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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 November 1912New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 May 1979Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameBarbara Woolworth Hutton
Nicknames Poor Little Rich Girl

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Hutton was born on November 14, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Woolworth Hutton. She was married to Prince Pierre Raymond Doan Vinh na Champassak, Gottfried Von Cramm, Porfirio Rubirosa, Prince Igor Troubetzkoy, Cary Grant, Kurt von Haugwitz-Reventlow and Prince Alexis Mdivani. She died on May 11, 1979 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (7)

Prince Pierre Raymond Doan Vinh na Champassak (7 April 1964 - 1966) (divorced)
Gottfried Von Cramm (8 November 1955 - 1959) (divorced)
Porfirio Rubirosa (30 December 1953 - 20 February 1954) (divorced)
Prince Igor Troubetzkoy (1 March 1947 - 31 October 1951) (divorced)
Cary Grant (8 July 1942 - 30 August 1945) (divorced)
Kurt von Haugwitz-Reventlow (14 May 1935 - 6 March 1941) (divorced) (1 child)
Prince Alexis Mdivani (20 June 1933 - 13 May 1935) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

One child: Lance Reventlow, born February 24 1936. Lance later married actress Jill St. John. He was killed in an airplane crash in 1972. His former stepfather, Cary Grant, who had been very close to Lance, was devastated, but helped his mother to arrange Lance's funeral and also attended.
One of the richest, most admired women in the world at her peak, she died nearly broke, with less than $3,500 in the bank, and alone.
Cousin of Dina Merrill.
She gave Danish Count Kurt von Haugwitz-Reventlow $1.5 million for his hand in marriage, immediately after her divorce from Prince Alexis Mdivani.
Her first husband, Prince Alexis Mdivani, a notorious fortune hunter, was thought to have been paid $2 million by Hutton to marry her and another $1.5 million to divorce her 3 years later.
After her mother committed suicide in 1917, she became 1/3 heir to her grandfather, Frank Woolworth's estate. Her father took over management over her estate, and by the time she came of age, was worth $150 million.
Mother-in-law of Cheryl Holdridge.
Cousin of Robert Hutton.
Her 5th husband, notorious libertine Porfirio Rubirosa, had been married to Hutton's "arch-rival", American Tobacco Company heiress Doris Duke. Duke gave Rubirosa sports cars, polo ponies, a plantation in his native Dominican Republic, a converted B-25 bomber, a 17th-century home in Paris, and $25,000 a year for life in their divorce (she gave his then-wife, Danielle Darrieux, $1 million to agree to divorce him). Duke never remarried. Hutton gave Rubirosa $3.5 million, and another converted B-25 bomber when they divorced. Of all her husbands, only Cary Grant left Hutton as rich as he found her.

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