Historical Figures And How They Could Look Today (30 pics)

Posted in PHOTOSHOP       27 Jan 2020       5432       11 GALLERY VIEW

Becca Saladin started “Royalty Now” in February of 2019, simply as a way for her to see her favorite historical figure, Anne Boleyn, as a modern woman. She started the account to satisfy her own curiosity about what members of the past would look like if they were standing right in front of us. And it looks like it’s not only her that’s curious.



"This bust of Nefertiti (believed to have been sculpted during her lifetime) is famous for its grace and beauty. Nefertiti lived from approximately 1370 - 1330 BC. She was an Egyptian queen and the wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Akhenaten is famous for his attempt to transition Egypt into a monotheistic society (worshipping only the sun god, Aten), instead of a polytheistic one."


Julius Caesar

Alexander The Great

"I did some research on his looks and it is recorded that he had curly golden hair and heterochromia (one eye blue and one eye brown or a combo of both), so he was definitely a striking figure."


Queen Elizabeth I

Agrippina The Younger

"Agrippina the Younger is someone I only recently learned more about but she had a crazy life. She was the sister of Emperor Caligula and the mother of Emperor Nero. I highly recommend giving her a search if you’re interested in that era of Roman history!"


Izismile Videos

Anne Boleyn

Mary, Queen Of Scots

Jane Austen

Madame De Pompadour

"Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, better known as Madame de Pompadour. She first caught the eye of Louis XV at a masked ball in 1745 (it was said that she was dressed as a domino, and he was dressed as a plant) and was his chief mistress thereafter until 1751. Even after she was no longer Louis' mistress, she was a trusted friend, confidante, and advisor, essentially becoming one of the most powerful women at the French court until her death in 1764."


Empress Elisabeth Of Austria

"During her life, Elisabeth (known as Sisi), was known for being beautiful, smart, rebellious and passionate. Definitely worth some digging into if you are interested in late 1800s Europe."



Louis XIV, The Sun King

Katherine Of Aragon

"This portrait of Katherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII and Queen of England from 1509-1533, has always been my favorite. There are several portraits of her that all range in looks, so it’s hard to tell her true likeness. I think this one captures her piety, meekness, and obedience as documented by historians."


Louis XV

"Louis XV is lesser known than his predecessor the Sun King and his heir, Louis XVI, but he was the second-longest reigning monarch in French history. I have always known him by his famous mistresses, Madame De Pompadour and Madame du Barry."


Catherine Parr

"She was the only wife to outlive the king, who was tyrannical in his last years."


Marie Antionette


Emperor Augustus

"Emperor Augustus (born Octavius, the great-nephew of Julius Caesar) was the first emperor of Rome, ending 500 years of republic. He’s an incredibly controversial figure, especially due to the smart and ruthless way he came to power, but he ruled over a time of relative peace in the Roman empire."


Queen Isabella Of Castile

"Queen Isabella of Castile, partner to Ferdinand II of Aragon and the queen who sent Columbus on his way to the “new world” in 1492. "


The Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov

Abraham Lincoln

"Abe Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy."


Christina Of Denmark

"Christina of Denmark, seen here in an original Hans Holbein portrait, lived from 1521 - 1590. Christina was considered as a possible bride for King Henry VIII of England. Christina was not fond of the English King's reputation, given that he had divorced his first wife and beheaded his second wife. The originator of one of the greatest quotes about King Henry in history, Christina famously said: "If I had two heads, one should be at the King of England's disposal." What an amazing denial to a marriage proposal."



Madame Du Barry

"This is Madame du Barry - the official mistress of Louis XV after his first love, Madame de Pompadour’s death."



"Caligula, infamous brat and Roman Emperor."



"Did you know that Napoleon was most likely 5'7"? That's taller than King Louis XIV. Some say his perceived smaller stature was due to him looking small in comparison to his huge accomplishments. Others say there was an error when translating his true height from French to English. Who do you think he looks like here?"


Eleanor Of Toledo

"Eleanor of Toledo was an astonishing woman. Originally from Toledo, Spain, she was a bride to a famous member of the Medici Family, Cosimo I de Medici. Her husband regularly consulted with her on matters of politics, and she even served as consort during his time away from Florence."


Katherine Howard

"Katherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542) was Queen of England for only 16 months as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. Katherine was actually the cousin of Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn. When they married, he was 49 and she only 16 or 17. Katherine was accused of adultery and executed by the King, ending her short reign as the Queen of England."



Benjamin Franklin

Henry VIII

King Henry VII

"Here we are with Henry VII, the first tudor monarch, a frequent request from you all. Henry was the last king of England to attain the throne in battle after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485."


Mona Lisa

Grace Kelly

"Grace Kelly, American film actress and Princess of Monaco."


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Hello 2 year s ago
#29. Gypsies, tramps and thieves, we'd hear it from the people of the town . . .
Other 2 year s ago
God this was pointless.....
Important 2 year s ago
Very interesting to see what they might have looked like in our current time!
Haven 2 year s ago
#30 - sm_80
Back 2 year s ago
Not a good idea, those people were painted in their time with the painting skills they knew then. They were as they were painted. Let them be known as they were, not as how they could have been if they were alive today. Also don't understand #30 as it is an actual photo
Groom 2 year s ago
napoleon was described as small by the english who hated him
Court 2 year s ago
I'd smack the sh#t out of Madame De Pompadour while pulling her hair and tying her to the bed.
One 2 year s ago
#13 is mistaken. The actual King Louis otherwise known as the sun king was Louis XIV as in the 14th not the XVI Louis who was decapitated during the French Revolution.
Female 2 year s ago
Despite the basement trollers, this is wonderfully done..
Harmless 2 year s ago
It is awsome! Stunning. I love it.
It brings history alive.
Emeline 2 year s ago



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