Fabulous Portrait Photos of Celebrities Taken by Patrick Lichfield

Jacqueline Bisset, circa 1960s

Born 1939 in Oxford, Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield was an English photographer and a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother Anne Bowes-Lyon (1917–1980, known as ‘Princess Anne of Denmark’ after her second marriage) having been a niece of the late Queen Mother. He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield from his paternal grandfather. In his professional practice he was known as Patrick Lichfield.

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Jill Kennington, circa 1960s

Lord Lichfield was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, and joined the Grenadier Guards in 1959. On leaving the Army in 1962, he began to work as a photographer’s assistant, and built up his own reputation, partly as a result of having access to the Royal Family. He was selected to take the official photographs of the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981, and subsequently became one of the UK’s best-known photographers. From 1999 onwards, he was a pioneer of digital photography at a professional standard. He was chosen by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to take the official pictures of her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Loulou de la Falaise, circa late 1960s

On 10 November 2005, Lichfield suffered a major stroke, and died the following day (Remembrance Day) at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, aged 66. These fabulous vintage photos were part of his work that Lord Lichfield took portraits of celebrities from the 1960s to 1980s.

Marisa Berenson, circa 1960s

Marisa Berenson, circa 1960s

Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey, 1965

Joanna Lumley, 1965

Zsa Zsa Gabor and Rene of Mayfair, London, May 1965

Susannah York on the set of ‘Duffy’, Spain, September 3, 1967

The ‘In’ Group, London, July 1967. Back row (left to right) Susannah York, Peter S Cook, Tom Courtenay, Twiggy; centre row (left to right) Joe Orton, Michael Fish; front row (left to right) Miranda Chiu, Lucy Fleming

Cecil Beaton, 1968

Duchess of Windsor, 1968

Leslie Caron and her daughter, 1968

Marsha Hunt, 1968

Pat McGuire, 1968

Anjelica Huston, circa 1969

David Bailey, 1969

Georgina Howell, 1969

Jane Birkin, June 1969

John Paul Getty Jr. and his wife Talitha Getty, 1969

Olga Georges-Picot wearing a sleeveless black wool knit jumpsuit with a white yoke, over a long-sleeve black shirt, 1969

Penelope Tree, 1969

Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakesh, 1969

Ann Turkel, 1970

Ann Turkel, 1970

Britt Ekland, 1970

Jane Seymour, circa 1970s

Jean Shrimpton wearing a sleeveless nightdress with a tied bodice by Van Raalte, 1970

Jean Shrimpton, 1970

Joanna Lumley, circa 1970s

Talitha Getty, 1970

Talitha Getty, 1970

Talitha Getty, 1970

Jane Birkin wearing a hooded shirt by Florence Alper, with a big eagle buckle belt by MiShelley Creations, 1971

Jane Birkin wearing a white stripped shirt with tie and a cotton cape and short shorts by Luba, 1971

Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez Morena de Marcias just after their wedding in St Tropez, France, May 1971

Queen Elizabeth II, March 1972

Britt Ekland, 1974

Joan Collins, 1974

Bianca Jagger, Mustique, 1976

Joanna Lumley, 1977

Joanna Lumley, 1978

Debbie Harry, 1980

Jerry Hall, 1980

Jerry Hall, 1980

Jerry Hall, 1980

Jerry Hall, 1980

Kate Bush, 1980

Olivia Newton John, circa early 1980s

Audrey Hepburn, 1981

Behind the scenes of Lady Diana’s wedding, 1981

Lady Diana’s wedding, 1981

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