Born 1929 in Southampton, New York, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
As a child, Onassis was a bright, curious and occasionally mischievous child. One of her elementary school teachers described her as "a darling child, the prettiest little girl, very clever, very artistic, and full of the devil."
|Jacqueline Bouvier in the 1930s|
Onassis enjoyed a privileged childhood of ballet lessons at the Metropolitan Opera House and French lessons beginning at age of 12. Like her mother, Onassis loved riding and was highly skilled on horseback. She won a national junior horsemanship competition at the age of 11 in 1940.
These adorable photos that show very young Jacqueline Bouvier when she was a child.
|Jackie Bouvier with Hoochie a Scottish Terrier, often identified as the first she owned, 1932|
|Jackie with her mother Janet, circa 1932|
|Little Jacqueline Bouvier with her Scotty dog, Hootchie at Central Park in New York City at Christmas, circa 1932|
|Three years old Jacqueline Bouvier is photographed in a party dress, with her mother Janet Norton Lee, circa 1932|
|Jackie at the age of four with her mother Janet, August 1933|
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