What do all famous couples have in common? They all have a good love story behind them. Whether it’s a fairy tale romance, an exciting adventure, or a fantasy filled with magic and wonder. We all know their stories, and instantly recognize these duos when we see them, sometimes by their distinctive garb alone.
Who hasn’t seen a man in a smoking jacket and immediately thought of Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Bunnies? The Bunnies might be interchangeable, but it sure seems like Hef loves ‘em all.
More traditionally it is a story where two people come together and fall in love, or go on an adventure and eventually fall for one another. It is these stories that make us remember these remarkable twosomes.
The on screen romance between Han Solo and Princess Leia is a classic example. These Star Wars characters fell in love while fighting for the fate of the galaxy. Now the ‘Cinnabon’ hairstyle favored by Princess Leia will forever be associated with light-sabers and space ships.
Tarzan & Jane are a vine swinging couple who are easy to spot, adorned in loincloths and animal skins. The love story between a man who was raised in the jungle by gorillas, and a proper English woman is a classic ‘opposites attract’ affair. After Jane meets Tarzan while lost in the jungle, she brings him back to other Englishmen and they attempt to socialize him; but he prefers to stay wild and free in the jungle. Jane’s love for Tarzan proves to be enough to make her leave her civilized life and join him in the trees, eventually ditching her prim petticoats for a look more befitting of the first lady of the jungle.
Every child knows the classic fairy tale of Cinderella’s romance with Prince Charming. After losing her father, Cinderella is made to slave away like a servant by her cruel stepmother, unlike her spoiled stepsisters. When the Prince invites all the ladies in the land to a ball, Cinderella is neither invited nor able to attend, having only her tattered peasant clothes to wear. Luckily, her fairy godmother appears and uses magic to conjure a beautiful gown complete with glittering glass slippers. As we all know the glass slipper was the key to this couple’s “happily ever after”.
Not all notable pairs are plucked from the pages of storybooks however, and real life criminals Bonnie & Clyde are a perfect example. Known for holding up banks across America during the 1930’s, this fedora-clad gangster and his accomplice wife have become legendary. In the classic style of that era, they robbed gas stations, stores, as well as banks, while dressed in suits and ties. That is except for Bonnie, who wore dresses that were stylish for the 30’s.These two gained fame or infamy, depending upon how you look at it, for refusing to be brought in by the authorities. They resisted capture, and left us with the tale of a famous couple who defied the law, but loved each other to the end.