Movie stars, opera singers, maestros and choreographers may not form the core business of Liberaal Archief / Liberas, yet browsing through our photo collections often results in unexpected findings and demonstrates the rich variety of the cultural heritage preserved under our roof. As it turns out politicians do fancy a shot in the company of celebrities from the film and music business. In other instances internationally acclaimed foreign stars were invited to Belgium to receive an award or to attend a premiere. And last but not least, homegrown celebrities occasionally appear as well.

This gallery offers a selection of some of these stars from screen and stage - some still widely known, others undoubtedly a bit faded, but stars no less - that show up in our collections.

Marc Haegeman/Liberas