Old Hollywood Romances & Love Affairs
8.5 01. James Dean
...and Ursula Andress
They had a very troubled relationship in 1955. One tabloid reported at the time that Dean was learning German so they could "argue in another language".
They met in Googie's Restaurant when Dean came to Hollywood. Although she was 8 years older then him, her charm made a strong impression on Dean. Soon, he became frequent visitor of her wierdly-decorated house. Perhaps he was attracted by such unusual features as Vampira's black-painted bed with black sheets... One night two of them attended a party with bunch of friends, and after Dean left the party, Vampira turned to folks who remained, and made a remark that is still in the minds of everyone who heard it: " James Dean is going to die soon." Some visitors of her house claimed to saw a voodoo doll, which Vampira said represented Dean, and thought she was using black magic against him.
...and his biggest love Pier Angeli
8.6 02. Marlon Brando
...and Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno admits she felt a “full-body blush” when she first met Brando in 1954 on the set of Desiree, recalling, “It was the sort of rush that inspires poetry and songs. I remember how he spoke to me, how he played the drums, how he made love… and how I almost died from loving him.”
...and Veronica Lake
"Our romance was short but sweet. He was on the dawn of a brilliant film career, and I was in the twilight of one. Of course, my career could never compare with his."
...and Marilyn Monroe
In his book, Marlon Brando reveals he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe while they were students at the Actors Studio, the legendary acting school in New York.
8.1 03. Marilyn Monroe
...and Tony Curtis
They met on the filming of "Some Like It Hot" in 1958. They had an affair although he was married to Janet Leigh at the time, and she was also married, to Arthur Miller.
"When I was in bed with Marilyn I was never sure - before, during or after - where her mind was," he wrote. "She was an actress. She could play a part. She could give the part what she thought a man wanted. I never asked for more." He even claimed she got pregnant with him, but unfortunatelly she miscarried.
8.4 04. Bela Lugosi
...and Clara Bow
They had a turbulent love affair in the late '20s. The romance caused Lugosi’s marriage to Beatrice Weeks to end after a mere three days.
Lugosi had a nude portrait of Bow hanging in the bedroom of his small Hollywood apartment for the rest of his life.
8.3 05. Vivien Leigh
...and Peter Finch
Vivien and Peter had an affair that nearly ended her marriage to Laurence Olivier. The movie The V.I.P.s (1963) is based on an incident from Leigh's and Olivier's marriage, when she was about to leave him for Finch but Olivier wooed her back.
7.9 06. Sophia Loren
...and Cary Grant
They had and affair during the 1956 filming of "The Pride and the Passion". He was then married to another woman.
8.7 07. Marcello Mastroianni
...and Catherine Deneuve
From 1971 to 1975 he had an intense relationship with french actress Catherine Deneuve. They were both married when they met. Their daughter Chiara once confesed: " I only saw my parents togeher on screen"
8 08. Joan Crawford
... and Clark Gable
Gable and Crawford began an affair during their second movie "Possessed" in 1931. At the time, Clark was married to Ria Langham and Joan was married to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. According to Crawford, the first time she met Gable “it was like an electric current went through my body ... my knees buckled ... if he hadn’t held me by the shoulders, I’d have dropped.”
8.3 09. Clark Gable
Beside mentioned Joan Crawford, Gable had an affair with actress Loretta Young (also while married)
They even had a child, conceived on the set of "The Call of the Wild" in the 1935. Due to the moral codes placed on the film industry Young covered up her pregnancy in order to avoid damaging her career (as well as Gable's). When the pregnancy began to show, she went on a "vacation" to England, and several months later returned to California. She transferred her baby to an orphanage outside Los Angeles, but when a child was 19 months old she brought him back home and told everyone she adopted the infant. Real story was hidden for many years.
8.2 010. Alain Delon
They had a short relationship in the '60s, at the time he was engaged to german actress Romy Schneider, but they conceived a son Ari (on photo) although Delon denied paternity (which is ridiculous, I mean look at the guy, they're same!)
8.5 011. Katharine Hepburn
... and Spencer Tracy
Although Spencer was married to Louise Treadwell, with whom he had two children, he and Hepburn carried on an affair from 1942 until his death in 1967. They were never seen in public together, and were never photographed together. Katharine claimed she fell in love with Spencer the first time they met.
8.4 012. Gary Cooper
...and Patricia Neal
She and Gary Cooper had a torrid affair during the filming of "Fountainhead", which almost costs him his marriage.
...and Lupe Velez
They met on the set in 1929. Later, Velez purportedly claimed that Cooper “has the biggest organ in Hollywood but not the ass to push it in well.” Beleive it or not.
The stress of their 3 year troubled relationship caused Copper, to lose forty pounds and suffer a nervous breakdown after she shot and missed him, as he boarded the Twentieth Century train to Chicago. He took off to Rome to recover.
...and Grace Kelly
They met during filming of "High Noon". He was pretty much older than her, married also, but that didn't stoped them from having an affair.
“She looked like a cold dish with a man until you got her pants down,” he said. “then she’d explode.”
...and Carole Lombard
Coop and Carole met in 1931, while filming "I Take This Woman", though they were briefly an item.
8 013. Greta Garbo
...and John Gilbert
They met on the set of Flesh and the Devil. John and Greta fell madly in love and made 4 more great films together, but when it came time to marry, John was left at the altar in 1927.
8.2 014. Steve McQueen
...and Mamie Van Doren
They dated in 1959. Because of her, McQueene publicly threatened to break Howard Hughes' nose if Hughes did not stop harassing Mamie. Needless to say, Hughes never bothered Van Doren again.
...and Jacqueline Bisset
They were filming sereval movies together. Bisset once said: " He was a hip American and I was very English. His phrases would drive me nuts. I didn't know what a dude was or a soul chick. I did find him attractive, but a little bit scary. He'd get on his bike and take off like a wild alley cat; that was his escape from fame."
He was, beside these two, linked with many, many popular women it the past, like Ann Margret, Sharon Tate, Faye Dunaway, Natalie Wood, Raquel Welch, etc.
8.1 015. Natalie Wood
...and Elvis Presley
They had a brief relationship in 1956.
...and Frank Sinatra
in the book "Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood" it is revealed that she had a "serious friendship" with Sinatra at the age of 15!
...and Michael Caine
After she broke up with Warren Beatty, she had a short-term relationship with Caine.
7.5 016. Warren Beatty
...and Julie Christie
They dated for sereval years, from 1967-1973
... and Leslie Caron
"We quickly fell in love. During rehearsals, we fought hard to keep our relationship professional; but after the curtain fell on the opening night in Oxford, we finally got together. I remember saying an urgent prayer: 'Please God, make this last for ever.'"
7.6 017. Gloria Swanson
...and Joe Kennedy
While still married, Swanson had an affair with the married Joseph P. Kennedy for a number of years. He became her business partner and their relationship was an open secret in Hollywood. He took over all of her personal and business affairs and was supposed to make her millions.
Two books have been written about the affair. In one of them "Swanson on Swanson", silver screen star Gloria Swanson herself, acknowledge her romance with Kennedy.
8.1 018. Sean Connery
8.2 019. Gene Tierney
...and Kirk Douglas
They met after she end her marriage with Oleg Cassini, but Tierney broke off the affair with Douglas the minute he told her he was not interested in marriage.
Douglas used to said that she made him climb in her bedroom window and take her by surprise.
...and John F. Kennedy
Tierney met the young officer, his name was John Kennedy, and he had just returned from duty in the Pacific. Tierney wrote her sister and described how strikingly handsome Kennedy was. A few days later Tierney was attending a party given by Sonja Henie. While they danced, Tierney said that Kennedy remarked that he could dance like this for the rest of his life. Tierney was fast becoming smitten with Kennedy and felt it would be very easy to fall in love with him.
7.8 020. Tyrone Power
...and Judy Garland
For a while in the early forties, he carried on a passionate affair with the young Judy Garland, which some felt led to the first of her many breakdowns.
...and Lana Turner
In Lana's autobiography from 1982, she revealed that she had fallen pregnant by Power in 1946 as a result of an illicit affair between the two of them. When Annabella, Tyrone's wife, refused to give him a divorce, Lana was forced to undergo an abortion or face them both losing their respective careers.
8.2 021. Hedy Lamarr
According to her biographer, Devra Hill, silver screen actress was forced to make love to Adolf Hitler by her first husband, Austrian munitions dealer Fritz Mandl. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler overlooked the fact his one-time lover Hedy Lamarr was born Jewish, because her beauty made it difficult for him to pass up a sex tryst with her.
8.9 022. Charles Chaplin
...and Louise Brooks
Charlie had a 2-month long affair with Louise Brooks during the summer of 1925 while he was in New York for the premiere of The Gold Rush. Louise later spoke very openly about their relationship, including a story about an all-nude weekend at the penthouse of A.C. Blumenthal which included Louise, her friend Peggy Fears, A.C. & Charlie. Louise said Charlie was a “sophisticated lover” who lived “totally without fear." “His physical presence," she recalled, “revealed an exquisiteness the screen could not reflect. Small, perfectly made, meticulously dressed, with his fine grey hair and ivory skin and white teeth, he was as clean as a pearl and glowed all over." But, Louise’s recollections about Chaplin would not always be so kind. She was quoted as saying that his sexual technique “was suitable only for little girls."
Chaplin never publicly acknowledged their affair. However, late in his life he was quoted as saying that she had small breasts, “like pears."
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