Upon leaving secondary school. the future 007 legend grafted hard in a variety of different roles - none of which gave his friends and family any indication of the level of worldwide fame and stardom that awaited him.
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Perhaps Sean's most famous role after James Bond was that of milkman at St Cuthbert's Co-op. The Fountainbridge-based firm had stables on Grove Street near his house.
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A young Sean drove delivery lorries around Scotland for a spell upon leaving the navy.
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Bonnyrigg Rose had a young Sean Connery on their books during his teenage years, for which he would have received a small weekly wage. Man Utd boss Matt Busby was reportedly keen to sign him at one point.
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"Tam" enjoyed a three-month stint as a life model at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1952. Among those who painted his nude form is arts promoter Richard Demarco.