She acquired the modern equivalent of a billion dollars and married some of the most famous and sexy souls on countries around the world, yet her life was one endless tragedy and heartache after the next .

Like modern spoiled debutantes such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Barbara Hutton was “famous for being famous, ” and hitherto despite being handed to her on a silver-tongued dish, she died lonely and bankrupt.

Dubbed the “Poor Little Rich Girl” after a series of very public accidents, Barbara Hutton had it all–and hitherto ceased up with nothing.

Her motto was “living well is the best revenge, ” but from all reports, she lived a life of endlessly empty sadness.

1. Birth: Heiress to the Woolworth fortune

Barbara Woolworth Hutton was born on November 14, 1912 in New York City. She was the daughter of Frank W. Woolworth, founder of the Woolworth five-and-dime stores, and the niece of Edward Francis Hutton, who founded the famous New York stock brokerage firm. She was born not with a silver spoon in her opening, but with a diamond-encrusted platinum spoon.

On her eighteenth birthday she was given an opulent debutante ball that expenditure closely connected to$ 1 million in modern dollars. Since the Great Depression was already in full swing, Barbara faced a flow of public despise for flaunting her property when many parties were depriving in the streets.

By the time she reached age 21, her personal fortune was roughly $50, which would be transformed into about a billion dollars right now.

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2. Childhood: Mother’s suicide, father’s abandonment

At only four years of age, Barbara Hutton discovered her mother’s dead body. The official cause of death was given as mastoiditis, but the rumor is that she poisoned herself due to heartache over her husband’s cheating. The information that a coroner said no autopsy was necessary imparts credence to these rumors.

After her baby died, Barbara’s father demo no those who are interested in her. She was transferred among relatives and raised by a governess. Despite the endless riches bordering her, she grew up with an throbbing loneliness that fund would never cure.

In her teenage times, her cousin Jimmy initiated her to the tranquilizer Seconal. Combined with booze, Barbara would ply herself with capsules to numb her inner agony for the rest of her life.

3. First Husband: Prince Alexis Mdivani( 1933 -1 935)

Barbara Hutton first husband, Prince Alexis Mdivani, a former aide-de-camp of Emperor Nicholas of Russia, 1934.( Wikimedia Commons )

Although she came from extreme wealth, Barbara Hutton suffered a lifelong feel of inferiority because she didn’t come from royalty. Her first husband was an alleged ruler from Soviet Georgia appointed Alexis Mdivania–one of the infamous “Marrying Mdivanis” who may or not actually have been members of the royalty but who zealously endeavoured prosperous matrimony collaborators as though it were. Apparently, Barbara was intentionally put together by Alexis’s sister, who plotted to have a group of parties chance upon Barbara and Alexis having sex, whereupon Barbara was blackmailed to marry him or face a shocking public scandal.

They were married in June, 1933. After Alexis blew through Barbara’s$ 1 million dowry, millions more on a live, ponies, and jewelry, he divorced her less than two years later.

4. Second Husband: Count Kurt Von Haugwitz-Reventlow( 1935 -1 938)

Desperate for a partner on her limb, Barbara launched into marriage during the same year of her first divorce. The coupling would give birth to her only son, Lance. But her second husband was verbally and physically abusive–so much so that Barbara wound up the hospital and her husband in jail. The misery and agony direct Barbara spiraling into drug abuse and anorexia.

5. Howard Hughes was annoyed he couldn’t hand Barbara an orgasm.

In between her second and third matrimonies, Barbara had a brief affair with the supremely rich and deeply reclusive financier Howard Hughes. She would later recall their sexual questions 😛 TAGEND

…he saw I experienced difficulties contacting orgasm and tried desperately to clear me do so the first time…thereafter please himself and saying that I would not have one regardles. If I touched myself, he angrily brushed my hand away. He could not take it when a woman lost herself in solace because he felt he must absolutely be in control of a situation.

6. Third Husband: Cary Grant( 1942 -1 945)

Cary Grant.( Wikimedia Commons )

Dapper and smashing beyond belief, famous Hollywood nostalgic slapstick whiz Cary Grant did not need nor ever ask for Barbara’s money, although a cynical press referred to the pair as “Cash and Cary.” Although he seemed to never have abused nor employed her, Barbara’s fondness for rich wastrels and royal impostors eventually alienated Cary Grant 😛 TAGEND

Barbara smothered herself with a consortium of fawning parasites- European entitlements, broken-down Hollywood sorts, a maharajah or two, a sheikh, the military forces, various English peers and a few tennis bums.
‘ If one more phony earl had entered the house, I’d have suffocated.

7. Fourth Husband: Prince Igor Troubetzkoy( 1947 -1 951)

Prince Igor Troubetzkoy( Wikimedia Commons )

After moving to Paris, Barbara united the aristocrat and race-car driver Prince Igor Troubetzkoy. After he filed for divorce, Barbara struggled suicide, which obliged worldwide headlines and cemented her taunting moniker of the “Poor Little Rich Girl.”

8. Fifth Husband: Porfirio Rubirosa( 1953 -1 954)

Porfirio Rubiroso.( Wikimedia Commons )

Possibly the saddest of all Barbara’s unions, seeing as it lasted exclusively 53 eras and her husband cheated with Zsa Zsa Gabor the entire time.

Rubirosa was a Dominican diplomat and international playboy known around the world for his sexual prowess–a peppermill is sometimes referred to as a “Rubirosa” because his penis was allegedly the size of one of those giant hand-cranked peppermills that attendants will often use to grind pepper onto your meal.

Barbara’s romantic life has now become such a sorry public joke that when she married Rubirosa, a female scribe famously wrote, “The bride, for her fifth wedding, wore black and carried a scotch-and-soda.”

9. Sixth Husband: Baron Gottfried Von Cramm( 1955 -1 959)

Baron von Cramm was a tennis musician and an old friend of Barbara’s. They divorced four years after marrying. Cramm died in a auto disintegrate near Cairo, Egypt in 1976.

10. Seventh Husband: Prince Pierre Doan( 1964 -1 966)

Always desperate to cling onto some dim notion of royalty, Barbara married a half-French/ half-Vietnamese chemist, bought him an Indo-Chinese princedom from a Laotian broker, and at least managed to die with a royal entitlement: Princess Raymond Doan Vinh Na Champassak. Despite the imperial entitle, her union only lasted two years.

11. Final epoches and death

Barbara near the end.( YouTube )

Pierre Doan would be Barbara’s last-place spouse. She spent the rest of the 1960 s and early 1970 s falling apart emotionally and physically. When her only son Lance died in a 1972 aircraft crash, Barbara Hutton was for all intents and purposes emotionally dead. She had no more reason to live.

According to an observer, her daily nutrition consisted of twenty Cokes fastened with vodka, IV shootings with vitamins and amphetamines, cigarettes, and codeine, Valium, and morphine.

She died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in May 1979 at age 66.

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