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Stanley Kubrick Loves and Hookups

Updated October 13, 2018 4 items

Who did Stanley Kubrick date throughout his life and illustrious career? You can find his past romances and hookups right here. The legendary film director and screenwriter Stanley Kubrick dated plenty of beautiful women in his lifetime, but who's the most notable? From actresses to his high school sweetheart, Stanley Kubrick was married multiple times, but he had a few flings thrown in there as well. 

Perhaps the most well-known woman Stanley Kubrick dated was Christine Harlan. The pair met while filming Paths of Glory in 1957 and later wed in 1958. They had two daughters together, and remained spouses up until his passing in 1999. Years prior, Stanley Kubrick dated Ruth Sobotka and married her in 1955, only to divorce by 1957. Other Stanley Kubrick romances include his high school sweetheart Toba Metz, whom he was married to for three years, among others.

Who else will you find on this list women Stanley Kubrick dated? Take a look below to find out. 

  • Photo: Ron Galella / Getty Images

    While filming Paths of Glory in 1957, Stanley Kubrick started dating Christiane Harlan. They married in 1958, and moved in to a Beverly Hills home together with Harlan's daughter Katherina.

    The couple had two daughters (pictured): Anya (born April 6, 1959) and Vivian (born August 5, 1960).

    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
  • Photo: J. Wilds / Getty Images

    In 1952, Stanley Kubrick started dating Ruth Sobotka, and they lived together in New York's East Village. They married in January 1955, but later divorced in 1957.

    Ruth A. Sobotka (September 4, 1925 – June 17, 1967) was an Austrian-born American dancer, costume designer, art director, painter, and actress....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1925-1967)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Toba Metz

    High school sweethearts Stanley Kubrick and Toba Metz were married from May 1948 to 1951.

    Toba Metz is the ex-wife of Stanley Kubrick....
    • Age: 91
  • Maila Nurmi and Stanley Kubrick had a relationship probably sometime in the 1950s.

    Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008), known professionally as Maila Nurmi, was a Finnish-American actress and television personality who created the campy 1950s character Vampira. The daughter of a Finnish immigrant, Nurmi was raised in Oregon and relocated to Los Angeles in 1940 with hopes of being an actress. After several minor film roles, she found success in the Vampira character, television's first horror host. Nurmi hosted her own series, The Vampira Show, from 1954–55 on KABC-TV.After the show's cancellation, she appeared in the 1959 cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space, directed by Ed Wood. She is also billed as Vampira in the 1959 film The Beat...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1922-2008)
    • Birthplace: Petsamo Province