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9 out of 10 classic celebrities prefer dogs...

Alright – we made that statistic up. But our slideshow of classic celeb ‘n’ pet pics doesn’t make a great case for kitty…

YOU’RE A CELEBRITY, you have the world at your feet and adoring fans at the stage door – but none of them can make you as happy as your pet.

We’ve been enjoyed this Press Association Images collection of retro celebs in their more relaxed moments, playing around with their pets. We’ve just one question – why the dog-cat imbalance, showbiz people?

9 out of 10 classic celebrities prefer dogs...
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  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe at the beach with her dog Ruffles in 1947. (AP Photo/Press Association Images)
  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor goes for a walk with her pet dog "Duke" in 1948. (AP Photo/Press Association Images)
  • George Harrison

    Beatle George Harrison in Nassau in the Bahamas in 1964 - the dog isn't his though; the dachshund named Bendix lived at Harrison's host home in the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Press Association Images)
  • Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn and her Yorkshire terrier Famous at Ciampano Airport in Rome in 1958. She was on the way to the Belgian Congo to film The Nun's Story. Part of the movie is also shot in Rome's Cinecitta. (AP Photo/Ivan Croscenco/Press Association Images)
  • Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand arrives with her pet poodle Sadie at Newport, Rhode Island in 1966. Streisand was making a one night appearance at a musical festival - and was expecting her first baby. (AP Photo/Press Association Images)
  • Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield with her dog Doctor in 1962 at a villa at Grottaferrata, near Rome, where she is was filming Panic Button. (Topham/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images)
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley plays with his puppy Sweet Pea on 18 October 1956. The evening before he had gotten into a fistfight with two filling station attendants, one of whom received a black eye. Presley said one of the men slapped him as he was signing autographs. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick/Press Association Images)
  • Liza Minnelli

    Liza Minnelli poses with her dog Lilly in her dressing room at the Opera House ahead of a benefit concert in Paris, France in 1989. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau/Press Association Images)
  • Ronald and Nancy Reagan

    Nancy and Ronald Reagan with an early Christmas present in December 1985, a King Charles spaniel described as "housebroken and extremely well-mannered". (AP Photo/Dennis Cook/Press Association Images)
  • And finally... Victoria Principal's cat

    Victoria Principal - later known to us all as Pamela in Dallas - with her cat Motza at her Chelsea flat in London in 1970 when she was just 20. (AP Photo/Press Association Images)

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