Socialite and scandal
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Maria Callas: 15 facts about the great soprano
11. Socialite and scandal
Callas was always a controversial figure in the press. She is pictured here with Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at a race meeting in Paris. In 1957, while still married, Callas was introduced to shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. The affair that followed received much publicity. In 1968, Onassis left Callas for Jacqueline Kennedy.