Dewi Sukarno
First Lady of Indonesia
Dewi Sukarno
, complete name Ratna Sari Dewi Sukarno, born Naoko Nemoto, is a Japanese socialite and one of the wives of the late Indonesian leader Sukarno.
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Inside the Gossip Industrial Complex
Huffington Post - over 3 years
George Rush and Joanna Molloy's "SCANDAL: A Manual, The Inside Story of America's Infamous Gossip Columnists" (Skyhorse/Norton) is the most fun read I've had all year -- possibly in several years. It is a delicious look behind the curtain of New York's gossip media industrial complex, the players and the played, and how rival columns and columnists at the Daily News and The New York Post do battle and have been forced to evolve in an Internet/ Matt Drudge/ Fox News/ and TMZ disrupted world. A few disclaimers: Rush and I became friends while attending Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, and having birthdays a few days apart have shared many a celebration including our respective birthdays, our weddings to women better than we deserved, and shared life events related to our children about whom we are gobsmacked and who, on occasion, we have forced to visit each other and go on rides at Magic Mountain. I have appeared in Page Six items and in Rush and Molloy and have on more th ...
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Get a load of these 'Dolls' - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
Dewi Sukarno's tender e-mail from Tokyo: “We Japanese are used to earthquakes every other day and typhoons 20 times a year. We're laughing at how New Yorkers were so scared.” Note from a downtown St. Mark's resident: “Sunday, 8:30 am, with the storm
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Behind Wendi Deng's billion-dollar spike - Reuters Blogs (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
She has been increasingly cut into the Murdoch pie and, from what I know of her, if the seemingly inevitable carve-up of a company unloved by many of its investors occurs, she'll perhaps face the choice of becoming a Dewi Sukarno-like New York social
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Mujeres árabes, discriminadas - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
Google News - over 5 years
En Malasia ha sido célebre el caso de Kartika Dewi Sukarno, sentenciada en 2009 a recibir seis latigazos y pagar una multa de 2000 dólares por beber cerveza con unos amigos en una discoteca. En Jordania, 15 mujeres murieron el año pasado por los
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Las mujeres y sus derechos, una asignatura pendiente "hasta dentro de 500 años" - El Imparcial
Google News - over 5 years
Kartika Seri Dewi Sukarno, fue sentenciada en 2009 ha recibir seis latigazos y pagar una multa de 2.000 dólares tras ser vista bebiendo cerveza con unos amigos en una discoteca del estado de Pahang, al este de Malasia. El consumo de alcohol es un
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Defense lawyer McAllister disbarred - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
Some of McAllister's biggest cases include the acquittal of David Mandarich, president of Richmond Homes, on charges of making fraudulent campaign contributions and his representation of Dewi Sukarno, former first lady of Indonesia, on charges stemming
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Under the Ropes With an Empress Of Starlit Gossip
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Question for budding press agents and Hollywood handlers: Where does Cindy Adams, the razor-elbowed New York Post gossip slinger, stand during paparazzi-packed movie openings, the kind that include appearances by Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Russell Simmons and Willem Dafoe? The answer: Wherever she wants. Reporters from Variety,
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Catfight Club
NYTimes - over 13 years
Designer trends may have the built-in obsolescence of a spring fling, but a good old-fashioned catfight never goes out of season. As the designer Franco Moschino once said, the reason fashion types are always air-kissing is so ''they can whisper fresh insults into each other's ears.'' Moschino, who died in 1994, knew what he was talking about. On
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PUBLIC LIVES
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Fax for Freedom DEWI SUKARNO, the third and last official wife of the founding president of Indonesia, wishes she were there. ''I would like to be one of those students on the street, and I would like to shout for freedom,'' Sukarno's 57-year-old widow said from her apartment on the East Side. Beyond that, Mrs. Sukarno went by the numbers. She had
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Editors' Note
NYTimes - almost 19 years
An article on Feb. 17 about Dewi Sukarno, the widow of President Sukarno of Indonesia, described her years with him and her life since then. It said that at the time she met him, in Japan in 1959, she was a geisha. That description was based on British and American newspaper reports over the last decade, which accord with accounts in two Indonesian
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Jakarta Journal; Weighty Past Pins the Wings of a Social Butterfly
NYTimes - about 19 years
At the age of 19, as a Japanese geisha, she became the third official wife of Indonesia's founding President, Sukarno. At 30, five years after he was deposed, she became a wealthy widow. Ever since, Dewi Sukarno has been fluttering around the edges of Indonesian history, a self-described social butterfly, making headlines from time to time, once
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Year's End Is No Holiday In a Snow-Crazy Aspen
NYTimes - about 19 years
The skiing accident that killed Michael L. Kennedy on Wednesday came at a time of year when vacationers transform this relatively quiet mountain town of 5,400 residents into a crowded, noisy, often tense city of nearly 40,000, some of them well-known entertainers and wealthy corporate executives. It is during the weeks surrounding Christmas and New
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THE NIGHT;Lights! Cameras! Ivana!
NYTimes - about 21 years
FOR LOVE ALONE," the television movie based on the roman a clef published in 1992 by Ivana Trump, was broadcast last Sunday on CBS in "The Hallmark Hall of Fame" series. The preceding Friday, a screening was held at the St. Regis, the luxury hotel situated, coincidentally, just around the corner from Trump Tower. The event wasn't exactly a quiet
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THE NIGHT; At a Birthday Party, Insults and Affection
NYTimes - about 22 years
UPTOWN -- Joey Adams, the comedian, was honored by his wife, Cindy Adams, the New York Post gossip columnist, with an 84th birthday dinner on Jan. 5 at the Friars Club. "At the last party for me, Cindy invited John Gotti and Bess Myerson when they were both in trouble," Mr. Adams said as his guests sat down. "I said, 'What a party! If you're
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Review/Fashion; Paris Shows, From Glitzy to Discreet
NYTimes - over 22 years
Gianni Versace has a habit of slipping quietly into town from Milan and introducing his couture collection at least a day before the other designers get started. His entrance was not quite so low-key this time, but the show itself was modestly presented Sunday night. The audience consisted of a mere 300 people at the Hotel Ritz. Luminaries like
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121 LOVELY FACES LAUNCH AN EARL'S PICTURE BOOK
NYTimes - over 35 years
The fifth Earl of Lichfield, a glamorous and very successful photographer, has long been known as a ladies' man. And so it seems entirely fitting that he has now published a book full of pictures of some of the most beautiful women in the world. A second cousin of Prince Charles and brother-in-law of the Duke of Westminster, the 42-year-old Earl
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KENZO'S CAREFREE STYLES AT AN OFFBEAT SHOWING
NYTimes - almost 36 years
''I've known Kenzo since he started his own shop, about 13 years,'' said Dewi Sukarno, settling into her seat in the tent called Saint Eustache, where Kenzo's show was being held late last night in the Forum des Halles. ''Sometimes I wear his things in Saint Tropez. But they're better for my daughter, Karina.'' Her daughter, 14 years old, pressed
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dewi Sukarno
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 72
    As of 2012, Dewi Sukarno enjoys caring for her 16 dogs and her cosmetics business, and has her own charity business that is often scrutinized by the National Tax Agency.
    More Details Hide Details She now makes a living doing part-time jobs and appearing on Japanese television, and has served as a judge for a beauty contest, as in the 2005 Miss International pageant held in Tokyo. She is well known for her sculpted beauty and often claims to have not had the facelifts and plastic surgery that her doctor has rumoured performing. In January 1992, Dewi became involved in a much-publicised altercation at a party in Aspen, Colorado, United States with fellow international socialite and heiress, Minnie Osmeña. A granddaughter of a former President of the Philippines, Osmeña reportedly commented on Dewi's past, and the spat culminated in Dewi hitting Osmeña's face with a wine glass. Osmeña needed 37 stitches to seal the gash, while Dewi was later detained for 34 days in Aspen for disorderly conduct. Dewi and Osmeña had already been hostile to each other after an exchange at an earlier party months before, where Dewi was heard to laugh at Osmeña's political plans (among which was to run for Vice-President of the Philippines).
  • 2009
    Age 69
    On Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende she had a cameo appearance during the 2009 No Laughing Hotelman Batsu Game as a taxi driver also in 2015 No Laughing Prison Batsu Game as member of rival prison.
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  • 2008
    Age 68
    Dewi Sukarno is known for her outspoken personality. In Japan, she is commonly referred to simply as rather than her full name. She made appearances in the news media after the January 2008 death of her husband's successor, Suharto, blaming him for instituting a repressive regime and likening him to Cambodian despot Pol Pot.
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    The widowed Dewi Sukarno moved to Europe after Sukarno's ouster and has since lived in different countries, including Switzerland, France, and the United States. As of 2008 she resides in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, where she lives in her memorabilia-filled residence.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 22
    Naoko married Sukarno in Indonesia in 1962 and converted to Islam, and Sukarno gave her the Indonesian name Ratna Sari Dewi Soekarno; derived from Javanese-Sanskrit which means "the jewel essence of a goddess".
    More Details Hide Details They had one daughter, Kartika (now uses the name "Carina"). Sukarno was overthrown by General Suharto in a 1967 coup, and died three years later.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Age 0
    Born on February 6, 1940.
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