Talitha Getty

Actress + Socialite
Born Oct 18, 1940

Talitha Getty was an actress of Dutch extraction, born in the former Dutch East Indies, who was regarded as a style icon of the late 1960s. She lived much of her adult life in Britain and, in her final years, was closely associated with the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. Her husband was the oil heir and subsequent philanthropist John Paul Getty, Jr.… Read More

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1940 Birth Born on October 18, 1940.


1964 23 Years Old Writer and journalist Jonathan Meades, who was at RADA several years later, recalled that, after first coming to London in 1964, he saw Pol with her stepmother at Seal House, Holland Park (home of Poppet John's sister, Vivien). … Read More
1965 24 Years Old Another to come under Pol's spell was the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who first met her at a party in 1965. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Pol and Getty Jr forged a relationship that led to their marriage in 1966.
1968 27 Years Old In July 1968, the Gettys had a son, Tara Gabriel Gramophone Galaxy, who became a noted ecological conservationist in Africa, dropped his third and fourth forenames, and took Irish citizenship in 1999. … Read More
1969 28 Years Old Talitha Getty is probably best remembered for an iconic photograph taken on a roof-top in Marrakesh, Morocco in January 1969 by Patrick Lichfield (1939–2005). … Read More


1971 31 Years Old Talitha Getty died of a heroin overdose in Rome, Italy on 14 July 1971 while attempting to patch up her marriage. … Read More
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