Chris Achilleos (born 1947) is a painter and illustrator who specializes in fantasy artwork and glamour illustration. Born in Famagusta, Cyprus, his family emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1959, where he currently resides.
Achilleos created the controversial cover for Whitesnake’s 1979 album, Lovehunter, which featured a naked woman straddling a giant serpent. Reportedly, the controversy proved troublesome for Achilleos, who subsequently refused to do album covers for many years. The original artwork, along with several other pieces, were stolen from him in the 1980s and sold to a private collector.