Valentino Day is celebrated on August 23rd by those who love cinema. The day is dedicated to remembering the legacy of Rudolph Valentino, an Italian-born American actor who was a superstar of the 1920s. During his 12-year acting career, he appeared in over 30 films, many of which are now considered lost. However, the films that featured his star roles have been preserved.
Valentino is remembered for his roles in films such as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, and The Eagle. He was not only physically attractive but also a talented and charismatic actor. On August 15, 1926, at the age of 31, Valentino suddenly passed away due to complications from a stomach ulcer. Valentino Day is celebrated in his memory and to honor his cinematic legacy.
- Upon learning of Valentino’s death, several of his most devoted female fans committed suicide.
- Valentino’s coffin was made of mahogany with silver decor.
- Airplanes flew over the crowd of mourners at the funeral, dropping rose petals on them.
- Legend reports that Benito Mussolini ordered a guard of honor to accompany the actor’s coffin.
- The second legend says that instead of the body, a wax doll lay in the coffin to prevent his fans from damaging the coffin and the body.
- For 30 years on Valentino Day, thousands of women have visited his grave.
How to take part
- To celebrate Valentino Day, watch movies featuring the brilliant artist or visit his grave at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
- Write about the actor and post his photos on social networks with the hashtag #ValentinoDay. Help your friends discover his legacy.
When is Valentino Day celebrated in 2023?
Valentino Day is observed on August 23 each year.