Modesty Blaise: Terry O'Neill 50 Years at the Top

Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971

Terry O'Neill: 50 Years at the Top opened yesterday at the esteemed Chris Beetles Gallery in London.  The exhibit celebrates  a half a century of Terry O'Neill's iconic photographs. Including new and unseen prints from the 1960s. It was 50 years ago that Terry O'Neill first picked up a camera, andbegan an astonishing career. First becoming a key photographer in London's heady 1960s cultural milieu, he went on to capture most major stars of stage and screen, and has helped to define our very notion of celebrity'. His famous photographs of Brigitte Bardot smoking a cigar, Frank Sinatra with his bodyguards sauntering down the Miami boardwalk and Faye Dunaway the morning after her Oscar win have become iconic images that have made Terry one of the world's most popular and collectible photographers.

Faye Dunaway, Los Angeles, 1976

Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp, London, 1963

David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles, 1975

Monica Vitti on the Set of 'Modesty Blaise' - Shepperton Studios, 1966

Audrey Hepburn Takes a Break During the Filming of  'Two For the Road,' 1967

Terry O'Neill: Fifty Years at the Top will run until April 23, 2011.