|Name Alessandro 9th|
|Children Tao Ruspoli|
|Movies The House of Smiles, Identification of a Woman, The Godfather Part III, Il giardino dei ciliegi|
Spouse Theresa Patricia Genest (m. 1993–2005), Francesca dei Baroni Blanc (m. 1947–1953)
Parents Francesco Ruspoli, 8th Prince of Cerveteri, Claudia dei Conti Matarazzo
Died 11 January 2005 (aged 80) Rome, Italy
Born 9 December 1924 (age 80) Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Similar Tao Ruspoli, Bart Ruspoli, Debra Berger
Alessandro "Dado", Principe Ruspoli (Rome, 9 December 1924 – Rome, 11 January 2005) was an occasional actor and a playboy and eccentric aristocrat, the 9th Principe di Cerveteri, 9th Marchese di Riano and 14th Conte di Vignanello, who is said to have inspired Federico Fellini in making his famous movie La Dolce Vita. Dado descends from a brother of Cardinal Bartolomeo Ruspoli.
Dado was born in Rome in 1924. His mother and father's first wife Claudia dei Conti Matarazzo, who died when he was 9, was heiress to one of the largest fortunes in Brazil. His father Francesco Ruspoli, 8th Prince of Cerveteri, later a poet, fought in both world wars. Dado became known for his extravagant lifestyle in the 1950s and 60s. He was friends with Brigitte Bardot, Salvador Dalí, Truman Capote, Roger Vadim, Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Arsan and many others.
Apple Spec Commercial starring Prince Dado Ruspoli
Marriages and children
He married firstly in Rome on 8 December 1947 Nobile Francesca dei Baroni Blanc (Rome, 27 June 1920 – Milan, 27 February 1962), daughter of Nobile Mario dei Baroni Blanc and wife Anita Felici, without issue.
He married secondly at Vignanello, the location of the ancestral residence, Castello Ruspoli, on 5 May 1964, later divorced, Nancy de Girard de Charbonnières (Pouillon, 18 April 1939 –), daughter of Roger Jean de Girard de Charbonnières and wife Andrée Marie Pommarede, and had issue, an only son:
He married thirdly in Rome on 20 November 1993 Theresa Patricia Genest, and had issue, a daughter and a son:
Between marriages he had two sons by actress Debra Berger (17 March 1957 –), daughter of William Berger's first marriage: