Alain Delon, French actor and businessman, born 1935

Delon is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s. In 1956, after being dishonorably discharged from the military, he had little money, and got by on whatever employment he could find. During this time he became friends with the actress Brigitte Auber, and joined her on a trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where his film career would begin. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as "Plein Soleil" (1960), "L'Eclisse" (1962), "The Leopard" (1963), "The Yellow Rolls-Royce" (1965), and "Le Samouraï" (1967). Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard.