If you're curious which zodiac sign is most likely to become famous, you're in for some good news: all of them. The celebrity natal charts of these stars from classic Hollywood include a famous figure from every sign.
Many people consult their horoscope to find out if they're compatible with their partner or if they'll get that job promotion, but some believe that astrology can also be used to tell as about our personalities. Each of the 12 Sun signs of the zodiac ostensibly has innate strengths, weaknesses, and other qualities that comprise who we are. By exploring the zodiac signs of historic figures or old Hollywood celebrities, we can see which star qualities we all possess.
Looking at old Hollywood zodiac signs can also suggest how each sign deals with stress, fame, and life in the spotlight. Considering the dearth of scandals in old Hollywood, many of these celebrities definitely had some problems that may have been either helped or hindered by their zodiac signs. Here's what the celestial stars have to say about the stars of Hollywood.
Although Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin silent on camera for a majority of his career, he still became one of Hollywood's biggest stars. An Aries born on April 16, 1889, Chaplin got his start on the British stage when he was still a child. After coming to America, he rose to fame in the silent era of Hollywood, mostly for portraying a clown-like yet sentimental character known as The Tramp. Extremely multitalented, Chaplin was also known for his directing and filmmaking skills and even wrote the musical scores for some of his movies.
Chaplin's boldness, passion, and drive certainly correspond to the ram-like nature of Aries. Ruled by Mars, his vision to succeed made him a perfectionist, as he was known for shooting hundreds of takes and scrapping actors in the middle of production. Chaplin's impulsivity and lack of patience led to numerous scandalous affairs and several marriages. Another Aries-like trait was his desire to forge his own path through Hollywood while still retaining his independence by forming his own studio.
Born on May 4, 1929, Audrey Hepburn grew up in Belgium and began her performing career as a dancer. She captured Hollywood's eyes and heart after appearing in Gigi on Broadway. Hepburn often played glamorous yet down-to-earth women, gaining fans thanks to her personality as well as her fashion sense. After her most memorable role in 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hepburn continued to make movies and earn Oscar nominations for her work but decided to focus on humanitarian efforts in her later life, especially as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Hepburn adopted the Taurus's trademark stubbornness in her careful selection of roles and her dedication to her signature style. She may not have taken many risks in her career, but those projects she did select provided a well-rounded portfolio. Thanks to her confidence, strength, and demand for respect, Hepburn succeeded in becoming one of the select few to achieve EGOT status – a title reserved for those who have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Hepburn's soft sensuality and classic beauty were evident in Venus's influence on Taurus as well, and women will most likely copy her Breakfast at Tiffany's style for years.
Marilyn Monroe may be the epitome of the so-called "twin sign" – the glamorous persona that made her famous was a complete invention. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, she never knew her father and had little memory of her mother, who was placed in a mental institution. Monroe was a victim of several sexual assaults as a young girl, was married at 16, and started a modeling career before making it big in Hollywood. By bleaching her hair blonde and changing her name, Monroe adopted a persona that oozed both sex and glamour, and the world ate it up.
Monroe's breathy vixen side – confident and fun-loving – hid the deeply insecure person she really was. Perhaps because of this lack of confidence, Monroe had several failed marriages and was often reprimanded for being late to shoots, though she frequently blamed her tardiness on stress and illness. At one point, she apparently grew weary of her adopted persona and tried to find work as a legitimate dramatic actress.
Geminis are influenced by Mercury and Air elements, both of which are thought to imply an intellectual nature. Despite what many perceived to be her "bimbo" persona, Monroe lived up to these influences – she even had an alleged affinity for Albert Einstein.
Natalie Wood was a Cancer, born on July 20, 1938. Her mother, Maria, quickly overtook her life, pushing her to pursue an acting career when she was still a child. Maria controlled nearly everything her daughter did – she even told her about a curse that left Wood with a life-long fear of water. During a 1981 boating trip, she tragically drowned.
If Cancers are sensitive crabs, then Wood was definitely a gentle girl who was forced to build a hard shell around herself in order to cope. Holding her emotional turmoil tightly inside, Wood rebelled against her circumstances with sex. This rebellion manifested in numerous affairs, marriages, divorces, and even losing her virginity at 16 to Rebel Without a Cause director Nicholas Ray during her screen test. With the emotional Moon's influence, Wood was a tender-hearted girl who just wanted to be loved, all the way up to her mysterious death.
Robert Mitchum's early life was as gritty as many of the characters he later portrayed. After dropping out of school, he traveled the country by hitching rides on boxcars, worked as a professional boxer, and served on a chain gang. Mitchum eventually went to Hollywood and started his acting career in westerns, later finding a place for himself in the film noir genre, a career move which propelled his bad-boy persona. Night of the Hunter and the original Cape Fear became two of his most memorable films due to the creepy villains he portrayed.
Mitchum emitted a cool, rebellious vibe that made him a perfect Leo. Even when he wasn't acting like a tough cowboy or soldier, Mitchum carried himself with pride and panache, just like the powerful lion. He vocally opposed the Vietnam War and was arrested for possession of cannabis way back in 1948, proving he wasn't afraid of consequences. Mitchum's tough-guy charm was also enhanced by the influence of the Sun, which gave him a hot temper.
Born August 23, 1912, Gene Kelly learned how to dance at a young age. He proved his affinity for hard work by paying for school with the money he earned teaching dance lessons. Kelly got his start on Broadway, moved to Hollywood, and sought to differentiate himself from the other big actor-dancer at the time, Fred Astaire; by adopting a more physical dance style and wearing everyday clothes, he did just that. After several successful musicals, Kelly made what is probably his best-known film, Singin' in the Rain.
Virgos are known for their perfectionism, a quality Kelly possessed in spades. He was highly disciplined and expected his co-workers to work just as hard as he did – at one point, he even brought Debbie Reynolds to tears. Kelly was also able to use the Virgo quality of seeing details to his advantage. He was a pioneer in reducing a storyline into dance steps and camera movements.
He was so passionate about dance that when musicals went out of style in the 1960s, Kelly employed the Virgo tenacity and loyalty to keep sharing his dance choreography via television.