Since 1973, Ray-Ban has been outfitting regular Joes and stars alike with their stylish and extremely functional line of sunglasses. Still, its Ray-Ban's appeal to actors and musicians that have made the glasses as much an icon as the figures they adorn. Think about it, would the Blues Brothers have been the same without wearing their Wayfarer Ray-Bans? Can you imagine Tom Cruise's Maverick character in Top Gun without his Aviator sunglasses?
Those are just a couple of big moments for Ray-Ban in movie history. Right now, many celebrities trust the brand to help shield them from paparazzi and other onlookers. Below we've highlighted just a few sightings.
Katie Holmes - Of course Tom Cruise's wife would wear Ray-Bans. After all, her husband's characters in Risky Business and Top Gun helped solidify the brand as a movie favorite. Mrs. Cruise-Holmes' model of choice is the RB4101, otherwise known as the Jackie O model.
Simon Cowell - With the new American Idol season underway, along with news that the show's outspoken bad boy won't be back next year, Mr. Cowell is all over the television and internet. Not being one to shy away from conflict, Cowell's straightforward personality is reflected in his choice of eyewear, the RB 3025 Aviator shades.
Sean Penn - Tough, reclusive, unflinching, and immensely talented, this Oscar winner has starred in such classics as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bad Boys, Dead Man Walking, and Mystic River. Mr. Penn is a classic movie star, and he chooses a classic pair of sunglasses, the RB 3025 Aviator.
Kesha - This pop star's career is red-hot. Her newest single, Tik-Tok, recently rocketed to number one in the United States. Like many music artists before her, Kesha enjoys the protection and look of Ray-Bans. She was spotted in London sporting a pair of RB3030 Outdoorsman.
Katy Perry - This pop star's recent engagement to Russell Brand has set the internet rumor mill on fire. There are also rumors that the singer who brought us the hit "I Kissed a Girl" is pregnant. Whether these rumors are true or not, we know for sure that she wears Ray-Bans. She was seen recently sporting the Ray-Ban 3316 Clubmaster model. We're also happy to report that Russell also enjoys the look of Ray-Ban, as he has been seen with the 4124 model.
Paris Hilton - What would any celebrity sunglass list be without the queen of socialites, Paris Hilton? Love her or not, the reality television star/heiress knows how to accessorize. As a signal of her great taste, she was photographed wearing a pair of Wayfarer Originals.
These are just a few recent celebrities spotted wearing Ray-Bans. If you scan almost any entertainment magazine or blog, you are sure to spot others. However, the best part is that you don't have to be famous to look great in them. Still, with dozens of options, you're sure to find just the right pair to bring out your inner celebrity.