The remarkable love affair of Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan
The Playboy Prince and the Love Goddess
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In 1949, the celebrity marriage of the decade took place. A Hollywood darling and an exotic prince, embroiled in scandal. The Prince, whose name was Ali Khan but which the press misspelled as Aly Khan, was heir to the Aga Khan dynasty. While the Aga Khans didn't rule over any territories, they were the religious leaders of the Ismaili Muslims and were worshipped by 20 million followers. Their lifestyles, however, were more suited to European royals than Islamic leaders.
Prince Aly Khan in particular was a growing concern. He had a well-known reputation for jaunting around the world, gambling, riding horses, shooting lions, and chasing women. The most famous woman he set his sights upon was Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth. Click through the gallery to unravel the story of their torrid affair.