Rubirosa was born in the Dominican Republic in 1909 and was the son of a “general” of a group of heavily armed men working with the government who later was made Chief of the Dominican Embassy to Paris. Like no other Rubirosa embodied the prototype of a man who loved the easy life - beautiful women, sports, games and of course fast cars. Marylin Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Barbara Hutton and Zsa Zsa Gabor were just a few of the many beauties that accompanied the handsome charmer and bon vivant on his wild and often not scandal-free adventures around the world. Looking back over his philosophy of life, he once said that “most men's ambition is to save money - mine is to spend it”. In addition to his self-indulgent lifestyle, which he mostly spent on yachts and parties with the international jet set, he was also passionate about playing polo and motorsport. He took part in numerous iconic races such as the Carrera Panamericana and Le Mans, and even achieved a second place overall in the Sebring 12-hour race.