Rudolph Valentino – The “Latin Lover”

 

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was a silent film actor and 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” (1921), “The Sheik”(1921), “Blood and Sand”(1922), “The Eagle”(1925), and “Son of the Sheik” (1926). His sudden death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, propelling him into icon status. Though his films are not as well known today, his name is still widely known.

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Rudolph Valentino
(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Rudolph Valentino - nicknamed the 'Latin Lover'

Rudolph Valentino – nicknamed the ‘Latin Lover’

Rudolph Valentino - considered to be the first male sex symbol of cinema during the silent era.

Rudolph Valentino – considered to be the first male sex symbol of cinema during the silent era.

Rudolph Valentino in "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921)

Rudolph Valentino in “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1921)

Rudolph Valentino with Vilma Banky in "The Son of the Sheik" (1926).

Rudolph Valentino with Vilma Banky in
“The Son of the Sheik” (1926).

Rudolph Valentino with second wife Natacha Rambova

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2 Responses to Rudolph Valentino – The “Latin Lover”

  1. Brenda O' Rourke says:

    I believe he was wholeheartedly the worlds greatest lover of his time….
    I only wished that i could have taken part in such a romantic and passionate life.
    Passion is the desire of the heart everywhere!

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