1960s celebrities included Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Twiggy, President John F. Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through music, fashion, politics, and art, famous people shaped the cultural revolution of the decade.
Television expanded the audience for artists, which aided in The Beatles’ rise to fame in the United States. Additionally, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, and The Rolling Stones owe a portion of their popularity to television. The counterculture of the 1960s brought fame to musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. Twiggy rose to prominence as one of the world’s first supermodels, whilst King and Kennedy garnered worldwide notice for their political careers. Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers, Dick Van Dyke, and Julie Andrews were well-known actors of the 1960s.