Published a thin volume of sentimental poetry titled "Day Dreams" in 1923. The book sold hundreds of thousands of copies. In 2010 it was reprinted by 1921 PVG Publishing with a foreword by Evelyn Zumaya.
Ranked #80 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Some say that the ghost of Rudolph Valentino occasionally drops by The Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments, a senior home at 1714 Ivar Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments was formerly the Knickerbocker Hotel -- Rudolf Valentino was a regular at the hotel's bar before his death in 1926,
The Rudolph Valentino Film Festival, held in Los Angeles, CA was created in his honor.
Valentino and Jean Acker had one of the shortest celebrity marriages on record - six hours. After courting for just a few days, they impulsively married November 5 1919, but Jean locked him out of their hotel room later that night after a spat. They separated, and their divorce was finalized in 1922. Ironically, after their divorce, they became good friends.
Was paired with Nita Naldi in four movies: Blood and Sand (1922), A Sainted Devil (1924), The Hooded Falcon (1924) and Cobra (1925).
Worked as a dishwasher, taxi dancer, and gardener before starring in The Son of the Sheik (1926).