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Famous people who have dated Howard Hughes, listed by most recent with photos when available. If you're wondering "Who has Howard Hughes dated?" then you've come to the right place. You might also be interested in these shocking facts about Howard Hughes' many obsessions. This list features Howard Hughes's ex-girlfriends along with additional information about them, such as when they were born and what their profession is. These women come in all shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common is that they're all women that Howard Hughes has either dated or canoodled with. It's not hard to get jealous of these women that Howard Hughes has gone out with, so try your hardest to contain your envy.

Howard Hughes' last wife, Jean Peters, was reported to be the only woman he had ever loved. Although they ended up getting divorced, Howard Hughes had his men follow Jean Peters everywhere to keep a close eye on her. 

People here include Howard Hughes' exes and women he married like Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Faith Domergue, and Ava Gardner.

This list answers the questions, "What are the names of Howard Hughes's ex-girlfriends?" and "Who has Howard Hughes hooked up with?"

It's not certain whether the people on this list are women that Howard Hughes has had sex with but it's safe to assume that when two adults are going out that some action will inevitably occur. Who has Howard Hughes slept with? We can't say for sure but it's most likely all the women on this list.


Jean Peters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Howard Hughes' Wives, Girlfriends & Romances
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Howard Hughes was married to Jean Peters from 1957 until 1971.

Jean Peters was an American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and as the second wife of Howard Hughes. Although possibly best remembered for her siren role in Pickup on South Street, Peters was known for her resistance to being turned into a sex symbol. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1926-2000)

Birthplace: East Canton, Ohio, USA

Profession: Actor

Credits: Pickup on South Street, Little Big Man, Viva Zapata!, Broken Lance, Three Coins in the Fountain, + more

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Howard Hughes' Wives, Girlfriends & Romances
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Howard Hughes reportedly had an affair with Marlene Dietrich in 1947.

Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1901-1992)

Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany

Profession: Actor, Singer, Violinist

Credits: Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again

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Faye Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Howard Hughes' Wives, Girlfriends & Romances
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Howard Hughes was reportedly in a relationship with Faye Emerson in 1947.

Faye Margaret Emerson was an American film actress and television interviewer known as "The First Lady of Television." Beginning in 1941, she acted in many Warner Brothers films. In 1944, she played one of her more memorable roles as Zachary Scott's former wife in The Mask of Dimitrios. She was the ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1917-1983)

Birthplace: Elizabeth, USA, Louisiana

Profession: Actor

Credits: A Face in the Crowd, Between Two Worlds, Destination Tokyo, I've Got a Secret, Guilty Bystander, + more

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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Howard Hughes' Wives, Girlfriends & Romances
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Rumor has it that Howard Hughes hooked-up with Rita Hayworth in 1947.

Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1918-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Cover Girl, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, Pal Joey

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