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31st Aug '16 10:25:10 AM kazokuhouou
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* The then Princess Alix of Hesse would have to convert to the Russian Orthodox faith in order to marry the future emperor of Russia, Nicolas. She was understandably very reluctant to leave the Lutheran faith she grew up with, but her love for Nicolas convinced her to do so, taking the name Alexandra. Ironically, their religion was the ''only'' part of Russian culture Alexandra embraced wholeheartedly.
2nd Aug '16 7:42:58 PM KYCubbie
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* Bobby Jindal, the current Governor of Louisiana, converted to Catholicism in high school after falling in love with a Catholic girl. This is why he doesn't go by his real name (it's not Robert, but rather Piyush, a Hindu name that he wants nothing to do with). [[DidNotGetTheGirl He didn't wind up marrying her,]] but he remains a devout Catholic.
* MarilynMonroe converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller.

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* Bobby Jindal, the current Governor who served two terms as governor of Louisiana, Louisiana before being term-limited out in 2016, converted to Catholicism in high school after falling in love with a Catholic girl. This is why he doesn't go by his real name (it's not Robert, but rather Piyush, a Hindu name that he wants nothing to do with). [[DidNotGetTheGirl He didn't wind up marrying her,]] but he remains a devout Catholic.
* MarilynMonroe Creator/MarilynMonroe converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller.



* Speaking of this business, Omar Sharif (of ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' fame) was actually born to a Catholic family of Lebanese origin (his birth name is Michel Dimitri Shalhoub). He converted from Catholicism to Islam at least in part to marry the Muslim actress Faten Hamama; they later divorced, but Sharif decided that Islam suited him better anyways. In 2008, he appeared in an Egyptian film (''Hassan and Marcus'') where he plays a Muslim sheikh who has to pretend to be Christian for his own safety, leading to a bit of irony for people who know his actual life story.

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* Speaking of this business, Omar Sharif (of ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' fame) was actually born to a Catholic family of Lebanese origin (his birth name is Michel Dimitri Shalhoub). He converted from Catholicism to Islam at least in part to marry the Muslim actress Faten Hamama; they later divorced, but Sharif decided that Islam suited him better anyways.anyway. In 2008, he appeared in an Egyptian film (''Hassan and Marcus'') where he plays a Muslim sheikh who has to pretend to be Christian for his own safety, leading to a bit of irony for people who know his actual life story.
26th Jun '16 10:23:10 PM pimpdaddy
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* Charlotte converts to Judaism for her eventual husband in ''{{Sex and the City}}''.

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* Charlotte converts to Judaism for her eventual husband in ''{{Sex and the City}}''.City}}'', and was frustrated to discover that the process was much more involved and complicated than a quick in-and-out baptism. She does ultimately succeed in officially converting and proving herself to the rabbi as not ''just'' being in it for the sake of marriage as both he and she first believed.
21st Jun '16 12:21:20 PM gewunomox
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* [[AustinPowers Jay Roach]] converted to Judaism when he married [[TheBangles Susanna Hoffs]].

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* [[AustinPowers Jay Roach]] converted to Judaism when he married [[TheBangles [[Music/TheBangles Susanna Hoffs]].
24th Dec '15 4:32:03 PM nombretomado
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* Autumn Kelly had to convert from Catholicism to Anglicanism to marry [[BritishRoyalFamily Peter Phillips]] (Princess Anne's son), because if he married a Catholic he'd have to give up his place in the succession.

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* Autumn Kelly had to convert from Catholicism to Anglicanism to marry [[BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Peter Phillips]] (Princess Anne's son), because if he married a Catholic he'd have to give up his place in the succession.
12th Dec '15 11:35:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.

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* In ''MagnificentCentury'', ''Series/MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
11th Dec '15 7:53:55 AM Eievie
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In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.

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* In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
11th Dec '15 7:53:07 AM Eievie
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In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
25th Nov '15 1:18:38 PM FF32
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* In the GrandFinale of ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', Holly moves in with Rabbi Feldman and converts to Judaism.
-->'''Feldman:''' Well, you know, if things work out between us, you'll have to convert.
-->'''Holly:''' Of course I will. ({{beat}}) To what?
24th Jul '15 6:20:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in HarryKemmelman's ''Conversations with Rabbi Small''. Additional twists: the girl want's to pursue conversion despite insistence by both Small and her fiancee that they aren't interested. (Small is more concerned with reverting the non-servant man). But she turns out to be genetically Jewish anyway.
* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', Kay (a Protestant) converts to Catholicism after marrying Michael. In fact she turns out to be far more into her new faith than he ever was since Michael is actually ''annoyed'' at her insistence in raising their kids Catholic (he wanted them to be brought up Protestant and thus more assimilated into American culture.)
* In ''TheAlienSeries'', Serene attends catechism classes at a Catholic church, despite being her family's religion being so important to them they were willing to go into exile on Earth for it, because she's trying to get closer to her Catholic crush.
* Ulrika in ''TheEmigrants'' converts to Christianity's Baptist denomination in order to marry a Baptist priest.

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* Averted in HarryKemmelman's Creator/HarryKemmelman's ''Conversations with Rabbi Small''. Additional twists: the girl want's to pursue conversion despite insistence by both Small and her fiancee that they aren't interested. (Small is more concerned with reverting the non-servant man). But she turns out to be genetically Jewish anyway.
* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''Literature/TheGodfather'', Kay (a Protestant) converts to Catholicism after marrying Michael. In fact she turns out to be far more into her new faith than he ever was since Michael is actually ''annoyed'' at her insistence in raising their kids Catholic (he wanted them to be brought up Protestant and thus more assimilated into American culture.)
* In ''TheAlienSeries'', ''Literature/TheAlienSeries'', Serene attends catechism classes at a Catholic church, despite being her family's religion being so important to them they were willing to go into exile on Earth for it, because she's trying to get closer to her Catholic crush.
* Ulrika in ''TheEmigrants'' ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' converts to Christianity's Baptist denomination in order to marry a Baptist priest.
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