Newly Discovered Photos Of Hollywood’s Grooviest Stars Are Making People Lose It

By Rusty Epstein
Boredom Therapy Staff

We tend to form an idea of a celebrity in our heads and then just stick with it forever. We know them from our favorite movies, TV shows, or even over the radio airwaves, so in our minds, we see them as that one character in a sitcom or the guy who wrote that song we love. We rarely give a second thought to the kinds of people they were before they hit it big.

Luckily for us, behind-the-scenes photographers have been capturing these celebs throughout every step of their careers, giving us insight into who they were before we even knew their names. These vintage photos will give you a new perspective on how some of your favorite stars got their start!

1. Yvonne Craig: She moved to Los Angeles in 1957 with dreams of being a dancer, but ten years later, she was starring in Batman with Adam West. Her love of dance followed her into every fight scene she did. "Stop and think about this logically," she said. "It’s all choreography."
2. Sophia Loren: She was a fashion icon for decades, but the road wasn't always easy for her. When she was exiled from her native country of Italy, her husband would sometimes drive her to the top of a nearby mountain in Switzerland, just so she could catch a glimpse of her home.
3. John Schneider, Catherine Bach, and Tom Wopat: The Dukes of Hazzard defined "cool" in the early '80s. The cast became instant stars when the show debuted in 1979, but none of them were as adored as their 1969 Dodge Charger — the car received 35,000 fan letters a month!
4. Eddie Murphy: Whether you know him from SNLTrading Places, or even Shrek, you might be surprised to learn that he released a string of R&B albums featuring heavy hitters like Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Bon Jovi. His only major hit, "Party All The Time," was produced by Rick James.
5. KISS: While the band was more fond of spikes and body armor, they decided to button up for this photo shoot. The only problem? Only one of them owned a suit! The rest had to borrow their outfits from their manager, Bill Aucoin.
6. Hill's Angels: The Benny Hill Show was a magnet for controversy during its 36-year run, much of it focused on Benny's bikini-clad backup dancers, the Hill's Angels. One Angel managed to turn the controversy into success: Jane Leeves went on to star in NBC's Frasier for 11 seasons.