CHRISTINA ONASSIS (1950-1988)

“A Greek Tragedy”

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Christina and her father Aristotle Onassis, circa 1970

Christina Onassis was the daughter of shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and Tina Livanos. She was heir to two huge shipping fortunes. Her mother Tina died under mysterious circumstances in 1974 while married to Onassis’ archival Stavros Niarchos. “The Golden Greek,” as Onassis was known, was married to Jackie Kennedy at that time. Ari died in 1975, a broken man after the tragic death of his only son, Alexander, a classmate of René’s. René was closely involved with the family during Onassis’ last illness and death at a hospital René was running in Paris. After her father’s death Christina married three more times, ultimately having her only daughter, Athina in 1985. Christina tragically died three years later in Argentina from an apparent heart attack, caused by excessive dieting.

(This presentation is approximately 30-40 minutes)

Christina and Mom

Christina with her mother Tina Livanos, circa 1957

Christina with husband and child

Christina with husband Thierry and daughter Athina, 1985

Christina with cola bottle

Christina when addicted to Coca Cola