Rudolph Valentino (1895–1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover". He starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, and Son of the Sheik. His sudden death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, propelling him into icon status.
- The cover of The Miss Piggy Calendar 1982 features Kermit as a Valentino-esque character.