Jackie Kennedy Onassis, 1951

Black and white photo of Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Jackie Onassis © National Portrait Gallery, London

Beaton photographed Jackie Lee Bouvier as a debutante for a feature about the Bouvier sisters in American Vogue.

In the year of this photograph she started working for The Washington Times-Herald and while working for the newspaper, she was introduced to John F. Kennedy, a Massachusetts Congressman. She married Kennedy in 1953 and served as First Lady of the United States from 1961 until her husband's assassination in 1963.