Since the very beginning of film, the furry felines have been at the sides of actors and actresses on screen, captivated the heart of the audiences. There was even a time when Hollywood studios softened the stars of the Golden Age by posing them with animals. Many film celebrities, musicians are known to have the penchant for cats. Here is a collection of classic stars photographed with the felines, some are pets and some are strays:
Ava Gardner holding her Siamese cat, 1946.
Anthony Perkins playing with a kitty, 1958.
Anthony Perkins giving some ice cream to his Siamese cat, ‘Banjo,’ 1950s.
An early photo of Bette Davis when she was 14, 1922. Photo from Bettmann Archive.