Isabel preysler celebrates seventy years at the top of a fame founded on the public and journalistic interest for his personal and family life. It became known five decades ago with an exchange of alliances with Julio Iglesias and, after another two marriages and five children, now he shares his life with the writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.
Isabel Preysler (Manila, Philippines, 1951) will blow out seventy candles this Thursday being “Queen of hearts“, a throne that he represents since he married Julio Iglesias in January 1971.
Surely Preysler has another life, but the one that is known is the one that she herself has told exclusive on couché paper since her parents decided to send her to study in Madrid at the age of 17 to get her away from a young love.
Tall, slim, exotic beauty and with a polished hair, the young woman settled in the house of her maternal aunt, married to Ambassador Miguel Pérez Rubio. In Madrid high society he met Carmen Martínez Bordiú, Franco’s granddaughter, who became her best friend.
Together they left guateques and in one of them, the Preysler met Julio Iglesias. About to turn twenty he married. “Brides normally cry with emotion, but Isabel cried with sadness and bitterness because she was pregnant, something that only Julio Iglesias and Alfredo Fraile knew,” the journalist Jaime Peñafiel revealed in an interview with EFE.
A marriage that ended in 1978 after the birth of three children, Chábeli, Julio José and Enrique for the singer’s absences and also for his infidelities. “Julio cheated on him and that’s why Mommy had to abandon him, because Uncle Julio was incapable of not cheating on him,” explained his daughter Tamara Falcó on the television program ‘My house is yours.’
Thus, Isabel Preysler regained her freedom and took charge of her life. “I did not begin to know the world until I separated from Julio Iglesias“, has counted in several occasions.
In 1980 she began a romantic relationship with Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón – who died in March 2020 – a “perfect” relationship, as she defines it, which ended in 1984, with a single daughter in common, Tamara Falcó.
Then he crossed his path Miguel Boyer, then Minister of Economy and Finance of the Socialist Government of Felipe González. After a great social uproar and many open wounds, both opted for a discreet civil wedding on January 2, 1988.
They had their daughter Ana Boyer in common and remained together for 27 years, until the death of the former minister in 2014, two years after suffering a stroke from which the economist had recovered, although he had mobility problems. Boyer himself, in a statement to EFE, attributed his recovery to Isabel Preysler. “Thanks to my wife I have been saved“.
Isabel Preysler was widowed at the age of 63. Sad days in which he turned to his children and grandchildren, the occasional social event and the launch of a cosmetic line that he presented in one of the living rooms of his home in Puerta de Hierro, surrounded by works by Chillida and Miró.
And between project and project, once again, the machinery of love and Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Llosa appeared with whom he now lives in Madrid.
“I have finally learned that the word happiness has a first and last name: Isabel Preysler“, said the Cervantes prize also in the dinner toast with which the author of ‘La fiesta del Chivo’ celebrated his 80th birthday accompanied by his partner, family, friends and personalities from the world of politics and society in a hotel from Madrid.
Isabel Preysler has been the “perfect lover” of each of her three husbands -Julio Iglesias, Carlos Falcó and Miguel Boyer-, and also of her current partner, the writer Mario Vargas Llosa, as Peñafiel explained.
At 70 years old, he still sports a porcelain face and her body is the result of good genetics that she says is easy for her to maintain: “I don’t like to deprive myself of things that I love, but I don’t get fat because I’m not still for a minute.”
She has been leading the lists of the most stylish women in our country for many years. Her beauty and elegance have proclaimed her queen of hearts, she is an icon of fashion, parties and “photocalls” desire her … Over the years, this Filipina has managed to become a reference of style, glamor and good manners. .
This same week it shows that it maintains the same pull as the cover of the magazine ‘Hello’, in which she assures about the relationship she maintains with her ex-husbands that “the best recipe is not to fight over the economic part” and that “when you have children, you have to try to maintain a good relationship above all else.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.