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Talitha Getty (1940 - 1971)

Talitha Dina Pol was born in Java from a Dutch father and a British mother whose family was reputed in intellectual and artistic circles. Following World War II, the young girl settled in London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before raising as a recognized and beautiful figure of the city's Swinging Sixties. In 1966, she married the oil tycoon heir, John Paul Getty Jr. and the couple became central figures of the Swinging London's scene, befriending the Rolling Stones, Yves Saint Laurent and Ossie Clark while Talitha Getty appeared in a few films such as Barbarella, in 1968. Soon, with their Moroccan home, they embodied an exotic hippie chic style made of Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent dresses as well as caftans and ethnic jewellery, living a greatly hedonist and bohemian lifestyle fuelled by numerous drugs. An incarnation of what would later be called the gypset, Talitha Getty was propelled as an icon following her early death from a heroin overdose in the family's Roman palace – the embodiment of a modern version of Fitzgerald 'beautiful and damned' according to Yves Saint Laurent.

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Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty in Marrakesh
Talitha and Paul Getty in Marrakesh
Talitha and Paul Getty on wedding
Talitha and Paul Getty on wedding
Talitha and Paul Getty on wedding
Talitha and Paul Getty on wedding
Talitha and Paul Getty with Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg and Nicki Brown under the influence of LSD in Ireland, 1967
Talitha and Paul Getty with Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg and Nicki Brown under the influence of LSD in Ireland, 1967
Talitha and Paul Getty, January 1971
Talitha and Paul Getty, January 1971
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Paul Getty
Talitha and Tara Getty, 1968
Talitha and Tara Getty, 1968
Talitha and Tara Getty, 1969
Talitha and Tara Getty, 1969
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty and Rudolf Nureyev in Paris, 1970
Talitha Getty and Rudolf Nureyev in Paris, 1970
Talitha Getty by Elisabetta Catalano
Talitha Getty by Elisabetta Catalano
Talitha Getty by Jean Loup Sieff
Talitha Getty by Jean Loup Sieff
Talitha Getty for Vogue Italia, 1970
Talitha Getty for Vogue Italia, 1970
Talitha Getty for Vogue Italia, April 1970
Talitha Getty for Vogue Italia, April 1970
Talitha Getty for Vogue, January 1970
Talitha Getty for Vogue, January 1970
Talitha Getty in a Diane von Furstenberg dress
Talitha Getty in a Diane von Furstenberg dress
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty with baby for Vogue
Talitha Getty with baby for Vogue
Talitha Getty with Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent
Talitha Getty with Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent
Talitha Getty, 1967
Talitha Getty, 1967
Talitha Getty, 1968
Talitha Getty, 1968
Talitha Getty, July 1967
Talitha Getty, July 1967
Talitha Getty, London, 1964
Talitha Getty, London, 1964
Talitha Getty, March 1971
Talitha Getty, March 1971
Talitha Getty, May 1970
Talitha Getty, May 1970
Talitha Getty's Moroccan Boots
Talitha Getty's Moroccan Boots
Talitha Getty's Moroccan Home
Talitha Getty's Moroccan Home
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty
Talitha Getty
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