The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship
Jacqueline Kennedy was one of the most famous US First Ladies there has ever been. Her husband, John F. Kennedy, grew used to being upstaged by his beautiful, elegant wife.
“I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris,” quipped the young president to reporters when the couple visited the French capital to attend an important peace conference.
The daughter of “Black Jack” Bouvier, a Wall Street trader and notorious womaniser, the young Jackie had been introduced to Jack Kennedy, then a rising young politician, while she was working as a journalist in 1951. As First Lady, after 1961, she devoted time and effort to restoring the White House. With two young children and JFK often a less than perfect husband, she often found herself under strain. Worse was to come.
Her husband’s assassination in November 1963 subjected Jackie to the ultimate test. But her bravery and dignity then and in the dark days that followed, elevated her forever in the eyes of many into the realm of great women.
Marrying again to Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, in later life she remained a style icon and an inspiration to many.
An enduring style icon, she is ranked among the most influential US First Ladies of all time, credited for “her fashion sense and later after her husband's assassination, for her poise and dignity."