Jackie Kennedy smokes a cigarette in rare snapshots from new book

A new book of stunning portraits of celebrities has just been released.

Icons by oscar! is an incredible collection of pictures from well-known photographer Oscar Abolafia, which was overseen by Lannoo Publishers.

The images were taken many decades ago in a different era, before Photo Shopping and retouch madness. In many cases, the shots are candid with little preparation capturing the true essence of a star at ease.

Some of the brighter names in the 248 page book are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Farrah Fawcett, Priscilla Presley, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. 

Puffing away: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is seen smoking a cigarette in a photo by Oscar Abolafia for his new book Icons By oscar! out now

Puffing away: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is seen smoking a cigarette in a photo by Oscar Abolafia for his new book Icons By oscar! out now

Jacqueline Kennedy was one of the most private celebrities of her time. But there was enormous intrigue about the woman who was married to President John F Kennedy (from 1953 until 1963) then Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis (from 1968 until 1975).

In three new images from the book, Jackie looks at ease.

In one photo she is seen smoking a cigarette with the help of an elegant white and gold holder.

She is beautifully made up with pink lipstick and her hair coiffed into a 1960s style. And she has on her signature pearl necklace.

Yacht life: Another image even better captures the glamour of her life. Jackie is seen in a tie-dye shirt with oversized sunglasses on and her hair up with her tanned legs on display

Yacht life: Another image even better captures the glamour of her life. Jackie is seen in a tie-dye shirt with oversized sunglasses on and her hair up with her tanned legs on display

The Vassar College graduate from South Hampton New York also modeled a sleeveless off-white mock neck top that showed off her summer tan. 

Sharp dresser: A third image sees the star in a crisp white suit over a black top as she is headed out for a night of fun

Sharp dresser: A third image sees the star in a crisp white suit over a black top as she is headed out for a night of fun

Another image even better captures the glamour of her life. Jackie is seen in a tie-dye shirt with oversized sunglasses on and her hair up with her tanned legs on display.

The book editor is seen descending the wood stairs of a mega yacht.

And making her look very VIP, she has two attendants waiting for her; one inside a speedboat and another outside. 

Kennedy doesn't look their way. 

A third image sees the former photographer in a crisp white suit over a black top as she is headed out for a night of fun, most likely in New York City.

The mother of two held onto a clutch purse while wearing a gold band on her ring finger.

The former First Lady of the United States had on large pearly earrings which was the chic accessory of that era. 

Sinatra became close to Oscar over the years.

One of the images the shutterbug chose was of the My Way singer at a boxing match. He was in a suit and tie as he held on to a camera. 

The Ocean's 11 actor looked to be in great spirits as he said hello to a friend. 

Ole blue eyes: Sinatra became close to Oscar over the years. One of the images the shutterbug chose was of the My Way singer at a boxing match. He was in a suit and tie as he held on to a camera

Ole blue eyes: Sinatra became close to Oscar over the years. One of the images the shutterbug chose was of the My Way singer at a boxing match. He was in a suit and tie as he held on to a camera

Bare fact: A more recent image is of actress Meg Tilly, best known for her roles in 1983's The Big Chill and 1985's Agnes Of God. She also was in Psycho II (1983) and The Two Jakes (1990).

Bare fact: A more recent image is of actress Meg Tilly, best

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