Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quotes
Birth PlaceSouthampton, New York, United States
Death PlaceNew York City, United States
FatherJohn Vernou Bouvier III
MotherJanet Lee Bouvier
SpouseAristotle Onassis (1968–1975), John F. Kennedy (1953–1963)
EducationHolton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland , Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut , Vassar College in Poughkeepsie University of Grenoble in Grenoble
Famous for being the First Lady, i.e. the wife of former US President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline was quite inconspicuous while pursuing one particular prevalent habit. As many of us might be unaware, Jackie was a chain smoker, so much so that, three packs of cigarettes were a regular for her. Of course, there are a few rare photographic evidences of Mrs. Kennedy with a cigarette in hand. However, owing to her powerful and authoritative disposition, she ensured that such pictures were seldom taken. In fact, she even prohibited reporters from mentioning this fact in the newspapers. For instance, when biographer William Manchester was drafting a book titled, ‘The Death of a President’, he mentioned an incident where Jacqueline was searching for a cigarette in her bag. The First Lady stood her ground on the demand that the information be removed from the final copy.
Lyndon Johnson, who took up the President’s office after the death of close friend JFK, knew about Jackie’s affinity for smoking. Johnson ensured that whenever she visited his house, he had ample stock of her favorite brand of cigarettes, ‘Salem’. She continued smoking long after JFK’s demise, even when she was with her second husband, business tycoon Aristotle Onassis. By then she had dropped her guard and was often seen publicly using a cigarette holder to smoke one. In 1994, Jacqueline was diagnosed with cancer, after which she resigned to quitting the harmful habit. Unfortunately, the same year this enigmatic lady succumbed to her disease.