Rudolph Valentino
Date of Birth
May 06, 1895
Birth Place:
Castellaneta, Italy


Though the phrase "Latin Lover" has been applied to many actors over the years, to some film buffs the designation truly fits only one individual: Rudolph Valentino. The son of an Italian army veterinarian, Valentino attended the Royal School of Agriculture in Genoa after his career at a prestigious military academy came a-cropper. At age 17 he moved to Paris and the following year he emigrated to...