PEOPLE's Debut Cover Star Mia Farrow Sends Anniversary Greetings: 'Such an Honor to Be on Your First Cover'
The inaugural issue hit newsstands on March 4, 1974
Talk about a throwback!
“Happy Anniversary @People magazine,” she wrote. “Such an honor to be on your first cover.”
The inaugural issue hit newsstands on March 4, 1974, and featured a portrait of the actress clutching a string of pearls with her teeth. The magazine, which turns 42 this year, only cost 35 cents at the time.
Back then, Farrow was one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies, starring in films such as The Great Gatsby, See No Evil and Rosemary’s Baby.
Last year, PEOPLE marked its 40th anniversary by recreating Farrow’s cover with Taylor Swift. Wearing a white blouse, similar earring and of course, pearls, Swift looked nearly identical to the original cover star.
Along with the photo, the special double issue also featured a similar cover design and logo.