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30 Classical Hollywood Stars Colorized By Russian Artist Klimbim

Olga Shirinina, aka Klimbim, is a Russian artist who is known for colorizing old photos of Russian history, ranging from the times of the Russian Revolution to World War II. Recently, however, the artist tried something different and gave a handful of black & white photos of Hollywood celebrities colorful makeovers.

The artist tackled some well-known portraits of celebrities from the Golden Age of Hollywood and gave us a unique glimpse at what they might have actually looked back in the day. See the colorized photos of Hollywood stars like James Dean, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe in the gallery below! And if you want more, check out the works of Marina Amaral and Mario Unger here and here!

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#1 Elizabeth Taylor

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#2 James Dean

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#3 Lana Turner

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#4 Marlon Brando

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#5 Grace Kelly

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#6 Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

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#7 Marilyn Monroe

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#8 Marilyn Monroe

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#9 Audrey Hepburn

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#10 Audrey Hepburn

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#11 Ava Gardner

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#12 Gene Tierney

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#13 Lauren Bacall

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#14 Elizabeth Taylor

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#15 Audrey Hepburn

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#16 Marilyn Monroe

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#17 Marlene Dietrich

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#18 Rita Hayworth

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#19 Marilyn Monroe

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#20 Anita Ekberg

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#21 Jean Harlow

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#22 Anita Ekberg

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#23 Merle Oberon

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#24 Marilyn Monroe

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#25 Barbara Stanwyck

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#26 Audrey Hepburn

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#27 Marlene Dietrich

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#28 Audrey Hepburn

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#29 Rita Hayworth

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#30 Audrey Hepburn

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Classical Hollywood Stars Colorized By Russian Artist (30 Pics)

Russian artist Olga Shirinina, better known by her nickname “Klimbim,” is into colorizing old, vintage photos and freshening up history for all of us. She is primarily dedicated to the history of her motherland: she has colorized portraits of the Romanov family, personalities of the Russian Revolution, and the heroes of the Second World War. But that’s not the only theme she likes.

This time, the theme of the Golden Age of Hollywood is in the limelight. The talented artist colors the actresses and actors of the bygone classical Hollywood era of the early to mid twentieth century.

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#1

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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AzKhaleesi 3 days agouh… I wanna see the whole dress it’s so pretty!

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#2

James Dean

James Dean

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Erin 2 days agoHe was a pretty, pretty man.

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Almost all big-hitting actresses of the era are on this list: the sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, the charming Elizabeth Taylor, the mysterious Audrey Hepburn, and so on. And then there are the iconic dreamboats like Marlon Brando and James Dean. It’s fair to say that it is quite a robust line-up. But the credit shouldn’t go to only the actors: Olga “Klimbim” Shirinina makes these icons bright again. Back then, almost everybody knew the names of these Hollywood stars. But now these once-iconic images require refreshment.

#3

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

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Tracy Moorhead 2 days agoShe was a beautiful woman!!

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#4

Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

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Lyop 3 days agoWow. The green dress is amazing!!!

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And surely enough, Olga refreshes our cultural memory quite remarkably. One could say she brings the pop back into these once-bright icons. Check them out yourself. And if you’ve become a newfound fan of Olga “Klimbim” Shirinina, just follow her on her social media.

#5

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Emma Dingle 2 days agoThe first evolution of that meme (idk what it’s called but it’s the one with the two ladies and the man) xD

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#6

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Nea 3 days agoI always prefer her b/w pictures. Somehow they exude beauty like colored pics dont.

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Psst. Hey! Perhaps you’re a fan of revived old photographs, or you’d like to see more of what the “olden-days” really looked like? Or maybe you’re just bored? Bored Panda has you covered. Colorized monumental, historic photos? Bang and bang. Our community isn’t sleeping either, and they’ve made a fantastic contribution to this topic. There’s Mario UngerJoachim WestSergey Produkin-Gorsky among others.

#7

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

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#8

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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#9

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

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Daria B 3 days agoHer name appears in a Clash song. ♡ Anyway, she kinda reminds me of Mila Jovović in this photo.

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#10

Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

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Elizabeth Styles 3 days agoThis belongs in the top the colors make this photo come to life! Sure we have seen many portraits (esp. of Ms. Hepburn) but I personally appreciate better a whole room.

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#11

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

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#12

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Tifferooski 1 day agoAudrey would have played a good Tinker Bell, with blonde hair of course.

#13

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner

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Bean59 3 days agoLOVE that bathing suit

#14

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Steve Barnett 3 days agoB&W or colour; so beautiful.

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#15

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

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PeachPossum 3 days agoTrivia: Marlene Dietrich is the only actress ever inducted into the Makeup Artist’s Guild. She always did her own makeup. Her nose was a bit crooked. To hide this defect, she drew a line down from the bridge to the tip with a silver pencil, then applied a light foundation over the top. The silver caught the light and made her nose look straight. She insisted that any direct light to her face was cast from above (often butterfly lighting) to accentuate her cheekbones.

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#16

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

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Boris Krivy 11 hours agoMore beautiful than Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, but not by much.

#17

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Stannous Flouride 2 days agoWrong eye color.

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#18

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

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Strawberry Hellcat 2 days agoI wish she’d used a photo with the “Gilda” gown, but this is gorgeous too!

#19

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Marky Mark 2 days agoAs a man I think: “great legs!”. As a parent, I think: “put on some pants or you’ll catch a cold”.

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#20

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Nadine 2 days agoCool photo either way.

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#21

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

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Bobby Sammons 11 hours agoToo bad she died at shuch and early age, 26, but death doesn’t respect anyone.

#22

Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon

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PeachPossum 3 days ago (edited)The artist is Gerald L. Brockhurst (British, 1890-1978): The work is Merle Oberon, 1937, which was sold at auction in 2018 to an unknown bidder. Hollywood actress Merle Oberon kept a number of secrets from both the producers and the public. She hid her East Indian and Maori ancestry out of fear she would be blacklisted. She claimed to have been born in Tasmania when she was in fact born in Bombay, India. Yet that was the least of her secrets. Merle’s maternal grandmother Charlotte Selby gave birth to her daughter Constance at age 15. Constance gave birth to Merle at age 12. To hide the scandal, Charlotte passed Merle off as her own daughter. She gave her own partner’s name as Merle’s father. The identity of Merle’s biological father is not known.

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#23

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

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Boris Krivy 11 hours agoA beauty for the ages.

#24

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Catherine Stevens 2 days agoWhen the kid next to you is not shutting up.

#25

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

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Boris Krivy 11 hours agoLooks much better in colour. I always thought she looked too hard in her b&w films.

#26

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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#27

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Kathy Baylis 3 days agoBut it’s a totally different picture!

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#28

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

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Boris Krivy 11 hours agoVery sultry. That’s a good thing.

#29

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

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Boris Krivy 11 hours agoThe colour version adds humanity.

#30

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Boris Krivy 11 hours agoHorrible hat.

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