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Rudolph Valentino Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Biography

Rudolph Valentino Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 67 kg
Date of Birth May 6, 1895
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Date of Death August 23, 1926

Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor who became immortalized as a cultural icon and s*x symbol of the 1920s with his performance in hugely popular films like The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), A Sainted Devil (1924), The Sheik (1921), Blood and Sand (1922), The Eagle (1925), The Son of the Sheik (1926), The Young Rajah (1922), Camille (1921), etc.

Born Name

Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella

Nick Name

Rudolph Valentino, The Latin Lover, The Sheik, The Great Lover, Valentino, Rudy, Rudi

Rudolph Valentino as seen in 1925
Rudolph Valentino as seen in 1925 (Daniel Blum / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on May 6, 1895.


He passed away on August 23, 1926, at the age of 31 years in New York City. The cause of his death was a ruptured gastric ulcer and general peritonitis, with septic pneumonia and septic endocarditis as contributory causes.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Castellaneta, Kingdom of Italy


Italian nationality





  • Father – Giovanni Antonio Giuseppe Fedele Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella (Italian Army Veteran, Veterinarian)
  • Mother – Marie Berthe Gabrielle Barbin
  • Siblings – Alberto Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella (Older Brother), Maria Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella (Younger Sister), Beatrice Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella (Older Sister)




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Rudolph Valentino had dated –

  1. Blanca de Saulles – RUMOR
  2. Jean Acker (1919-1921)​ – He married actress Jean Acker on November 5, 1919, after only a few days of dating. Their impulsive marriage became one of the shortest marriages in Hollywood as it lasted for only 6 hours and was not consummated. They quickly separated, however, their divorce wasn’t finalized until 1921. Ironically enough, the two stayed lifelong friends after their divorce.
  3. Aileen Pringle (1920)
  4. Gloria Swanson (1921)
  5. Natacha Rambova (1921-1926) – On March 14, 1923, he legally wed the costume and set designer Natacha Rambova. However, their marriage ended in a bitter divorce on January 19, 1926.
  6. Vilma Bánky (1925)
  7. Pola Negri (1925-1926)
  8. Ramón Novarro – RUMOR
  9. Paul Ivano – RUMOR
  10. Douglas Gerrad – RUMOR
  11. Marion Benda (1926)
  12. Nita Naldi (1926)
  13. Jacques Hébertot
  14. Dagmar Godowsky
  15. George Beranger – RUMOR
  16. June Mathis
  17. Beatrice Dominguez
  18. Hans Unterkircher – RUMOR
  19. Norman Kerry – RUMOR
  20. Lucius Henderson
  21. Blanca Errázuriz
  22. Robert Frazer – RUMOR
  23. Georgia Thym
  24. Maurice Mouvet – RUMOR
  25. Marion Davies
  26. Samuel Steward – RUMOR
Rudolph Valentino as seen with Natacha Rambova and their dogs in 1930
Rudolph Valentino as seen with Natacha Rambova and their dogs in 1930 (Uncredited / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had Italian ancestry on his father’s side and was of French descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


However, he was also speculated to be ‘Gay’ without any substantial evidence.

Distinctive Features

Deep, penetrating gaze

Rudolph Valentino as seen sporting a Van Dyke beard in 1924
Rudolph Valentino as seen sporting a Van Dyke beard in 1924 (Wide World Photos / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Rudolph Valentino Facts

  1. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6164 Hollywood Blvd posthumously on February 8, 1960.
  2. The last words spoken by Valentino were (at the hospital), “Don’t pull down the blinds. I feel fine. I want the sunlight to greet me!”.
  3. Inspired by his famous role as The Sheik, a brand of Sheik Condoms was launched in the 1930s featuring his silhouette on its packaging.
  4. In 1978, a section of the Irving Boulevard in Hollywood, California was renamed the Rudolph Valentino Street in his honor.
  5. He was named in Empire Magazine‘s list of ‘The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time’ at #80 in 1997.

Featured Image by Daniel Blum / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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