20 Risky Photos From ‘Golden Age Of Paparazzi’

Whether you love or hate paparazzi, these paparazzi photos in history offer a nostalgic window into the past, as well as poignant commentary on the struggle for privacy celebrities still face today. Scroll down to see our favorite selections, and let us know which ones you like or dislike most.

Anita Ekberg Facing The Paparazzi With Bow And Arrows, October 20, 1960

Kate Moss And David Bowie, 2003

Jackie Kennedy Captured By A Celebrity Photographer While Walking Quietly On Madison Avenue In New York. October, 1971

Brigitte Bardot Leaves The Hotel Forum. Rome, 1965


Tazio Secchiaroli Flees An Angry Walter Chiari. The Actor At The Time Was In A Relationship With Superstar Ava Gardner And Was Followed Every Step By Paparazzi. Rome, 1957

Sofia Loren At Ciampino Airport, Returning From The United States. Rome, November 14th, 1961

Aiché Nanà’s Striptease At Rugantino’s Restaurant, Rome 1958. Aiché Nanà And Tazio Secchiaroli, Whom Took The Picture, Were Both Fellini’s Inspirations For The Film “La Dolce Vita.” The Film’s Character Paparazzo, Inspired By Secchiaroli, Is The Origin Of The Word Paparazzi

Don Gussoni Quarrels With Photographer Giacomo Alexis, Rome 1959

Photojournalist Tazio Secchiaroli Hides Armed With His Camera. Rome, 1958

Lucien Benedetti And Marina Meucci Stand Against The Photographer. Rome, Circa 1965

Stefania Sandrelli. Rome, Early 60s

Soraya’s Arrival At Termini Station Attracts The Attention Of “Assault Photographers”

Anthony Steel Lashes Out Against Photographers. Rome, August 1958

Alain Delon And Romy Schneider Dance During The Golden Age Ciak Evening At Brigadoon Restaurant. Rome, July 29, 1961

Paparazzi Colleagues Chatting On Break In Sistina Street, Rome, 1958

Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Underessing Before Jfk Impersonator

Patrizia Pellegrino With Her Children Play On The Marina Beach