Not just Meghan Markle: 5 star beauties who became wives of princes and aristocrats

Darya SkubEntertainment
Ordinary girls who became part of the upper class families.

When Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle got married, many criticized their mesalliance. And they continue to do so until now, five years after the solemn ceremony. After all, Harry is the brother of the future head of the throne, so he had to choose a girl from an aristocratic family.

However, in today's world, marriages between "ordinary" girls and upper-class men are not uncommon. We have prepared a selection of striking examples. Read more in the article by OBOZREVATEL.

Olivia Wilde and Tao Raspoli.

American film actress and director Olivia Wilde was married to an Italian aristocrat, director, photographer and musician Tao Raspoli. He is the son of Prince Alessandro Raspoli. The couple got married six months after they met. At that time Olivia was 18. The girl received the title of princess, which, by the way, did not affect her life in any way.

It seemed that the spouses were happy. Eight years later, they announced their divorce. The key reason was that Wilde was not yet ready to have children, while her husband insisted on it.


2. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III

The story of American actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco certainly didn't resemble a fairy tale. They met at the Cannes Film Festival and, according to the girl, immediately fell in love.

After the wedding in 1956, the actress received the title of princess, and had to give up her favorite occupation - filming movies. She was then actively involved in charity projects and social events (dinner parties): she contributed to the considerable improvement in Monaco's economy.

Grace was never happy in her marriage. Her chosen one was unemotional and withdrawn. On September 13, 1982, the princess was involved in a car accident. She suffered a mild stroke, after which the car took a sharp turn, overturned, and fell into an abyss. Also in the car was her daughter Stephanie, who, unlike her mother, managed to survive.


3. Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca Passi di Preposulo

American theater, film and television actress Jessica Chastain in 2017 became the wife of Gian Luca, designer of the Italian brand Moncler and also a member of an Italian aristocratic family. His father holds the title of count, which in the future will pass to his son (Jessica will become a countess). Now the couple lives an "earthly" life, without the privileges of "blue blood".


4. Rita Hayworth and Prince Ali Khan

American movie star and dancer, sex symbol of the 1940s Rita Hayworth was one of the first actresses to become the wives of royalty. Prince Ali Khan, son of Sultan Agha Khan III, leader of the Muslims, fell in love with the red-haired beauty when he saw her in the movie "Gilda". A man managed for a few months to conquer the heart of Rita, and in 1949 the couple legalized the relationship.

Hayworth stopped filming movies and even converted to Islam. It would seem that the pair were fine: they brought up two children and systematically went to social events. However, after a few years, Rita, together with their common daughter, fled to the United States. She decided to dissolve the marriage with the prince because, in her words, "the cruelty of Ali Khan".


5. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

American actress, writer and social activist Jamie Lee Curtis, after 5 months of dating, married British aristocrat Christopher Guest in 1984.


Previously OBOZREVATEL wrote about 5 girls that young Charles III dated before Princess Diana and Camilla.

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