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Famous Women Who Married Much Older Men

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List of Famous Women Who Married Older Men ranked by fame and popularity. It is quite common for women to marry older men, and several of Hollywood's most famous actresses have done just that. Some famous women marry wealthy older men for security, while others marry for true love. One famous lady even married a man 63 years her senior.

Who is the most famous woman who married an older man? Katie Holmes tops our list. The “Dawson's Creek” actress married Tom Cruise, after dating for about a year, on November 18, 2006, when she was 27 and he was 43. They divorced in 2012. This was Holmes's only marriage. Cruise was previously married to Mimi Rogers from 1987–1990 and Nicole Kidman from 1990-2001. More recently, Holmes has been rumored to be dating “Ray” actor Jamie Foxx.

Anna Nicole Smith married J. Howard Marshall II on June 27, 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. They were together until his death in 1995. Smith was previously married to Billy Smith from 1985–1993. She later married Howard K. Stern in 2006 and they were together until her death a year later.

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