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Diane Keaton, 71, Is the Most Underrated Celebrity on Instagram

Here’s why you need to follow her prolific account.


Josiah Kamau

At the age of 71, Diane Keaton has an Oscar for her leading role in Annie Hall, plus two other nominations. And thats not all: She’s the author of three books, one of which is a photography book; she owns her own wine company called The Keaton; she’s the mother of two adopted children; and has dated three of Hollywood’s leading men: Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino. Recently, she also made her major television debut on The Young Pope.

On top of all that, Diane Keaton is a true style icon who also keeps up a personal Instagram account—but with only around 4,000 followers, it’s perhaps her most under-appreciated work to date.

Where are you, Keaton fans? This account is worth a follow.

Keaton first joined Instagram 100 weeks ago with a post of artist Robert Gober‘s candlestick leg. But then she didn’t post again for 95 weeks, only recently returning with a photograph of her golden retriever. She’s since gone on to post about her new white wine, her brother Randy’s collages, and shared her first Boomerang for a L’Oreal sponsored post. But we’re also learning so much more about Keaton through her funky filtered account.

For example, while filming The Young Pope in Rome, she became obsessed with ancient busts and photographed all the ones she encountered. She also wishes she was related to Buster Keaton, has a preference for all-caps, and recently found herself in an “abandoned mansion.” And when she’s not posting current iPhone photos, she’s either sharing her favorites by famous photographers, or her own professional photos that she took back in the day. One from her trip to Elvis’ Graceland mansion in the ’70s is captioned: “I WONDER IF THE TV IS STILL THERE. NICE FIRE EXTINGUISHER.”

In sum, Keaton’s Instagram account is a window into the quirky, creative, and downright original mindset of the Hollywood icon. It’s a little photography, a little style, and bits and pieces of her personal life. As with all her work though, it deserves recognition, and we can’t wait to see more.

Related: An Appreciation of Diane Keaton’s Kooky, Suit-Friendly Style, from to The Young Pope to The Young Pope

An Appreciation of Diane Keaton’s Kooky, Suit-Friendly Style, from Annie Hall to The Young Pope

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen after filming Annie Hall on Madison Avenue, ca. 1977.

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Diane Keaton at the 50th Annual Academy Awards in 1978.

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Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton at the opening night of Richard Avedon’s exhibition “Avedon: Photographs, 1974-1977” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1978.

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Diane Keaton in New York, ca. 1980.

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Diane Keaton at the opening of A Mom’s Life in Hollywood in 1992.

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Diane Keaton at a Los Angeles screening of Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson in 1992.

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Diane Keaton at the “Cool Comedy—Hot Cuisine” Scleroderma Research Foundation Benefit in 1993.

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Diane Keaton at the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1994.

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Diane Keaton at a Los Angeles screening of Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight in 1994.

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Diane Keaton at the 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1995.

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Diane Keaton at New York screening of Unstrung Heroes in 1995.

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Diane Keaton at the Los Angeles premieres of What Women Want in 2000.

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Diane Keaton at the Los Angeles premiere of The Score in 2001.

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Diane Keaton at the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, where she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy for Something’s Gotta Give, in 2004.

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Diane Keaton at the 54th annual Berlinale International Film Festival screening of Something’s Gotta Give in 2004.

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Diane Keaton at the Los Angeles premiere of The Family Stone in 2005.

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Diane Keaton at the L’Oréal Legends Gala benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York in 2006.

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Diane Keaton on the street in Soho, New York in 2013.

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Diane Keaton at the L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth Awards in 2013.

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Diane Keaton at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills in 2014.

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Diane Keaton at the New York premiere of And So It Goes in 2014.

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Diane Keaton at the L’Oréal Paris’ Ninth Annual Women of Worth Awards in 2014.

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Diane Keaton at the Hammer Museum Gala in Garden sponsored by Bottega Veneta in 2015.

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Diane Keaton at the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Celebration in 2016.

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Watch Ethan Hawke talk about Diane Keaton in “Reds,” below.