Katy Perry (1984-)
Katy Perry is an American singer-songwriter who was born in a conservative family and grew up under many restrictions. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music during her teenage years. Even though it was not allowed by her parents, Perry heard all kinds of music, which was provided to her by her friends, as she had an affinity for music right from the beginning. As an outspoken person, she stood by her desire to become a music artist and chased her dreams. She did not achieve success at the beginning and had to face a lot of obstacles before receiving her first major break.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
While talking about the greatest artists of the 20th century, one cannot miss the name of Pablo Picasso! One of the most prominent artists of the era, Picasso was a born genius whose prodigious work took the world of art by storm. Amazingly, when children of his age were busy rote learning and playing, Picasso dedicated his time to drawing. At the tender age of seven, he started painting, and by the time he was 13, his talent and skills had surpassed that of his father. His first two major paintings include, ‘The First Communion’ and ‘Science and Charity.’ With time, he diversified into sculpting, ceramic designing, and stage designing. Picasso was responsible for coming up with ‘Cubism,’ which was the first step towards modern art.
Ciara Princess Harris is a ‘Grammy’ award-winning American singer, record producer, songwriter, and actress. She started hogging the limelight after the release of her debut song and album, both titled ‘Goodies.’ She became part of the girl group ‘Hearsay’ during her teens and when the group disbanded, she embarked on a solo music career. While working on different projects as a songwriter, she met music producer Jazze Pha who helped her sign a record contract with ‘LaFace Records.’ Her debut single ‘Goodies’ became a sensational hit commercially and critically, topping the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’ chart for seven weeks and reaching atop the ‘UK Singles Chart.’
Valter Skarsgård (1995-)
Valter Skarsgård is a Swedish actor best known for playing prominent roles in films like ‘To Kill a Child,’ ‘Arn – The Kingdom at Road’s End,’ and ‘IRL.’ Valter is the youngest son of famous Swedish actors, Stellan Skarsgård and My Skarsgård. Following in his parents and elder brothers’ footsteps, Valter made his acting debut as a child actor in 2003, in a film titled ‘Detaljer.’ In the same year, he played the lead in a short film, ‘To Kill a Child.’ Apart from appearing in short and feature films, Valter has also played important roles in TV series and music videos. He is also quite active on social media with more than 25,000 followers on Instagram, and over 10,000 followers on his verified Twitter account.
David Furnish (1962-)
David Furnish is a Canadian filmmaker and former advertising executive best known as the spouse of legendary English musician Sir Elton John. They have been together since 1993, entered a civil partnership in 2005, and got married in 2014. He previously worked at the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and was a board member of its London office. Through Rocket Pictures, the couple’s joint production company, he has directed and produced films and documentaries such as ‘Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras’, ‘It’s a Boy Girl Thing’, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’, ‘Billy Elliot the Musical Live’, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’, and ‘Rocketman’. He has contributed to magazines like ‘Tatler’, ‘Interview’ and ‘GQ’, including a piece on Jude Law.
Adam Goldberg (1970-)
Adam Goldberg is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. He made his film debut with the movie ‘Mr. Saturday Night,’ in which he portrayed the role of Billy Crystal’s younger brother-in-law. He is also known for his short and memorable appearances in blockbuster movies such as ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Edtv’, ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ and ‘Zodiac’. He is known to be an intense actor who is adept at both comedy and drama. He has also appeared on many TV shows and is known for his portrayal of ‘Chandler’s crazy friend ‘Eddie’ in the popular sitcom ‘Friends.’ Some of his other noteworthy TV roles have been for the series ‘The Unusuals,’ ‘Relativity,’ ‘NYC 22,’ ‘Taken,’ and ‘Fargo.’
Klaus Barbie (1913-1991)
Nikolaus “Klaus” Barbie was a Nazi leader infamous for his crimes against French prisoners during the World War II. Born in Godesberg, Germany, Barbie became involved with the Nazi Forces during his early twenties. His father had taken part in the First World War, in which he was captured by the French. He returned an angry, bitter, and wounded man, and Klaus grew up suffering the abusive nature of his father. Later Barbie became a member of the Hitler Youth, and soon after, he joined the Sicherheitsdienst, the Nazi intelligence wing. After the conquest of Western Europe by Nazi forces, he was assigned to Amsterdam in Netherlands. Soon he was transferred to Lyon, France and promoted to Chief of Gestapo.