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26th Jul 2014

Can’t Say We Expected This! Susan Sarandon Reveals 1980s Romance With David Bowie

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Cathy Donohue

Actress Susan Sarandon has said she had a passionate romance with David Bowie in the 1980s.

Sarandon said that the pair met when filming The Hunger, a 1983 horror movie which also starred Catherine Deneuve.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, the 67-year-old described Bowie as “extraordinary” and “worth idolising.” She also said the romance was “an 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 to where I was looking to settle down and 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.”

Sixty seven-year-old Bowie and his first wife Angie divorced in 1980. He married model Iman in 1992 and the couple are still together.

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Thelma & Lousie actress Sarandon married Chris Sarandon when she was 20 years old in 1967. They divorced 12 years later, but Susan kept his name.

In 1988 she began a twenty year long relationship with actor Tim Robbins, with whom she has two sons. The actress also has a daughter with Italian film director Franco Amurri.