Check Out These 25 Amazing Celebrity Selfies...Taken Before Smartphones Existed | 22 Words

We all take selfies for granted as a part of daily life, but before ten years ago, taking a selfie was possible...just a lot harder.

You had to hold a heavy camera away from you, there was no flip-screen to see how you looked, and film was EXPENSIVE. So while they existed, they weren't all that common. Which makes this gallery of pics so rare and awesome. Check out stars, politicians, and artists snapping pictures of themselves when that was a much tougher thing to do.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Stevie Nicks

Bill Nye

Madonna

Ed Feingersh Self-Portrait (with Marilyn Monroe)

George Harrison

Linda, Paul, and Mary McCartney

Hunter S. Thompson

Dennis Hopper

Jeff Bridges and Sam Elliott

Marilyn Monroe

Princess Anastasia

Frank Sinatra

Stanley Kubrick, His Daughter, and Jack Nicholson

Joseph Byron (Photographer)

Robert Cornelius, taking what is thought to be the world's first selfie.

Madonna

Jackie and John F. Kennedy

Sammy Davis Jr.

Michael Jackson

Rowan Atkinson

George Harrison

Andy Warhol

Colin Powell

Buzz Aldrin, in Space