Is Jessica Chastain Now a Countess? See Which Celebs Scored Fancy Titles When They Wed
Well, let's say TBD on this one. Chastain's newly minted husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo is the son of a count. However, he himself won't become a count (or Chastain a countess) until his father passes away, and then only if he inherits the title — a.k.a. if he doesn't have older brothers who'd receive it before him. However, when and if those two pieces fall into place, you can call her Oscar nominee and countess.
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
In 1984, the Scream Queens star wed writer/director Christopher Guest — who would become Britain's Baron Haden-Guest of Saling. Curtis comes from Hollywood royalty herself, daughter to actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. "When I got married, the only gift that I asked for from my father is that my entire family and all my siblings would be in one room," she told PEOPLE in October. "And I have a photograph from my wedding of my entire family."
This actress's royal wedding remains as one of the most iconic. "Mom said it was 'overwhelming,' " son Prince Albert told PEOPLE while sharing photos from the ceremony. "That 'excited' or the word 'overjoyed' wasn't strong enough to express her feelings. My father said so too." Kelly, then 26, married Monaco's Prince Rainier and scored more than 140 formal titles that reportedly took 25 minutes to recite at the ceremony.
The My So-Called Life star married Charlie Courtenay, son and heir of Earl of Devon, in 2002. "We met in a bar in Vegas," she said . "He didn't know I was an actress. I didn't know he had a castle." Langer picked up the titles countess and Lady Courtenay.
Hollywood icon Hayworth was married five times, but it was with Prince Aly Khan that she scored her royal status. The two divorced when their daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, was 3 years old. "There were always good feelings between them, and although their marriage didn't work, theirs was a truly good relationship," Princess Yasmin wrote in a PEOPLE obituary for her mother in 1987.
ZSA ZSA GABOR
Before her death at age 99 last December, Gabor, a headline-grabbing socialite and actress, gained a noble title in her final marriage: Princess von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony. She married Frederic Prinz von Anhalt in 1986. "The moment a man is bad, I fall in love with him," Gabor told PEOPLE days before their wedding. "I always marry bad men. It's a sickness, my sickness. The more bad they tell me they are, the more I am attracted. That's my tragedy."
LUANN DE LESSEPS
The Real Housewives of New York City star was married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps for 16 years before they divorced. "I was devastated," she told PEOPLE after news of their split. "I knew that we were kind of separating, but I was hoping that things were going to work out." On New Year's Eve, life took a happier turn when she married Tom D'Agostino Jr. in Palm Beach, Florida, though remarrying did cause her to lose the title.
The Olympic swimmer wed Grace Kelly's son, Prince Albert of Monaco, in 2011, but the pair met at a swim meet in 2000. "It's a very exciting moment for me," she said in a translated interview with Madame Figaro magazine. "I think any woman who is lucky to be loved by the man she loves is living a fairy tale." Wittstock wore a Giorgio Armani Privé gown, and the newlyweds honeymooned in South Africa. Today, they have 2-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella.
Before the Vinyl star built an adorable family with actor Jason Sudeikis, she eloped with Italian prince Tao Ruspoli when she was 18. Ruspoli's family owns the Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome and a castle in Italy, where they had the ceremony. "I was very lucky I met this person," Wilde told PEOPLE. The two filed for divorce in 2011.