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Before there was Rachel Zoe…there was Talitha Getty.

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Talitha Gettly, an almond-eyed gamine, was fabulous, rich and troubled. A tragic beauty. Talitha Dina Pol was born in 1940 in the Dutch East Indies (what is now known as Indonesia). Pol and her family were in a Japanese internment camp during World War II and her mother passed away shortly after the end of the war. After her mother’s death, Talitha moved to London to be with her father who had since re-married.

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By the 1960s, Pol was a fixture in London’s swinging 60s scene. It was there that she met John Paul Getty, Jr, recently divorced and in the process of rebelling against his very conservative father. In Pol, Getty found the free-spirit he longed to be and in Getty, Pol found the security that she had missed in her childhood.