Vintage: Portraits of Celebrities by Terry O’Neill

Vintage: Portraits of Celebrities by Terry O’Neill


Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars he has photographed the frontline of fame for over six decades.

O’Neill began his career at the beginning of the 1960s, with his first professional job photographing Laurence Olivier. O’Neill realised that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of film, fashion and music who would go on to define the Swinging Sixties. By 1965 he was being commissioned by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world.

His work is admired for its candid, unconventional setting, with O’Neill often granted access to behind scenes on film sets or in personal, private environments. His iconic photographs therefore give audiences a rare chance to see a natural, more human side behind the celebrities.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra. Photo: Terry O’Neill

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Richard Burton

Richard Burton. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Twiggi

Twiggi. Photo: Terry O’Neill

David Bowie

David Bowie. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp

Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Roger Daltry

Roger Daltry. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Keith Richards

Keith Richards. Photo: Terry O’Neill

George Harrison

George Harrison. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra. Photo: Terry O’Neill

David Bowie

David Bowie. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Elton John

Elton John. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Dame Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner

Dame Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Dean Martin

Dean Martin. Photo: Terry O’Neill

 Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling. Photo: Terry O’Neill

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress. Photo: Terry O’Neill


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