Test Your Memory! Can You Recognize 10 Most Famous People Of 20th Century From Description?

January 9, 2020

The 20th century was the most groundbreaking time in human history so far that completely changed our lives forever.

There's no argument that people made huge breakthroughs, discoveries, and other creations between 1900 and 1999. We especially want to highlight the transformation of pop culture and birth of it as we know it.

The film and music industry became one of the most profitable and idolized sources of entertainment, and their most recognizable representatives are forever embedded in history.

But did you ever think about how well you remember the most notable figures of the 20th century? Let's check.

Can you recognize 10 famous people from description?

Here's your challenge for today: you'll be presented with famous person's short bio and you have to guess who that person is. If you're struggling, you can take a peek at their photo below. The answer will be waiting under the photo. And don't forget to count your results!

Mystery celeb #1

Short bio: A legendary Hollywood actress that holds a record of winning four Oscars for Lead Performance in Motion Picture. Best known for such films as Morning Glory, Guess Who's Coming for Dinner, The Philadelphia Story, and more.

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Answer: Katharine Hepburn.

Mystery celeb #2

Short bio: An American actor best known for his performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, The Godfather, and many more. Has won two Oscars during his career.

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Answer: Marlon Brando.

Mystery celeb #3

Short bio: A Classical Hollywood Era actor known for his performances in Casablanca alongside Ingrid Bergman, Maltese Falcon, The African Queen and more. Was married to Lauren Bacall.

Answer: Humphrey Bogart.

Mystery celeb #4

Short bio: Legendary French singer-songwriter with a unique voice. She gifted the world such mesmerizing songs as La Vie en rose, Non, je ne regrette rien, and more

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Answer: Edith Piaf.

Mystery celeb #5

Short bio: A flamboyant British singer-songwriter known for his unique four-octave vocal range. Was a frontman of legendary band Queen. Passe away in 1991 at the age of 45.

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Answer: Freddie Mercury.

Mystery celeb #6

Short bio: An American singer and actor, dubbed as one of the best-selling artists of all time. Known for such songs as Moon River, New York New York, Come Fly With Me.

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Answer: Frank Sinatra.

Mystery celeb #7

Short bio: A German-born physicist, who's become a synonym for the word "physics". One of the brightest minds of 20th century science. Invented the formula E = mc2. Was the recipient of Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Answer: Albert Einstein.

Mystery celeb #8

Short bio: This celebrity served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 till 1945, need we say more?

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Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Mystery celeb #9

Short bio: An American actor-director who rose to fame owing to his performance in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy, which included such films as A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He later went on to become one of the most successful directors and received two Academy Awards for Best Director for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

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Answer: Clint Eastwood.

Mystery celeb #10

Short bio: The "blonde bombshell" and heartbreaker of Hollywood. This actress is considered one of the most beautiful women of all time. Best known for her roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot.

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Answer: Marilyn Monroe.

How well did you do?

Let's now review your results and grade your pop culture knowledge. If you got:

  • 1-3 right answers: you're barely interested in pop culture;
  • 4-5: you're kind of familiar with these people, but there's room for growth;
  • 6-8: you have a good result
  • 9-10: most impressive! You're the pop culture master!

Tell us how well you did in the comments and who is your favorite celebrity on this list, maybe we missed someone? Share this test with your friends to see how they'll do!