Becca Saladin, from Dallas, Texas, started working on a project back in February 2019, has illustrated what she believes famous historical figures would have looked like if they were alive today in a remarkable series of images. Sharing the original portraits along with the modern interpretations to her Instagram account where she has more than 40,000 followers.

Becca had this to say about her amazing work: Since the time I was a kid, I have been overwhelmed by history and archaeological exploration. I think people see the past as a set of occasions; something like a film that we can’t generally feel or blend in. I accept the things that bring us closer to the past are those that genuinely amaze us – the bodies from Pompeii, the flawlessly safeguarded Inca mummies, the individual objects of those have vanished for a long time and the other endless things

I’ve generally figured how unbelievable it is to see historical events and individuals the manner in which they really occurred and the way in which they really looked. I began Royalty Now in February of 2019, preferably as a path for me to see my favorite chronicle figure, Anne Boleyn, as a modern lady. I needed to know whether she could become alive from a couple of pale paintings we have of her. I began the record to fulfill my own interest in what individuals from the past which would resemble in the event that they were standing directly before me. I honestly appreciate the help account has received, and can hardly wait to see what occurs in the future.

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#1 Nefertiti



This bust of Nefertiti (accepted to have been made in her lifetime) is well known for its beauty and excellence. Nefertiti lived from around 1370 – 1330 BC. She was an Egyptian majesty and the spouse of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Akhenaten is well known for his endeavor to change Egypt into a monotheistic culture (adoring just the sun god, Aten), rather than a polytheistic one

#2 Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

#3 Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great

“I did some findings on his looks and it is recorded that he had wavy golden hair and heterochromia (one eye blue and one eye dark-colored or a combo of both), so he was unquestionably a striking figure.”

#4 Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

#5 Agrippina The Younger

Agrippina The Younger

“Agrippina the Younger is somebody I researched most recently. However, she had an insane life. She was the sister of Emperor Caligula and the mother of Emperor Nero. I suggest having some search about her in case you’re keen to find out at that time of Roman history!”

#6 Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

#7 Jane Austen

Jane Austen

#8 Mary, Queen Of Scots

Mary, Queen Of Scots

#9 Madame De Pompadour

Madame De Pompadour

“Jeanne Antoinette Poisson also called Madame de Pompadour. She initially grabbed the attention of Louis XV at a covered ball in 1745 (it was said that she was dressed as a domino, and he was dressed as a plant) and was his main special lady from that point until 1751. Significantly after she was never again linked to Louis’, she was a trusted companion, compatriot, and guide, basically getting one of the most influential ladies at the French court until she passed away in 1764.”

#10 Empress Elisabeth Of Austria

Empress Elisabeth Of Austria

“During her life, Elisabeth (also known as Sisi), was known for being gorgeous, savvy, defiant and enthusiastic. Certainly worth some research into in the event that you are keen on late 1800s Europe life.”

#11 Louis XIV, The Sun King

Louis XIV, The Sun King

#12 Katherine Of Aragon

Katherine Of Aragon

“This painting of Katherine of Aragon, spouse of King Henry VIII and Queen of England from 1509-1533, has mostly been my top choice. There are a few representations of her that all range in looks, so it’s difficult to disclose to her actual looks. I think this one catches her devotion, mildness, and acquiescence as stated by history specialists.”

#13 Louis XV

Louis XV

“Louis XV is lesser known than his predecessor the Sun King and his heir, Louis XVI, but he was the second-longest reigning monarch in French history. I have always known him by his famous mistresses, Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry.”

#14 Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette

#15 Catherine Parr

Catherine Parr

“She was the wife to outlast the ruler, who was controlling in his last years.”

#16 Emperor Augustus

Emperor Augustus

“Emperor Augustus (Born Octavius, the elder nephew of Julius Caesar) was the starting head of Rome, finishing 500 years of the republic. He’s a problematic figure, particularly because of the savvy and heartless way he came to rule, however, he ruled the empire over a relatively peaceful period in the Roman realm.”

#17 Queen Isabella Of Castile

Queen Isabella Of Castile

“Queen Isabella of Castile, accomplice to Ferdinand II of Aragon and who sent Columbus on his expedition to the “new world” in 1492. ”

#18 The Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov

The Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov

#19 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

“Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States from March 1861 until his death in April 1865. Lincoln drove the country through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its cheerfulness, sacred, and political instability. He protected the Union, nullified subjection, strengthened the national government, and modernized the U.S. economy.”

#20 Christina Of Denmark

Christina Of Denmark

“Christina of Denmark, seen here in a unique Hans Holbein representation, lived from 1521 – 1590. Christina was considered as a potential lady to get married to King Henry VIII of England. Christina was not attached to the English King’s notoriety, given that he had separated from his first spouse and got his subsequent wife. The originator of perhaps the best statement about King Henry ever, Christina openly stated: “On the chance that if I had two heads, one ought to be at the King of England’s removal.” What an amazing refusal to a proposal to be engaged.”

#21 Madame Du Barry

Madame Du Barry

“This is Madame du Barry – the official special lady of Louis XV after his first love, Madame de Pompadour’s passing away.”

#22 Caligula


“Caligula, scandalous rascal and Roman Emperor.”

#23 Eleanor Of Toledo

Eleanor Of Toledo

“Eleanor of Toledo was an astounding lady. Came from Toledo, Spain, she was a lady to a well-known individual from the Medici Family, Cosimo I de Medici. Her husband normally counseled with her on issues of governmental tasks, and she even filled in as a partner during his time away from Florence.”

#24 Napoleon


Did you recognize that Napoleon was possibly 5’7″? That’s taller than King Louis XIV. Some say he perceived a smaller stature because he looks small as compared to his huge accomplishments. Others say there was a mistake when translating his true height from French to English. Don’t you think he seems like here?

#25 Katherine Howard

Katherine Howard

Katherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542) turned into Queen of England for only sixteen months because of the 5th wife of Henry VIII. Katherine was simply the cousin of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. When they married, his age was forty-nine and she is just 16 or 17. Katherine was accused of adultery and ordered to kill, finishing her small reign as the Queen of England.

#26 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

#27 Henry VIII

Henry VIII

#28 King Henry VII

King Henry VII

“Here we are watching Henry VII, the starter Tudor monarch. Henry was the last king of England to participate in the throne in battle after beating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.”

#29 Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

#30 Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly, An actress in the American movie industry and Princess of Monaco

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3 years ago

Amazing likeness, never thought of historical figures in this day and time.