Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino

Italian actor
Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they eloped to Mexico on May 13, 1922 believing that his divorce from Jean Acker was official.Wikipedia
BornMay 6, 1895
HometownCastellaneta, Italy
Height5'8" (1.73m)
SpouseNatacha Rambova, Jean Acker
ParentsGiovanni D'Antonguolla, Beatrice Gabriela Barbin D'Antonguolla

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Rudolph Valentino’s Valentine: how Natacha Rambova became Hollywood’s greatest lover

  • When 25-year-old Natacha Rambova was interviewed by the film magazine Photoplay in December 1922, the celebrated costume designer was surely thinking of her own secret love affair with Rudolph Valentino when she discussed Hollywood’s celebrity circus. “Fame is like a giant X-ray,” she once said. “Once you are exposed beneath it, the very beatings of your heart are shown to a gaping world.”


Today in History for August 23rd

Highlights of this day in history: Nazis and Soviets sign a non-aggression pact on eve of World War II; Sacco and Vanzetti executed; Defrocked priest John Geoghan killed; Movie star Rudolph Valentino and Broadway's Oscar Hammerstein die. (Aug. 23)
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