Here are 15 Iconic Couples Who Defined the 70s


The 1970s, an era marked by bell-bottoms, disco beats, and cultural revolution, also witnessed the rise of iconic celebrity couples whose love stories captivated the world. From Hollywood power duos to rock ‘n’ roll romances, these couples defined the essence of love in the ’70s. Let’s take a nostalgic journey through 15 of the hottest couples from this groovy decade.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1966-1980)

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This dynamic duo’s story transcended boundaries, sparking controversy and creativity. From their Bed-Ins for Peace to collaborative albums, John and Yoko’s bond symbolized artistic expression and activism until Lennon’s untimely passing in 1980.

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors (1973-1982)

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Hollywood’s golden couple, Farrah and Lee, epitomized glam and fame in the 70s. With Farrah’s legendary hair and Lee’s rugged charm, this couple was the pinnacle of cool, but sadly, this union was broken after nine years.

Sonny and Cher (1964-1975)

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With chart-topping hits and a variety show, Sonny and Cher reigned as the ultimate power couple of the decade. Their on-screen chemistry and undeniable talent made them household names. Unfortunately, this personal and professional partnership ended in divorce in 1975.

Barbra Streisand and Jon Peters (1973-1983)

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Barbra and Jon’s whirlwind romance captivated the media during their reign. Both were icons in their own right, and everyone wanted a piece of the action as fans and media outlets kept abreast of their adventures.

Bianca and Mick Jagger (1971-1978)

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Bianca and Mick’s glamorous pairing epitomized rock’  n’ roll excess in the 70s. From lavish parties to high-profile events, they embodied the era’s decadence. Sadly, the coupling broke down amid rumors of infidelity and discord.

Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen (1973-1978)

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Ali and Steve’s adventure blossomed on the set of “The Getaway” in the early 70s, captivating audiences with their undeniable sparks. Despite the tumultuous union, marked by infidelity and other inner struggles, their tale remains a defining chapter of the decade.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Aristotle Onassis (1968-1975)

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Jackie and Aristotle’s exhilarating romance captivated the world in the late 60s and early 70s. Their glamorous lifestyle and jet-setting adventures made them a paparazzi favorite. Unfortunately, this story was cut short by Onassis’s passing in 1975.

Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen (1967-1974)

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Liza and Peter’s relationship was a rollercoaster ride of passion and drama that lasted almost a decade and ended in divorce. Regardless of the eventual divorce, their musical collaboration and shared adoration of performance left an indelible mark on the era.

Diana Ross and Berry Gordy (1965-1970)

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Diana and Berry’s relationship was the stuff of Motown legend in the 60s and early 70s. As the founder of Motown Records, Gordy launched Ross’s career to superstardom, but this story fizzled out as Ross pursued her solo career.

Priscilla and Elvis Presley (1967-1973)

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Millions of hearts melted for Priscilla and Elvis in the late ’60s and early ’70s. This passionate affair was marked by a whirlwind courtship and a lavish wedding, but the lovebirds ultimately succumbed to the pressures of fame and infidelity.

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (1968-1980)

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Jane and Serge’s unconventional connection was a staple of 70s French culture. Their artistic collaboration produced provocative music and film, but unfortunately, everything came to a screeching halt slightly over a decade later.

Diane von Furstenberg and Egon von Furstenberg (1969-1972)

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Diane and Egon’s glamorous marriage exemplified the jet-set lifestyle of the 1970s. Although they were well-known socialites, their companionship was challenging, and they eventually divorced after only three years.

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (1958-2008)

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Paul and Joanne’s enduring love story began in the 1950s but peaked in the 1970s. Their unwavering devotion to each other and family made them Hollywood’s golden couple. Their marriage was a resounding success and lasted until Newman passed away.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta (1977-1985)

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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s on-screen chemistry in “Grease” sparked a real-life coupling that captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Despite going their separate ways romantically, their enduring friendship and occasional reunions keep the spirit of their notable pairing alive.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (1975-1987)

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Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s turbulent courtship inspired Fleetwood Mac’s stellar music during the 1970s and 1980s. Despite their romantic ups and downs, their creative partnership and undeniable chemistry produced some of the era’s most memorable songs.


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