Linda Christian was an actress of Dutch descent born in Tampico Mexico the daughter of an engineer and his Mexican born wife. She was born in 1923 and would be 94 if she were alive today. She died in 2011.
Christian, an actress, was probably most famous as the wife of Tyrone Power and the mother of his children.
She also played Jane in a Tarzan film or two.
Her career was, meh, so so.
Christian married Tyrone Power in Rome at Santa Francesca Romana Church. Her wedding dress was a form fitting gold damask gown and there were 2,000 Esther carnations decorating the church.
A month after her seven year marriage to Power ended, she took UP with Spanish race car driver Alfonso de Portago. Never mind that he was married to American Carroll Petrie who had just given birth to Alfonso’s second child and that Alfonso was already dating model Dorian Leigh, who had recently born him an illegitimate son!
At the 1957 Mille Miglia race, Linda was photographed leaning into his car to kiss him before he started the race.
De Portago, 28, took off and promptly crashed killing himself, his navigator Ed Nelson and ten racing fans.
The press labeled the picture “beso de muerte” the Kiss of Death.
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