Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Nancy Reagan, 2 of the fiercest of the First Ladies, were occasionally difficult and a little sassy in the salon. Their former hairdresser, Edgar Montalvo shares some stories.
She cursed just like anybody. I once told her, “Jackie, there’s a photographer behind your house,” and she’d say, “That son of a b***h!’
‘[Jackie] was wonderful. I found her to be a cool lady: pleasant, thoughtful, kind. Usually she’d bring a book and half a tuna sandwich [to appointments].
I brought her $2,000, $3,000 wigs and one $35 wig that looked the best out of all of them. She had really wiry hair, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at her.
While people saw her as an icon, she didn’t look at it that way […] she was very normal.
But apparently Nancy Reagan was a big ole bitchface.
Nancy was pretty rough. I didn’t find her to be pleasant. What’s the word I could use? Not obnoxious. Standoffish. Like the world owed her. That’s the impression I got.
I have nothing positive to say. Nothing. And she’s still alive.
Holy smokes, she is?! She is. She’s 91.