Monday, 27 August 2018

634) Marie Duplessis

Marie Duplessis (1824 – 1847). French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was the inspiration for Marguerite Gautier, the main character of La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas the younger, one of Duplessis' lovers. Much of what is known about her has been derived from the literary persona and contemporary legends.

- "According to her passport, she was five feet six tall, with auburn hair, brown eyes, well-shaped nose, round chin and an oval face."…

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