Elizabeth Taylor said, "Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses." Here she is with her two poodles.
An enthusiast and owner of many Sealyham Terriers, the breed is now said to be "rarer than a tiger." Here, the director of "Psycho" and his terrier Sarah pose for the camera.
Hepburn and her terrier, Mr. Famous, hang out on set circa 1959. Mr. Famous was her first terrier and was featured in "Funny Face."
The author of "On the Road" poses with Tyke. A self-declared "cat-loving" homebody," Kerouac wrote the 1959 haiku:
Holding up my
purring cat to the moon
Bardot owned two black spaniels in the 1950s. Over the years, she has donated more than $140,000 to Bucharest's stray dog organizations.
Macca and his sheepdog, Martha, pose for the camera in 1960. Martha was the inspiration for McCartney's song, "Martha My Dear."
The King smiles with his hound dog at the International Amphitheater in Chicago in 1957.
Stephen King works in his Maine home in 1995 with his best bud, Marlowe.
The Thin White Duke poses for a mock high school yearbook photo with his cat.
Lucy poolside with her two spaniels circa 1940.
Elizabeth Taylor gave James Dean his cat, Marcus, as a gift. The night of Dean's death, he gave Marcus to his friend Jeanette Doty to watch while he was away racing.
Billie Holiday and her dog Mister were caught backstage in NYC, June 1946.
Vonnegut reclines with his lap dog, Pumpkin, in New York on January 17, 1982.
Bogie spends some time with his pal Mac on the set of "Stand-In" in 1937.
Dali "smiles" with his pet ocelot named Babou in 1965.
Picasso with one of his many cats at his home in Vallaruris, France, 1954.
Monroe owned many dogs throughout her life; Maf, however, accompanied her in her last years. The white poodle was a present from Frank Sinatra.
Olympia was just one of Cobain's kittens. Here, they are captured in 1989 by photographer Tracy Marander.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
When John married Yoko in 1969, he owned a black and a white cat, Salt and Pepper. Here, Pepper rests on Lennon's shoulder.
The Queen frontman had portraits painted of all his cats and would frequently call home while on tour to talk to them.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Roosevelt relaxes with his Scottish terrier, Fala, in Hyde park.
Ol' Blue Eyes and his dog, Ringo, were photographed outside his Palm Springs home in 1965.
Anthony Perkins and Audrey Hepburn
Hepburn and Perkins on the set of "Green Mansions" in 1959 with Audrey's pet deer, Pippin.
The former Prime Minister and his poodle, Rufus, ride in his car circa 1951.
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