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Woman filled amazing ‘time capsule’ photo album with pics of her with young Hollywood stars – but do you recognise them?


CHARITY shop workers were left amazed when they came across a photo album featuring images of the same woman with dozens of Hollywood stars.

Employees at Opnieuw & Co in Mortsel in Belgium discovered the snaps of the anonymous lady, with the likes of Robert Downey, Jr., Meg Ryan, Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, while sorting through donations.

While there was no name of the woman, or dates, on the "time capsule", it appeared many of the pictures had been taken some time ago.

The A-listers all looked considerably younger than now - with Bruce Willis still rocking a full head of hair, and Elijah Wood only a child.

There was also Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Kirk Douglas and Drew Barrymore included in the extensive collection.

Usually, personal photos are destroyed if they are donated to the shop.

However, staff realised that the photo album would have been very special - and may even have been given by accident.

They took to the internet to try and trace the lady.

It was eventually established that the woman in all the snaps was Maria Snoeys-Lagler.

She was a reporter who died aged 87 in 2016, and who had been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - which may explain how she met such a range of top celebrities.

After identifying her, a Belgian TV station used contacts to get in touch with her daughter in California in order to send her the album.

But can you identify all the famous faces she met?

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