Margot Fonteyn

Margot Fonteyn
1919 - 1991
Margot Fonteyn  British Dancer

Margot Fonteyn dating history


Margot Fonteyn was previously married to Roberto Arias (1955 - 1989).

Margot Fonteyn was in relationships with David Niven and Laurence Olivier.

Margot Fonteyn had an encounter with Robert F. Kennedy.


British Dancer Margot Fonteyn was born Margaret Evelyn Hookham on 18th May, 1919 in Reigate, Surrey, England, UK and passed away on 21st Feb 1991 Panama City, Panama aged 71. She is most remembered for Classical Ballerina. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Margot Fonteyn is a member of the following lists: 1991 deaths, 20th-century English people and English people of Irish descent.


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Married1 52 years, 11 months - -
Dating2 - - -
Encounter1 - - -
Total4 52 years, 11 months 13 years, 2 months -


First Name Margot
Last Name Fonteyn
Maiden Name Hookham
Full Name at Birth Margaret Evelyn Hookham
Alternative Name Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, Peggy Hookham, Margot Fonteyn, Margaret Evelyn Hookham, Margaret Hookham, Peggy
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th May, 1919
Birthplace Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
Died 21st February, 1991
Place of Death Panama City, Panama
Cause of Death Cancer
Buried Panama
Build Slim
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
University Sadler`s Wells Ballet School
Occupation Text Dancer, Author Actress | Soundtrack
Occupation Dancer
Claim to Fame Classical Ballerina
Official Websites,,
Associated People Rudolph Nureyev

Dame Margaret Evelyn de Arias DBE (née Hookham; 18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), known by the stage name Margot Fonteyn, was an English ballerina. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet (formerly the Sadler's Wells Theatre Company), eventually being appointed prima ballerina assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II. Beginning ballet lessons at the age of four, she studied in England and China, where her father was transferred for his work. Her training in Shanghai was with George Goncharov, contributing to her continuing interest in Russian ballet. Returning to London at the age of 14, she was invited to join the Vic-Wells Ballet School by Ninette de Valois. She succeeded Alicia Markova as prima ballerina of the company in 1935. The Vic-Wells choreographer, Sir Frederick Ashton, wrote numerous parts for Fonteyn and her partner, Robert Helpmann, with whom she danced from the 1930s to the 1940s.

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Margot Fonteyn71 TaurusDancer
Roberto Arias71 ScorpioDiplomat
Robert F. Kennedy42 ScorpioPolitician
David Niven73 PiscesActor
Laurence Olivier82 GeminiActor


Schwanensee1967Odette, OdileMovie
Romeo and Juliet1966JulietMovie
Ninety Years On1964PerformerTV Movie
The Royal Ballet1960Ondine, Princess Odette, The FirebirdMovie
The Sleeping Beauty1959Princess AuroraTV Movie
The Nutcracker1958Sugar Plum FairyTV Movie
Producers' Showcase1954Cinderella, Princess AuroraTV Show
The Sleeping Princess1939The Princess AuroraTV Movie
Le lac des cygnes1937Odette, the Swan QueenTV Movie
Les patineurs1937White CoupleTV Movie
Escape Me Never1935Dancer in chorus (uncredited)Movie
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Maria_Teresa_CosteSep 21, 2008

Margot Fonteyn was one of the greatest ballerinas of the world; but she was also a great lady. She had everythig: talent, beauty, kindness, good maners, good temper, grace, tolerance. We`ll never forget her.

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