Love, Iris

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Love, Iris Gender: F
Iris Cornelia Love
born on 1 August 1933 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°00' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°02 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 14°01'


American archeologist, prizewinning dog breeder, socialite, and heiress to the Guggenheim Foundation.

Her parents were the stockbroker Cornelius Ruxton Love Jr. and heiress Audrey Barbara Josephthal. Audrey's fortune came from the securities firm Josephthal & Co., and her Guggenheim lineage. Iris and her sister grew up in a wealthy family surrounded by a gorgeous collection of furniture, art, sculpture and artifacts from the family travels in China and elsewhere. Iris was very much influenced by her caretaker, a woman who inculcated in the girls a love of the classics: history, culture, art, language, mythology. Iris attended a private girl school and Smith College where she met Sylvia Plath. A junior year abroad in Italy cemented her fascination with the Etruscans.

After graduating with honors from Smith, Love went on to study classical archeology at New York University's postgraduate Institute of Fine Arts but never completed her doctorate. Nevertheless the heiress continues to conduct field work and investigations into ancient archeaelogical finds.

In addition to her love for the classics, she is an ardent fan of Dachshunds and has a breeding kennel in Vermont.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the article "Love Among the Ruins" by Martin Filler (; and birth time estimated according to her statement in the article "An Archaeological Find Named Iris Love" (NY Times, 7 March 1971, p. SM32) in which it is stated she was "born a Leo with Scorpio rising."


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Collector)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Animal Breeder/Trainer