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October 26, 2022

An Old Photo Album of a Mystery Lady Posing Next to A-List Hollywood Celebrities of the 1990s

A lot of random things get donated to thrift stores, but in February 2020 the thrift shop Opnieuw & Coin in Mortsel, Belgium was determined to solve the mystery of a photo album that caught their attention. While they likely empty out the stray photos and put the albums on their shelves for resale, this album was unlike anything that had ever seen.

Inside the large rose-covered album was photograph after photograph of a mystery lady posing with A-list Hollywood celebrities like Antonio Banderas, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, and more, sometime in the 1990s. The employees figured the album must have been donated by mistake and took it to Facebook to try and find out who the woman was.

“We are looking for the owner of this photo book … It contains a lot of photos of a lady with all Hollywood stars. We think this may have been shared by accident and are therefore looking for the owner of this book,” they wrote on their page. They later found out the woman was Maria Snoeys-Lagler and were able to return the album to her heir. After some research people learned that Snoeys-Lageler was a former member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The HFPA is a non-profit organization of journalists and photographers who report on the entertainment industry; you might hear the name in association with Golden Globe Awards. Snoeys-Lagler was a Hollywood reporter who died in 2016 at the age of 87. Her daughter in California received the album. Take a look at the photos below and reminisce on 90’s Hollywood.

Tom Cruise

Kevin Bacon & Tom Hanks

Kate Winslet

Michael Douglas

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jack Nicholson

Andy Garcia

Jack Lemmon & Sophia Loren

Sam Neill & Robert Downey Jr.

Bruce Willis

Richard Dreyfuss

Kristin Davis

Angelina Jolie

Patrick Stewart

Drew Barrymore

Laurence Fishburn

Ed Harris

Keanu Reeves

Tom Selleck

Kevin Costner

Tim Roth

Heather Locklear

Antonio Banderas

Harrison Ford

Johnny Depp

Kevin Costner

Hugh Grant

Rutger Hauer

William Shatner

Nicholas Cage

Meg Ryan & Andy Garcia

Kirk Douglas

Luke Perry

Samuel L. Jackson

Liam Neeson

Faye Dunaway

Stephen Spielberg

Walter Matthau

Tommy Lee Jones

Gérard Depardieu

Anthony Hopkins

Julia Roberts

Johnny Depp & Juliette Lewis

Andrew Shue

Denzel Washington

Cary Elwes

Kevin Dillon

Danny Glover

Nicole Kidman & Michael Keaton

Meg Ryan

Laurence Fishburn

Michelle Pfeiffer & Dennis Haysbert

Will Smith

Mary McDonnell

Gary Oldman & Winona Ryder

Jonathan Pryce

Andy Garcia

Helen Hunt

Robert Duvall

Christopher Walken




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