Fashionable and in love, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, Getty Images.
THE MOST ICONIC COUPLES OF ALL TIME
They’re the romantic duos we all secretly want to be a part of – the ultimate in #relationshipgoals, we count down the ten most iconic couples of all time for this week’s Hit List.
10. JFK AND JACKIE KENNEDY
The young President and his First Lady represented an exciting time in the White House, filled with glamour, celebrity friends and social scandal, but all of this was tragically cut short in 1963 by the assassination of JFK. Jackie stepped back from public life after this, but the pair will always be remembered.
9. JANE BIRKIN AND SERGE GAINSBOURG
Mixing the best of the English Swinging Sixties and perennial Gallic charm, the love affair of Jane and Serge brought the world racy songs like Je t’aime… moi non plus, and of course, the couple’s daughter Charlotte.
8. MICK AND BIANCA JAGGER
The paparazzi pics of their Saint-Tropez wedding in 1971 made Mick and Bianca Jagger’s marriage one for the history books – a dapper Mick and a pregnant Bianca, wearing a white Savile Row suit and oversized sunhat, stunned crowds of onlookers.
7. YVES SAINT LAURENT AND PIERRE BERGÉ
Yves and Pierre met and fell in love in 1958, and together they launched Saint Laurent’s couture enterprise. While they eventually split up romantically, the pair remained extremely close until Yves’ death in 2008, always cherishing the business they built together.
6. BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA
The US President and the First Lady’s love is a story well-told – they met when Michelle was Barack’s advisor at a Chicago law firm in the 1980s. Since then, the couple have supported each other constantly during Barack’s quest for political stardom.
5. HUMPHREY BOGART AND LAUREN BACALL
Despite a 25-year age gap, Lauren and Humphrey’s marriage charmed fans of Hollywood’s golden age, sticking together until his death in 1957. After meeting on a film set, Humphrey introduced Lauren to his world of celebrity, glamour and of course, romance. Soon she was a huge star in her own right, too.
4. ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT
It may not have been the most auspicious beginning for a romance, with Brad comprising half of America’s favourite couple (with Jennifer Aniston) at the time. But Brangelina have made a home for themselves in all of our hearts, and together have built a family of their own.
3. ELLEN DEGENERES AND PORTIA DE ROSSI
Ellen and Portia have been a Hollywood power couple for over 10 years, and their dreamy all-white wedding in 2008 helped them seal their status as an iconic pairing for the ages.
2. BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z
They’re the most exciting and intriguing power couple around – with hit duets like Crazy in Love and ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde documenting their love for their eager fans, while keeping their private lives close to their chests.
1. KATE MOSS AND JOHNNY DEPP
No couple have ever seemed more stylish and irreverent than Johnny and Kate, who enjoyed a wild romance in the 1990s. Sadly it ended in heartbreak, but their love lives on in pictures of the rebellious duo in their matching leather jackets.