BirthdayNovember 14, 1912
BirthplaceNew York City, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Barbara Hutton

    Full name: Barbara Hutton
    Also known as: Barbara Hutton, Hutton, Barbara

  2. Barbara Hutton Death information

    Died: Friday, 11th of May, 1979 (Age: 66)

  3. Barbara Hutton Biography

    Barbara Woolworth Hutton (November 14, 1912 – May 11, 1979) was an American debutante/socialite, heiress and philanthropist. She was dubbed the "Poor Little Rich Girl," first when she was given a lavish and expensive debutante ball in 1930, amid the Great Depression, and later due to a notoriously troubled private life.Heiress to the retail tycoon Frank Winfield Woolworth, Hutton was one of the wealthiest women in the world. She endured a childhood marked by the early loss of her mother at age 5 and the neglect of her father setting the stage for a life of difficulty forming relationships. Seven times married, all of which ended in divorce and none of which lasted more than three years, she acquired grand foreign titles but was maliciously treated and often exploited by several of her husbands. While publicly she was much envied for her possessions, her beauty and her apparent life of leisure, privately she remained deeply insecure, often taking refuge in drink, drugs, and playboys.Hutton bore one child, Lance Reventlow, with her second husband, but was an indifferent and insecure parent and the subsequent divorce ended in a bitter custody battle. She later developed anorexia which inhibited further childbirth. Her son died in a plane crash in 1972 at the age of 36 leaving her devastated. She lived another seven years after the death of her son, dying of a heart attack at age 66. At her death, the formerly wealthy Hutton was on the verge of bankruptcy as a result of exploitation, as well as her compulsive generosity and spendthrift ways.

  4. Barbara Hutton Family

    Spouse: "Prince" Alexis Mdivani

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