Lance Reventlow

Lance Reventlow

British-born + American Racing Driver and Entrepreneur
Born Feb 24, 1936

Lance Reventlow, born Lawrence Graf von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow was a wealthy playboy, entrepreneur, and racing driver. Reventlow was the only child of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton and her second husband Count Court von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow and also the stepson of actor Cary Grant and Prince Igor Troubetzkoy.… Read More

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1936 Birth Born on February 24, 1936.
1938 2 Years Old Reventlow's parents' marriage, Hutton's second of seven, was tumultuous and did not last; after the couple divorced in 1938, Reventlow became the subject of a bitter custody battle.
1944 8 Years Old In 1944, Reventlow's father was awarded custody until he reached school age, after which his mother would gain custody. … Read More
1945 9 Years Old Hutton regained custody of Reventlow in 1945. … Read More


1948 12 Years Old In 1948, at age 12, Reventlow was introduced to the world of Grand Prix motor racing when his mother married Prince Igor Troubetzkoy, who won the Targa Florio that year. … Read More
1955 19 Years Old In Hollywood, Reventlow became friends with fellow auto enthusiast James Dean and competed in club events around California. On September 30, 1955, he was one of the last people to speak to Dean when they met on their way to an auto race in Salinas, California. … Read More


1956 20 Years Old Reventlow began his racing career in America in the mid-1950s, initially with a Mercedes before moving to an 1100cc Cooper in 1956. … Read More
1960 24 Years Old On March 24, 1960, Reventlow married actress Jill St. John in San Francisco. … Read More
1963 27 Years Old St. John filed for divorce on October 2, 1963, citing extreme cruelty; she stated that Reventlow called her "stupid and incompetent" in front of others and bullied her into taking part in dangerous sports. Their divorce was granted on October 30, 1963.
1964 28 Years Old On November 6, 1964, Reventlow married ex-Mouseketeer Cheryl Holdridge in a lavish ceremony in Hollywood before 600 guests. … Read More


In 1972, Reventlow was seeking real-estate developers as partners to build a ski resort in Aspen, Colorado, where he had a home. … Read More
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