In 1912 the great Russian dancer did two stints at the New Theatre, Cardiff.
In 1908, for one afternoon only, she performed La Dame Aux Camelias at the New Theatre, Cardiff.
In 1953 iconic jazz and blues singer "Sassy" Sarah Vaughan did a show at the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff - she wore a scarlet dress.
World famous anarchist Emma Goldman was in South Wales in 1933 on a lecture tour. She delivered papers on Crime and Punishment and The Spirit of Destruction and Construction. In 1926 Goldman had married elderly Welsh miner James Colton in order to obtain a British passport.
Rather bizarrely in 1950 Gloria Swanson and another Hollywood icon Montgomery Clift turned up for a film premiere at the Empire Theatre, Cardiff. Afterwards they attended a dance at the Park Hotel.
The great Hollywood actress was also mistress of American newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. When he bought St Donat's Castle they would occasionally use it as a love nest.
Richard Burton brought la Taylor to Wales to meet the folks and to generally demonstrate to everyone that he had actually pulled the most gorgeous woman on the planet.
In 1973, the Hollywood diva performed a week of solo shows at the New Theatre, Cardiff. On one particular evening she was regaled with a Welsh male voice choir but, to her enormous credit, she didn't hold it against us. Appropriately she stayed at the Angel Hotel.
Angry Brigade bomber Hilary Creek completed a degree at Swansea University in the late seventies after serving a prison sentence in Holloway for her 'terrorist' crimes.
You know the score: she performed with Hole at TJs in Newport and her boyfriend Kurt Cobain proposed marriage to her blah blah blah.
Also: Bette Davis; Ella Fitzgerald; ;Tallulah Bankhead; and Annie Sprinkle.