Famous actress Joan Crawford married business mogul Alfred Steele in May of 1955, and the happy couple flew all the way to Europe on the S.S. United States. We see them below in an endearing photo showing Crawford cleaning some wedding cake frosting off her new hubby’s cheek. Now ain’t that something!
The couple traveled through Europe for six magical weeks until returning home to the U.S. They stayed together for four years until Steele’s death in 1959. And after tying the knot on four separate occasions, it would finally be the end of Crawford’s time experimenting with holy matrimony.
Marylin Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Ravishing actress Marilyn Monroe and heartthrob baseball player Joe DiMaggio jetted off to Japan for their honeymoon in 1954, and understandably, they were the talk of the town. The glamorous couple was welcomed with open arms and showered with gifts, and they took full advantage of their time in the land of the rising sun.
They visited Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Above, we can see the young couple visiting some beached sailboats on the coast. Unfortunately, not even an exotic trip to Japan was enough to keep these two together, as they divorced only a year later. Imagine that! A year!
Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman
Academy-award-winning actress Jane Wyman married Ronald Reagan (back in the days when he was an actor and long before he even considered running for President) all the way back in 1940. What better way was there to start their new life together than with a honeymoon in sunny Palm Springs, California?
The couple indulged in the city's finest dining, lounged by the pool, and even played some ping pong, as seen above. They stayed at the luxurious El Mirador Hotel — the epitome of Hollywood glamour. They also took a hot air balloon ride above the desert. We think that makes up a pretty splendid honeymoon.
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
It's not just the Queen who could have the very best things in life. Her sister, the gracious Countess of Snowdon, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, got married all the way back in 1960. They had their beautiful honeymoon on the paradisiacal Caribbean Island of Mustique, which you would come to expect from people of their class.
The couple stayed at the private estate of a friend of Armstrong-Jones, where they could enjoy some privacy and relaxation away from the media attention that followed their high-profile wedding. Above, we see the royal couple on their way to their six-week honeymoon bliss, waving goodbye above the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill
Hollywood actors Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill got married at the Registry Office in England in 1934 and were quite the honeymooners. On their post-wedding getaway, they went on a month-long romantic trip that ended in Acapulco. Always the gentleman, Cary went out of his way to make Virginia feel like a princess at every turn.
The lovebirds were caught on camera staring lovingly at each other as they arrived in New York — the starting point for their honeymoon, which ended in Mexico. Despite the initial romance, Grant and Cherrill only lasted a year. She would be the first of five women that Grant would end up marrying.