Rudolph Valentino young
May 6, 1895
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
71 kg | 156 lbs
Rudolph Valentino was born in Castellaneta, Italy, on May 6, 1895, was an Italian actor. Young Rudolph Valentino began his acting career in several silent films in small roles. Rudolph's breakthrough performance came as Julio Desnoyers in the American silent epic war film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). He is best known for his role as Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan in silent movies The Sheik (1921) and sequel The Son of the Sheik (1926).
Also appeared in successful films including Blood and Sand (1922) with Nita Naldi, Beyond the Rocks (1922) opposite Gloria Swanson, The Eagle (1925) as Lt. Vladimir Dubrovsky, Moran of the Lady Letty (1922) with Dorothy Dalton, Cobra (1925) with Natacha Rambova, The Conquering Power (1921) with Alice Terry, Camille (1921) with Alla Nazimova.
Was given the nickname 'The Latin Lover'. He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6164 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960. Valentino died on August 23, 1926, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 31.
To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize in them is infinitely worse.
A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
I am begining to look more and more like my miserable imitators.
I really believe i was happier when i slept on a park bench in Central Park than during all the years of the 'perfect lover' stuff.
If ever I were to have a symbol attributed to me, it would be a heart, the outline!