Not everyone has the opportunity to get close to A-list Hollywood stars and have selfies with all of them. But one mysterious woman did just that. And that woman was Maria Snoeys Lagler. The interesting story began at a thrift shop in Mortsel, Belgium.
Opnieuw & Co is a thrift store that mostly rely on donations in which proceeds are used to support the social workplace where refugees and jobless people can work. When the staff were picking up items from one of the donation boxes, they stumbled upon a photo album. One of the staff decided to browse through the album. And was later shocked to discover that it wasn’t just an ordinary photo album. Inside it were a huge collection of pictures of an unknown woman standing next to famous celebrities.
A photo album filled with celebrity photos was found in a thrift shop in Belgium
The mysterious woman can be seen hugging Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, and many more. And the photos are clearly far from being Photoshopped as they were likely to have been taken years ago. After realizing the value of the surprising discovery, the thrift shop decided to scrutinize the photos to find out who the mysterious woman was. Luckily, one of the photos showed the woman wearing a press badge revealing her name. It turns out that the woman is Maria Snoeys Lagler, a journalist for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
Working as a reporter in the entertainment industry, Maria Snoeys Lagler apparently came in contact with popular Hollywood stars on a regular basis. At least that one mystery is already solved. But some baffling questions still remain. The photo album certainly means a lot to Maria. Needless to say, it wasn’t something that she’d just throw into the box and send it to the thrift shop. So, how did the photo album got to a thrift store in Belgium? Did she intentionally try to get rid of her treasures? Or did she accidentally drop it into the donation box?
Maria Snoeys Lagler with Tom Cruise
Maria Snoeys Lagler with Johnny Depp
The discovery of the photo album became viral in Belgium and everyone wants to know who actually Maria Snoeys Lagler is. One of the country’s national TV was able to find out about the woman’s identity and was able to trace her address. Sadly, Maria died in 2016 at the age of 87, leaving behind a daughter. The thrift shop has already contacted Maria’s daughter to inform her about the photo album in their possession. Even Maria’s daughter had no idea how the photo album ended up in Belgium.
The photo album is now on its way to California so Maria’s daughter can keep her mother’s fondest keepsake. Take a look at some of the most interesting celebrity photos from the photo album of Maria Snoeys Lagler.
Sam Neill And Robert Downey Jr
Kevin Bacon And Tom Hanks
Jon Bon Jovi
Sir Anthony Hopkins And Richard Attenborough
Clarence Williams III, Kyle Maclachlan And Samuel L Jackson