Steve McQueen - What Makes 'The King of Cool' a Timeless Icon?

Steve McQueen - What Makes 'The King of Cool' a Timeless Icon?

1960s
Steve McQueen died in 1980, over thirty-five years ago, yet the 'McQueen Factor' remains in everything he touched. In 2014, a 1967 Ferrari he once owned sold at auction for £6 million, around four times more than the car's worth had it not belonged to The King of Cool, so what is it about the man that makes him such a timeless icon?
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David Essex‚ Bad Boy to OBE and Beyond

1970s
It's often said that someone can be aged by the actor they know as Doctor Who, and perhaps the same can be said of which David Essex you know. He's a chart-topping singer and songwriter, actor on screen and stage, and writer of books and musicals. Over four decades of stardom and still going strong, so what's his secret? 
Adam Faith, Rags, Riches, Reinvention and Resolve

Adam Faith, Rags, Riches, Reinvention and Resolve

'60s
From teen idol to TV star, and music manager to a financial advisor, Adam Faith was a master of reinvention who, according to '60s rock critic Nik Cohn, introduced, the concept of pop singer as a thinker.
Stop and Smell The Roses - 5 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Dame Judi Dench

Stop and Smell The Roses - 5 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Dame Judi Dench

Celebrity
Dame Judi Dench is without a doubt worthy of her status as a national treasure, but it's not a term she likes, having said in interviews.