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Rudolph Valentino

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino

Full Name: Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla
Profession: Actor and Silent Film Idol


Biography: Italian actor who starred in several well-known silent films including the "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", "The Sheik" and "The Eagle".

An early pop icon and a sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover" or simply as "Valentino".

Born: May 6, 1895
Birthplace: Castellaneta, Italy

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 23, 1926 (aged 31)
Cause of Death: Peritonitis

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Married Life

  • 1919-11-06 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)
  • 1922-05-13 "Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico
  • 1923-03-04 Italian actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26)

Historical Events

  • 1921-10-21 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

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