Famous smokers

For many personalities smoking became a self expression of persona.

List of renowned personalities who smoke is very large. Tobacco was used by people of different professions: beginning with singers, designers, actors, authors, scientists, writers, politicians and others.

Lucille Ball – Her image was used to advertise Philip Morris cigarettes from the 1950s until the 1970s.

Lucille Ball in advertisment

Lucille Ball in advertisment

David Bowie – Several photos, both on stage and publicity shots, depict Bowie smoking. According to the biography Strange Fascination, he smoked both Gitane and Marlboro cigarettes.

David Bowie smoking

David Bowie smoking

Drew Barrymore of the famous Barrymore family smokes Marlboro Reds, about 2-3 packs a day. She started smoking cigarettes at age 9 1/2.

Drew Barrymore with cogarette

Drew Barrymore with cogarette

George Harrison – Member of The Beatles who was famously seen smoking in the movies A Hard Days Night and Help!.

George Harrison is smoking

George Harrison is smoking

Walt Disney – was a chain-smoker for his entire life.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Bette Davis – American film actress who was never without a cigarette. She starred in Now, Voyager (1942), which has the famous scene in which Paul Henreid places two cigarettes in his mouth, lights them, and then passes one to Bette Davis.

Bette Davis with cigarette

Bette Davis with cigarette

Sammy Davis, Jr. – American singer/actor. Often seen smoking on stage and in interviews.

Sammy Davis, Jr

Sammy Davis, Jr

Pat Nixon – Was a closet cigarette smoker, a fact that came out shortly after her death.

Pat Nixon

Pat Nixon

Peter Jennings – Journalist and news anchor of ABC World News Tonight.

Peter Jennings smoker

Peter Jennings smoker

Kate Moss – Model; smokes four packs of Marlboro Lights per day and has been smoking cigarettes since the age of 12.

Kate Moss- fashion model smoking

Kate Moss- fashion model smoking

And this can be completed with other personality’s names that used to smoke as expression of personal style and nature.

In the end can be concluded that cigarette and art are two things that always time together and complete each other.

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One Response to “Famous smokers”

  1. iris
    November 21, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    They used to tell people that it was glamourous to be seen with a splif drooping from the lips!

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