They are famous thanks to their round faces, stocky bodies, and sumptuous coats😉.
These cats are believed to have originated in Persia (modern-day Iran), living in mountainous areas. Although research indicates that the kitties have genetics in common with cats from Western Europe.
Persians took London by storm when the breed was showcased in the world's first organized cat show in 1871 at the Crystal Palace.
Florence Nightingale had 60 cats in her lifetime and doted on a large Persian named Mr. Bismarck. Marilyn Monroe owned a white Persian cat named Mitsou.
They’re actually considered to be one of the most low-maintenance - and friendliest - cat breeds.