Maria Callas ‘led a life that fostered sensationalist coverage’. Photograph: Ben Martin/The Life Images Collection/Getty Images

There’s definitely something about Maria. But that shouldn’t be a mystery. She was one of the greatest singers of her time, and led a life that fos(...)

Letters sent from Jackie Kennedy, the wife of late US president John F. Kennedy, to a Dublin priest have been returned to the Kennedy family. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images.

Letters sent to an Irish priest by Jackie Kennedy, the former US first lady, have been returned to the Kennedy family. The Catholic Vincentian Order i(...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

Jackie Kennedy in Waterford, 1967. Her friend  Richard Cushing was criticised for defending her marriage to Aristotle Onassis the following year. Photograph: Colman Doyle /The National Photographic Archive

The revelation that Jacqueline Kennedy carried on a long, candid correspondence with an Irish priest is consistent with her preference for clerical co(...)

Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in New York in 1929, she died there as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1994, aged 64. She was the most famous woman in the U(...)

Portrait of members of the Kennedy family, including Rose Kennedy (seated fourth from left), at their home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on the night after John F Kennedy won the 1960 US Presidential election,  November 9th, 1960. Photo: Getty Images

During the vast coverage last November of the 50th anniversary of the death of John F Kennedy, much attention focused on the behaviour of the p(...)

Three-year-old John F Kennedy Jr salutes his father’s casket in Washington on November 25th, 1963. Jackie Kennedyand daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president’s brothers  Edward Kennedy and attorney general Robert Kennedy. Photograph: AP

On the 50th anniversary of the death of US president John F Kennedy, assassination fascination cranks up again. As pictures across the media remind th(...)

The Kennedys with President Charles de Gaulle of France in Paris in 1961

They were the most famous power couple in the world, young, beautiful, rich, their faces on the cover of endless magazines, their every move photograp(...)