Jackie Kennedy’s aunt and cousin came from a wealthy family and grew up in the lap of luxury. Eventually, however, it all came crashing down in a spectacular fall from grace. And the First Lady’s relatives would go on to become subjects of fascination because of their unusual lifestyles.
Born by the name of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28, 1929, Jackie Kennedy originally came from Southampton, New York. Her mother worked with horses, while her father was a successful share broker. Jackie herself went to Vassar College before transferring to George Washington University, where she achieved a degree in French literature in 1951.
Having completing her studies, Jackie obtained a job interviewing and photographing inhabitants of Washington. But it was one year after her graduation that everything changed. You see, in May 1952 Jackie attended a dinner party where she met John F. Kennedy, a congressman who had grown up in Massachusetts.