What does it take to become a pop culture icon? Is it fame, talent, or beauty? These are obviously vital qualities which should characterize those people. However, along with these characteristics, it could also be a little bit of grace, charm, and exceptionality. Here is our list of the 5 most important pop culture icons of all time.
1. Che Guevara
Che Guevara is everywhere – on t-shirts, shoes, in posters, even on pockets of cigarettes. His picture has become adopted quickly by showbiz and brings tones of money to its producers. Regardless of the historical facts, modern pop culture creates him as a persistent revolutionist fighting for liberty and freedom rebel. Che Guevara was the helper of Fidel Castro, one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution which has overthrown Fulgencio Batista, the violent dictator, in order to force on communism.
2. Marilyn Monroe
Born as Norma Jeane Baker, Marilyn Monroe is a sex symbol, cinema legend, and by the opinion of most people the ideal of beauty. Monroe is famous for such movies as “Niagara,” “The Prince and the Showgirl,” “Seven Year Itch,” How to Marry a Millionaire,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
The American sex symbol was also a model and posed to the 1st Playboy’s issue at the beginning of her carrier. Marilyn Monroe was also known for romance with the President of the United States – John F. Kennedy and his brother – Robert Kennedy. She died at the top of her carrier under suspicious circumstances, but officially it was announced that she overdosed with sleeping pills.
3. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley is one of the most important icons of pop culture. Although he was a singer and musician, The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was also an actor. He was a various artist who played pop, country, blues, and gospel. Elvis Presley sold millions of CDs and gave over a thousand concerts. He became a legend while he was still alive.
Many famous people of that time were admiring him and some of them were his friends, such as Muhamad Ali, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and the others. Unfortunately, Presley was addicted to a lot of medicines, such as anti-depression stimulants and remedies. The King died in 1977 in Memphis, and the officials said that he died of a heart attack.
4. The Beatles
There are a lot of sources who said that the Beatles is the most important music formation in the world. This rock band from Liverpool had millions of fans, was the most popular band of all time, and during their activity, there was happening called Beatlemania. Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon became not only the legend of rock but also the music one. The Beatles were a breakthrough and an exceptional phenomenon that became a pattern for many musicians.
5. The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones is one of the most popular rock bands in the world and of all time. The band is the living legend of rock. Their roots reach times of hippies, legendary Woodstock Festivals, and Beatles. They have also had a big influence on the shape of popular culture.
The Rolling Stones recorded CDs and gave concerts for thousands of people around the world for over 40 years. During their youth, they were known for many scandals, such as alcoholic parties, daring way of life, drug experiments, and famous romances. Their logo, mouth with hung tongue, is their reconnaissance mark, and even today they are the symbol of freedom.