Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev
1938 - 1993
Rudolf Nureyev  Russian Dancer

Rudolf Nureyev dating history


Rudolf Nureyev was in relationships with Talitha Pol (1965 - 1971), Erik Bruhn (1961 - 1986), Leonard Bernstein, Tab Hunter, Menia Martinez, Teja Kremke and Frederick Ashton.

Rudolf Nureyev had encounters with Richard Avedon and Anthony Perkins.

Rudolf Nureyev is rumoured to have hooked up with Helmut Berger.


Russian Dancer Rudolf Nureyev was born Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev on 17th March, 1938 in Irkutsk, Russia and passed away on 6th Jan 1993 Paris, France aged 54. He is most remembered for Defected to France from Kirov Ballet. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Rudolf Nureyev was in an on-screen matchup with Nastassja Kinski in Exposed (1983).

Rudolf Nureyev is a member of the following lists: LGBT Muslims, Russian ballet dancers and Soviet defectors.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating7 25 years 4 years, 5 months 6 years
Encounter2 - - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total10 25 years 3 years, 1 month 6 years


First Name Rudolf
Middle Name Hametovich
Last Name Nureyev
Full Name at Birth Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev
Alternative Name Rudi
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th March, 1938
Birthplace Irkutsk, Russia
Died 6th January, 1993
Place of Death Paris, France
Cause of Death AIDS (-related cardiac complications)
Buried Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Cemetery, Paris, France
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature High Cheekbones, Cats Eyes
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity White
Nationality Russian
Occupation Text Ballet dancer, choreographer
Occupation Dancer
Claim to Fame Defected to France from Kirov Ballet
Year(s) Active 1958–1992
Official Websites,,,,,
Associated People Margot Fonteyn, Karen Kain

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev ( NEWR-ee-ef, nyuurr-AY-ef; Tatar/Bashkir: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев; Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев, 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Soviet-born ballet dancer and choreographer. Nureyev is regarded by some as the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation.

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Rudolf Nureyev54 PiscesDancer
Talitha Pol30 LibraActress
Erik Bruhn57 LibraDancer
Menia Martinez-Dancer
Teja Kremke-
Richard Avedon81 TaurusPhotographer
Frederick Ashton83 VirgoChoreographer
Anthony Perkins60 AriesActor
Helmut Berger77 GeminiActor
Leonard Bernstein72 VirgoConductor
Tab Hunter86 CancerActor


Coup de foudre1988TV Show
Commedia dell'arte1986TV Movie
Exposed1983Daniel JellineMovie
Romeo & Juliet1982RomeoTV Movie
Venezia, carnevale - Un amore1982Prof. Giovanni AngeloTV Movie
Valentino1977Rudolph ValentinoMovie
Don Quixote1973BasilioMovie
Nijinsky: Unfinished Project1970Vaclav NijinskyMovie
The Nutcracker1968Drosselmeyer, The PrinceTV Movie
Schwanensee1967Prince SiegfriedMovie
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort1967Short Film
Romeo and Juliet1966RomeoMovie
BP Super Show1964BasilioTV Show
Große Tänzer1955Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

MartianAwarenessMartianAwarenessFeb 9, 2015

The sheer power of his dancing was breathtaking. Simply the best principal dancer ever to fly across the ballet stage.

Alberto M.Feb 27, 2011

I am a true fan of Rudolf. He was of the most famous and best dancers of the world!

micaFeb 16, 2010

I miss him incredibly.. If you have any information about him pls let me know. I do highly appreciated.

LindsayMillerLindsayMillerJul 20, 2008

Love Rudolf! He was such a beautiful man!!!

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