From literature to art and cinema, from politic to music: Here 5 of the most iconic and famous couples of all time to be inspired by not only for their passional love stories but for the cultural contribution they left on our history exactly thanks to the deep and crazy love they gave and received from each other and the difficulties that contributed to making them as big as the things they did!
1. Salvador Dalí and Gala
A mythical love story in the world of art is the one between Dali and his beloved Gala. “I love Gala more than my mother, more than my father, more than Picasso and even more than money,” said Dali. We can say that Dalì was the great artist he was, largely thanks to the passionate love he gave and received during the time with Gala. Until the end of his days, he continued to paint this love with an absolute emphasis, putting it at the center of his sentimental, spiritual and creative universe.
2. Joan Didion e John Gregory Dunne
The best couple of writers who write best for all the sixties, seventies, eighties… films, essays, and novels. Joan was in New York and working at Vogue, and there he met John, her future husband, who was writing for Time magazine. The couple married in 1964 and moved to Los Angeles with intentions of staying only temporarily, but California ultimately became their home for the next twenty years, where they lived also with their daughter Quintana Roo Dunne, adopted in 1966. They extremely love each other, they were an inseparable couple, who, over a 23-year marriage have helped each other become two of the most successful writers in North America.
3. Federico Fellini e Giulietta Masina
Let’s talk about to a great cinematographic Italian love, the one between the film director Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina. They met in a studio office at the Italian public radio broadcaster EIAR, in in the autumn of 1942. She was 21, and she wasn’t deeply affected the first time she saw him, in fact, she said: “He looks like a fakir, he looks like Gandhi. It is all eyes, deep, restless, inquiring eyes.” He was 22 years old and for him, it was love at first sight:” She is a small spitfire and I like it a lot..she makes me laugh so much “. Their character differences and the Federico passion for stunning women have been not an obstacle for their strong relationship because they spent half a century together until death separated them. In fact, these women were with Fellini only the time of a kiss or a night but they could never replace “his” Giulietta. He said, “I do not remember our first meeting because, in reality, I was born on the day when I have seen Juliet for the first time”. Giulietta, the muse that inspired his masterpieces and to whom, in front of an audience in a standing ovation that applauds him, as a truly devoted husband, he will dedicate the Oscar to his career in 1993, smiling from the stage and shouting: “Giulietta please stop crying!”
4. Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin
“All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary in my heart, but then the answer is that it is simply impossible”. This is what the leader of the Queen said at the New York Post. Their relationship perfectly embodies the essence of conscious uncoupling: they actually stop being engaged, designing a future together, putting the dream of the altar and of the white dress in the drawer to become, perhaps, fraternal friends. It was love at first sight which suffered Freddie’s awareness of being homosexual could no longer remain harnessed but pretended to be freed and lived in the light of the sun. The engagement broke forever, the love story ended, but the alchemy of the couple continued forever. In a few words, it was a relationship that has evolved over time, without losing its incredible and unique intensity.
5. Grace Kelly and Prince Ranieri
As soon as he saw her at the Cannes Film Festival, Prince Ranieri was stunned by the beauty and elegance of Grace Kelly. He immediately invited her to dinner and not long after, completely in love with Grace, he joined her in Philadelphia and asked her to get married. On the 19th of April 1956, they celebrate the marriage that has been considered by many to be “the marriage of the century”. The ceremony lasted over two hours and is followed by millions of viewers around the world. From then, their love has been a bug as their marriage ceremony.. she actually found her Prince Charming for real: this modern fairy tale that made the whole world dream.