From David Bowie to Michael Jackson, the Princess of Wales had a number of run-ins with Hollywood elite.
During Lady Di’s first trip to the United States in 1985, she attended a black-tie gala hosted by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. The evening’s most memorable moment? When the Princess and John Travolta famously hit the dancefloor.
As a patron of the National AIDS Trust, Princess Diana attended a concert at Wembley Arena on World Aids Day, December 1, 1993. Before the celebration began, she chatted with David Bowie backstage.
Princess Diana met Elizabeth Taylor at the premiere of "The Little Foxes," the Broadway production that served as Taylor's stage debut. Here she chats with the Tony-nominated star backstage after the show.
She and British rocker Elton John stand side by side as they await a handshake with Archpriest
Mother Teresa and Princess Diana shared a wonderful friendship. After Diana's death, Mother Teresa commented, "She was very concerned for the poor. She was very anxious to do something for them, and it was beautiful. That is why she was close to me."
En route to a drug rehabilitation center in Springfield, Virginia, Princess Di laughs with First Lady Nancy Reagan.
With her fondness for children's charities, Princess Diana attended a charity concert in Modena, Italy to raise money for Bosnian children. On her way to the concert, she is greeted by Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.
Virgin CEO Richard Branson meets the Princess of Wales to celebrate the airline's first flight path to London.
The Princess of Wales met the American director at the London premiere of his film Jurassic Park in July 1993. She also met two co-stars, Ariana Richards (left) and Sam Neill (center, right).
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Here Princess Diana meets both Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the July 1992 premiere of Far and Away in London.
For a film preview of Tom Hank's newest flick, Apollo 13, Princess Diana makes an appearance in London and meets the movie stars.