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June 21, 2021

Photos of Princess Ira von Fürstenberg in the 1960s

Born 1940 in Rome, Princess Virginia von Fürstenberg, known professionally as Ira von Fürstenberg, is a European socialite, actress, jewelry designer and former public relations manager for the fashion designer Valentino Garavani. She is a member by birth of the princely family of Fürstenberg and a former member by marriage of the princely family of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.


Her first husband, whom she married at Venice in 1955, Italy, was Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. At the time of the wedding, the bride was 15 and the groom was 31. They were divorced in 1960, and the marriage was annulled in 1969. They had two children. Her second husband was Francisco “Baby” Pignatari, a Brazilian industrialist. They married in Reno, Nevada in 1961, divorced in Las Vegas in 1964 and had no children.

Ira von Fürstenberg was a star of European-made B-movies in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Her film appearances included the spy spoof Matchless (1968, co-starring Patrick O’Neal), I Killed Rasputin (1967), Dead Run (1967, co-starring Peter Lawford), My Bed Is Not for Sleeping (1968), The Vatican Affair (1968), The Battle of El Alamein (1969), Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970), No desearás al vecino del quinto (1970) and The Fifth Cord (1971).

Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of a young Ira von Fürstenberg in the 1960s.








































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