His father is the Aga Khan of Yakimour III, Imam to 15,000,000 Asian and African Ismaili Muslims; his mother, Thérèse Magliano, is of Italian descent and a former ballet dancer at the Casino of Monte Carlo.The Aga Khan claims to be a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet's daughter.
When his wife Abigail Wells receives a letter from her wealthy distant cousin Nicholas "Nick" Van Ryn inviting one of her daughters to live with his wife Johanna Van Ryn and him nursing their daughter Katrine Van Ryn, the naive Miranda Wells gets excited with the perspective of traveling.“He went through five lovers in the end I think; this one was the second."There he was, with all these endearments at the top of his voice. We didn't have anything to do with his film career." Harrison also, she said, had low standards of basic decorum.Vincent Price and Jessica Tandy are always superb, and Gene Tierney and the rest were very good.But what really got to me is the ghostly music heard only by the Van Ryns.A former Ziegfeld Follies dancer, she played a leading role in dozens of silents and also had a brief Hollywood career in the early days of MYTHS and legends -- of ancient Greek sun gods, of divine reptiles of old Nigeria, of the creatures under a second-grader's bed -- will be danced this fall on New Jersey stages.