John Hancock, former president of United States Congress, has arguably one of the most famous signatures around. As the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, he led the charge for what was considered treason against the king. Popular history writes that he wrote his name in such large letters so that "The fat old king could read it without his spectacles." Because of his bravery, hand lettering signatures are now often referred to as a ‘John Hancock.’

Bored Panda has compiled a list of other famous peoples ‘Hancocks,’ and some of these artists' signatures are so extravagant they knock the congressman down a few spots. Some popular celebrities even scrawled a cartoon image by their name, and I’m sure you can imagine what Walt Disney drew. While some of these famous names are inspired, some people need to up their game or practice their handwriting. Scroll down below to see some of the best and worst autographs, and perhaps you will be motivated to work on your own penmanship. Never know when you could get famous, right? Don’t forget to upvote the most beautiful signatures!

#1

Vincent Price - American Actor, Well Known For His Distinctive Voice And Performances In Horror Films

Vincent Price - American Actor, Well Known For His Distinctive Voice And Performances In Horror Films

Evening Standard Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Now, that"s a signature! Take that, Picasso!!

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#2

John Hancock - The First And Third Governor Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

John Hancock - The First And Third Governor Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

John Singleton Copley Report

Alex K 1 year ago

now THAT's a signature

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#3

Walt Disney - American Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor And Film Producer

Walt Disney - American Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor And Film Producer

Alfred Eisenstaedt Report

희별 송 1 year ago

Who else expected his signature to look like the loopy Walt Disney lettering that’s shown in Disney movies?

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#4

Elizabeth I - Queen Of England And Ireland From 1558 To 1603

Elizabeth I - Queen Of England And Ireland From 1558 To 1603

Stock Montage Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

must. improve. signature.

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#5

Pablo Picasso - Spanish Painter And Sculptor Best Known For Co-Founding The Cubist Movement

Pablo Picasso - Spanish Painter And Sculptor Best Known For Co-Founding The Cubist Movement

Arnold Newman Report

Seb Cebien 1 year ago

Seen on every "Picasso" cars of the french Citroën brand !

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#6

Kurt Vonnegut - American Novelist, Satirist

Kurt Vonnegut - American Novelist, Satirist

Marty Reichenthal Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Oh, how weird ... I'm reading Welcome to the Monkey House...

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#7

Mahatma Gandhi - Indian Activist Who Was The Leader Of The Indian Independence Movement Against British Rule

Mahatma Gandhi - Indian Activist Who Was The Leader Of The Indian Independence Movement Against British Rule

Dinodia Photos Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

So beautiful signature

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#8

Martin Luther King - American Baptist Minister And Activist Who Became The Leader In The Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King - American Baptist Minister And Activist Who Became The Leader In The Civil Rights Movement

Howard Sochurek Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Wow, very elegant signature

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#9

Marilyn Monroe - American Actress, Model And Singer

Marilyn Monroe - American Actress, Model And Singer

Alfred Eisenstaedt Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Very elegant signature!

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#10

Keiji Inafune - Japanese Video Game Producer, Illustrator And Businessman, The Co-Creator Of Megaman

Keiji Inafune - Japanese Video Game Producer, Illustrator And Businessman, The Co-Creator Of Megaman

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I wonder how their passports look with all these drawing-signatures...

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#11

Albrecht Dürer - A Painter, Printmaker And Theorist Of The German Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer - A Painter, Printmaker And Theorist Of The German Renaissance

PHAS Report

Wynand 1 year ago

Metallica!

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#12

John Lennon - English Singer, Songwriter, And Peace Activist Who Co-Founded The Beatles

John Lennon - English Singer, Songwriter, And Peace Activist Who Co-Founded The Beatles

Brian Hamill Report

Tiger Heart 1 year ago

looks like a lenny face lol

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#13

Keanu Reeves - Canadian Actor, Director, Producer, And Musician

Keanu Reeves - Canadian Actor, Director, Producer, And Musician

Colin McConnell Report

Miss Cris 1 year ago

Minimalist, as him

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#14

Michael Jackson - American Singer, Songwriter, And Dancer

Michael Jackson - American Singer, Songwriter, And Dancer

Joshua Gates Weisberg-Pool Report

Aryan Varshneya 1 year ago

He's moonwalking all over the paper!

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#15

Hugh Jackman - Australian Actor, Singer, And Producer

Hugh Jackman - Australian Actor, Singer, And Producer

Kirk McKoy Report

Laugh Fan 1 year ago

A normal signature!

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#16

David Bowie - English Singer-Songwriter And Actor

David Bowie - English Singer-Songwriter And Actor

Steve Schapiro Report

Creep Reap 1 year ago

RIP David Bowie

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#17

George Washington - 1st President Of The United States

George Washington - 1st President Of The United States

Smith Collection/Gado Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

looks Elvish from the Lord of the Rings

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#18

Leonardo Da Vinci - Italian Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer And Inventor

Leonardo Da Vinci - Italian Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer And Inventor

Hulton Archive Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I used a mirror... just in case...

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#19

Bruce Lee - Actor, Film Director, Martial Artist, Martial Arts Instructor And Philosopher

Bruce Lee - Actor, Film Director, Martial Artist, Martial Arts Instructor And Philosopher

Archive Photos Report

rola 1 year ago

That amazing way he sihns the chinese charater ❤️

#20

Jay Leno - American Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, And Television Host

Jay Leno - American Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, And Television Host

Chris Haston Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I thought it was Jay Leno signature plus pizza on the side...

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#21

Angelina Jolie - American Actress, Filmmaker, And Humanitarian

Angelina Jolie - American Actress, Filmmaker, And Humanitarian

Dan Kitwood Report

Lucida 1 year ago

This looks like my signature when the DHL-delivery guy asks me to sign on that pocket machine they have.

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#22

Jacob Joseph Lew - An American Attorney Who Was The 76th United States Secretary Of The Treasury

Jacob Joseph Lew - An American Attorney Who Was The 76th United States Secretary Of The Treasury

Pete Marovich Report

Neha Jawale-Bhorge 1 year ago

Anybody can forge this

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#23

Victoria Beckham - English Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Model, And Singer

Victoria Beckham - English Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Model, And Singer

Peter White Report

Thao Mai 1 year ago

Thought, it was Love Vietnam ;)

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#24

Barack Obama - The 44th President Of The United States

Barack Obama - The 44th President Of The United States

Olivier Douliery-Pool Report

Keri Burns 1 year ago

Sigh. I miss him so much.

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#25

Amy Winehouse - English Singer And Songwriter

Amy Winehouse - English Singer And Songwriter

Peter Macdiarmid Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Gone too soon!

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#26

Thom Yorke - English Musician And Composer, And The Singer And Principal Songwriter Of The Alternative Rock Band Radiohead

Thom Yorke - English Musician And Composer, And The Singer And Principal Songwriter Of The Alternative Rock Band Radiohead

Matt Cardy Report

Kath Leen 1 year ago

i thought it's thor

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#27

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook's Founder And CEO

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook's Founder And CEO

Chesnot Report

C 1 year ago

oh... is that his robot name?

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#28

Samuel L Jackson - American Actor And Film Producer

Samuel L Jackson - American Actor And Film Producer

David Hume Kennerly Report

Minnie-me 1 year ago

elegance

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#29

Steven Tyler - American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, And Former Television Music Competition Judge. He Is Best Known As The Lead Singer Of The Boston-Based Rock Band Aerosmith

Steven Tyler - American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, And Former Television Music Competition Judge. He Is Best Known As The Lead Singer Of The Boston-Based Rock Band Aerosmith

PYMCA Report

Flower 1 year ago

Devil's Tale tho 😈

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#30

Tom Hanks - American Actor And Filmmaker Known For His Comedic And Dramatic Roles

Tom Hanks - American Actor And Filmmaker Known For His Comedic And Dramatic Roles

Kevork Djansezian Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I see a house and a tree...

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#31

Anne Hathaway - American Actress And Singer

Anne Hathaway - American Actress And Singer

Sandy Young Report

rola 1 year ago

This is so cute and bubbly

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#32

Morgan Freeman - American Actor, Producer, And Narrator

Morgan Freeman - American Actor, Producer, And Narrator

Gareth Cattermole Report

Rebekah 1 year ago

Icon.

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#33

Prince - American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer And Filmmaker

Prince - American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer And Filmmaker

Richard Hartog Report

diane a 1 year ago

Also known as - squiggle

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#34

Whitney Houston - American Singer, Actress, Producer, And Model

Whitney Houston - American Singer, Actress, Producer, And Model

Walter McBride Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

It's like a smiley wearing a fascinator!

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#35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Prolific And Influential Composer Of The Classical Era

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Prolific And Influential Composer Of The Classical Era

Imagno Report

Flower 1 year ago

My love 💓💖

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#36

Oprah Winfrey - American Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, And Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey - American Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, And Philanthropist

Theo Wargo Report

Patricia Ross 1 year ago

Gosh all these negative comments might make her cry. Oh, wait, she a kabillionaire and couldn't care less about any of you haters.

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#37

Stephen Hawking - English Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, And Author

Stephen Hawking - English Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, And Author

Bruno Vincent Report

Nicole Rosandich 1 year ago

Honestly his is better than some...A. Jolie for example.

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#38

Kurt Cobain - American Singer, Songwriter, And Musician Who Was The Lead Singer Of The Grunge Band Nirvana

Kurt Cobain - American Singer, Songwriter, And Musician Who Was The Lead Singer Of The Grunge Band Nirvana

Frank Micelotta Report

Wynand 1 year ago

Sunday morning is everyday for all I care

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#39

Leonard Nimoy - American Actor, Film Director, Photographer, Author, Singer And Songwriter, Best Known For His Role As Spock Of The Star Trek Franchise

Leonard Nimoy - American Actor, Film Director, Photographer, Author, Singer And Songwriter, Best Known For His Role As Spock Of The Star Trek Franchise

Steve Schapiro Report

Cyndi H 1 year ago

Live long and prosper... RIP Spock

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#40

Antonio Banderas - Spanish Actor, Singer, And Producer

Antonio Banderas - Spanish Actor, Singer, And Producer

Fernando Camino Report

JadedGoth 1 year ago

I love his signature but it's like he and Trump shared the same pen.

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#41

Neil Patrick Harris -American Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian, Magician, And Singer

Neil Patrick Harris -American Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian, Magician, And Singer

Mark Veltman Report

Erinboberin 1 year ago

Loooovvvveee him!

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#42

Heath Ledger - Australian Actor And Director

Heath Ledger - Australian Actor And Director

Bob Riha, Jr. Report

Cats 1 year ago

So many curves in the signature :) it's very nice

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#43

Annie Lennox - Scottish Singer, Songwriter, Political Activist And Philanthropist

Annie Lennox - Scottish Singer, Songwriter, Political Activist And Philanthropist

Samir Hussein Report

Nicky OldfieldDesciple 1 year ago

She is without a doubt one of the most talented, kindest, most caring people out there. She grew up from nothing. She made her way through life through hard work and talent and still one of the most humble, down to earth, real people out there. True class in every sense.

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#44

Judith Sheindlin - Professionally Known As Judge Judy, Is An American Prosecution Lawyer, Former Manhattan Family Court Judge And Television Personality

Judith Sheindlin - Professionally Known As Judge Judy, Is An American Prosecution Lawyer, Former Manhattan Family Court Judge And Television Personality

Maureen Donaldson Report

Kelly Denmade 1 year ago

This is exactly the signature I would have expected her to have.

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#45

Bill Gates - Founder Of Microsoft Corporation

Bill Gates - Founder Of Microsoft Corporation

Inga Kjer Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I expected a more complex signature... but no, very BillGates-ish...

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#46

Jackie Chan - Hong Kong Martial Artist, Actor, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman, And Singer

Jackie Chan - Hong Kong Martial Artist, Actor, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman, And Singer

VCG Report

Rebekah 1 year ago

This man is a beast... and so damn huggable. Look at his cute face!

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#47

J. K. Rowling - British Writer Best Known For The Harry Potter Fantasy Series

J. K. Rowling - British Writer Best Known For The Harry Potter Fantasy Series

Mike Marsland Report

Kelly Denmade 1 year ago

JKRoolp

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#48

Elizabeth II - Queen Of The United Kingdom And The Other Commonwealth Realms

Elizabeth II - Queen Of The United Kingdom And The Other Commonwealth Realms

Peter Byrne - WPA Pool Report

Ana Fuentes 1 year ago

The "R" stands for queen/ king every queen/king of England has to use it at the end of their chosen name.

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#49

Steve Jobs - CEO Of Apple Inc.

Steve Jobs - CEO Of Apple Inc.

Tony Avelar Report

Sabal Minor 1 year ago

Narcissistic jerk

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#50

Elvis Presley - American Rock Musician

Elvis Presley - American Rock Musician

Hulton Archive Report

Breezy 1 year ago

Beside the point, but he's so damn handsome

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#51

Daniel Radcliffe - English Actor Best Known For His Role As Harry Potter In The Film Series Of The Same Name

Daniel Radcliffe - English Actor Best Known For His Role As Harry Potter In The Film Series Of The Same Name

Chris So Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

He was signing with the magic wand

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#52

Emma Stone - American Actress

Emma Stone - American Actress

Jabin Botsford Report

Emma Rain 1 year ago

Cannot see her name anywhere, but for some reason loving this signature <3

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#53

Neil Armstrong - American Astronaut And Aeronautical Engineer Who Was The First Person To Walk On The Moon

Neil Armstrong - American Astronaut And Aeronautical Engineer Who Was The First Person To Walk On The Moon

Encyclopaedia Britannica Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I'd be tempted to draw a moon there

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#54

Will Smith - American Actor, Producer, Rapper, Comedian, And Songwriter

Will Smith - American Actor, Producer, Rapper, Comedian, And Songwriter

Chris Jackson Report

Biana Weatherford 1 year ago

Are you sure it's his? I don't see any letters that correspond with his name.

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#55

Diego Maradona - Argentine Retired Professional Footballer And Manager

Diego Maradona - Argentine Retired Professional Footballer And Manager

Daniel Garcia Report

ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

written by the hand of god

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#56

Robert Downey Jr - American Actor

Robert Downey Jr - American Actor

Christian Jentz Report

Just saying 1 year ago

Love this man. He rose above and made it!

#57

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Austrian-American Actor, Filmmaker, Politician And Former Professional Bodybuilder And Powerlifter

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Austrian-American Actor, Filmmaker, Politician And Former Professional Bodybuilder And Powerlifter

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

I think he did great, for having limited movement in his arms.

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#58

Sylvester Stallone - American Actor And Filmmaker

Sylvester Stallone - American Actor And Filmmaker

Eric Robert/Sygma Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

His artistic ability even extends to his signature

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#59

Jim Carrey - Canadian-American Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, Screenwriter, Musician, Producer And Painter

Jim Carrey - Canadian-American Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, Screenwriter, Musician, Producer And Painter

Michael Kovac Report

Kelly Denmade 1 year ago

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What a shame for Jim.

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#60

Justin Timberlake - American Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, And Record Producer

Justin Timberlake - American Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, And Record Producer

Miguel Villagran Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

"Just Tall"???

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#61

Rowan Atkinson - English Actor, Comedian, And Screenwriter Best Known For His Work On The Sitcoms Blackadder And Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson - English Actor, Comedian, And Screenwriter Best Known For His Work On The Sitcoms Blackadder And Mr. Bean

Eamonn M. McCormack Report

Creep Reap 1 year ago

"Would ju beigh Quwayat!

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#62

Clinton Eastwood - American Actor, Filmmaker, Musician, And Political Figure

Clinton Eastwood - American Actor, Filmmaker, Musician, And Political Figure

Robert Gauthier Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

Backwards, it reads "Get off my lawn"

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#63

Leonardo DiCaprio - American Actor, Film Producer, And Environmental Activist

Leonardo DiCaprio - American Actor, Film Producer, And Environmental Activist

Tibrina Hobson Report

C 1 year ago

Wut

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#64

Brad Pitt - American Actor And Film Producer

Brad Pitt - American Actor And Film Producer

Brendan Hoffman Report

Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Dude, that's just your initials.

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#65

Bruce Willis - American Actor, Producer, And Singer

Bruce Willis - American Actor, Producer, And Singer

Ethan Miller Report

#66

Johnny Depp - American Actor, Producer, And Musician

Johnny Depp - American Actor, Producer, And Musician

Ray Tang Report

Wynand 1 year ago

It's not easy holding a pen when you have scissors for hands.

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#67

Stephen Gilchrist Glover (Steve-O) - Actor, Stunt Performer, Producer, Comedian, Author, Musician, And Clown

Stephen Gilchrist Glover (Steve-O) - Actor, Stunt Performer, Producer, Comedian, Author, Musician, And Clown

Gage Skidmore Report

Rebekah 1 year ago

And clown.

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#68

Hillary Clinton - American Politician And Diplomat

Hillary Clinton - American Politician And Diplomat

Robert Cianflone Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

I admire her for signing all three names. I gave up after the second year of marriage.

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#69

David Gilmour - English Guitarist, Singer And Songwriter Best Known As A Longtime Member Of The Progressive Rock Band Pink Floyd

David Gilmour - English Guitarist, Singer And Songwriter Best Known As A Longtime Member Of The Progressive Rock Band Pink Floyd

Dave Benett Report

#70

Nicki Minaj - Trinidadian-Born American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Model, And Actress

Nicki Minaj - Trinidadian-Born American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Model, And Actress

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez Report

Evgeniy Shmelev 1 year ago

She is Singer, Songwriter...You cheated)))

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#71

Steven Spielberg - American Filmmaker

Steven Spielberg - American Filmmaker

VCG Report

Kelly Denmade 1 year ago

Looks like STFU

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#72

Jason Biggs - American Actor And Comedian

Jason Biggs - American Actor And Comedian

Noam Galai Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Cool !!!

#73

Sandra Bullock - American Actress, Producer, And Philanthropist

Sandra Bullock - American Actress, Producer, And Philanthropist

Samir Hussein Report

Elisabete - Lucky Mandalas 2 months ago

Initials are all that matters!

#74

Kate Winslet - English Actress

Kate Winslet - English Actress

Bob Riha, Jr. Report

Rosie Hamilton 1 year ago

Looks a bit like Katy at first glance.

#75

Beyonce - American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, And Businesswoman

Beyonce - American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, And Businesswoman

Dave Hogan Report

Lenny 1 year ago

Biuuuuu..?

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#76

Shia LaBeouf - American Actor, Performance Artist, And Filmmaker

Shia LaBeouf - American Actor, Performance Artist, And Filmmaker

J. Merritt Report

Lila Launehase 1 year ago

I see a Dollar-Sign.

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#77

Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Pakistani Lawyer And Politician

Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Pakistani Lawyer And Politician