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Fidel Castro's lover shares story of passionate affair

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This file photo taken on July 26, 2006 shows Cuban President Fidel Castro taking part in the city of Holguin, 700Km from Havana, during the inaguration of an electricity generating plant, as part of the ceremony marking the 53rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks by rebels led by Castro.
Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late on November 25, 2016 in Havana, his brother announced on national television. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

This file photo taken on July 26, 2006 shows Cuban President Fidel Castro taking part in the city of Holguin, 700Km from Havana, during the inaguration of an electricity generating plant, as part of the ceremony marking the 53rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks by rebels led by Castro. Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late on November 25, 2016 in Havana, his brother announced on national television. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was not just a parsimonious firebrand who enjoyed nothing better than a good cigar and talking revolution.

New reports in the wake of Castro’s death paint the Caribbean strongman as a voracious womanizer who loved luxurious living.

The Daily Mail reports that Castro -- who died early Saturday at 90 -- kept 20 mansions sprinkled throughout the Caribbean. He also owned a stunning, 88-foot yacht.

In 2006, Forbes magazine named Castro as one of the world’s richest with a $900 million fortune. His mansions featured pools, indoor bowling alleys and basketball courts.

And then there were the women.

Among those he allegedly bedded was former Italian sex siren Gina Lollobrigida. Others included an underage nightclub dancer who claimed he smoked while they had sex.

In Cuba, he was reportedly nicknamed “the Horse” because of his rampant sexual proclivities. And in bed, ever the revolutionary, he always kept his combat boots on.

One American woman who fell in love with the randy revolutionary had originally been sent to assassinate him.

Marita Lorenz from Queens, N.Y., recounted her passionate days with the polarizing leader from when she was just 19 in a 1992 interview with the New York Post.

She said she first fell for Castro in 1959 when her father’s cruise ship docked at the Cuban capital of Havana.

“As his hands touched mine, heat went through my body. We made love that first day. My yearning was such that I was in pain. I was only a teenager,” she told the Post.

Her sister, Valerie Lorenz, told the Post that Marita is “devastated and heartbroken” following news that Castro had died last week.

Lorenz admitted that the CIA recruited her to assassinate Castro a year after their initial meeting, but Castro realized her intent, and seduced her one last time, melting her resolve and foiling the plot, according to the Post.

Castro -- who reportedly gobbled Viagra like candy -- continued his womanizing ways late into life.

He reportedly had flings with his interpreters and an airline stewardess among scores of others.

Former East German spymaster Markus Wolf used to regale pals about one Castro visit where the Cuban slipped out a hotel window to find a brothel.



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