The Most Iconic Celebrity Pairs Who Defined The '60s and '70s

By Sarah Norman | October 29, 2023

Elvis and Priscilla Presley

Welcome to a blast from the past, a time when love, glamour, and passion took center stage! Prepare to be dazzled as we take you on a groovy journey through the most iconic celebrity couples of the 1960s and 1970s. This sensational photo gallery will have you feeling the love and reveling in the nostalgia as you rediscover the magnetic duos that captivated the world with their undeniable chemistry and electric romance.

Get ready to swoon over these larger-than-life pairings, from the legendary love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, to the magnetic attraction of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and the unforgettable allure of Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. Each couple had a unique and irresistible spark that captured our hearts and left us breathless with anticipation for their every move.

So slip on your bell-bottoms, grab your rose-tinted glasses, and let's time-travel back to an era of free love, fabulous fashion, and iconic star-crossed lovers. Let the swooning commence! 

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It was the year 1959 when the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, met young Priscilla Beaulieu while he was stationed in Germany during his military service. She was just 14, and he was 24, but Elvis decided he had found his muse. They maintained a long-distance relationship as Elvis returned to the United States, and Priscilla eventually joined him in Memphis. Finally, on May 1, 1967, Elvis and Priscilla exchanged vows in an intimate and secretive ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas when she was just 21 years old. Priscilla became Mrs. Presley, and together they welcomed their daughter, Lisa Marie, into the world.

Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger was still very much married to wife Bianca when he started up his relationship with Texan model Jerry Hall, who was in a relationship herself. In 1978, after Mick's divorce from Bianca, he and Jerry began living together, and their relationship quickly became the epitome of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. They attended crazy parties, jet-sett around the world, and made headlines with their flamboyant lifestyle. Hall and Jagger were on-and-off again due to infidelity issues, but made the time to welcome four children into the world despite the drama. In spite of the turbulence, the couple decided to formalize their commitment to one another, and in 1990, they held an unofficial wedding ceremony in Bali. In 1999, after over two decades together and some bad offs in their on-and-off romance, Jerry filed for divorce on the grounds of Mick's adultery: 

I didn't like the idea of annulling after 23 years and four children. It seemed a bit rude. He's a sick, addictive womanizer who made me very unhappy...[but] he's the most fabulous ex-husband.