Famous Japanese film director Susumu Hani and actress Sachiko Hidari met while working together on the set of his film “Early Spring” and just like that – the two fell madly in love. They got married in 1959 and finally went on their honeymoon a year later. They stayed together for 18 years.
Above, we see the happy young couple attending a film festival in London, where they spent their honeymoon. Susumu won awards for his films “Outlaw: Gangster VIP” and “Unholy Desire.” Sachiko was a celebrated actress known for her leading role in the film “Tokyo Twilight.” It was certainly a match made in Japan, that’s for sure.
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding
It seems like Elizabeth Taylor appears on this list way too many times. But it does make sense. After all, eight weddings probably means you also went on eight honeymoons. Looking as elegant as always, Elizabeth Taylor shares a laugh with her new husband, Michael Wilding, below.
The couple was leaving the Berkeley Hotel in London to head off to Paris, their next honeymoon destination. Wilding was a talented stage actor that fell madly in love with Taylor on their first meeting. Who can blame him? Their marriage lasted five years, during which they had two children. Considering Taylor’s track record with husbands, five years was quite an accomplishment.
Patrick MacNee and Katherine Woodville
Actors Patrick MacNee and Katherine Woodville had a honeymoon to remember in Palm Springs in 1966. Patrick was an actor from England, best known for his role as John Steed in the popular British television show “The Avengers.” Katherine starred in several British films and was also a former Bond girl.
They met while working on the set of “Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde” and fell hard for each other. Above, we see the happy newlyweds sharing a smile while enjoying some sun by the pool. Due to prior acting engagements, they had to delay their honeymoon for almost a year.
Ginger Rogers and Jacques Bergerac
Ginger Rogers was one of America’s favorite Hollywood leading ladies throughout the 1930s. Her performances alongside Fred Astaire and her role in hit films of the era made her an international sensation. Rogers married, for a fourth time, to French actor Jacques Bergerac in 1953. The two met at a party hosted by Hollywood royalty Barbara Hutton.
Both their wedding and their honeymoon were in sunny Palm Springs, where the photo above was taken. There might not be that many better locations to share both memories at. At the time, Ginger was 15 years older than Jacques, which obviously gave the press a lot to talk about.
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee were an iconic couple in the 1950s. Bobby was a talented singer with hit tunes, such as “Dream Lover,” and Sandra was a popular actress starring in films like “A Summer Place” and “Gidget.” The two met on the set of “Come September,” and their chemistry was undeniable. They married soon after.
The sweet, young couple ended up tying the knot at an intimate ceremony in New Jersey at a mutual friend’s house. Above, you can see them cuddle together as they wait for their plane to take off for California to celebrate their honeymoon.