Today’s celebrities tend to favor over-the-top opulence when they take a holiday, but the stars of yesteryear took a more refined, glamorous approach to getting away.
#1. Grace Kelly
Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco and their children Caroline and Albert slide down a road in Switzerland during winter vacation, circa 1960.
#2. Ginger Rogers
American dancer and actress Ginger Rogers rubs sun lotion onto her legs before sunbathing on the beach, circa 1936.
#3. Joan Crawford
Actors Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks JR. play baseball in their bathing suits on the beach, circa 1930.
#4. Ingrid Bergman
Actress Ingrid Bergman laughing as she lies splashed with snow by an unseen playmate during her ski vacation at June Lake Resort, circa 1941.
#5. Cary Grant
American actors Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill arrive in Rome for their honeymoon, circa 1934.
#6. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, singer Eddie Fisher, on a holiday on Burano Island in the lagoon at Venice, circa 1960.
#7. Errol Flynn
Actor Errol Flynn with his dog at the helm of a yatch while enjoying a fishing vacation, circa 1941.
#8. Marilyn Monroe
Future film star Marilyn Monroe, then known as Norma Jean Baker, out rowing with two friends, circa 1941.
#9. Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo visiting the Acropolis of Athens in Greece, circa 1950.
#10. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn shopping in a grocery store during a trip to Madrid, Spain, circa 1966.
#11. Sophia Loren
Italian actress Sophia Loren, wearing a shirt and a black pleated skirt, dog and a handbag on the Cannes seashore, circa 1955.
#12. Paul Newman
American actor Paul Newman, wearing a swimming suit, walking on the Lido seashore in Venice, Italy, circa 1963.
#13. Kirk Douglas
American actor Kirk Douglas sits on a water taxi next to Italian actress Silvana Mangano on the Canal Grande in Venice, Italy, circa 1953.
#14. Kirk Douglas and Brigitte Bardot
American actor Kirk Douglas and friend help braid French actress Brigitte Bardot’s hair at the beach during the Cannes Festival, circa 1953.
#15. Brigitte Bardot
French actress Brigitte Bardot during a vacation at the Méribel Ski Resort in France, circa 1963.
#16. Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson relaxes on the deck of his beach house in Malibu, California, circa 1958.
#17. Clark Gable
Actors Clark Gable, Joe Schenck and Douglas Fairbanks on vacation at the Catalina Island golf course in California, circa 1934
#18. Debbie Reynolds
American actress and singer Debbie Reynolds leaning against a wooden pier post at the beach, circa the 1950s.