Both Dame Margot and Rudolf Nureyev had had big hearts and a generosity of spirit. The vast majority of us will remember them for this and their relationships with hundreds of people whose names will neither appear in any book or newspaper article nor most probably any film, but who loved them.
I'm not defending tabloid trash or unsubstantiated gossip, but I think interest in the personal relationship between these two great dancers is natural. They were not just performers, they were people, and their personal relationship was important to both of them. To suggest that their private lives be completely off limits by biographers and filmmakers is kind of unrealistic.
Yes Canbelto, this is very true, they were not just dance partners, you only had to see them together off stage, in the cafeteria, whispering and looking into each others eye's,walking hand in hand in the corridors, sharing costume fittings, sitting in a cave dressing room together drinking sweet tea,at Baalbeck. This is neither made up or un-substantiated it was witnessed by many people, including myself at the time. It was also wonderful to see. But their privacy was respected within the Company.