Posing for the camera with a kitten in 1948, Kelly, then just 18, worked as a model while attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
"I had a litter of cats called Jesus, Mary and Joseph," said McCartney. "Jesus ran off, Joseph stuck around for a long time and Mary had kittens."
Five years before she played Maggie, the "cat" in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Taylor posed innocently with a kitten in her pocket on the set of 1953's "The Girl Who Had Everything."
Brando kisses his cat in the 1950s. A noted cat lover, Brando found a stray on the set of "The Godfather" (1972) and worked it into the iconic opening scene.
Richard Avedon photographed Hepburn with a white cat named Simone for Harper's Bazaar in 1959.
Marcus, the Siamese in this photo, was a gift from Elizabeth Taylor. She gave the cat to Dean in 1955, just months before the actor died.
Farrow's deaf cat, Malcolm, would eat only baby food.
In 1991, Waits performed spoken word as "Tommy the Cat" on a song of the same name by rock band Primus.
Monroe and her Siamese cat during the filming of "Let's Make Love."
The King of Cool and his family pet, named Kitty Cat, in 1964.
The sex kitten and her cat.
Rolling Stone: "In the early 1970s, when [girlfriend Mary] Austin suggested they have a child together, Mercury allegedly responded, 'I'd rather have a cat.' "
Although she clutches a cat here, Bacall was more of a dog person. In her will, she left $10,000 for the care of her papillon.
Ironing his kitty in 1969.
Davis and her kitten enjoy a smoke.
The Ramones frontman and his cat, Spats.
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