Portrait photography is one of the most famous type of photography, especially in the digital age of the “selfie’’. Also known as portraiture, portrait photography is the art of taking a photo of one person or group of people, capturing their most real mood and emotion. In today’s list, you will find a great collection of portraits of the most iconic people throughout history. Of course it is impossible to pick the best. So feel free to add your examples by using comments section.

10 – Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn


Date: 1961. Photographer: John Kobal.
Famous press shot from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

09 – Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali


Date: 1942. Photographer: Philippe Halsman.
Salvador Dali is best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. Also famous with his flamboyant moustache, influenced by 17th-century Spanish master painter Diego Velázquez.

08 – Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart


Date: 1938-1939. Photographer: George Hurrell.
Humphrey Bogart was a mega-star in the golden age of Hollywood who is best known with Casablanca movie.

07 – Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin


Date: 1969. Photographer: Neil Armstrong.
This portrait was captured in 1969, the day that the Eagle lunar lander made the first touchdown on the moon,

06 – Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill


Date: 1941. Photographer: Yousuf Karsh.
This portrait was shot in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada after the photographer Yousuf Karsh had annoyed Churchill by taking away his cigar.

05 – Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud


Date: 1920. Photographer: Unknown.
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis.

04 – Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe


Date: 1954. Photographer: Matty Zimmerman.
This was a scene from the movie “The Seven Year Itch’’.

03 – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln


Date: Nov. 8 1863. Photographer: Alexander Gardner.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and also the first the first president who is assassinated.

02 – Che Guevara

Che Guevara

Che Guevara


Date: 1960. Photographer: Alberto Korda.
Ernesto “Che” Guevara Havannassa at the La Coubre Memorial Service in 1960.

01 – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein


Date: 1951. Photographer: Arthur Sasse.
The theoretical physicist Albert Einstein sticks his tongue out while leaving his 72nd birthday celebration on 14 March 1951.