A thrift shop in Belgium has caused quite a stir on the Internet. People at Opnieuw & Co, a local establishment in Mortsel, discovered an old photo album where a woman posed next to the biggest stars in Hollywood. After they shared some of the pictures, the online community immediately started their investigation. Who was this woman hugging Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, and other A-list celebrities?

After a while, someone noticed a tag she had in one of the photos. Turns out, the 'mysterious' woman is actually Maria Snoeys-Lagler, a former member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It's a non-profit organization of journalists and photographers who report on the entertainment industry. The HFPA consists of about 90 members from around 55 countries, and they're the ones conducting the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles every January.

Looking at these pictures, it's clear that Maria Snoeys-Lagler has met virtually everyone dominating the biggest screens and stages. Or is it the other way around? Maybe, just maybe, there's a secret club in Hollywood of all the celebrities who have had their picture taken with Maria Snoeys-Lagler?

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Johnny Depp And Juliette Lewis

Johnny Depp And Juliette Lewis

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"We still have no idea how the album got to us," a spokesperson of Opnieuw & Co told Bored Panda. "We are a thrift store and we rely on donations to fund our social workplace (we provide refugees and people who can’t find a job with work). That means someone probably dropped it off at one of our shops in a box full of other stuff as well."

"One of our people browsed through the album and realized this was not something that someone would get rid of voluntarily," they said. "We figured out the lady’s name through her press badge in one of the photos. Then, one of our country's national TV stations used their contacts and located her daughter in California. Nobody has any idea how the album ended up here."

"Maria died in 2016 after being a Hollywood reporter until the age of 87. We have now contacted her daughter to make sure we can return the album to her."

Judging from the photos, it's clear that her job had meant a lot to her. Let's hope they reach California safely and Maria's daughter gets to keep these tributes to her mom's work.

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Sam Neill And Robert Downey Jr

Sam Neill And Robert Downey Jr

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Kevin Bacon And Tom Hanks

Kevin Bacon And Tom Hanks

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Clarence Williams III, Kyle Maclachlan And Samuel L Jackson

Clarence Williams III, Kyle Maclachlan And Samuel L Jackson

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Sir Anthony Hopkins And Richard Attenborough

Sir Anthony Hopkins And Richard Attenborough

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Ashley And Mary-Kate Olsen

Ashley And Mary-Kate Olsen

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Gary Oldman, Francis Coppola And Winona Ryder

Gary Oldman, Francis Coppola And Winona Ryder

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Jack Lemmon And Sophia Loren

Jack Lemmon And Sophia Loren

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Nicole Kidman And Michael Keaton

Nicole Kidman And Michael Keaton

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Cuba Gooding Jr, Lawrence Fishburn

Cuba Gooding Jr, Lawrence Fishburn

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Meg Ryan And Andy Garcia

Meg Ryan And Andy Garcia

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Michelle Pfeiffer And Dennis Haysbert

Michelle Pfeiffer And Dennis Haysbert

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Jean Claude Van Damme

Jean Claude Van Damme

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Gerard Depardieu And Claude Berri

Gerard Depardieu And Claude Berri

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Cast The Bold & The Beautiful

Cast The Bold & The Beautiful

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Cast Of Saved By The Bell

Cast Of Saved By The Bell

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