One of the most exciting things about being a bride is celebrating your last days as an unmarried woman. These days, a bachelorette party is a must-have tradition – a night to remember for you and all your girlfriends. Yet, it wasn’t always that way. Today, we dig deep into the roots and history of this wonderful pre-wedding celebration to discover what it used to be like and how far it has come.
A Bit of Historical Context
The earliest forms of a bachelorette or hen parties, as they are known in some parts of the world, were the bridal showers. Central Holland, 16th century. Penniless brides, ones without a dowry, or whose father did not approve the marriage, would receive gifts from their friends as a form of support. A lot changed before the bachelorette party got to be what it is today.
Men started to celebrate their soon to be married status much earlier, back in 5 B.C. For women, the personalization of their pre-wedding experience was shaped over the centuries, until the bachelorette parties were finally established as a practice in the 1980s. Even though it is a concept and practice still evolving, it remains to be about female friendship, letting your hair down, and tradition.
Where Bachelorette Parties Are Today
As it’s characterized by cultural norms and expectations, bachelorette parties vary in terms of essential elements throughout the world. However, in most parts of the world, they’ll include a gathering that spans over one evening or a weekend, months or weeks before the wedding. In most cases, it is organized by the maid of honor, the bridesmaids, and the close female friends of the bride.
The whole idea is to create a fun or relaxing experience for the bride-to-be and to honor her single life. Usually, it is planned in a way that satisfies the bride’s preferences, so it can be adapted to literally any taste. Whether it’s a spa weekend or a one-night pub crawl, the idea of the bachelorette party is to give an opportunity for bonding and make the bride-to-be feel loved and supported.
All the Women Warren Beatty Dated Before Settling Down With Annette Bening
Actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty was a well-known lady’s man in his heyday. The Hollywood star has dated an abundance of leading ladies, bright young things, and full-on stars. Surprisingly, the actor managed to settle down when he met and married actress Annette Bening in 1992, and the couple have four kids together. Keep scrolling to see all the women Warren Beatty dated before settling down with Annette Bening.
One of the first women to date Warren Beatty, back in the late 1950s, was actress Jane Fonda. In the early stages of their careers, Fonda and Beatty did a screen test together, and from that came their early romance. Fonda described Beatty at the time as “so cute,” and remembers that “he liked to play piano in a piano bar.”
Beatty’s relationship with Fonda didn’t last long though — because the notorious ladies’ man had his eye on someone else.
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Jane Fonda went on to have an incredible career, winning two Academy Awards, two BAFTAs, seven Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy Award. As well as her success with acting, Fonda created a fitness empire in the 1980s. Her exercise videos Jane Fonda’s Workout became the highest-selling VHS of all time.
Impressively, Fonda has been a prominent political activist since the 1970s when she protested against the Vietnam War. Now in her 80s, the actress stars in Netflix hit Grace and Frankie.
Beatty’s relationship with Jane Fonda ended when he spotted actress Joan Collins in the restaurant, La Scala. At the time, Collins was the UK’s answer to Elizabeth Taylor, and she and Beatty ended up in a serious relationship. The pair were together between 1959 and 1961, during which time they became engaged.
In her 1978 book Past Imperfect: An Autobiography, the Dynasty star shared that she was pregnant with Beatty’s child. Collins chose not to continue with the pregnancy, and her relationship with Beatty ended.
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In 1981, Collins snagged the now-iconic role of Alexis Carrington in the soap opera, Dynasty. She became an international star, and won a Golden Globe for the role. The actress has continued working with parts on the stage, the small screen, and in movies.
Collins played the Grand Duchess of Oxford in E! soap opera The Royals between 2014 and 2018 before joining the cast of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocolypse. She has been married five times, and has three grandchildren.
Beatty and Collins’ relationship ended due to the actor’s infidelity, which continued throughout many of his subsequent relationships. When he was dating actress Natalie Wood, Beatty had a fling with 16-year-old Cher. The young singer had dropped out of school and moved to sunny Los Angeles when a white Lincoln convertible pulled up beside her.
Speaking of the night, Cher remembers thinking, “Are you nuts?” before realizing who was driving. She said, “Then I looked at his face, and I thought, ‘My God, it’s Warren Beatty.'”
Cher has been on a serious journey since running into Warren Beatty in her teens. The singer and actress is a genuine megastar, dubbed the Goddess of Pop, and worshipped by many. Cher found fame in 1965 with husband Sonny Bono, becoming rock’s “it” couple and selling 40 million records worldwide.
After that, the singer nailed her solo music career, became a television personality, and emerged as a fashion icon. More recently, Cher starred in Burlesque, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
At some point in the early 1960s, Warren Beatty met Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. The young Margaret was a famous party girl, and known for being wayward, glamorous, and trendsetting. It is rumored that the charismatic actor and the controversial young princess had a brief dalliance.
According to the princess’s biographer, as well as Beatty, Margaret had romantic run-ins with actor Richard Harris, and was friends with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and actor Peter Sellers.
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Princess Margaret faced a lot of scrutiny and press attention during her life. Sadly, Margaret wasn’t permitted to marry the Air Force Captain, Peter Townsend, that she fell in love with. The separated Townsend wasn’t seen as a suitable partner for a young princess, and the church refused the pairing.
Instead, Margaret married photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, with whom she had two children. The princess passed away in 2002, but her story can be seen in the Netflix series The Crown.
Mamie Van Doren
Back in the 1950s, the Three Ms were Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, and Mamie Van Doren. These blonde bombshells were the it girls of their day and starred in a raft of movies. According to the actress – born Joan Lucille Olander – she had a short-lived romance with the handsome Warren Beatty.
In fact, Van Doren told People magazine that Beatty was a very “wet kisser.” She elaborated, saying, “He drools a lot. He has such active glands.” Good to know!
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Sadly, Van Doren is the only living member of the Three Ms. The actress was signed with Universal and MGM Studios, and starred in various bad girl, cult movies. Van Doren released her autobiography in 1987 and posed with Pamela Anderson in 2006.
In 2020, the classic Hollywood star shared that she is working on another book about her life. Incredibly, the actress has been married five times. She is active on social media, and regularly shares pictures.
In 1961, Beatty met actress Natalie Wood when they starred together in period drama Splendor in the Grass. The pair were together on and off for two years, but Beatty didn’t treat Wood with the respect she deserved. Apparently, the actor tortured poor Wood by hitting on her younger sister, or leaving her in restaurants to go off with the hat check girl.
Speaking about their relationship, the actress admitted that “Warren goes through women on an industrial scale, but he does it with charm.”
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Before meeting Beatty, Wood was in a brief relationship with Elvis Presley. She had also been married to actor Robert Wagner. After her time with Beatty, the actress dated David Niven Jr. and Michael Caine. Wood then remarried Wagner in 1972, and they stayed together until her death in 1981.
Sadly, Wood drowned at age 43 while making 1983 sci-fi film Brainstorm. It was initially assumed to be an accident, but recent evidence suggests that Wood and Wagner may have fought prior to the incident.
First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis was an icon in her own right. Married to John F. Kennedy, the journalist was considered a fashion icon, and is held up as a style pioneer. Sadly, Kennedy was known for his constant infidelities with stars like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren.
For her part, Jackie had her own extra-marital activities, including an affair with Warren Beatty. The First Lady had her pick of eligible bachelors and dated Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, and Marlon Brando.
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Jackie retreated from public view, along with her two children. She had a close relationship with her late husband’s brother, and sadly was with him when he passed away from an attempted assassination. In 1968 she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, officially making her Jackie O.
Jackie was thrown from her horse in 1993, and eventually, doctors discovered she was suffering from blood cancer. She passed away in 1994, aged 64.
Warren Beatty ran into French-American actress Leslie Caron at a party, and the two were enamored with each other instantly. Caron remembers, “We practically did not leave each other for the next two years.” Beatty and Caron dated between 1964 and 1966, though Caron admits that they “fought like stray dogs.”
Caron and Beatty were together while the actress was still married to British theater director Peter Hall. When Caron and Hall divorced in 1965, Beatty was ordered by the London courts to pay for the costs.
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After her relationship with Beatty, Caron married producer Michael Laughlin in 1969, though the marriage ultimately ended in divorce. Caron was already an Oscar-nominated actress before meeting Beatty, and she continued to work. She appeared in comedy-dramas Funny Bones and Divorce, as well as romantic drama Chocolat.
Caron is one of a small number of actresses from the classic MGM musicals era that still acts. She is also one of the few dancers that has danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Actress and singer Bernadette Peters is a Broadway legend. Known for her work in Stephen Sondheim musicals, the actress has appeared in Into the Woods, Gypsy and Follies. However, you might recognize her best as the scheming Lily St. Regis from the film version of Annie. Peters is Italian-American and grew up in Queens, New York City.
Apparently, in 1965, after seeing Peters perform on stage, Warren Beatty hooked up with the performer. At the time, Peters was only 19 years old.
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Bernadette Peters is a Golden Globe and Tony award-winning actress. She originated the role of the Witch in Into the Woods, and is considered the main interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s work. The actress has continued killing it on Broadway, starring in the title role of the Hello, Dolly! revival in 2018.
Peters is a studio artist, with Grammy-nominated albums, and is a successful children’s author. She married Michael Wittenberg in 1996, though sadly he passed away in 2005.
Actress and former model Candice Bergen started out as a Vogue cover girl, and then made her movie debut in the 1996 film, The Group. Bergen came from an industry family, as her mother was a model, and her father a famous ventriloquist, actor, and comedian.
The actress was involved in entertainment from a young age and starred on her father’s radio show as a child. Of her dalliance with Warren Beatty, Bergen commented that the actor “was romantic and very kind.”
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Candice Bergen is a well-known and successful actress and has five Emmy awards and two Golden Globes to prove it. She was the first woman to host Saturday Night Live and was also the first woman to host the comedy sketch show five times.
She is known for playing lead roles in Murphy Brown and Boston Legal and appeared in Miss Congeniality and Sex and the City. Bergen has been married twice and has a daughter, named Chloe Françoise.
Linda Louise Eastman was born in New York to a Jewish family. She became a photographer and eventually became skilled at taking control of unruly musicians. Before settling down with The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, the young Eastman had her fair share of dalliances with eligible bachelors.
Of course, one of those eligible bachelors was Warren Beatty. Reportedly, Linda also hooked up with The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison and musician Tim Buckley. Apparently though – she turned down Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.
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Linda Eastman married Paul McCartney in 1969, and together they had four children, (including a daughter from Eastman’s previous marriage). The couple formed rock band Wings in 1971, and scooped up some Grammy awards for their efforts.
McCartney was a staunch vegetarian and animal rights activist, and launched her own line of frozen meals. Tragically, she passed away in 1998 at the age of 56, due to breast cancer. Paul McCartney held a memorial service for his late wife and vowed to continue her vegetarian line.
Beatty met actress Faye Dunaway when she auditioned to play the role of Bonnie in crime film Bonnie and Clyde. Beatty was initially unsure but changed his mind, saying that Dunaway had “an intelligence and a strength that made her both powerful and romantic.”
Playing the leading roles, Beatty and Dunaway received rave reviews from critics, and the film was nominated for a whopping ten Academy Awards. It’s unclear exactly how long these two dated, but they’ve stayed friends ever since.
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Amusingly, Dunaway and Beatty reunited in 2017 to present an award at the 89th Academy Awards. The pair were given a standing ovation and proceeded to present the Best Picture Award. Unfortunately, someone gave them the wrong envelope, leading Dunaway to declare La La Land the winner, rather than Moonlight.
The actress described the faux-pas as “one of the worst moments I’ve ever had,” but returned the following year to joke about the incident with Beatty. They received another standing ovation.
At some point in the 1960s, Warren Beatty had a fling with Hollywood bombshell Raquel Welch. Known for the iconic image of her in a fur bikini, Welch was an actress who became famous for her sultry brunette beauty. It makes sense that Welch and Beatty hooked up, if only because they’re both such attractive people.
Welch seemed to agree, saying of the fling that “it was just Warren, he’s been with everyone, everything that moves in a skirt, I think! He’s a famous lothario.”
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Welch has been credited with ending the blonde bombshell era in Hollywood, which is a pretty impressive feat. The actress won a Golden Globe for her role in 1974 comedy The Three Musketeers, and had a successful musical act in Las Vegas for years.
In 1986, Welch successfully sued MGM for ageism and won over $10 million for their treatment of her. The actress was been married four times, and said that she does not plan to get hitched again. She passed away in 2023.
Obviously Warren Beatty is a fan of stunning women, so it’s no surprise that he hit it off with actress and singer Brigitte Bardot. The French beauty was one of the hottest women of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and remains a fashion icon to this day.
Of course, this relationship was never going to last, as both partners were too interested in their next conquest. Bardot commented, “Warren had a ferocious charm that was impossible to resist. Why or for whom would I have resisted him?”
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Bardot retired from acting and performing in 1973, after appearing in over 40 films and producing several albums. The actress decided to become a vegetarian, use her fame to draw attention to animal rights activism, and raise money by auctioning off her jewelry.
Bardot has been married four times, and her current husband — with whom she tied the knot in August of 1992 — is a former advisor to the leader of the French far-right party, the National Front.
Here’s an unexpected face on this list — the inimitable Barbra Streisand. Apparently, back in 1969, the Funny Girl actress had a fling with Beatty although she doesn’t like to talk about it.
In her memoir, comedian Kathy Griffin recounts an evening spent with the pair, where Beatty joked with Streisand about their run-in. The actor claimed they got together in the back of a car but the singer insisted, “Warren, I’m not going to have this fight with you again. We nev-ah hooked up.”
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The glorious Barbra Streisand is a rare creature — an EGOT. The performer has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award, making her part of a small and special group of entertainers. Streisand is a megastar, and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
Streisand was married to actor Elliot Gould in the 1960s. She has also dated Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, actors Richard Gere and Clint Eastwood, and tennis pro Andre Agassi. Since 1998, Babs has been married to actor James Brolin.
British actress Julie Christie was an icon of the swinging ‘60s in London, and an Academy Award-winning actress. Christie dated Beatty between 1968 and 1974, despite his continuous infidelity throughout the relationship. The actors collaborated together on several films, both during and after their time together.
Beatty referred to Christie as “the most beautiful and at the same time the most nervous person I had ever known.” Apparently, Christie’s friends warned her about Beatty’s reputation, but she stayed with him through various affairs.
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Christie has starred in many iconic films including Doctor Zhivago, Fahrenheit 451, and Far from the Madding Crowd. From the late ’80s onwards, the actress avoided big-budget movies but received BAFTA’s highest honor in 1997 for her contribution to British film.
Christie has lived with her partner — journalist Duncan Campbell — since 1979, and the pair tied the knot on an unknown date. The actress had a small part as Madam Rosmerta in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004.
Swedish stunner Britt Ekland is an actress and singer known for her role in the horror movie The Wicker Man, and as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun. Ekland is known for her high-profile marriage to British actor Peter Sellers, but after their separation, she had a run-in with Warren Beatty.
The actress revealed in her 1982 book True Britt that she spent six weeks dating the actor in the early 1970s. She wrote, “I have never known such pleasure.”
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In the 1970s, Britt Ekland established herself as a blonde bombshell in the crime film Get Carter, opposite Michael Caine. She continued to have a successful acting career, and has appeared on various reality TV and lifestyle shows. She appeared on British panel show Loose Women in 2008, and on a Swedish Real Housewives style show in 2013.
The star also appeared on UK reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, and in 2020, appeared on the BBC’s The Real Marigold Hotel.
Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn is now perhaps best known as actress Kate Hudson’s mother. But, back in the day, Hawn was a full-on Hollywood star in her own right. In 1971, Hawn hooked up with casanova Warren Beatty, referring to the affair as a “moment together.”
To make matters more complicated, Hawn’s ex-husband claimed the “moment” happened during their marriage. Of Beatty, Hudson recalls that “he was so handsome that I didn’t know if my eyes would burn inside my head if I looked up at him.”
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Goldie Hawn found her Mr. Right when she started dating actor Kurt Russell. The actors met way back in the ‘60s but started dating officially on Valentine’s Day, 1983. Together, the Hollywood icons have a son named Wyatt, and own homes all across the US.
Hawn continued working after her time with Beatty, making movies in the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s. In fact, in 2001, she starred with Beatty himself in comedy Town & Country. Most recently, she played Mrs. Claus in The Christmas Chronicles.
In the perfect summation of Warren Beatty’s dating life so far, Carly Simon wrote part of her 1972 hit song — “You’re So Vain” — about the actor. The American singer spent the night with Beatty, and quickly found out that she hadn’t been the only one.
At an 11 am appointment with her therapist, the singer revealed that she’d shared an encounter with Mr. Beatty. The therapist, flustered, broke the news that she wasn’t the first patient of the day to say that.
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Around the time she hooked up with Beatty, Simon released her debut album and snagged a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. She continued to make it big, eventually taking home another Grammy, alongside an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for song “Let the River Run.”
Simon was once married to singer James Taylor, as well as writer James Hart. Today, she lives with surgeon Richard Koehler. The singer survived breast cancer at around the same time as her friend Linda McCartney died from the illness.
Diane von Fürstenberg
Diane Simone Michelle Halfin married a German prince of the House of Fürstenberg and kept his name even when they separated in 1972. The fashion designer hooked up with handsome leading man Warren Beatty at some point in the ‘70s, along with a string of other eligible bachelors.
Allegedly, von Fürstenberg has also spent time with actors Richard Gere and Ryan O’Neal. Quoting George Sand, the designer told Woman & Home that “there is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
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Von Furstenberg is a fashion icon known for her knitted jersey wrap dresses, worn by A-listers all over the world including Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Princess Kate. The designer also runs a publishing house, has written her memoirs, and has a range of accessory lines. In 2014, E! aired reality show House of DVF in which contestants compete to be a brand ambassador.
Von Furstenberg has two children — Prince Alexander and Princess Tatiana — and five grandchildren. She married media mogul Barry Diller in 2001.
Michelle Phillips of folk-rock group The Mamas & The Papas left actor Jack Nicholson to be with Warren Beatty. Nicholson and Beatty both worked together on the 1975 movie The Fortune, and director Mike Nichols had to tell Philips to stop showing up to set because it was too painful for Nicholson.
The relationship between Philips and Beatty didn’t last, unsurprisingly because of Beatty’s commitment issues. The singer later revealed that Beatty was the love of her life.
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Michelle Phillips transitioned into acting after the breakup of The Mamas & The Papas and appeared in a host of films and TV shows. She played Nicollette Sheridan’s mother in soap opera Knots Landing, and sang the backing vocals for Belinda Carlisle’s album, Heaven is a Place on Earth.
The entertainer was a vocal critic of the administration in the mid-2000s and holds strong, progressive views. She is praised for having the “purest soprano” voice in pop music.
Another high powered woman that has crossed paths with the charming Warren Beatty is Supremes frontwoman, Diana Ross. Apparently, the singer first met the actor back in the ‘60s but at the time, she wasn’t interested in his womanizing ways.
Skipping forward a few years, Warren must have impressed the multi-talented Ross, because she gave him a chance in the ‘70s. Not much is known about this brief coupling, but it happened when Ross had left the Supremes to start her solo career.
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Ross has continued performing and even dipped her toe into acting, snagging an Academy Award nomination for biographical film Lady Sings the Blues. A full-on megastar, Ross is one of the only recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Throughout her life, Ross has been married twice — once to music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein, and then to Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Næss Jr. Sadly, the couple divorced and Næss Jr. later passed away in a climbing accident.
At some point in the mid to late 1970s, Warren Beatty watched an episode of TV hit Charlie’s Angels, and picked up the phone to call Kate Jackson. Jackson, who played Sabrina Duncan on the female-led show, dated Beatty for a short time. Around the same period, she also dated actors Dirk Benedict and Nick Nolte.
Kate Jackson actually came up with the name for the hit show and became a huge star due to its monumental success.
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Kate Jackson worked as an NBC page in her youth and went on to host Saturday Night Live in the same building. She appeared in several film and TV shows throughout the 1980s, and also had a breast cancer scare. Some years later, an operation showed the cancer was still there, so the actress had a partial mastectomy.
She has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the disease. The Charlie’s Angels star has been married three times, but is currently unmarried.
This entry comes courtesy of Andy Warhol’s diary, circa 1977. Apparently, at a nightclub in NYC, Warhol noted that actors Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty were looking “a little older and heavier” and that “Warren was dating Iman…”
Somali model Iman — born Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid — took the fashion world by storm when she moved to the US in the ‘70s. The model became a muse for a host of designers including Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, and Donna Karen.
Iman had been married before moving to the US. She then tied the knot with basketball player Spencer Haywood shortly after dating Warren Beatty. When that marriage ended, the model married iconic English musician David Bowie in 1992. Upon his death in 2016, Iman wrote that “the struggle is real…”
As well as modeling, Iman has expanded into business, TV, and film. She owns a cosmetics company, made a line of caftans for the Home Shopping Network, and hosted the Canadian Project Runway.
Apparently, Warren Beatty saw Diane Keaton in 1971 film Annie Hall and fell for her on the spot. The actor then cast Keaton alongside himself in historical epic Reds. Keaton was one of the most popular actresses of the ‘70s and ‘80s, so the relationship became headline news very quickly.
Unsurprisingly, this relationship didn’t last because Beatty was fooling around with actress Mary Tyler Moore. The actresses lived in opposite buildings and apparently Beatty went between the two. Shameless!
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Keaton, already an Academy Award holder for Annie Hall, was nominated three more times for her role in Reds. Though her relationship with Beatty didn’t even last until the film came out, the pair have remained friends.
Keaton dated Al Pacino while working on The Godfather trilogy, but has never been married. At age 50, the actress adopted two children — daughter Dexter and son Duke. Keaton is a legendary actor, noted for her “gender-bending style” and opposition to plastic surgery.
Surprising nobody, Warren Beatty has been in several romantic dalliances with models. One of those models was the self-described world’s first supermodel, Janice Dickinson. The model, considered “exotic” looking, hit it big in New York, even winning “Miss High Fashion Model” against a coterie of blue-eyed blondes.
By 1980, Dickenson was a big name and appeared on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Playboy. In total, the model has graced Vogue’s front page 37 times.
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After years spent in the modeling industry, Dickonson branched out into TV and was a judge on America’s Next Top Model. She had her own reality show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, and appeared in Beauty & The Best with British model Abby Clancy.
Dickinson set the record for the most Bush-tucker trials in reality series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and eventually finished second overall. In 2014, the model made accusations towards Bill Cosby and testified at his high-profile trial.
After many years of gossip and rumors, actress Melanie Griffith recently revealed that she did get together with Warren Beatty back in the ‘80s. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress admitted that she had “a little thing” with the actor, as well as with Jack Nicholson and Ryan O’Neal. Boy, these men get around!
Griffith — actress and daughter of Tippi Hedren — hit the big time in the mid-1980s, starring in comedy Something Wild and rom-com Working Girl.
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Griffith and Beatty have stayed friends, and the actor is even the godfather to Griffith’s son. The actress has been married four times, twice to actor Don Johnson — with whom she has a daughter, actress Dakota Johnson.
Griffith married Cuban-American actor Steven Bauer — with whom she has a son — in 1981, before remarrying Johnson in 1989. After working with Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, the actors left their spouses and married in 1996. The pair have a daughter together, but ultimately divorced in 2014.
Connie Chung was born into a Chinese family in Washington D.C. and studied for a degree in journalism. Chung was the youngest of ten siblings and tragically lost five to war. She was a reporter during the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, working for the CBS Evening News. At some point, before she settled down in the mid-1980s, Chung dated the swoon-worthy Warren Beatty.
Apparently, Beatty was Chung’s first famous boyfriend, before she went on to marry American TV personality, Maury Povich.
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Connie Chung married talk show host Maury Povich in 1984 after seven years of dating, and more years of friendship. At this time, Chung converted to Judaism. The journalist returned from NBC to CBS in 1989, but was removed following several controversial interviews.
She continued to work as a journalist, and appeared on various other TV shows, including The Tonight Show, and Weekends with Maury and Connie. With husband Maury Povich, Chung has an adopted son, named Matthew Jay.
Not content with just one journalist, Warren Beatty also set his sights on Diane Sawyer. The Kentucky born Sawyer was an editor-in-chief for her school paper and won first place in America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant in 1963. After graduating, Sawyer got a job as a weather girl, and eventually went on to work as an assistant during Nixon’s presidency.
Apparently, Sawyer and Beatty dated in 1984, and she referred to him as “an intelligent and nice person, a friend.”
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Sawyer is a hugely successful journalist and has appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, Good Morning America, and ABC World News. In 1997, Sawyer was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and in 2000 she won an Emmy award.
The journalist consistently appears on lists of powerful women and has received a Peabody Award. She married director and actor Mike Nichols in 1988. Sadly, Nichols passed away in 2014 at the age of 83.
Did you all know that comedy’s straight man Jason Bateman has a sister? And not only that, but that together they were known as the “Bateman Brats?” Well, apparently, Justine and Jason were considered the most raucous pair of siblings since Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty themselves.
Of course, it would be wrong for two wild pairs of Hollywood siblings not to fool around with each other, and that’s just what happened. Beatty and Justine Bateman had a short-term romance in the 1980s.
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Justine Bateman was best known for her role as Mallory Keaton in sitcom Family Ties. In the 1990s and 2000s, she starred in Men Behaving Badly, Arrested Development, and Desperate Housewives, among others. The actress wrote her feature film debut Violet, which premieres in 2020, and stars Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux.
Bateman married Mark Fluent in 2001, and together they have two children. The actress and director is also a licensed pilot and a certified scuba diver.
Between 1986 and 1987, Warren Beatty had an affair with acclaimed French actress Isabelle Adjani. The actress is the only person in history to win five César Awards, which are the national film awards of France. Beatty and Adjani appeared together in 1987 action-adventure comedy Ishtar and shared a passionate relationship.
The affair ended just in time for Adjani to strike up a relationship with actor Daniel Day-Lewis. They were together between 1989 and 1995 when he left her while she was pregnant.
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Isabelle Adjani is an extremely successful actress and won César Awards for her roles in Possession, One Deadly Summer, Camille Claudel, Queen Margot, and Skirt Day. The actress has a child, named Barnabé Saïd-Nuytten with the cinematographer of one of her films. She has another son, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, with actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
In later life, Adjani has been outspoken about political issues in France. For example, she is against anti-Algerian and anti-immigrant sentiments in the country.
Just because Warren Beatty was dating Isabelle Adjani during the filming of Ishtar, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t with anyone else during that time period. In fact, in 1987, the year the movie was released, he was briefly involved with actress Daryl Hannah.
Known for her roles in the horror movie The Fury, thriller Blade Runner, and drama Wall Street, Hannah is a talented and well-known actress. She did her own stunts in Blade Runner, and appeared as a one-eyed assassin in Kill Bill.
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Daryl Hannah hasn’t stopped acting and featured in Netflix series Sense8 from 2015 to 2018. In 2020, she will appear in the Farrelly Brothers’ new comedy series The Now, which will air on short-form streaming platform Quibi.
Hannah is a vegan and environmentalist. Her home runs on solar power, and she drives a car that runs on biodiesel. The actress has been arrested several times while participating in environmental protests. She is married to musician Neil Young and brought forward allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
As part of his production company, Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in Dick Tracy — a movie based on a comic-strip detective. In the film, singer-actress Madonna starred as femme fatale Breathless Mahoney opposite Beatty in the lead role. The actor referred to the Queen of Pop as a “phenomenon,” and she praised him as an “incredible lover.”
This high profile hook-up happened during the making of the movie, but the relationship had fizzled out by the end of 1990.
We know that Madonna has maintained her Queen of Pop moniker since her dalliance with Warren Beatty. The singer has had a huge cultural impact, generating many discussions in the music industry. Without Madonna, there would be no Lady Gaga!
Madge starred in a host of movies, snagging the leading role in movie musical Evita. She is the best-selling female music artist of all time, as well as the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. The singer was married to Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie.
American model and actress Stephanie Seymour was married to guitarist Tommy Andrews between 1989 and 1990. After their divorce, the model briefly dated Warren Beatty. At the time, the actor dated a string of models including Seymour who had appeared on the cover of Vogue, as well as in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Of course, this relationship was unlikely to last, considering Seymour’s recent divorce and Beatty’s womanizing ways. In this short-lived relationship, it was actually Seymour that called it a day.
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After dating Beatty, Seymour starting seeing Axl Rose, the lead singer of hard rock group Guns N’ Roses. The model is featured in the videos for “Don’t Cry” and “November Rain,” but the relationship ended up getting messy.
Rose sued Seymour for assault and theft, and she countersued him for abuse. After settling the lawsuits, the model dated billionaire Peter Brant, who was married with five children at the time. They married in 1995, divorced in 2009, and reconciled in 2010.
We know that Warren Beatty loves beautiful women, so it’s no surprise that Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson caught his eye. Macpherson was known as “The Body” in the ‘80s thanks to her record five covers for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Macpherson revealed that she first encountered Warren Beatty at Studio 54, where she also met Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, and Diana Ross. In 1992, while he was dating the model, Beatty boasted that Macpherson puts the “super” in supermodel.
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Macpherson got hitched to French photographer Gilles Bensimon in 1984, although the marriage only lasted three years. She then married billionaire Jeffrey Soffer in 2013 before getting divorced a few years later. Currently, the model is dating British anti-vax activist Andrew Wakefield. In total, the model has two children.
Professionally, Macpherson is a huge success. She owns a lingerie and skincare line. She also hosted Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model between 2010 and 2013. As well as modeling, Macpherson has acted in a host of movies and appeared in a handful of television shows including Friends.