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With summer upon us, here's a look back at how some of history's most iconic faces have made the most of the warm weather.

Posted on July 10, 2019, at 4:52 p.m. ET

This iconic photo of Carrie Fisher in her Slave Leia costume being hit by a wave, 1983.

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These incredible behind-the-scenes pictures of Nirvana shooting the cover of their album Nevermind, 1991.

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This adorable moment in the kiddie pool between Walt Disney and his grandson, circa 1955.

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Here's Audrey Hepburn laughing in the pool with English actor Albert Finney, 1966.

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And Queen Elizabeth II practicing her life-saving skills as a young princess, 1939.

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Here's one of Ronald Reagan enjoying the company of these ladies, 1940.

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And Clint Eastwood hosting a pool party for his family and friends, circa 1960.

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Here's an unnerving picture of actor Melanie Griffith narrowly avoiding a bite from her pet lion, 1971.

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And Marilyn Monroe enjoying some time in the sun, circa 1951.

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Here's John F. Kennedy being hounded by a crowd of adoring fans, 1962.

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And Neil Armstrong teaching his kids how to scuba dive in the family pool, 1969.

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This rare undated picture shows famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein letting his hair down for a beachside stroll.

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And Dr. Seuss sketching some cartoons by the pool with Cluny, his Irish setter, 1957.

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Then there's this one of Salvador Dali...well, being Salvador Dali, 1955.

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And here's Pablo Picasso whipping up a quick masterpiece on the beach, 1950.

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This one shows a young Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoying the Los Angeles sunshine, 1977.

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And here's Will Smith kicking back by the pool, 1996.

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Speaking of kicking back — here's a classic picture of Elvis Presley striking a pose on a Las Vegas diving board, 1955.

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And one of Elizabeth Taylor testing her aim on the beach, circa 1948.

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Here's Miles Davis playing it cool in the pool, circa 1985.

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And the Ramones in 1977, who would prefer to hit the pool in their jeans with beers in hand.

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This one of Xzibit, Eminem, and Dr. Dre soaking up the Cancun sun between sets, 2000.

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James Gandolfini on the set of The Sopranos, 1999.

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And finally, the late Princess Diana playing in the sand with Prince William, Prince Harry, and their childhood friends, 1990.

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