Heartwarming Portraits Of The Past Have Us Daydreaming Just Like It Was Yesterday

By Sarah Norman | October 8, 2023

On land or in water, Grace Kelly was a beauty! (1955)

This collection of memories and behind the scene glimpses into Hollywood’s history have us completely smitten with the past. It feels like just yesterday when "Who's the Boss?" was still on the air and it’s so strange to think that groundbreaking musician David Bowie and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are no longer alive. Come daydream away with this batch of goodies from pop culture history. 

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Pictured here is Grace Kelly taking a dip back in 1955. She spent six years as a highly popular film actress in the 1950s, starring in classic movies such as High Noon, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief.

The actress transitioned from Hollywood royalty to actual royalty when she married Prince Rainier III and became the Princess of Monaco. A stylish, stunning, brilliant actress, who turned into a real-life Princess, her life sounded more like the plot of a movie than actual life. Although, she was widely adored long before her marriage to Prince Rainier III, her royal love story certainly reinforced her iconic status. 

I've 'Goth' You, Babe...Kelly Ripa going Goth during her Hayley Vaughan role on All My Children, 1990.

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My oh my, this blast from the past is none other than gothic Kelly Ripa in All My Children! Her debut was on Thanksgiving Day in 1990 as heroine Hayley Vaughan, who showed up in Pine Valley, dressed like Joan Jett/Elvira hybrid and full of sass. Her rebellious character was the niece of Trevor Dillon (James Kiberd), whom she affectionately called “Uncle Porkchop.”

Despite how she appeared and behaved at first, she soon won over audiences and the residents of the fictional town after her rough upbringing came to light and her rambunctious ways were exposed as just a defense mechanism.