She may have been the Virgin Queen, but that didn’t stop Liz from lusting after several of her young courtiers. Whether those passions were consummated is anybody’s guess, but we’re basing our judgment on that sly smile in her portrait.
Reports of her sexual rapaciousness may have been exaggerated, but the fierce and feisty Russian empress enjoyed a string of younger male companions, with the age difference ranging as high as 40 years.
Killer cougar! OK, not the most flattering portrayal. But a great film, and we like it when Joe Gillis (Bill Holden) tells Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) to get over herself, because "there’s nothing tragic about being fifty . . . "
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When America’s sunny TV sweetheart married Dr. Robert Levine, a cardiologist 15 years her junior, this type of match was still relatively uncommon. But the couple is still together, evidence that they were "gonna make it after all."
Cher made headlines with her intense affair with actor/bartender/ bagel maker Rob Camilletti, a cool 22 to her 40. The relationship lasted for several years. (Bonus points: Cher recently revealed that she also spent some 1980s quality time with 16-years-younger-than-she Tom Cruise. She got them, babe.)
Just when we thought La Liz’s wedding marches couldn’t get any wilder (though hey, we’d have married Richard twice, too), she up and weds construction worker Larry Fortensky-in a ceremony at Neverland! They met in rehab. He was 20 years younger; the union lasted five years.
Divorcée Stella Payne finds new love (and hot, hot sex) in Jamaica with a stud half her age. Author Terry McMillan’s love life, not so groovy: Her marriage to a younger man ended when he announced he was gay.
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