The special kinship between cats and their lady owners goes deep into the annals of history — back to the days when oil paintings documented life, or even deeper, to the ancient days when sacred felines prowled about Egypt.
Cats are smart and adorable creatures, but their habits and behavior are often mysterious to us. Despite all this we have unconditional love for cats, no matter what kind of mischief they get up to, we always find a way to forgive them. Their rude and obnoxious behavior is what makes them so loved
These furry felines have also captivated the hearts of famous actresses. Some Hollywood studios also softened the stars of the Golden Age by posing them with cats. Here, below is a collection of classic stars posing with their beloved cats.
Helen Chandler was photographed at home with her cat, whom she named Blue Bell, in June 1933. (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)
In a photo from 1934, The Maltese Falcon actress Gladys George hugs her tortoiseshell cat, whom she named Monkie. (Photo: Everett Collection)
Betty Grable wore her pet cat Whitney around her neck like a fur scarf in 1935. The cat then sniffed her hair. (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)
The silent film star Mary Philbin posing in 1935. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
In 1935, actress Jean Parker posed for this studio portrait. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Lynn Merrick and hers hang out in a cornfield in the early forties. (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)