14 Great People Who Were Also Perverts People

14 Great People Who Were Also Perverts

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As some sort of a sequel to Beau Iverson's list (http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-most-historically-important-perverts-of-all-time/beau-iverson), I've decided to compile this list of 14 other allegedly awesome people who were really perverts in their private life.Your opinion on Lewis Carroll, Charlie Chaplin, HG Wells and Lord Byron will never be the same.

A lot of googling involved here, and some of the sites used may not be accurate. If I made a mistake, please make a Disquz comment so I can correct it!

Sorry about the line breaks - Ranker appears to have a strange bug where blank lines mysteriously disappear, so I put in extra ones for good measure.
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    Guilty of: Incest, bestiality, paedophillia, being Eric Gill, etc.

    Who's this guy?   

    A successful sculptor and typeface designer. Many of his fonts are still used today.

    What's his story?

    Although he claims to be a devout Catholic, he was also a complete pervert who went much farther than extra-marital affairs. This guy should be extremely thankful that he never got caught.

    Let's start with his sculptures. A 1907 sculpture of his depicted a naked girl next to Christ. His sister Angela was a model for the naked girl. At the time of the sculpting, his wife was pregnant. Inspired by Hindu art, he decided to make another sculpture of two gods making love, which he referred to as 'they (big) group [censored]'. He used another sister, Gladys, and her husband as models while his apprentice stood guard outside.  
    Gill is said to have incestuous relationships with both Angela and Gladys. He also had a pal, Jacob Ebstein, whose 'art style' was very similar. They would take nude photos of each other and, at one point, even made plans to make a modern stonehenge of naked people. 

    After becoming a Catholic, he decided to sculpt exclusively (and explicitly) for Catholic clients only. He saw sex as 'an aspect of God's glory'. Some of his very explicit works even depicted Christ. Well, I'm sure that incest with his sisters and two oldest daughters, was not a very Catholic thing to do. He even raped the family dog. As the family lived in isolation, his daughters actually got used to this type of abuse and thought that was a normal thing that fathers did.

    His son Gordian, on the contrary, was much angrier at their father. Although there are no records of him being abused and Gill sometimes denounced homosexuality, he did admit to 'male sexual high-jinks'.

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    Guilty of: Child pornography 

    Who's this guy? 

    Author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Horrible mathematician in real life (he wrote Alice in Wonderland to ridicule the study of complex numbers). 

    What's his story? 

    Carroll was perhaps one of the first people to take up photography as a habit. He took about 3000 photographs in his life, of which only 1000 have survived. About 500 of those were of little girls. 

    You see, unlike Charlie Chaplin and HG Wells (both of whom are on this list), Carroll did not have any affairs with women. He remained a bachelor throughout his life. Unfortunately, that meant he always had an entourage of little girls around him. He would write poems, riddles and other fun stuff for the girls, as well as... love letters. Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, was one of them. The moment the girls reached puberty, they would kick them out.

    Carroll enjoyed taking pictures of his little friends. They were harmless at first, but in the 1870s, he started taking pictures of them with no clothes on. What's more, their families were fine with it. All but four of the nude photos have survived to this day.

    Carroll only liked English girls. American girls were too rude for him. As for boys, he wrote, 'I confess I do not admire naked boys in pictures. They always seem... to need clothes, whereas one hardly sees why the lovely forms of girls should ever be covered up.'

    According to Carroll, he was tormented by the 'inclinations of my sinful heart' and often lay down in bed thinking about maths to ward off his 'unholy thoughts'. Let's just be glad that he dropped photography in 1880.

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    Guilty of:  M asochism, possible paederasty (relationship with a teenage boy)

    Who's this guy?

    Better known as Lawrence of Arabia, which is a pretty self-explanatory name - he played a major role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. He was also an archaeologist.

    What's his story?

    Lawrence was a celibate who hated being touched, and his friends believed he was asexual, but according to some, this changed when he met  Dahoum, a 12-year-old Syrian boy who worked with him in archaeology. The two allegedly fell in love and lived together. It has even been claimed that Lawrence wrote about 'sweet' embraces in his journal and made a naked model of Dahoum, although it was probably just a demon. 

    In his memoir The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (which was dedicated to Dahoum, by the way), he claims that he was captured by Turks in 1917, brutally beaten and raped. Then, guess what? He felt 'delicious warmth, probably sexual, swelling through me'. Some believe the incident never happened at all, and was just a display of his masochism. 

    What's more, he regularly asked his pal John Bruce to whip his buttocks over a period of 12 years. He would ask to be flogged 30-75 in a tent, sometimes with a witness, then have them write an account of the flogging to read later. His excuse? An uncle identified only as 'R' (who probably never existed) asked him to be disciplined. It is said that his masochism originated from his mother's frequent beatings of him.

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    Guilty of: Being a playboy, stripping women in 'auditions'

    Who's this guy?

    THE single most famous actor of the silent film era. Even small children who have never heard of his name inevitably remember his hat-and-cane image.

    What's his story?   

    According to film historian Kevin Brownwing, 'Charles would only communicate with the actress he was auditioning via caption cards and mime, supposedly to test their ability to 'perform' in silent movies. The cards would become ever more lewd and suggestive as he got them to undress, and he would fondle their breasts in an exaggerated silent movie acting manner...' What's more, at the end, Chaplin would make them stand naked and throw pies at them. If they cried out, they failed the audition because, apparently, that made them unfit to mime.

    Not a very healthy image if you ask me. 

    Charlie Chaplin allegedly had affairs with numerous women during the late 20s and early 30s. He also held orgies at an Argyle Hotel with notorious actor Fatty Arbuckle, who is not to be confused with Garfield's owner Jon Arbuckle, who is extremely lucky to have a girlfriend. Fatty allegedly raped and killed a woman after getting drunk.

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    Guilty of: Paederasty , dressing up in all sorts of weird ways

    Who's this guy?

    A playwright and novelist known for his homosexuality, for which he was caged. Thought to be a 'matyr' to some homosexuals.

    What's his story? 

    Wilde is notorious for his weird dress. He dressed 'i n a velvet coat edged with braid, knee-breeches, black silk stockings, a soft loose shirt with a wide turn-down collar, and a large flowing tie'. 

    Wilde really liked having relationships with young boys. The Picture of Dorian Gray, in which a Basil Hallward painted a picture of a young man called Dorian Gray. The portrait would age each to Gray committed a sin. The story was based on his own experience with an artist called Basil Ward (wow, that's a whole world of difference, Oscar) painted a naked young man, but whose youth was lost before the portrait's completion.  
    Wilde was a big fan of the Uranian poets, who embraced paederasty. He had paederastic relationships with several people, including Robbie Ross, John Gray and Lord Alfred Douglas. He also liked sneaking off to sleep with male prostitutes, and also targetted servant boys and newsboys. He described these actions as 'feasting with panthers', and wrote that 'the danger was half the excitement'.

    His relationship with Douglas backfired. It was never a good idea from the start - the boxing rules are named after Douglas' father, the Marquess of Queensberry. After Queensberry said Wilde was gay, Wilde sued him for libel and lost, only to be prosecuted for sodomy. He went to jail and thus became a matyr for the gay movement.

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