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Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino in the Blue Book of the Screen 01.jpg
Portrait by James Abbe, c. 1923
Born
Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella

(1895-05-06)May 6, 1895
Castellaneta, Apulia, Kingdom of Italy
Died August 23, 1926(1926-08-23) (aged 31)
Burial place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914–1926
Spouse(s)
Jean Acker
(m. 1919; div. 1923)

Natacha Rambova
(m. 1923; div. 1925)

Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), known professionally as Rudolph Valentino and nicknamed The Latin Lover, was an Italian actor based in the United States who 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.

Valentino was a sex symbol of the 1920s, known in Hollywood as the Latin Lover (a title invented for him by Hollywood moguls), the Great Lover, or simply Valentino. His early death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his fans, further cementing his place in early cinematic history as a cultural film icon.

Valentino did not live long enough to see movies with sound replace silent movies. He died of Peritonitis on August 23, 1926, at the age of 31.

Movies

  • My Official Wife (1914)
  • The Quest of Life (1916)
  • The Foolish Virgin (uncredited) (1916)
  • Seventeen (uncredited, extra) (1916)
  • Alimony (1917)
  • A Society Sensation (1918)
  • All Night (1918)
  • The Married Virgin (or Frivolous Wives; 1918)
  • The Delicious Little Devil (1919)
  • The Big Little Person (1919)
  • A Rogue's Romance (1919)
  • The Homebreake (1919)
  • Out of Luck (1919)
  • Virtuous Sinners (1919)
  • The Fog (1919)
  • Nobody Home (1919)
  • The Eyes of Youth (1919)
  • Stolen Moments (1920)
  • An Adventuress (1920)
  • The Cheater (1920)
  • Passion's Playground (1920)
  • Once to Every Woman (1920)
  • The Wonderful Chance (1920)
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
  • Uncharted Seas (1921)
  • Conquering Power (1921)
  • Camille (1921)
  • The Sheik (1921)
  • Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
  • Beyond the Rocks (1922)
  • Blood and Sand (1922)
  • The Young Rajah (1922)
  • Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)
  • A Sainted Devil (1924)
  • Cobra (1925)
  • The Eagle (1925)
  • The Son of the Sheik (1926)

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