Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Rudolph Valentino (1895 – 1926) was an Italian actor, known simply as “Valentino” and also an early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the “Latin Lover”. He starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle and The Son of the Sheik. He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death.
His death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, further propelling him into icon status.
Natacha Rambova (1897 – 1966) was an American silent film costume and set designer, artistic director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actress. Later in life she worked as a mildly successful fashion designer and Egyptologist. She is best known as the second wife of film star Rudolph Valentino.
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