Always marry for love, but considering money, security…or if you’re an actress, a guaranteed gorgeous on-screen wardrobe certainly helps!

Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney

Hollywood leading lady Gene Tierney and famed designer Oleg Cassini married in 1941, against the wishes of her parents.  Certainly, if she were a gold digger or marrying for social position, she would have taken Howard Hughes up on his proposal.  But a husband whose job is to ensure his wife looks amazing on-screen would certainly be a career asset!


The marriage didn’t last, but their film collaborations certainly did.  For Hollywood, a beautiful and talented star and equally talented costume designer is truly a match made in heaven.