Even if it looks like a lie, many of the Hollywood actors are related to the European aristocracy and monarchy. Some are by filial relationship, others by marriage and many of them because they are part of the famous theory of the six degrees of separation. JALEOS has done a study on who are those characters that could well star in an official photo with a lot of concentrated blue blood.
For example, without going any further, in Spain we have Alessandro Lequio (59 years old), great-grandson of Alfonso XIII and second cousin of Felipe VI (52), but her blood also runs through the bodies of other international celebrities such as the actress Brooke Shields (54), the unforgettable interpreter of The blue lake (1979), whose second cousin is because her grandfather, the tennis player Francis Xavier Shields, he married the second nuptials with the princess Donna Marina Torlonia of Civitella-Cesi, aunt of Sandra Torlonia, mother of Lequio.
But there is not the thing, since the collaborator Ana Rosa’s program He is also a cousin of the great actress Glenn Close (73). It so happens that the mother of the protagonist of Dangerous friendships, Bettine Moore, was the first of Alessandra Torlonia of Civitella-Cesi, mother of Lequio.
Does anyone remember Dynasty, the eighties soap opera? Well, the actress who played Amanda Carrington is neither more nor less than Catherine Oxenberg (58), daughter of the princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (84), granddaughter of the regent Pablo from Yugoslavia and of Olga from Greece and Denmark, who was a first cousin of duke of edinburgh (98). This union between the Grecians and the Windsors makes the actress a third cousin of Felipe VI of Spain and of the princes William (37) and Henry of England (35).
What’s more, Catherine is the first cousin of the prince and jewelery designer Dimitri of Yugoslavia (61), son of the prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and of the princess Maria Pía of Savoy (85), daughter of the last king of Italy Humberto II and of the consort, María José from Belgium. Two years ago, Catherine He monopolized the pages of events because he publicly explained the drama suffered by his daughter India when she was captured by a sexual sect.
On the other hand, his sister Cristina (57) She didn’t do badly for a season either as she was married to the British artist. Damian Elwes (59) – actor’s brother Cary Elwes (57), the handsome protagonist of The engaged princess– and whose mother is the prestigious interior designer Tessa Kennedy (81) – coincidentally, a descendant of one of the founders of Yugoslavia – who has had as clients King Hussein of Jordan, George Harrison, Mick Jagger (76) or Claridge’s and Ritz hotels in London.
And undoubtedly one of the most famous morganatic marriages of the 20th century was that of Rainier III of Monaco with the actress Grace Kelly. In 1956, the favorite protagonist of Alfred Hitchcock said goodbye forever to the big screen to play the difficult role of Your Serene Highness, which served to turn the small principality into the favorite destination of the jet-set international and his Hollywood friends, like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, David Niven O Cary Grant.
Hollywood at the British court
According to various genealogists, some of the most famous people in Hollywood have in their ancestry members of the British royal family. Without going any further, the popular presenter Ellen DeGeneres (62) is a cousin in the 15th grade Kate Middleton (38); Brad Pitt (56) would be united to king Enrique II for being his 25º cousin; the heir to the Hilton hotels, Paris (39), is neither more nor less than a cousin in the 20th degree of Isabel II.
The actor Hugh Grant (59) is a double descendant of King Henry VII of England and King James IV of Scotland; the Oscar winner Michael Douglas (75) and queen Isabell II (94) are cousins in the 19th degree; Ralph Fiennes (57) is a cousin of the Prince of Wales in 8th grade and as incredible as it may sound, Justin Bieber (26) is a distant cousin of Camilla Parker-Bowles (72).
In Spain, the singer is hard to peel, Rebeca Pous (41), is second cousin of the Oscar-winning actor Benicio, the bull (53), although the artist has not yet had the opportunity to meet him personally. But yes, his mother, Franciska, whose real name is Francisca del Toro, who snuck into a press conference at the Arts hotel in Barcelona where the actor was promoting the film That to tell him she was his first cousin.
The well-known American television presenter Anderson Cooper (52) – a few days ago he became a father thanks to a surrogate – he has always tried to stay away from the high society parties of New York since his mother was heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, whose aunt was Lady Thelma Furness, one of the lovers of Edward, the future King Edward VII, and who introduced the monarch to Wallis Simpson, for whose love he lost the throne of England.
The Princess Margaret of Romania (71), firstborn of the King Michael I of Romania, she married the Romanian actor in 1996 Radu Duda, whose lust for power led him to plot a possible ascension to the throne that was frustrated.
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