Spaniard starred with Hepburn in 'Tiffany's'

Jose Luis de Vilallonga, an author, aristocrat and actor who shared the screen with Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” died Aug. 30 in Mallorca, Spain. He was 87.

A colorful character in Spain’s high society, Vilallonga worked as a journalist for the national press agency EFE and for the magazines Paris-Match, Marie-Claire and Vogue. He wrote an official biography of Spain’s King Juan Carlos that was published in 1993.

A high point in his acting career came when he starred as Jose da Silva Pereira, the dashing Brazilian multimillionaire who Holly Golightly planned to marry in Blake Edwards’ 1961 film.

Vilallonga, whose aristocratic surnames included Cabeza de Vaca, was the Marquis de Castellbell and a Grandee of Spain. Vilallonga wed three times, to British aristocrat Priscilla Scott-Ellis, to Syliane Stella Morell, and in 1999 to journalist Begona Aranguren.

He is survived by three children.

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