Exploring Stewart Granger's Love Life: A List Of His Past Relationships

Stewart Granger, a renowned British film actor, left an indelible mark on the movie industry with his memorable performances in films such as "The Last Hunt" and "King Solomon's Mines." He passed away on August 16, 1993.

Throughout his life, Granger experienced the highs and lows of romance. He had been married to three different women. His previous spouses include Viviane Caroline LeCerf, Jean Simmons, and Elspeth March. 

Relationship Status At The Time Of Death

At the time of his passing, Stewart Granger was not romantically involved with anyone. On August 16, 1993, the world bid farewell to this esteemed British film actor. His demise was attributed to prostate and bone cancer. He was 80 years old. 


Young Stewart Granger in a Photoshoot SOURCE: Pinterest

Granger is survived by three daughters: Tracy, residing in Los Angeles, Lindsay in London, and Samantha in Paris. Additionally, he is survived by a son named James, who resides in Rio de Janeiro. 

Past Marriages

Viviane Caroline LeCerf

Granger's marriage to Viviane Caroline LeCerf took place on June 8, 1964, in Geneva, Switzerland. Their union, however, was relatively short-lived. They went their separate ways and officially divorced on August 1, 1969.

Unfortunately, there isn't much information available about the specifics of Granger and LeCerf's marriage. Both of them maintained a level of privacy regarding their personal lives. 

Jean Simmons

Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons shared a significant chapter in their lives as husband and wife. They tied the knot on December 20, 1950, in Tucson, Arizona. Her age was 21 and he was 37 at the time. 


Stewart Granger and his ex-wife, Jean Simmons SOURCE: Pinterest

Unfortunately, Granger and Simmons' journey as a married couple concluded with a divorce on August 12, 1960. Despite the end of their romantic relationship, both persevered in their respective careers within the entertainment industry. 

First Met On Work

The initial spark between Jean and Stewart ignited on the sets of the 1945 film "Caesar and Cleopatra." Their paths converged in the world of cinema, where he took on the role of Apollodorus, and she had a small yet memorable part as a harpist in the movie. 

Little did Granger and Simmons anticipate that their professional collaboration would evolve into a deeper, personal connection. The magic of the film industry brought them together.

Why Did Stewart And Jean Divorced?

The dynamics of Simmons and Granger's marriage took an unexpected turn with the entrance of Richard Brooks, her second husband. Their relationship transformed as she found herself falling in love with Richard, who was the director of "Elmer Gantry." She was still married to Stewart at the time.


Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons in a Photoshoot SOURCE: Pinterest

The connection Simmons and Brooks forged on the set surpassed the boundaries of professionalism. It evolved into a romantic involvement that played a role in the end of her marriage with Stewart. 

Reflecting on Jean's departure for Richard, Stewart expressed a perspective that went beyond personal hurt. He shared that he didn't hold resentment towards her. The actor compared their separation to a natural part of life where a child breaks away from an overprotective parent. However, what appeared to perplex him the most was the choice of Richard as her new partner. 

How Did Granger Treat His Second Wife?

During her first marriage with Stewart, Jean faced the pressure to conform to traditional roles, as mentioned in an article from Express. The emphasis seemed to be on her appearance rather than her capabilities. 

Simmons revealed that there was an expectation for her to be primarily "pretty." The actress expressed that, during this period, many people perceived her as quite helpless, labeling her as a clinger and a butterfly. 

Elspeth March

Stewart's first venture into matrimony was with Elspeth March. They exchanged vows on September 10, 1938, at St Mary's Church, the Boltons, Kensington, London. She was 24 years old. 


Stewart Granger's first wife, Elspeth March SOURCE: Pinterest

However, Granger and March's marital journey faced challenges. The couple ultimately decided to part ways, finalizing their divorce in 1948. The details surrounding their relationship remain relatively private. 

Met His First Wife At The Theatre

Granger's journey to his first marriage with Elspeth March started in Birmingham, as per the Independent. To be more specific, it was at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. It was there that they first crossed paths, and their connection deepened over time. 

Stewart had been involved in the theatre scene, having previously worked at the Hull Repertory Theatre. However, his time at Hull was marked by a pay dispute, leading him to part ways with the theatre. 

Past Relationships

Stewart Granger's romantic history was quite diverse. It featured several notable relationships throughout his life. Among his past partners were Gillian Vaughan in 1961, Karen Steele in 1960, and Deborah Kerr in 1949. 

Granger was also romantically linked with Ann Miller, Doris Duke, and Barbara Hutton. His encounters extended to some well-known figures in the entertainment industry, including Elizabeth Taylor in 1982, Lizabeth Scott in 1946, and iconic actresses like Hedy Lamarr, Merle Oberon, and Vivien Leigh. 


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