Lee Radziwill was born on 3rd March 1933. She is a former well known actress, interior decorator and a socialite. She was awarded with the tag of International Best Dressed List, in the Hal of Fame, 1996 and is an inspiration to thousands of people!

Radziwill was born to John Vernou Bouvier III who was a broker and Jant Norton Lee a socialite in New York, US. Radziwill had an elder sister, Late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who died because of cancer. The real name of Lee Radziwill previously was Caroline Radziwill; the reason for change of her name was due to separation of her parents. Her parenting was completed by her maternal grandfather, from the age she hadn’t even started walking properly, whose last name was James Lee. Niece of Lee Radziwill has been named as Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, after her.

Radziwill got married thrice till now; she married first to Michael Temple Canfield whom she met on her tour to Europe. Canfield was a publishing executive and is been rumored as the first cousin of the current Queen. Their marriage started from 1953 and ended in 1962 and dissolution of their marriage was done in a Roman Catholic Church.

Her second marriage was with Stanislaw Albrecht with whom she has two kids, one son Anthony and one daughter, Christina. However, this marriage also didn’t last long; they got divorced in 1974. The last marriage of Radziwill was with Herbert Ross in 1988 who was a choreographer and movie director; this couple also fell apart in 2001, soon after the divorce the director died. The two bad years of her life were 1994, when she lost her elder sister and 1999 when she lost her son and her nephew too.

Le Radziwill played her luck in establishing her career in acting; she started with The Philadelphia Story but the reviews received were quite disappointing. One year later, she again tried her luck in TV series of movie Laura which didn’t seem to be a good one either, eventually leading her to discontinuation of her career in acting. She had been visited India and Pakistan with her elder sister, who was the first lady of US in the year 1962.

Being an interior decorator, Radziwill had herself decorated and designed the townhouse she shared with her second partner and also some more. She acted as a Public Relations Executive for the fashion designer Giorgio Armani. She was awarded with the Légion d'honneur in 2008 from French Government.

Radziwill wished to create a documentary movie for her family and thus, she appointed Albert and David Maysles. The main two starrers of the movie were daughter of Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale. After great hassle bustle the movie was released in 1976 and the movie was named as Grey Gardens. This movie turned out to be the great masterwork amongst other documentaries. In 2009, she made a television movie made by HBO which was truly based on the documentary movie of Radziwill family “GreyGardens”.

Last Modified: Apr 5, 2020

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