Madeleine Astor during the first class dinner scene

Madeleine Astor (née Talmage Force, June 19, 1893 – March 27, 1940), boarded the RMS Titanic as a first class passenger with her husband John Jacob Astor IV, who was said to be the richest man on the ship. She was 17 at the time, but the marriage was as much for love as the social scandal.

In James Cameron's film, Titanic, she was played by Charlotte Chatton.

Depiction[edit | edit source]

In the first class dinner scene, she was introduced to Jack Dawson. She politely greeted him and took a seat next to her husband. Rose DeWitt Bukater told Jack somewhat snobbishly that Madeleine was as old as she was and "in delicate a condition", meaning she was pregnant; and trying to hide it. Rose then called it "quite the scandal". Madeleine would give birth to John Jacob Astor VI, J.J. Astor V was already the son of J.J. IV's William Waldorf Astor, on August 14, 1912.

We don't see Madeleine Astor after the Titanic hit the iceberg, unfortunately all of her wreck scenes have been deleted, but there is one available, in which she appears sitting on a mechanical horse in the gym, along with her husband.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the 01:31 minutes of the deleted scene '' Lifeboat 6 won't return '' she appears sitting on a mechanical horse next to JJ Astor who is showing the contents inside a lifebelt.
  • She only had one line of dialogue throughout the entire film, if you don't include her sobbing.

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