Top 10 Icons Of The 20th Century

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6. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Albert Einstein was a great physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his Law of Photoelectric Effect, although he is better known for his theory of relativity. His rather eccentric appearance makes him immediately recognizable to people even today, more then fifty years after his death.


7. Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Walt Disney famously gave the world that loveable mouse, Mickey, and by the time of his death there were entertainment parks, and so many films to remember him by. He changed the face of the children’s entertainment world.


8. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)

Norma Jean Mortenson was an actress, singer, model and sex symbol who died tragically. Her pouting red lips and her dress blowing around her ears are potent images of the 20th century. She was a great comic actress, think of “Some Like it Hot” and has inspired artists and writers alike.


9. John Lennon (1940-1980)

John Lennon was a member of the first super group, The Beatles, a poet and a rebel. He also acted and wrote and painted. However he will probably be best remembered for his song. “Imagine” which advocates world peace.


10. Charlie Chaplin (1889-1972)

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. KBE is perhaps the greatest of the silent film era’s comic actors. His portrayal of “The Tramp” and his trade mark brush-like moustache have made him adored by many and certainly an icon of the 20th century.

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