Lee Radziwill Wiki – Biography
Caroline Lee Radziwill formerly Princess Caroline Lee Radziwiłł was born on March 3rd, 1933 and died on February 15th, 2019. She was an American socialite, public-relations executive, and interior decorator. She was the younger sister of the late First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. Her niece Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was named after her. She was married and divorced three times, the marriage to third husband Herbert Ross ending in divorce shortly before his death in 2001.
|Age||She was born on March 3rd, 1933 in Southampton, New York, U.S.|
|Died||February 15, 2019 (aged 85)|
Michael Temple Canfield (m. 1953; ann. 1962)
Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł (m. 1959; div. 1974)
Herbert Ross (m. 1988; div. 2001)
|Issue: Prince Anthony Stanislaw Albert Radziwiłł | Princess Anna Christina Radziwiłł-Arancio|
|Father||John Vernou Bouvier III|
|Mother||Janet Norton Lee|
|Occupation||Actress, a public-relations executive, interior decorator|
Early life and ancestry
Lee Radziwill was born in Southampton, New York to parents, stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III, and socialite Janet Norton Lee. Bouvier’s mother was of Irish descent, and her father had French ancestry. She was raised in the Catholic faith.
Lee Radziwill Career and fame
Radziwił had three careers — briefly, as an actress, promoted by her friend Truman Capote but reviled by the critics; later, and more successfully, a short stint as an interior designer, and then as a brand ambassador, public relations executive and special events coordinator for Giorgio Armani.
Radziwiłł attempted to forge a career as an actress in the 1960s. Her acting attempt was however unsuccessful. She received dismal reviews in the 1967 production of The Philadelphia Story, starring as spoiled Main Line heiress Tracy Lord. The play was staged at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, and Radziwiłł’s performance was widely panned. A year later, she appeared in a television adaptation of the Hollywood film Laura, which was also badly received. Radziwiłł discontinued her acting work.
She visited India and Pakistan along with her elder sister Jacqueline Kennedy (then First Lady of the United States) in March 1962.
A London townhouse and a manor Turville Grange in Turville that she shared with her second husband, both of which had been decorated by Italian stage designer Renzo Mongiardino, were greatly admired and frequently photographed by Cecil Beaton and Horst P. Horst. She herself worked briefly as an interior decorator in a style much influenced by her association with Mongiardino.
For some years, Radziwiłł was a public relations executive for Giorgio Armani, the Italian fashion designer.
The April 2009 issue of Elle Décor magazine featured her Paris and Manhattan apartments. Radziwiłł was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1996. She was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over the 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
She was interviewed by director Sofia Coppola in February 2013 about her life as part of Radziwell’s cover story for T: The New York Times Style Magazine as well as about Coppola’s film The Bling Ring and the loss of privacy.
Lee Radziwill Marriages, Husband(s), Divorce(s), children
Radziwiłł was married three times. Her first marriage, in April 1953, was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive. They divorced in 1959, and the marriage was annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in November 1962.
Her second marriage, on March 19, 1959, was to Polish aristocrat Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, who divorced his second wife, the former Grace Maria Kolin, and received a Roman Catholic annulment of his first marriage to re-marry (his second marriage had never been acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, so no annulment was necessary). Upon her marriage, she became Her Serene Highness Princess Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł. They had two children, Prince Anthony, and Princess Christina. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1974.
On September 23, 1988, Radziwiłł became the second wife of American film director and choreographer Herbert Ross. They divorced shortly before his death, and she returned to using Radziwiłł, her children’s name.
Lee Radziwill Death and Cause
Radziwill died on Friday, February 15th, 2019, at the age of 85, at her home in New York. In the past, she suffered from the age-related disease, while, according to sources close to her, over the past week, she was in good shape and still extremely present and elegant.