Viernes 3 de julio de 2020
Todos tenemos un pasado y las grandes celebridades del planeta, aunque en ocasiones se esfuercen por ocultarlo, también. Velvet Coke, una cuenta de Instagram que cuenta con más de un millón de seguidores, lleva tiempo recopilando fotografías antiguas de famosos que no habían salido antes a la luz. Gracias a estas intantáneas podemos ver la faceta más desconocida de actores, cantantes, deportistas o políticos.
Brad Pitt, Diana de Gales, Barack y Michelle Obama, Jack Nicholson o Mick Jagger son sólo algunos de los famosos que encontramos al echar un vistazo a este interesante perfil. Un curioso y nostálgico inventario que va más allá de las imágenes de personajes públicos que estamos acostumbrados a ver. La peculiaridad de estas fotos es que son antiguas, inéditas y hay algunas verdaderamente asombrosas.
Acostumbrados a ver a los famosos posando a la perfección ante las cámaras, esta cuenta de Instagram, además de dejarnos nostálgicos ante una época pasada, nos recuerda que las celebridades no dejan de ser personas como cualquiera de nosotros.
Te dejamos con algunas de ellas:
Back in the day Mick Jagger used to take LSD every single day and some other drugs on the side. Then, when he met and fell in love with Jerry Hall, she said she was disgusted by his behavior and said it’s either her or drugs. Mick immediately stopped with his habits and started dating her. They had been together for more than 20 years.
#Hollyweird @treytylor for @thefacemagazine Michael Caine was at home in 1971, watching TV, when he spotted a Guyanese beauty on screen. The woman, Shakira Baksh, would eventually become his wife. ⠀ “This commercial came on for Maxwell House coffee. And there was this beautiful Brazilian girl,” he told Andrew Denton's Interview in 2019. The 38-year-old actor, who was famous at the time from appearing in films like The Italian Job, “fell in love instantly.” He was so gobsmacked by her look, he decided then and there that he would fly to wherever she lived to meet her. “I said to my mate, ‘We're going to Brazil tomorrow – I have plenty of money, we're going to find her.’” Caine went down to the pub with his friend and ran into a man who questioned the pair, “No girls, what’s going on?” Caine explained to Jonathan Ross in 2018. ⠀ “Well, I saw a beautiful girl on the television and I’m going to Brazil in the morning to find her,” he replied. As it happened, the man he was speaking to had worked on that Maxwell House commercial. What Caine didn’t realise was that the ad was filmed in Britain, not Brazil, and Shakira lived nearby. “He said "We made that commercial – she's not in Brazil, she's on the Fulham Road,’ which is about a mile away from me.” Link in bio.
Dolly Parton said she once opened her door and found a newborn baby named Jolene, as a tribute to Dolly’s song ‘Jolene’, addressed to her with a note saying the baby had been given away by her "momma" to be looked after by Parton. She immediately called the Department of Health and Human Services and cared for the baby until they arrived.
#Hollyweird @treytylor for @thefacemagazine Richard Gere had to have a gerbil surgically removed from his rectum while shooting An Officer and a Gentlemen in 1982. This is one of Hollywood’s longest-running urban legends, and has plagued Gere for most of his career. It was alluded to in the 1996 film Scream, when Rose McGowan’s character says, “Well, I mean you can only hear that Richard Gere gerbil story so many times that you have to start believing it.” However, the Gere-gerbil-rectum story is unequivocally false. At the time of the rumor’s initial spread, Gere was actually in India – not LA’s Cedars-Sinai hospital, as was first thought. The story goes that he had to be admitted to the ER because of rectal bleeding and intestinal discomfort. Doctors found and removed a gerbil from his anus, which was the result of Gere’s fetish for “gerbiling” – a phony sexual practice that brings pleasure. The rumor followed him for awhile, but reared its head at the height of Gere’s fame, after the release of Pretty Woman in 1990. Full article in bio.
#Hollyweird @treytylor for @thefacemagazine “I didn't recognize Jack as a world-class philanderer at the time,” the actress Anjelica Huston, who dated Jack Nicholson off-and-on from 1973 to 1989, wrote in her 2013 memoir Watch Me. “For as prolific as he seems to have been, and as I have heard reported, he was actually quite discreet.” Their relationship, which was fraught with Nicholson’s dalliances with other women, came to a flash-bang end in ’89. Nicholson invited Huston to dinner at his home to tell her that he had gotten Rebecca Broussard, an actress 12 years Huston’s junior, pregnant. “I was really nice about it,” Huston recalled to Vulture in 2019 of receiving the news. “I remember we had a hug, and I maybe had a little cry, but by the time I got home, I was really furious.” Feeling jilted, Huston told Nicholson, “There’s only room for one of us women in the picture, and I am going to retire from it.” Link in bio.
Johnny Depp revealed in his interview with Playboy in 1996 that he used to get highly personal gifts from his fangirls and some of them were actually quite bizarre “There are the pubes. I've gotten a lot of pubic hairs in the mail. I don't save them. I have no control over that... It's demeaning when people talk about my looks. I think I usually look like shit, and most people would probably agree.”