"Following the war, Rubi was transferred to Italy by Trujillo. [His wife, Danielle] Darrieux, in between films, followed. The day after her arrival in Rome a journalist from Harper’s Bazaar went to their hotel suite to interview Darrieux. The reporter was Doris Duke, heiress to the $100 million American Tobacco fortune.
Rubi later remembered, “The three of us had breakfast, she [Duke] seemed lively, jovial, with that je ne sais quoi that American women can have. Little did I know that a few months later, I would be completely controlled by her. Until then, I had been happy with Danielle. But at this moment, things started to change.” Rubi’s polo-playing friend Gerard Bonnet says that Duke sent Rubi a telegram following their first encounter: “When you are finished with Danielle, call me, and I will come.” Rubi must have been encouraging, as Duke soon wrote again: “Arriving immediately.”
It is rumored that Duke—who was used to paying for beautiful things—gave Darrieux $1 million to bow out of her marriage to Rubi….Duke and Rubi were married at the Dominican Embassy in Paris on September 1, 1947, about a year after their first meeting. At nearly six feet, the bride was three inches taller than the groom. She wore a green Dior suit with matching velvet hat, and he a smoking jacket with charcoal-gray pin-striped trousers. “
-From the Vanity Fair profile The Legend of Rubirosa.
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Porfirio Rubirosa & french actress Danielle Darrieux.
the couple were married from 1942 to 1947.
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Porfirio Rubirosa on his wedding day to his first wife, Flor de Oro Trujillo, 1932.
Rubirosa was an adherent to Trujillo’s father, famed Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, and was rumored to be a political assassin under his regime.
He would later gain fame as a professional polo player and international playboy and went on to marry two of the richest women in the world.
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Cherry Jones & Sarah Paulson, 2006
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Stokely Carmichael and his then wife, the South African singer Miriam Makeba, 1968
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