Stars have been leveraging their fame to seduce people since before the word celebrity was part of our lexicon. Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova allegedly slept with so many females on his travels through 18th century Europe that his name literally became shorthand for womanizer, while revered English politician and poet Lord Byron (once described by former flame Lady Caroline Lamb as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”) put himself around so much that he earned the nickname of “the Bad Boy of the 19th Century.” Celebrity culture as we know it today began to take shape in the 20th century, when “radio, movies and television arrived, and suddenly a celebrity could reach audiences across the globe,” historian Greg Jenner told History Extra.
A wider reach meant a bigger pool of potential partners, and many celebs have taken full advantage of that. We would be here all day listing the famous people who’ve had over 100 lovers, but there’s a select few who claim they can add another zero to the end of that number. To us mere mortals, the idea of sleeping with more than 1,000 people in a single lifetime is the stuff of sheer fantasy. In the wild and wonderful world of celebrity, however, a thousand isn’t even the record — some say they’ve surpassed that figure several times over at this point. Who’s in the four-figure club? From rock legends and Hollywood A-listers to reality TV stars, these celebs claim to have slept with over 1,000 people.
Posh playboy Spencer Matthews is related to the royal family
Spencer Matthews has been famous in the UK since the E4 show Made in Chelsea took off, but he wouldn’t become known to the wider world until the wedding of Pippa Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister married Spencer’s older brother, James, in 2017, giving the reality star a tenuous connection to the royal family. Spencer was the talk of the internet after the ceremony (“The Middleton sisters have hot husbands, but there may be an ever hotter man hanging around the girls these days,” gushed Hollywood Life), but those who cared to dig a little deeper quickly discovered that he wasn’t exactly Prince Charming.
In his tell-all, Confessions of a Chelsea Boy (via HuffPost), Matthews revealed how many lovers he’s had in a roundabout way. He wrote: “I don’t disclose how many women I’ve slept with in the book because I think that should be private. Let’s just say it’s a similar number to [fellow reality star] Kirk Norcross in his book, which was a thousand.” His womanizing made for much of the drama during Made in Chelsea‘s early days, but “Spenny” is now off the market. The posh playboy was apparently inspired to turn over a new leaf when he met Irish model Vogue Williams on the TV show The Jump; they tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed their second child in 2020.
Lamar Odom battled sex and drug addictions simultaneously
Lamar Odom came clean about the number of women he’s had sex with in his 2019 tell-all, and the figure certainly grabbed the headlines — he estimates that he’s had over 2,000 lovers. The retired NBA star also admitted to cheating on ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, who he married after just four weeks of dating. The union lasted from 2009 until 2016, by which point Kardashian was well aware of his extramarital affairs. He was “shocked and embarrassed” when she discovered the truth about him, Odom told People. “I wanted to take it back, but you can’t,” he lamented. “[I] wanted to hide it. But that sick sin was hard for me to hide … I had a problem.”
In Darkness to Light: A Memoir, Odom revealed that he was a “sex addict” who had been “obsessed” with the act from a young age. Things really began to spiral when he became dependent on drugs, with one addiction feeding the other. “Sex was a trigger for me to do drugs, because you double up on [that] good feeling,” Odom explained (via People). This destructive path led to him almost dying of an overdose in a Las Vegas brothel; he was in a coma but made a miraculous recovery. “That was the wake-up call,” he said.
Jack Nicholson is known as 'Jack the Jumper' in Hollywood
Jack Nicholson’s complicated relationship timeline reads like a who’s-who list of famous and desirable women from the past several decades. He dated Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas in the early ’70s and entered into an unfaithful (on his part, at least) relationship with Anjelica Huston that would be on-and-off until the late ’80s. He dated actress Lara Flynn Boyle in the ’90s after asking her out in front of her then-boyfriend, David Spade, and he pursued British model Kate Moss in the ’00s. Nicholson was 76 years old when Jennifer Lawrence won her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook in 2013, but that didn’t stop him from crashing her afterparty interview to hit on her.
The three-time Oscar winner is apparently well into four figures when it comes to lovers. The actual number is said to be over 2,000, but when he was asked to confirm it, all Nicholson said was: “Hell, I don’t count.” Interviews he’s given over the last decade indicate that those estimates are in the right ballpark, however. When he spoke to the Daily Mail, he said that he “used to feel irresistible to women,” but holding onto one for more than a single night is tricky for him. “They think of my reputation, Jack the Jumper,” he said. “I’m damned by what people think.”
Dennis Rodman takes after his philandering father
Like his estranged father, Philander Rodman Jr., Dennis Rodman has been with a lot of women in his time. Philander has apparently lived up to his name over the years (he claims to have fathered a whopping 29 children by 16 different women), but his exploits pale in comparison to those of his most famous son, who dated Madonna and was married to Carmen Electra for a spell (1998-1999). Both of those names came up when the former NBA star took part in a typically weird interview with Star Tribune gossip columnist Cheryl Johnson, who got the lowdown on Rodman’s romantic past during her “nasty visit” with him.
“Rodman claimed that he’s had sex with 2,000 ‘girls’ — of that number, he labeled ‘probably 500’ golddiggers or worse,” Johnson wrote. “And Rodman is not much impressed with the parents who raised these ‘girls.’ I can’t even clean up the question he wanted me to ask their parents.” Of those 2,000 women, Rodman married only three. Prior to the aforementioned Carmen Electra, there was Michelle Moyer (2003-2012), and, going back even further, Annie Bakes (1992-1993). Rodman’s first wife accused him of giving her more than one STD in her book Worse Than He Says He Is. When Johnson asked him about STDs, Rodman responded: “That was 1996.”
Mick Hucknall doesn't like to brag about his sexual exploits
By his own admission, Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall isn’t your typical playboy. “A red-headed man is not generally considered to be a sexual icon, but when I had the fame, oh my God, it went crazy,” he told The Guardian. “Between 1985 and 1987, I would sleep with about three women a day, every day. I never said no.” His mother bailed on him at an early age, leaving his father to raise him. He believes this abandonment is the root of his obsession with the opposite sex. “I wanted the love from every single woman on the planet because I didn’t have my mother’s love,” he said. “It was an addiction that took me to my darker period from 1996 to 2001 when I really came close to the gutter.”
He settled down and married his partner, Gabriella Wesberry, in 2010, the same year that Simply Red broke up after two and half decades together. By that point, Hucknall had apparently slept with thousands of women, 3,000 of them in the mid-1980s alone. “I never bragged about it,” he told The Telegraph. “I don’t keep count. I’ve no idea, but I would think over a 25-year period that’s probably reasonable to say. But do I want to say it? No. It’s not what makes me tick. I don’t put chips on the bedpost.”
George Lazenby bedded 'six girls a week' after playing James Bond
He played one of cinema’s most famous lotharios in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, but George Lazenby would actually give James Bond a run for his money. The Australian model was offered the role of 007 after he somehow managed to convince producers that he was an experienced actor, despite having zero experience. His good looks and natural charisma got him over the line, and that same combo made him a hit with the ladies. Speaking to The Guardian, the outspoken Aussie revealed that he had taken “maybe a thousand” women to bed.
“In the ’60s alone there was sometimes three, four, five a day. For years,” he said. “They had the pill. It was on script. I was a handsome guy from Australia… It was ridiculous. It really was. If you were handsome, and you had the balls to ask them — I mean, how many times you could get it up was how many times you could do it.” Lazenby turned down the chance to reprise the role of James Bond (he called the offer a “slave contract”) and his career began a steady decline. The ladies would apparently still line up for him, but he ditched the playboy lifestyle in the 1980s “when AIDS came in,” he told The Herald Sun (via Daily Mail). “I didn’t want to die for it.”
Janice Dickinson had her pick of famous men in the 1980s
Janice Dickinson was one of the many models that Jack Nicholson took home in the 1980s, but she was the one who chose the Oscar-winning actor out of a lineup, not the other way around. In her memoir, No Lifeguard on Duty, the self-proclaimed “world’s first supermodel” revealed that she had her choice of Hollywood stars at the time, and she literally got to take her pick at one of the many New York parties she attended. “Warren Beatty, I decided, was too good-looking; Dustin Hoffman too short; Robin Williams too frenetic; and Jack Nicholson too much of a wolf,” she said (via Daily Mail). “But Jack did have a great smile, he was irresistibly funny — and he really, really wanted me.”
The Brooklyn native “has admitted to sleeping with more than 1,000 men,” according to Evening Standard. Dickinson became belatedly famous in the UK when she finished as a runner-up on the popular reality TV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and she would happily dish about her colorful love life whenever she sat down with the British press. In one interview with The Sun, she revealed that there were a number of females in her past, too. “I’ve slept with women including supermodels,” she said (via Metro). “You’re away for a month working. What are you supposed to do?”
Mick Jagger's moves are legendary
It probably won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that Mick Jagger has had more than one thousand lovers, but just how many women has the Rolling Stones frontman actually been with? It’s a question that’s hard to answer down to the last partner (he’s been famous since the early ’60s, after all), but one man believes he has a pretty accurate figure. “I started covering the Stones in 1969,” Christopher Andersen, author of Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, told CBS. “I’m careful to confirm every fact that’s in the book, so I always stand by everything.”
According to Andersen, Jagger has had sex with approximately 4,000 women during his decade-spanning career in rock. “He’s been a busy boy,” the biographer said of the three-time Grammy winner. “He’s said, ‘I’m no paragon of virtue,’ and he’s right … He’s been out there living kind of an outrageous life.” Per Independent, the Brit has been romantically linked with everyone from Tina Turner to Angelina Jolie, who starred in the music video for 1997’s “Anybody Seen My Baby”. A smitten Jagger reportedly pursued Jolie for two years, but when he eventually got his date, he bailed on her to sleep with actress Farah Fawcett, Andersen claims (via the Mirror). One of Jagger’s former lovers, therapist Natasha Terry, summed him up in two words: “sex vampire.”
Gene Simmons took Polaroid pictures of his former partners
A legend of the rock world who’s apparently rocked thousands of worlds, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has taken full advantage of his fame over the years. “I didn’t do drugs in the crazy times but I did do sex,” he told The Sun. “Did I sleep with 4,800 women? So they tell me. I did have the Polaroids to prove it, oh yes.” Simmons told the tabloid that he and his partner, Shannon Tweed, burned the photographic evidence of his sexual escapades after they tied the knot in 2011, but they haven’t been able to stop other people from dishing the dirt.
When actress Katey Sagal released her memoir in 2017, she revealed details of an affair she allegedly had with Simmons while working as a singing waitress in the 1970s. “At first, I thought Gene was really weird,” she wrote in Grace Notes: My Recollections (via UCR). “I took him home with me that night because he was quite persuasive.” Sagal’s revelations drew a strongly worded reaction from Sophie Simmons, the Kiss star’s daughter. Speaking on the Allegedly With Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast, she called Sagal a “groupie who thought they got ahead, but apparently didn’t.” Ouch.
Frank Bank went wild after Leave It to Beaver
Frank Bank was best known for playing the character Lumpy Rutherford in the iconic sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which captured the imagination of American families in the late 1950s and early ’60s. Bank passed away in 2013 at the age of 71, but not before penning a tell-all memoir about his life and career. The actor decided to share his story after a heart attack scare, and the result was Call Me Lumpy, a book that contains a sensational claim. “I have slept with over 1,000 women. Which may seem preposterous when you think of the muddled, dumpy, awkward character most people saw in me when I played Lumpy,” Bank wrote (via Rome News-Tribune).
Speaking to the Rome News-Tribune in support of the book, Bank revealed that his actual number of partners was a lot higher. “We rounded the number off to a thousand; it was really closer to 1,400,” he told the newspaper. “I’m pretty much a feminist. I love women. I think they’re great.” These huge numbers even surprised those who knew Bank best. “I never pictured Frank as being Don Juan,” Leave It to Beaver co-star Ken Osmond told People. “But I never went on a date with him.” His philandering apparently came to an end when he married his wife, Rebecca Bank, after falling for her at a party.
Ric Flair regrets revealing details of his dalliances
The first professional wrestler to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, 16-time world champion Ric Flair is a legend of the ring. He likes to talk about his past (friend and fellow wrestling veteran Triple H was forced to tell him to wrap his induction speech up after he went well over his allotted time), and while that’s usually good news for the Nature Boy’s legions of fans, he sometimes regrets opening his mouth. That was the case when he revealed how many women he’d had sex with during his ESPN 30 for 30 documentary — Flair claimed to have bedded 10,000 women.
“What I said was the truth, but I feel bad now that I said some of it,” the Tennessee native told People magazine after news of his prowess started making unwanted headlines. “10,000 women. I wish I hadn’t said that because of my grandkids.” Flair has been married five times and has four children, one of whom goes by the ring name Charlotte Flair and is a WWE star in her own right. He married his current wife, Wendy Barlow, in 2018 after recovering from organ failure and has been a good boy ever since. “I love the ladies [but] I only love one now,” he said.
Wilt Chamberlain's sensational sex claims caused a media frenzy
Is it possible for any one person to have had more lovers than Ric Flair? According to late NBA star Wilt Chamberlain, it most certainly is — and he did the maths to prove it. In his memoir, A View From Above, the retired center claimed to have bedded twice as many women as the philandering pro wrestler. “If I had to count my sexual encounters, I would be closing in on 20,000…different ladies,” Chamberlain wrote in the 1991 tell-all (via Orange Coast Magazine). “At my age, that equals out to having sex with 1.2 women a day, every day since I was 15 years old.”
Chamberlain’s claims caused an uproar at the time. According to The Atlantic, African-Americans (many of whom felt as though the former Los Angeles Lakers man was reinforcing damaging misconceptions about Black men), AIDS activists, and feminists all openly criticized his wild claims. As far as Chamberlain was concerned, all he was guilty of was telling his fans the truth. “I was just laying it out there for people who were curious,” he said. The philandering Philadelphia native died of heart failure in 1999. “[He] had a history of heart trouble,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
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