Rudolph Valentino

Italian silent film actor

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor of silent movies. He was born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi in Castellaneta, Italy. He became popular as one of the first sex symbols in Hollywood in the 1920s.[1]

Rudolph Valentino
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Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla

May 6, 1895
DiedAugust 23, 1926 (aged 31)
Spouse(s)Jean Acker (1919-1923)
Natacha Rambova (1923-1925)

Valentino did not live long enough to see movies with sound replace silent movies. He died of peridontis on August 23, 1926,[2] at the age of 31.



  1. Corliss, Richard (2011 [last update]). "Son of the Sheik (1926) - The Best of Valentine's Day - TIME". Archived from the original on March 21, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. Glen Pringle and Kally Mavromatis (2011 [last update]). "Silent Star of February". Retrieved March 13, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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