If a woman hasn’t got a tiny streak of harlot in her, She’s a dry stick as a ruleD.H. Lawrence
Continuing the series about great women that paved the way to sexual empowerment of women nowadays and to the possibility for such jobs like influencer or cam girls, I will explore again the exciting world of courtesans. Today’s incursion will be into 19th century ladies of flirt.
Lola Montez (ne. Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert)
She adopted her stage name – Montez and performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre after succeeding her training as a dancer in Spain. Paramour to Liszt and Dumas, she also became the mistress of Alexandre Dujarier, part-owner of La Presse newspaper. And after moving to Munich not only that Louis I of Bavaria was so struck by her beauty, but also he offered her a castle and a noble title. She accepted, became Baroness Rosenthal and Countess of Lansfeld, and remained as his mistress.
– singer, actress and courtesan , and Émile Zola’s muse and main model for his novel Nana
At age fourteen a young Romanian seduces her, and she accompanies him to Bucharest. Not only that she became the mistress of a Romanian archbishop, but also later the mistress of a Romanian prince. Also despite being the absolute butterfly of Romanian high society, Blanche got desperately homesick and went back to France. There not only that she started to work in a play, but also caused an absolute sensation. Was it due to her great acting? No. Because she was playing A STATUE of Helen of Troy. She didn’t have to move, talk, or do anything except stand there and look hot.
La Belle Otero
Belle obtained a reputation for her great beauty, not to mention that she was famous for her numerous lovers. She was pretty, confident, intelligent, with an attractive figure. As a matter of fact one of her most famous costumes featured her voluptuous bosom partially covered with glued-on precious gems. Also her breast are believed to be inspiration for the twin cupolas of the Carlton Hotel built in 1912 in Cannes.