Scottie? Why are they crossed out? I've never seen a passport with three photos on it.

  3. They used to issue what was called a "family passport." I've got my grandfather's from the 1930s and it a photo of his wife and three children. At some point they stopped issuing those and now each family member, including children, has to have his/her own passport.

  4. The Bowie one isn't a real one -- it's the prop one for "Thomas Jerome Newton" in THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (you can see the wrong birthdate and occupation).




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