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23 Famous Figures Photographed With Their Beloved Cats

 The admiration of felines knows no boundaries. People have been in love with cats since ancient times. But Ancient Egyptians are not the only famous cat people in history. Renowned writers, artists, actors, and musicians - such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Audrey Hepburn, and the Beatles - also fell to the feline charm. Seeing these 23 famous figures of the 19th and 20th centuries photographed with their spoiled and beloved cats is so heartwarming!

1. Ernest Hemingway loved felines. By 1945, he had 23 cats, whom he affectionately called “purr factories” and “love sponges”

Famous Figures With Their Cats Ernest Hemingway
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2. Audrey Hepburn loved all animals. She famously appeared with a cat in the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's

Famous Figures With Their Cats Audrey Hepburn
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3. Meryl Streep is a famous cat person too

Famous Figures With Their Cats  Meryl Streep
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4. Mark Twain owned at least 19 cats in his lifetime. He once famously wrote, "If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat"

Famous Figures With Their Cats Mark Twain
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5. Marilyn Monroe with her cat Mitsou

Famous Figures With Their Cats Marilyn Monroe with her cat Mitsou
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6. Pablo Picasso and his cat in 1960, a photograph by Carlos Nadal

Famous Figures With Their Cats
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7. David Bowie wrote the song “Cat People,” which is basically an ode to cat lovers in 1982

Famous Figures With Their Cats David Bowie
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8. Elizabeth Taylor had many cats

Famous Figures With Their Cats Elizabeth Taylor
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9. Marlon Brando, another cat person from Hollywood, once said, "I live in my cat’s house," and not the other way around... Many cat owners can surely relate to his words

Famous Figures With Their Cats Marlon Brando
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10. Andy Warhol photographed with one of his 25 felines

Famous Figures With Their Cats Andy Warhol
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11. Impressionist painter Henri Matisse in his office with his cats, a photo by Robert Capa

Famous Figures With Their Cats Henri Matisse
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12. A portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe and her cat by John Candelario

Famous Figures With Their Cats Georgia O’Keeffe
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13. Paul McCartney and his cat named Thisbe

Famous Figures With Their Cats Paul McCartney and his cat named Thisbe
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14. A portrait of Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt and his cat

Famous Figures With Their Cats Gustav Klimt and his cat
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15. The famous singer and musician Johnny Cash had several cats in his lifetime

Famous Figures With Their Cats Johnny Cash
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16. ''The King of Hollywood'' Clarke Gable and one of his cats

Famous Figures With Their Cats Clarke Gable
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17. Like Clark Gable, his co-star in Gone With the Wind, Vivien Leigh, loved cats too

Famous Figures With Their Cats Vivien Leigh
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18. The comedian Jay Leno loves cats too. Cats appear in many of his jokes

Famous Figures With Their Cats Jay Leno
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19. Morgan Freeman and his black cat

Famous Figures With Their Cats  Morgan Freeman
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20. Betty White is famous for her love for all animals, but she has a special place in her heart just for felines. Here, she is seen cuddling a lion cub

Famous Figures With Their Cats Betty White
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21. Brigitte Bardot loves cats and is an animal rights activist today

Famous Figures With Their Cats Brigitte Bardot
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22. John Lennon adopted over 10 cats in his life

Famous Figures With Their Cats John Lennon
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23. Freddy Mercury is said to have missed his cats while on tour so much, he asked to spoke to them on the phone

Famous Figures With Their Cats Freddy Mercury
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