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Powerful, enduring relationships can sometimes develop between photographers and their subjects. Such was definitely the case with LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt and the luminous Italian film legend, Sophia Loren. Over the course of their decades-long friendship, Eisenstaedt took countless pictures of the Oscar-winning actress—most of which never made it into the pages of LIFE magazine (and many of which were never intended for the magazine).

Read more: Sophia Loren: Rare and Classic Photos of the Film Legend |

Before she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier in 1956 and became real-life royalty, Grace Kelly was living a different kind of fairy tale: that of a talented young movie star who was, for all intents and purposes, a Hollywood princess.

Read more: Grace Kelly: Photos of a Hollywood Legend Before She Was Royalty |

“I’m sending only brief captions,” a LIFE magazine correspondent wrote to his editors in February 1949, in notes accompanying photographs of a little-known actress with a few small roles in mediocre films under her belt. “For one thing, time is of the essence in getting the pictures to a plane. For another, the processes shot are not terribly complicated, showing as they do how Marilyn trains herself for hoped-for movie stardom by consulting specialists in singing, dancing and drama and how she is worked on by them in the effort to produce a wrapped-up package of talent to back up her photogenic sex appeal.”

Read more: Marilyn Monroe in 1949: Early Photos of a Movie Icon in Training |

Decades after her acting and singing careers came to an end, Brigitte Bardot is today primarily known for her animal-rights activism and for her frequent scrapes with the French authorities over her passionate, public denunciations of what she considers the “Islamification” of her native France. (She has been fined five times for “inciting racial hatred” in books and speeches, arguing in 2003, for example, that France has “given in to a subterranean, dangerous and uncontrolled infiltration which not only resists adjusting to our laws and customs but which will, as the years pass, attempt to impose its own.”)

Read more: Brigitte Bardot: Rare and Classic Photos of the Original ‘Sex Kitten’ |

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The first look at the best of #NYFW. Tommy Hilfiger #SS15 on #CarolineTrentini by gvsgvs, styled by Jorden Bickham