Valerie Perrine is a former model and actress who gained fame as a result of her roles in movies like Can’t Stop The Music, Superman, and Lenny. The latter earned her many awards including the National Board of Review Award and the British Academy Award. It equally earned her nominations for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards. Valerie once worked as a showgirl in Las Vegas and has appeared nude on a Playboy magazine.
She is also known as the first actress to appear almost nude on a television network as she displayed her breast during the broadcast of the play, Steambath, which aired on Hollywood Television Theatre. In her youthful days, the super-hot model and actress was linked to multiple romantic partners and almost walked down the aisle once. Let’s tell the story.
The Timeline Of Valerie Perrine’s Colorful Dating Life
During her active career, Perrine was linked to a good number of celebrities whom she reportedly dated. While some were her co-stars in movies, a few are eminent personalities in other career fields. With the list of her exes being quite long, many are inquisitive to know why these relationships ended abruptly. Unfortunately, the reasons behind her failed relationships have not been made public. Nevertheless, here are all the deets about Valerie’s love life.
In 1972, Valerie Perrine kicked off a romantic affair with Jeff Bridges, an actor, singer, and producer with whom she featured in the movie, The Last American Hero and the series, Faerie Tale Theatre. Although it’s uncertain how the two first met, the affair lasted for close to a year before ending in 1973. The Academy Award-winning actor has been married to Susan Geston since 1977.
From 1974 to 1976, Valerie Perrine was romantically linked to the actor, Elliott Gould, having starred alongside him in Just Shoot Me! and Faerie Tale Theatre. Despite the speculations about their supposed romance, the pair constantly denied the rumors, stating that it was pure friendship and nothing more than that. Gould is an American actor who is mostly recognized for starring in The Long Goodbye, California Split and The Silent Partner.
In the year 1977, Perrine had an encounter with Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian socialite and the son of the billionaire, Mohamed El Fayed. The two were spotted at a nightclub at the time and this, obviously sparked the dating rumor. Sadly, Fayed died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana in August 1997.
Nels Van Patten
In the same 1977, the Lenny actress was said to have had a short-lived affair with Nels Van Patten. He is an actor and producer known for his roles in Good Company, Summer School, and Magnum, P. I. Even though the reason the two parted ways after dating for a short while is still under wraps, the former model didn’t waste time to move on with her life and got romantically connected with another actor a few years later. Patten, on the other hand, has been married to Nancy Valen since October 1994.
Valerie Perrine began dating Morgan Mason, an actor, film producer, and politician in 1981. For his work as the executive producer of Sex, Lies, and Videotape, he received Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and equally Palme d’Or at the Canes Film Festival. She reportedly dated him from 1981 to 1982 before they called it quits. Asides Perrine, the actor also dated actress Louise Fletcher, Irish socialite Sabrina Guinness and actress Joan Collins. He moved on to marry the American singer and author, Belinda Jo Carlisle in 1986.
After splitting from Mason in 1982, Perrine was spotted with another boyfriend in the person of Mick Jagger, an English singer, songwriter, actor and film producer who gained worldwide fame as the lead singer and one of the founding members of the Rolling Stones. The two were sighted together at New York City club, Xenon in 1982 and eventually separated in the same year.
Stanley Dragoti is the last person on the former actress’ interesting dating list. He was a film director whom she reportedly dated from 1982 to 1984. Dragoti was previously married to the model and fashion designer, Cheryl Rae Tiegs; they got married in 1970 and then separated in 1979 before he kicked off an affair with Perrine. He subsequently dated American model Alana Stewart and actress Lori Singer before his demise in July 2018.
She Was Once Engaged
Based on a reliable source, Valerie Perrine was supposed to get married to a wealthy Los Angeles Playboy who also worked as a gun collector some years back. The pair met while the Superman star was working as a showgirl in Las Vegas and later began an affair which they planned on taking to the next level before the death of her fiance, a month before their planned marriage.
The man died from an accidental discharge, having shot himself to death after a gun discharged, ricocheted off a door and pierced his lung. At the moment, Valerie is said to be single and not dating anyone.
The Former Actress Won Many Awards For Her Role Of Stripper Honey Bruce
While still active in the film industry, Valerie Perrine is well-known for playing seductive roles which she executed with precision having previously worked as a showgirl. Beginning her career with the role of soft-core pornography actress in Slaughterhouse-Five in 1972, she went on to portray the character of Lenny Bruce’s wife, Honey Bruce who worked as a stripper in her lifetime.
She excellently depicted the character, as such, she was recognized with many accolades. She gained a nomination for Academy Award, as well Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and then won National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress.
For her portrayal of Eve Teschmacher is Superman (1998), Valerie was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Then in 1985, her role of Tina in the TV series, Faerie Tale Theatre earned her CableACE Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
She Starred In Over 60 Films And TV Series Before Retiring From Acting
In the year 2017, Valerie Perrine retired from acting due to health problems. She is presently suffering from Parkinson’s disease for which she underwent brain surgery in 2017 but it wasn’t successful. Prior to her retirement, she had roles in a slew of films and TV series and achieved an acting career that spanned over four decades. In 1972, she featured in the TV film, The Couple takes a Wife and then gone ahead to star in other TV movies such as Lady Luck (1973), Steambath (1973), Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women (1978), Marian Rose White (1982), Malibu (1983), Sweet Bird of Youth (1989), and Burning Shore (1991).
She additionally scored roles in TV series; Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills (1986), Northern Exposure (1992), ER (1995), The Practice (1997), As the World Turns (1998-99), Family Law (2001), Third Watch (2005), and Lights Out (2011). Aside from the aforementioned film roles which landed her award recognitions, Valerie Perrine further played Georgette Starkey in Maid to Order (1987), Tilly Baker in Girl in the Cadillac (1995), Margo in What Women Want (2000), Lenora Tripp in The Californians (2005), and Ethel in Silver Skies (2016).