Rudolph Valentino (I) (1895–1926)


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Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they eloped to Mexico on May 13, 1922 believing that his ... See full bio »

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The Sheik The Sheik - Ahmed Ben Hassan
(1921)
The Eagle Vladimir Dubrovsky
(1925)
The Son of the Sheik Ahmed / The Sheik
(1926)
(1921)

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 1926 The Son of the Sheik
Ahmed / The Sheik
 1925 Cobra
Count Rodrigo Torriani
 1925 The Eagle
Vladimir Dubrovsky
 1924 A Sainted Devil
Don Alonzo Castro
 1924 Monsieur Beaucaire
Duke de Chartres / Beaucaire
 1922 The Young Rajah
Amos Judd (as Rodolph Valentino)
 1922 Blood and Sand
Juan Gallardo (as Rodolph Valentino)
 1922 Beyond the Rocks
Lord Hector Bracondale
 1922 Moran of the Lady Letty
Ramon Laredo
 1921 The Sheik
The Sheik - Ahmed Ben Hassan
 1921 Camille
Armand Duval
 1921 The Conquering Power
Charles Grandet
 1921 Uncharted Seas
Frank Underwood
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Julio Desnoyers
 1920 Stolen Moments
Jose Dalmarez (as Rudolf Valentine)
 1920 The Wonderful Chance
Joe Klingsby
 1920 Once to Every Woman
Juliantimo
 1920 The Cheater
Extra (uncredited)
 1920 Passion's Playground
Prince Angelo Della Robbia (as Rudolph Valentine)
 1920 An Adventuress
Jacques Rudanyi (as Rodolph Valentino)
 1919 Eyes of Youth
Clarence Morgan (as Rudolfo Valentino)
 1919 Nobody Home
Maurice Rennard (as Rodolph Valentine)
 1919 A Rogue's Romance
Apache Dancer (as Rudolph Volantino)
 1919 Big Little Person
Arthur Endicott (as M. Rodolpho De Valentina)
 1919 Virtuous Sinners
Member of the Mission (uncredited)
 1919 The Delicious Little Devil
Jimmy Calhoun (as Rudolpho De Valintine)
 1919 The Homebreaker
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1918 The Married Virgin
Count Roberto di San Fraccini (as Rodolfo di Valentini)
 1918 All Night
Richard Thayer (as Rudolpho di Valentina)
 1918 A Society Sensation (Short)
Dick Bradley (as Rudolpho De Valentina)
 1917 Alimony
Dancer (uncredited)
 1917 Patria
Dancer in Club (uncredited)
 1916 Seventeen
Extra (uncredited)
 1916 The Foolish Virgin (uncredited)
 1916 La corsara
 1914 My Official Wife
Extra (uncredited)
 1914 The Battle of the Sexes
Dance Extra (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Made a private recording on which he sang "Kashmiri Love Song" on Side A and "El Relicario" on Side B. It was released after his death and is still reissued occasionally, e.g., "100 Years of Cinema" Dejavu Retro Gold Collection, 2 CDs.

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 104 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

M. Rodolfo De Valentina | M. Rodolpho De Valentina | M. De Valentina | R. De Valentina | Rudolpho De Valentina | Rudolpho De Valentine | Rudolpho De Valintine | Rudolph DeValentino | Rodolph Valentine | Rudolf Valentine | Rudolph Valentine | Rodolfo Valentino | Rodolph Valentino | Rudi Valentino | Rudolfo Valentino | Rudolf Valentino | Rudolph Volantino | Rodolfo di Valentina | Rudolpho di Valentina | Rodolfo di Valentini

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Natacha Rambova  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

Giovanni D'Antonguolla | Beatrice Gabriela Barbin
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Personal Quote:

A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me. See more »

Trivia:

Having failed to make the grade as an officer in the Italian army, he arrived in America from Italy in 1913 and went through a succession of casual jobs such as dishwasher and waiter before getting work as a dancer. See more »

Trademark:

His deep penetrating gaze

Nickname:

Rudy See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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