1. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, a lifelong dog mom, was photographed with dogs of all sizes and breeds. For a lonely foster child who grew up to be the world’s most famous sex symbol, a dog was someone to trust when so many tried to take advantage of her.
2. James Dean
James Dean was a rebel with a dog. His Border Collie. Tuck, was always hanging around his film sets. A cool dog for a cool dude.
3. Brigitte Bardot
French bombshell Brigitte Bardot formed an animal rescue foundation after retiring from the movie business.
4. Marlon Brando
Mr. Brando was quite the Dogfather. Here he is relaxing with a weiner. (Actually, his Grandma’s dog!)
5. Anna May Wong
Silent film star Anna May Wong and her (probably not-so-silent) Doxie.
6. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn loved and cared for all animals, but especially Yorkshire Terriers! Her first, Mr. Famous, was sadly hit by a car on Wilshire Boulevard, but she owned many more Yorkies into their old age.
7. Rudolph Valentino
Heartthrob Rudy “The Sheik” Valentino broke more than legions of human hearts upon his untimely death. Legend has it that his faithful friend Kabar the Doberman’s howls of grief could be heard from miles away, and the dog died of a broken heart not long after. Here are the two in happier times.
8. Grace Kelly
Beautiful Princess Grace sure was a Great Dame!
9. Lena Horne
Stormy Weather isn’t even an issue when you have an armload of puppies like Lena Horne!
10. Shirley Temple
The only thing cuter than child star Shirley Temple was Shirley Temple with a dog!
11. Buster Keaton
Silent movie funnyman Buster Keaton clowning around with a friend’s Chihuahua pup.
12. Eartha Kitt
Ms. Kitt may have been known for playing Catwoman, but she was definitely devoted to Mutzi the Poodle!
13. Rita Hayworth
Redhead Rita Hayworth’s Cocker Spaniel Pookies matches her perfectly!
14. & 15. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
Bacall, Bogart, and Boxer.
16. Elizabeth Taylor
One of Liz Taylor’s earliest roles was co-starring with the legendary Lassie! She owned many dogs throughout her life.
17. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford with her Doggie Dearest. Say it with me: “NO WIREHAIRED TERRIERS!”