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In the summer of 1976, up-and-coming TV starlet Farrah Fawcett posed for photographer Bruce McBroom at her California home. There, the pair would unwittingly create perhaps the most enduring image of the decade. And over 40 years since Fawcett sat for her now-iconic poster, we reveal exactly what the camera didn’t capture that day.

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It’s an image as iconic as the 1970s itself. Sat upright against a red and white beach blanket, is a woman staring back at us with coy charm. With flowing blonde locks and an eye-catching red swimsuit, her style is only surpassed by the wide smile she is wearing. Both sensual and relatable, there’s something about this woman that makes it impossible to look away.

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