Christina Onassis
Socialite, shipping magnate
Christina Onassis
Christina Onassis was an American born Greek businesswoman and heiress to the Onassis fortune as the daughter of Aristotle Onassis and Athina Livanos. Initially one of two heirs she became the exclusive beneficiary to the Onassis fortune upon the unexpected death of her brother Alexander Onassis. She is also the late mother of Athina Roussel.
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Hit the High Seas Like Ari and Jackie O - TheStreet.com
Google News - over 5 years
Upon the death of Onassis in 1975, the ship was passed on to its namesake Christina Onassis, who in turn gifted the ship to the Greek government. Following years of government neglect, the ship was acquired by its current owners in 1998
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Priceless buddha that sailed with Onassis is broken in museum case - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
He bought the Onassis Buddha, made of the semi-precious stone Bowenite, at Christie's, London, the following year, along with a £3.6m diamond necklace once owned by Christina Onassis, Aristotle's daughter. His Fabergé collection contains at least 3000
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A&E OLE Networks presenta para toda Latinoamérica la serie Los Kennedy - El Nacional.com
Google News - over 5 years
... miembros de una legendaria familia, y en refuerzo de ello el canal ha programado dentro de su estelar bloque Biography®, perfiles de vida de Jackie Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Christina Onassis y otras figuras relacionados con la dinastía Kennedy
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La historia no contada de "Los Kennedy" - Esto
Google News - over 5 years
... el estreno de "Los Kennedy", en BIO, viene acompañado de un especial de programación con la transmisión de las Biografías de Jackie Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Christina Onassis y otras figuras relacionadas con la dinastía de los Kennedy
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Lata Liste fue el dueño de la noche - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
Google News - over 5 years
Sería espléndido recordar clientes de aquí y de allá, como Liza Minelli, Omar Shariff, Philipe Junot, Christina Onassis, Mayza Matarazzo, el príncipe Bertil de Suecia, Fred Bongusto, Charly Menditeguy, Margaux Hemingway, Roberto Carlos,
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Evocarán a Jackie Kennedy con subasta de sus primeras cartas de amor - El Porvenir
Google News - almost 6 years
Onassis murió el 15 de marzo de 1975 dejando una herencia a su esposa y desencadenando un litigio con Christina Onassis, la hija del magnate. Jacqueline siguió dando mucho de qué hablar, aún después de su muerte ocurrida el 19 de mayo de 1994,
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Milliardenerbin: Onassis springt um den Sieg - Kurier
Google News - almost 6 years
Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter Christina Onassis (sie starb 1988 an Herzversagen) trat Athina Onassis großjährig 2003 das Erbe ihres Großvaters an. Seitdem geht die heute 26-Jährige ihrer großen Leidenschaft, dem Springreiten, nach
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Famous Little Miracle Church of Megara - Greek Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
Few know that Christina Onassis has promised Athena a “miraculous” church in Megara. In the early 80's, she was begging on her knees in front of the picture of St. John's Galileo to bless her with the joy of motherhood. Always on her side,
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Herederos de grandes imperios signados por la fatalidad: demasiado jóvenes ... - Noticia al Dia
Google News - almost 6 years
Dieciséis años después, el 16 de noviembre de 1988, víctima de la depresión y la fragilidad emocional Christina Onassis, hermana mayor de Alexander, a los 38 años aparece muerta en una tina en una residencia de amistades que la alojaban en Buenos Aires
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE; 100, 75, 50 Years Ago
NYTimes - over 7 years
1909 Spain And Morocco On Verge Of War MADRID Will Spain and Morocco remain at peace for any length of time? Many here believe, and with strong reasons, that they will not. General Marina's tactics in changing the scene of his operations to Zoco-el-Arba and the Muluya river may give the Spaniards the good military results of compelling the hostile
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Boswell to the Bluebloods
NYTimes - over 8 years
EACH morning, David Patrick Columbia looks online to check the price of gold. Then he reads the financial pages in newspapers here and abroad. He reads The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph. He reads Page Six of The New York Post; he reads the obituaries. For a self-made social chronicler of the city's ruling set, its socialites and
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The Nutty Marquesa
NYTimes - over 13 years
The Marquesa de Varela is at home -- for a change -- in London. A trompe l'oeil peacock on the wall regards the woman in sweatpants with red hair and a not insignificant chest as she nervously paces this rather ordinary town house overgrown with gilded throne chairs and embassy-foyer trimmings. Though she lives in the upper registers of
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Hey Dads, Thanks for the Love And Support (and the Credit Card)
NYTimes - over 14 years
ALEXANDRA LEBENTHAL knows the rap on the daddy's girl by heart. Spoiled, whiny and manipulative. An over-groomed show dog. She can tick off the classic examples, too. Barbara Hutton and Christina Onassis racing miserably through their fathers' fortunes. Cybill Shepherd's character tearing up the town in ''The Last Picture Show.'' Lizzie Grubman, a
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The Naked and the Dead
NYTimes - about 15 years
THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER Thirty Years of Unforgettable Images. Text by David Keeps. Photography edited by Charles Melcher and Valerie Virga. Illustrated. 255 pp. New York: Talk Miramax Books/Hyperion. $45. You have an old friend who is tacky, but you love her nonetheless. She is glued to TV soaps and talk shows and she brims with gossip about which
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Behind Art Show, an Onassis Intrigue
NYTimes - over 16 years
Until this weekend, dozens of modern Greek paintings were propped against the walls, waiting to be hung at the new Onassis Cultural Center in the basement of Olympic Tower on Fifth Avenue. The art show opening tomorrow at the center is the first public foray of a new foundation -- an American affiliate of the Greek philanthropy created under
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Stavros Niarchos, Greek Shipping Magnate And the Archrival of Onassis,Is Dead at 86
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Stavros S. Niarchos, the shadowy Greek shipping magnate who spent much of his life battling his archrival Aristotle Onassis for supremacy on the high seas, in conspicuous consumption and at the altar, died on Monday at a hospital in Zurich. He was 86. Officials of Niarchos Ltd., the shipping company he built into an international behemoth that once
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Awe-Inspiring Lies
NYTimes - almost 26 years
To the Editor: Are we still talking about whether or not Lillian Hellman lied? Like your letter writer Caskie Stinnett (April 7), I was bothered by Marie Brenner's crediting me, in her review of my book "All the Pain That Money Can Buy: The Life of Christina Onassis," with exposing this Hellman affliction, but not for the same reason. Ms. Brenner
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Willful, Combative -- and Honest
NYTimes - almost 26 years
To the Editor: Marie Brenner, who reviewed "All the Pain That Money Can Buy: The Life of Christina Onassis" by William Wright (March 3), used the occasion to make the unqualified statement that an earlier book by Mr. Wright "unraveled the decades of lies and hyperbole that surrounded [ Lillian ] Hellman's long and eventful life." This is an absurd
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Valerian S. Rybar, 71, Designer Of Lush Rooms and Lavish Parties
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Valerian S. Rybar, the interior designer internationally known for creating opulent rooms and extravagant party designs, died Saturday at his Manhattan home. He was 71 years old. Valerian S. Rybar, the interior designer internationally known for creating opulent rooms and extravagant party designs, died Saturday at his Manhattan home. He was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christina Onassis
    THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 37
    On 19 November 1988, Onassis's body was found by her maid in the bathtub of a mansion in Buenos Aires, where she had been staying.
    More Details Hide Details An autopsy found no evidence of suicide, drug overdose or foul play, but found that Onassis died of a heart attack caused by acute pulmonary edema. A private, Greek Orthodox funeral was held for Onassis on 20 November at a chapel on the Onassis-owned island of Skorpios after which she was buried in the Onassis family plot in the Island of Skorpios Cemetery, along with her father and brother. Onassis willed her fortune, worth an estimated $250 million at the time of her death, to her only daughter, Athina. Raised by her father Thierry Roussel and his wife, Marianne "Gaby" Landhage, in Switzerland, Athina gained control of half of the estate on her 18th birthday. Musician Patty Griffin dedicated the song "Christina" to Onassis. The Spanish composer Joaquín Sabina also dedicated a song to Onassis called "Pobre Cristina" (Poor Christina) on his 1990 album Mentiras Piadosas.
  • 1985
    Age 34
    Onassis and Roussel had a daughter, Athina (named after Onassis' mother), in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced after Onassis discovered that Roussel had fathered a child with his long-time mistress, Swedish model Marianne "Gaby" Landhage, during the marriage.
  • 1984
    Age 33
    Her fourth and final marriage was to French businessman Thierry Roussel in 1984.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 27
    Onassis's third husband was Russian shipping agent Sergei Kauzov, whom she married in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced the following year.
  • 1975
    Age 24
    Her second husband was Greek shipping and banking heir Alexander Andreadis, whom she married shortly after her father's death, in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced after 14 months.
  • 1974
    Age 23
    Her mother died of a suspected drug overdose in 1974, leaving Onassis her $77 million estate.
    More Details Hide Details Following Alexander's death, her father's health began to deteriorate, and he died in March 1975. After losing her father, Christina renounced her U.S. citizenship and donated the American portion of her holdings in her father's company to the American Hospital of Paris (Onassis held dual citizenship in Greece and Argentina throughout her life). Upon Alexander's death, Aristotle Onassis began grooming his daughter to take over the family business. She was sent to New York City to work in his office. After Aristotle's death, she inherited 55% of his fortune, then estimated worth $500 million. The remaining 45% funded a foundation established in Alexander's memory (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis received $26 million of the estate). Christina was the focus of her father's attention until his death; he considered her his successor and trained her in the business operations of the Onassis business empire. She carried the mantle of the Onassis shipping empire, successfully running the business after her father's death.
  • 1971
    Age 20
    Onassis had four marriages, each ending in divorce. She wed her first husband, real estate developer Joseph Bolker, at age 20 in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Bolker was a divorced father of four, 27 years her senior. Onassis's father reportedly disapproved and pressured her to divorce him. The marriage ended after nine months.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 9
    Onassis's parents divorced in 1960, precipitated by her father's affair with opera singer Maria Callas. He later married former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of President John F. Kennedy, in 1968. Christina and Alexander reportedly distrusted Kennedy and never warmed to her. Christina's mother, Athina, married Stavros Niarchos in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Within a 29-month period, Onassis lost her entire immediate family. Her brother, Alexander, died in a plane crash in Athens in 1973. His death devastated the family.
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on December 11, 1950.
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