Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis were introduced in 1957. They took a three-week cruise along the Greek and Turkish coasts in the summer of 1959, where their notorious affair began. (Onassis was then married to Tina Livanos. He married Jackie Kennedy in 1968).
Aristotle Onassis was born in Smyrna, Turkey in 1906 – throughout his life he maintained two passports, with two very different dates of birth. He was known for his business success, his great wealth and also his personal life, including his marriage to Athina Livanos, daughter of shipping tycoon Stavros G. Livanos, his affair with opera star Maria Callas and his marriage in 1968 to Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of President John F. Kennedy.
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