Thursday, July 22, 2010
Porfirio Rubirosa was a Domican diplomat, race car driver, polo player & so much more. He is most well known, however, for being an international playboy. He was married five times. Two of his wives were among the wealthiest women in the world, Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton. His last marriage was at the age of 47 to a 19 year old French actress.
His lovers included Marilyn Monroe, Eartha Kitt, Kim Novak, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Jayne Mansfield, Veronica Lake & Eva Peron. This Latin lothario was definitely quite the ladies man. While he never bragged about being well endowed, stories circulated out from his many lovers. It became legend.
His goal in life was never to make money, but to spend it. He did live quite the jet set lifestyle. He truly lived life to the fullest. Besides living quite the adventurous lifestyle in and out of the bedroom, Rubirosa was known as a style icon. His Latin blood and living in the Riviera influenced his particular style. He usually wore three-piece suits of the best quality, usually with double-breasted jackets. His style was "cool confidence."
Rubirosa was killed in the early hours of July 5, 1965 after his Ferrari crashed into some trees. He had been out all night partying in Paris to celebrate winning the Coupe de France polo cup. He was only 56.
His life has inspired characters in books, musicals & movies. There has been a rumor of a film about his life starring Antonio Banderas. Whether you approve of the life Rubirosa lived or not, he was loved by women and admired by men. He truly lived life on his own terms.