July 27, 2021

Secrets of Old Hollywood: Infidelities That Made History

If current infidelities are something to talk about, imagine those of the 1940s or 1950s: sinners were burned at the stake. An example? Debbie Reynolds Y Elizabeth Taylor were best friends until the first accidentally discovered that her husband, Eddie Fisher, cheated on her with the second, who had just become a widow. They divorced and the lovers married. Years later, Taylor I’d cheat on the singer with Richard Burton, left him, married the actor and, best of all, reconciled with Debbie.

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For its part, the relationship between Lauren Bacall 19 years old and Humphrey Bogart 44, started filming To Have and Have Not (1944). The problem for the morale of the time? He was married. In the end he parted and Lauren became his fourth and last wife. Something similar happened with Vivien Leigh Y Laurence Olivier: They are cited as one of the great love stories, but it is not mentioned that when the relationship began, in the filming of Fire Over England (1937), he was married.

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Finally, an infidelity that almost cost the career of one of the greatest actresses in the world: in 1949, a married woman Ingrid Bergman filmed under the orders of Roberto Rossellini tape Stromboli; they fell in love, the actress got pregnant … and the bomb exploded. Both the Catholic Church and the Swedish Lutheran Church condemned it; She received thousands of angry letters from strangers (“witch” was the least of the insults) and was declared persona non grata in the United States, forcing her to go into exile for a few years in Italy with the director, whom she married in 1950. In the end, Hollywood forgave her for the slip and in 1956 “accepted” her back. A year later he divorced Rossellini.

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By: Rodrigo de Alba / Photo: Getty Images