Paolo Cossa & Faith Domergue

1961 - 1996

Faith Domergue and Paolo Cossa  


Paolo Cossa and Faith Domergue were married for 30 years before Paolo Cossa died aged 66.


American Actress Faith Domergue passed away on 4th Apr 1999 Santa Barbara, California, USA aged 74. Born Faith Marie Domergue on 16th June, 1924 (Gemini) in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and educated at St. Monica's Convent School, Faith Domergue is most remembered for Young Widow (1946).... Gerry Taylor. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingJan 1961 - 11th Jul 1966 5 years, 6 months
Married11th Jul 1966 - Nov 1996 30 years, 4 months
Total Jan 1961 - Nov 1996 35 years, 10 months

(11 July 1966 - 1996) (his death)
meets her future husband, Paolo Cossa
November 1963
columnist Louis Sobol reports: “Former film star Faith Domergue and Paolo Cossa of Rome are headed for the altar. Faith, after a year in Italy and Paris, is currently in New York - and Paolo flew in to keep her company...”
February 1964
Hedda Hopper knows: “Faith Domergue came west to see her children and do ‘Bonanza,’ but she’ll be off to Rome again to see handsome Paolo Cossa. Faith says she’s as close to marrying him as she has been anyone. Her 14-year-old daughter, here attending Immaculate Heart College, returns to Italy with her...”
December 1965
Sobol returns to her: “Former film star Faith Domergue is houseguesting with Liz Schafft - and admitting her chief romantic interest these days is Paolo Cossa, former Italian director...”
May 1966
is seen with Paolo Cossa, a local restaurateur, at Hawaii Kai
June 66
is expected to marry Cossa early next month
11 July 66
marries Italian assistant director Paolo P. Cossa, a "very deboinare Roman," in Monterey, California. He`s 37; she`s 39.
October 1966
Harrison Carroll reveals: “Refusing to admit defeat, actress Faith Domergue confirms that she and husband Paolo Cossa are battling but won’t concede that they will split. The question came up when Faith showed up alone at Jim Hills’s birthday party for Rex Harrison. ‘It’s true,’ Faith tells me, ‘Paolo and I had an argument, I go out alone. He goes out alone. But I am leaving for Nashville for about two weeks to do the picture Track of Thunder. Paolo will stay here and look after the children. When I get back, we’ll have to talk. We’ll see then what is going to happen.’ Friends are hoping tat they patch it up. Faith and Paolo have been going together off and on for years. Everybody hoped that the marriage would give them lasting happiness...”
follows Cossa to Rome, Italy
she and Cossa part their time between Geneva, Switzerland, and Marbella, Spain

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Relationship Timeline

November, 1996 - Breakup

11th July, 1966 - Marriage

January, 1961 - Hookup

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Paolo Cossa
Faith Domergue
Age (at start of relationship)
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