Have you ever seen a more passionate photo than the one of Joe Dassin and his wife, Christine Delvaux, below? We doubt you have. Truth be told – this is like a shot taken out of “The Notebook” or one of the romantic dramas of the last 30 years. And yet, it was taken back in the ’70s!
In 1977, French singer-songwriter Joe Dassin and his wife Christine Delvaux decided to honeymoon on the stunning island of Martinique — a fitting choice for the couple that had been head-over-heels in love since they first met. Joe was known for his romantic ballads, while Christine was a beautiful actress who starred in several classic French films.
Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli
In 1945, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli had a honeymoon fit for two superstars. After their grand wedding in Hollywood, the pair jetted off to New York City, where they spent a romantic few weeks. With Broadway theater shows, luxury accommodations, fine dining experiences, and lots of sightseeing, it's no wonder why this celebrity couple chose NYC as their destination.
Judy was already a rising star, having skyrocketed to fame with her role in “The Wizard of Oz” and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” while Vincente was a renowned film director who had helmed hits like “Cabin in the Sky” and “Yolanda and the Thief.”
Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles
Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth flew to Acapulco for their second honeymoon in 1946. The stars separated for a short period and decided to celebrate their reunion in Mexico. Neither were strangers to fame — Orson was known for his iconic “Citizen Kane” and “The Third Man,” while Rita was an image of glamor thanks to her sultry performance in “Gilda.”
Above, we see the Hollywood couple boarding a flight to Mexico, where they split their time between relaxing at Errol Flynn’s yacht and filming “Lady of Shanghai.” Truth be told, there might not be a more iconic pair of Hollywood stars on this list who ended up going on a honeymoon together.
Colin Petersen and Joanne Newfield
Bee Gee’s drummer Colin Petersen and Canadian businesswoman Joanne Newfield got married in 1968 and left for their honeymoon eleven days after the ceremony. The young couple got married in The Bahamas and had their honeymoon in Majorca, Spain. Clearly, these two were beach lovers and wanted to make the most of the good weather on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Australian-born drummer and his wife wanted some peace and quiet for a few weeks, so they kept their honeymoon dates a secret from the press. And guess what? Unlike so many other honeymooners on this list - this couple remains married to this day!
Errol Flynn and Lili Damita
Errol Flynn was one of the real playboys of his time. So it makes sense that the actor and Lili Damita had a whirlwind romance in 1936 before they tied the knot. The famous actors are seen below about to board a plane for Los Angeles, where they spent their honeymoon.
While Errol was an up-and-coming actor, his career hadn't yet reached a fever pitch of success as it later would. As for Lili, although her background was firmly rooted in French aristocracy, she'd chosen to pursue a career in film. Unfortunately, they had a very messy divorce in 1942, which was detailed in Flynn’s autobiography years later.