Who Did Warren Beatty Date?: The Full List Of His Lovers

By | December 7, 2016

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Circa 1961: Actor Warren Beatty and actress Natalie Wood attend a party in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The question of just who Warren Beatty dated has been asked for decades -- read up on the heartthrob actor's love life and you begin to wonder whether it's better to ask if there are any famous ladies of the time period he didn't romance. Warren Beatty was rarely seen without a beautiful woman on his arm, from the late 1950s through the early 1990s. Although he has been happily married to actress Annette Bening since 1992, Warren Beatty had a long-established reputation for being a womanizer. The list of celebrities he dated is long and reads like a who’s who of the groovy era. He slept with virtually every one of his co-stars (Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Isabelle Adjani). He slept with folk singers and pop stars. He slept with Bond Girls and Brigitte Bardot. He slept with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue models (Carol Alt, Elle MacPherson, Stephanie Seymour). He slept with women much younger than him and much older than him. He slept with newscasters. And though it strains belief in one man's virility, it's alleged that he slept with both a sitting First Lady and a member of the British royal family.

In a 2010 biography, writer Peter Biskind asserted that Beatty had bedded 12,775 women -- a number the actor disputed. The math is tricky -- if you figure Beatty had a 40-year run as a bachelor, he'd have to seduce a new woman almost every day over that entire time period (like God, he'd get Sundays off) to put up such an eye-popping total. There's little doubt that Beatty was Hollywood's most accomplished lothario, but there has to be some level of exaggeration here. He could not possibly have slept with all the women to whom he's been connected.

Or could he? 

"Warren goes through women on an industrial scale," Natalie Wood once remarked, "although he does it with great charm."

When it comes to Warren Beatty, it's hard to know where the truth ends and the legend begins. So many of the women -- among the most beautiful in Hollywood -- freely admit to the relationships or interludes. There's a lot of photographic evidence that he stepped out on the town with a lot of different women. Beatty himself doesn't say much, but nobody is calling him a liar. And most of his conquests did take place in the '60s and '70s, when people were getting around a lot more than they seem to today. 

If you're wondering who Warren Beatty has dated, we've got an attempt to give you the long and scarecely-believable story. This is the "full" list of partners we could verify (except where indicated), but there are more stories out there that journalistic integrity prevents us from repeating.

Jane Fonda

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Early in both of their careers, actress (and future activist and fitness guru) Jane Fonda fell for the pretty young man who'd later become Hollywood's most infamous loverboy. After a screen test that ignited a romance, Fonda became one of the first young starlets who spent some time on the arm of Warren Beatty. The relationship didn't last, though, and according to Peter Biskind's Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, Fonda didn't have much choice in the matter -- not after Beatty spotted Joan Collins at the Los Angeles restaurant La Scala.