Behind-the-scenes photos show audiences candid snapshots of classic actors and actresses from the films we love. While some of these films went on to win Academy Awards and nominations, filming wasn’t always so serious and strict. Whether practicing, resting, or just goofing around, we get a glimpse of the real personalities of these Hollywood stars.
Actress Grace Kelly can be seen sneaking in a nap between takes and behind-the-scenes of the 1953 film Mogambo, which was filmed in Africa.
Cary Grant is seen reading through his lines for the 1953 romantic comedy, Dream Wife, accompanied by his fluffy friend who looks to be offering his support.
The Seven Year Itch
Here we see Marilyn Monroe performing her famous white dress scene from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch. The photo captures just how many people were watching as they filmed the shot.
Rebel Without A Cause
Natalie Wood and James Dean are seen goofing off behind-the-scenes of Rebel Without A Cause (1955). Dean would infamously die in a car crash just a month before the film was released.
Marlon Brando is seen reading through the script of Julius Caesar (1953), in which he played Marc Anthony, shirtless under the Californian sun.
The Horse Soldiers
Actors John Wayne and William Holden stand on either side of Constance Towers as she practices shooting a revolver behind-the-scenes of the 1959 Western, The Horse Soldiers.
When they weren’t filming, Sean Connery was holding the ankles of co-star Ursula Andress as she did handstands behind-the-scenes of the 1962 James Bond film, Dr. No.
Art Garfunkel, Jack Nicholson, and Candice Bergen hang out together behind-the-scenes on the set of the 1971 drama, Carnal Knowledge.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are seen unwinding between takes of the 1953 film Roman Holiday with a quick game of cards.
The Tin Star
Actor Anthony Perkins is seen taking a much-needed rest, laying his head upon a Coca-Cola bag behind-the-scenes of the 1957 film, The Tin Star.