Teen Romeo and Juliet


Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet starred two unknown actors, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, aged 17 and 16 respectively. The adaptation was a huge success with teenage audiences and was nominated for both Best Picture and Best Director. Hussey appeared nude in the film and because she was 15 at the time of filming,  was not legally allowed to see the film in the US.