Saturday, November 16, 2013

Liberty Ross: Ephebophilia Runs in the Family

Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart                         Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets and in another blog post about Kristen Stewart's on-screen age-discrepant relationships. For example, in Twilight (2008), she played a 17-year-old high student who was in a relationship with a 103-year-old vampire and in On the Road (2012), she played Mary Lou, a teen sex toy for middle-aged Dean. And I wrote about Kristen's affair on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman with Rupert Sanders, the 41-year-old married director of the film.

This month's issue of Vanity Fair has a profile on Sanders' ex-wife, Chanel model and actress, Liberty Ross who ironically played Stewart's mother in Snow White and the Huntsman.

The article shares that Ross was humiliated by the news that her then husband's mistress was "someone so young and famous" with a defiant bad girl attitude.

But it turns out that Ross' maternal grandfather, Lord Killearn, was a high commissioner, an ambassador to Egypt, and, most relevantly, preferred young women as well. The article states that "At 56, he married her grandmother Jacqueline, who was 19 at the time."

Ironically, when Ross was 10-years-old, she posed as one of Ozzy Osbourne's child brides on the cover of his No Rest for the Wicked album. 

Lastly, when Ross was a high school senior, her relationship with her 26-year-old future husband, Rupert Sanders, began to develop. 

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