International Set: Toujours Pret

He was short, not overly bright, and bowlegged from years of polo. Yet Porfirio Rubirosa parlayed his genius for making women forget all that into 30 years of grand spree on the international circuit, a private fortune, a worldwide reputation as the last of the Casanovas, and lawful unions with five of the world's most beautiful, or else most spectacularly wealthy women.

Opinions differ on the essence of his appeal. Elsa Maxwell defined it as being "so unbelievably charming and thoughtful that you are off guard before you know it." Zsa Zsa Gabor...

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