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Margot Fonteyn (Margaret Evelyn Hookham) was born on 18 May, 1919 in Reigate, Surrey, England, UK, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Margot Fonteyn's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Margot Fonteyn networth?

Popular As Margaret Evelyn Hookham
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 18 May 1919
Birthday 18 May
Birthplace Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
Date of death 21 February, 1991
Died Place Panama City, Panama
Nationality UK

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Who Is Margot Fonteyn's Husband?

Her husband is Roberto 'Tito' Arias (6 February 1955 - 1989) ( his death)

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When Tito died in 1989 Margot discovered that he had mortgaged their farm and she had to auction all her jewelry to pay for her own medical care for the newly discovered cancer.


She was chancellor of the University of Durham from 1981 to 1990. The main hall in Dunelm House, the Student Union building, is named the "Fonteyn Ballroom".


As a dancer she made her last appearance in Nureyev's 1979 summer season, and in February 1986 (aged 66) she appeared on stage for the last time, as 'The Queen' in "The Sleeping Beauty", for the Birmingham Royal Ballet in Miami. She subsequently retired to Panama where she and Tito ran a cattle stud.


In 1964, just when Margot was thinking about divorcing him, Tito was shot five times and from then he was paralyzed from the neck down. Margot flew to his side and from then on was his nurse as well as the wife he had never let her be before. Although she knew how he had had many affairs she dedicated the rest of her life to him. It was mainly because of the money she needed to care for Tito that she kept dancing long after most dancers would have retired. She attracted some bad publicity by performing in apartheid South Africa and in the Chile run by the military dictators.


In 1962 Margot was thinking of retirement (she was 43) from ballet when she met Rudolf Nureyev who had fled from the Soviet Union. Young Rudolf Nureyev revitalized Margot and led to some of her most wonderful performances.


Whilst Margot continued her successful career, she was made a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1956, Tito planned an armed invasion of Panama City to try to win back some of the power he felt was rightfully his. Margot joined him but the invasion was a total failure.


Despite his reputation the couple were married at the Panamanian Consulate in Paris in February 1955.


She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1951 King's Birthday Honours List for her services to ballet.


Robert Helpmann and Fonteyn were especially popular during World War II, and danced a large classical repertoire. He left Sadler's Wells in 1950 but occasionally returned as guest artist and choreographer.


Peggy Hookham was always destined to be a dancer. Her Brazilian/Irish mother groomed her for stardom from almost as soon as she could walk. When she was aged 8 her father's work took the family to Shanghai. Peggy and her Mother returned to the UK when she was 14. Her father stayed in Shanghai and was interned by the Japanese for the duration of the war. Young Peggy was enrolled with the Royal Ballet School just when they were looking for a young British dancer to groom as the new Prima Ballerina. Until then all leading dancers in Britain had been Russian or French. Part of the grooming process was to change her name to Margot Fonteyn. Her most influential coach was Tamara Karsavina in London. Fonteyn also regarded her teacher Olga Preobrajenska, a disciple of George Balanchine. Fontain herself worked with George Balanchine as he staged and choreographed ballet for Sadler's Wells. She soon showed the natural talents and dedication required of a Prima Ballerina and after many wonderful performances at Sadler's Wells she went with the Royal Ballet on their 1949 American tour. Her performance as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty on their opening night in NYC wowed the critics and fans alike. Her performance set a new standard for the role. Success followed success and she was soon to become the most famous and most successful ballerina in the world. But one thing eluded her. She fell in love with composer / conductor Constant Lambert but he decided in favor of another. She then fell for playboy Roberto "Tito" Arias. He was a Panamanian delegate to the U. N. and the son of a powerful Panamanian family that had fallen out of political favor.


Both she and Robert Helpmann were stars with the Vic-Wells Ballet in their youth, particularly when Alicia Markova left the Company in 1935. She called Helpmann her all-time favorite dance partner.


In 1933 Fonteyn joined the Vic-Wells Ballet School (now named the Royal Ballet of London) and achieved principal status by 1939.