20 photos of celebrities of the twentieth century on motorcyclesPictolic
Motorcycles have long been a kind of symbol of freedom and risky adventures, so it is not surprising that many famous creative people loved to ride a motorcycle, in search of inspiration on the endless desert highways. Today we would like to tell you about the famous motorcyclists who later became "icons" of Western culture.
1. Marlon Brando was interested in motorcycles long before he became world-famous. He liked to drive around empty New York at dawn.
2. And even Tina Turner was once a big fan of Harleys.
3. Musician Bob Dylan loved his Triumph Tiger 100SS, which he drove in the mid‑60s in New York and fell many times, but, surprisingly, he never ended up in the hospital.
4. Mickey Rourke is also partial to iron horses. And in the movie "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Cowboy", the actor starred on his own Harley-Davidson FXR bike.
5. Frank Sinatra's rights are taken away. The policeman at the same time is unspeakably happy, because at that time Sinatra was a world-class star.
6. Sid Vicious, punk rock legend and part-time bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols. Sid loved riding a motorcycle so much that he starred with his "iron horse" in the video "C'mon Everybody". Later, he asked to be buried in a leather jacket, jeans, and motorcycle boots.
Outrageous singer Cher in the saddle Harley-Davidson
8. One of the richest men of his time, a major publisher Malcolm Forbes presented in 1987 to the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor violet Harley, which was supposed to match the color of her eyes, according to rumors…
9. Jack Nicholson was also a motorcycle fan. The actor was first nominated for an Oscar in 1969 for his role in the film"Carefree Rider". And two years earlier, he starred in another road movie "Motoangels of Hell" about a group of bikers.
10. The laconic hero of action movies and Westerns, Clint Eastwood, often appeared in the 60s and 70s in advertising cars and motorcycles, which supported the already vivid image of the "tough guy". By the way, it is believed that Clint chose the British brand Norton as his favorite brand.
11. Windy Mick Jagger on an old Honda.
12. American actress and singer of Swedish origin Ann-Margret Ohlsson in the 60s was the face of several brands of motorcycles. She became interested in an extreme motorcycle hobby at a young age thanks to her Swedish uncle.
By the way, the actress remained faithful to motorcycles and in 60 years.
13. An extremely atmospheric photo of John Lennon with his "iron friend", taken on the way from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
14. In 1965, Paul McCartney was involved in a small motorcycle accident, in which he damaged his teeth and received a scar on his face. And two years later, he had already crashed the car, which gave rise to numerous gossips about his death.
15. Elvis was a motorcycle fan. In the photo, he is with Barbara Stanwyck during the shooting of one of the films.
16. The seductive Brigitte Bardot performed the song "Harley-Davidson" written by Serge Ginzburg, openly posing on a motorcycle.
17. And a few years later, the French film star gathered his own impressive collection of bikes.
18. Actor James Dean knew a lot about fast driving. It was because of a car accident that he remained forever young when his life was cut short in 1955. The actor was only 24 years old at the time.
19. The famous writer and the strongest athlete-this is about Arthur Conan Doyle, who was also a fan of the first motorcycles. Also, the author of "Sherlock Holmes" was engaged in the design and construction of motorcycles.
20. The sex symbol of the 1930s and 1940s, nicknamed "The King of Hollywood", Clark Gable, was literally obsessed with motorcycles. Constantly striving for new technologies, the "Gone with the Wind" star sold an old bike, immediately replacing it with the latest model.