Ford, Charlotte

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Ford, Charlotte Gender: F
born on 3 April 1941 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Detroit MI, USA, 42n19, 83w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°33' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°36 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°49'


American socialite, noted family and author.

Ford was born a the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and is a descendant of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. A glamorous jet-setter, columnist, and author of the 2001 book "21st-Century Etiquette," she has married and divorced three times, first to shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, next to financier Anthony Forstmann. On the evening of August 31, 1986, she married Edward Downe, Jr., a former journalist and CEO of Downe Communications. They subsequently divorced.

She often said that she might have worked in the family business if it were not for her father's objections to women in the executive suite. She lives in a New York penthouse, and owns a gift catalog business "Omni Presents" and devotes much of her time to charitable fund-raising, particularly for New York Presbyterian Hospital.


  • child relationship with Ford, Elena (born 25 May 1966)


  • Relationship : Marriage 31 August 1986 (Third husband, Edward Downe, Jr.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2001 (Book on etiquette)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from newspaper article: "Ford Great-Grandfather; Augther to Mrs. Henry Ford 2d, the Former Anne McDonnell," New York Times, April 4, 1941, p.24


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Fords, of Ford Motor Company)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (etiquette book)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner ("Omni Presents")