Monday 9 December 2019

Star claims she had 'wild affair' with Bowie in 1980s

David Bowie, with whom Susan Sarandon claims to have had an affair
David Bowie, with whom Susan Sarandon claims to have had an affair

Nick Allen, Los Angeles

SUSAN Sarandon, the Hollywood actress, has disclosed she had a love affair with David Bowie in the 1980s.

Sarandon (67), the star of 'Thelma and Louise', described the singer as "extraordinary" and "worth idolising".

They met while filming 'The Hunger', a horror movie released in 1983. It also starred Catherine Deneuve.

Sarandon revealed the relationship in an interview about her new film, 'The Last of Robin Hood', which centres on a romance between a young woman and an older movie star.

Asked if she had ever had a "wild love affair with a big celebrity", she told 'The Daily Beast': "There have been a couple of famous, pretty interesting ones. One rock star, and another actor."

Asked who the rock star was, she replied "Bowie". She added: "That was a really interesting period. I wasn't supposed to have kids, and I'm the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn't ever in a mode where I was looking to raise a family. So that definitely changes the gene pool you're dipping into.

"But Bowie's just a really interesting person, and so bright. He's a talent, and a painter, and ... he's great."

Bowie (67), and his first wife, Angie, were divorced in 1980. In 1992 he married his current wife, the model Iman. Sarandon married Chris Sarandon aged 20 in 1967 and divorced 12 years later, keeping his name.

In 1988, she began a two-decade long relationship with fellow actor Tim Robbins – they have two sons. The actress also has a daughter with Franco Amurri, the Italian film director. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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