The 18th Duchess of Alba was a flamboyant Spanish aristocrat who magazine Interviú, however, a Spanish court awarded the Duchess. Well-wishers cheered as the Duchess of Alba danced on a red carpet the Spanish magazine Interviu published a year-old photograph of. Naked Cayetana de Alba ( years) in Interviu () In this scene Cayetana de Alba was years. Pics. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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In later life, with her flamboyant manner and shock of frizzy hair sometimes dyed a whimsical red, at other times a snowy whitethe thrice-married Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart fascinated and appalled in almost equal measure. Known for her piping, querulous voice and often outrageous clothes, she was frequently photographed at society weddings and at bullfights.

The Duchess of Alba – obituary

Her passions were flamenco, horses and painting; she became the subject of a television series and a flamenco show based around her life. She always denied needing any assistance to enhance features which had once earned her a reputation as a beauty; and any suggestion to the albw was considered an intrusion too far by most of the Spanish press. None the less, a website specialising in such matters claimed to have discovered evidence of a facelift, brow lift, rhinoplasties, lip injections, fat injections to the face and multiple injections of Botox.

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The Duchess of Alba – obituary – Telegraph

According to the Guinness Book of Records, she had more titles than any other person on the planet, being a duchess seven times over, a countess 22 times and a marquesa 24 times. Yet the Duchess always insisted she was not rich: It was also said that, owing to her illustrious lineage, she was entitled to demand ceremonial precedence over the Spanish royal family. But she made little use of these historic perks, preferring the delights of inrerviu high-rolling lifestyle that began in England where her father, the 17th Duke of Alba, was Spanish ambassador during the Second World War.


Her godmother was Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Cayetana did not have a happy childhood.

On his return to Spain the Duke set about rebuilding the palace according to the original plans, work carried on after his death by Cayetana. It was largely due to her persistence that the palace remained a private residence. Cayetana was considered a beauty in her youth duquesaa was reputed to have had a lively love life.

However, the father of her fourth albba, Fernando, was widely rumoured to have been not her husband but the Sevillian flamenco dancer Antonio el Bailarin, who acknowledged his parentage in posthumously published memoirs. Innterviu first husband died inand six years later the Duchess shocked Spanish society by marrying Jesus Aguirre y Ortiz de Zarate, an unfrocked Jesuit priest and freethinking intellectual 11 years her junior who had once been her confessor.

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It was not so much his dubious religious credentials that were considered scandalous, however, as the fact that he was illegitimate. Yet their marriage was happy — so much so, in fact, that when Aguirre sent three love poems he had written for Cayetana to Julio Iglesias, asking him to dyquesa them to music, the singer refused, considering them too steamy.


When, inthe gossip pages reported strains in the marriage, Cayetana, then 62, responded: And, if you must know, we make love every night. She and Diez then married, and after the wedding in Seville she entertained onlookers by kicking off her shoes and hiking up her dress to perform a flamenco dance outside her palace. The Duchess is survived by her husband and children. Populist Right-wing former Mayor duquessa Toronto whose drunken antics scandalised his fellow citizens.

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