Warren Beatty’s 12,775 Women

warrenbeattys-STAR-HOW-WARREN-BEATTY-SEDUCED-AMERICA-largePeter Biskind, in his new book “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America,” estimates that Beatty has had sex with “12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on.” No doubt that Beatty bedded many, many women in his decades as Hollywood’s leading lothario before he settled down with Annette Bening. But that number is highly suspect: it assumes that never while he was having (for him) long-term affairs with Julie Christie or Joan Collins or Diane Keaton did he ever stop scoring with a new woman virtually every day. If the number is accurate then Beatty joins all-time leading hetero screwmeisters such as basketball star Wilt Chamberlain and crime writer Georges Simenon. (The majority of Simenon’s women were prostitutes, which makes the number more believable: no time wasted wooing.)

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