Wednesday, 22 August 2018

596) Julie d'Aubigny

Julie d'Aubigny (1670/1673–1707), better known as Mademoiselle Maupin or La Maupin. Swordswoman and opera singer. Her tumultuous career and flamboyant life were the subject of gossip and colourful stories in her own time, and inspired numerous portrayals afterwards. Théophile Gautier loosely based the title character, Madeleine de Maupin, of his novel Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) on her.

- "So, this tall young beauty with the dark auburn hair and piercing blue eyes..."

- "Her appearance, too, attracted admiration – curly auburn hair, pale white skin, blue eyes, an attractive face and an athletic build."…/julie-la-maupin-daubigny-swash…/

However, other websites say her hair was "dark".

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