Natalie Clifford Barney
1890-95. Liane de Pougy, grande cocotte, courtesan and dancer, was one of the most famous femmes fatales of the Belle Epoque who set the social scene and fashions. Picture here wearing a head ornament and pendant by René Lalique, 1890-95. Source: The Jewellery of René Lalique, by Vivienne Becker. #Lalique #ArtNouveau #LianeDePougy
Paris Was A Woman
Eva Palmer-Sikelianos (1874 - 1952) was a American bisexual biscuit-fortune heiress who reportedly initiated Natalie Clifford Barney, her lover of many years, into lesbian sex when they were teens. As she was an archeology student in Paris, Eva later met Angelos Sikelianos, a famous Greek poet. The two were introduced by Angelos’s sister, Penelope, and her husband, Raymond Duncan (Isadora’s brother). They married in 1907 and moved to Athens in 1908. In 1927, the two hatched a plan to revive ...
Liane de Pougy, French courtesan (one of the so-called 'Grande Horizontales'), and a favourite of Albert, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) when in Paris. An actress with the Folies-Bergere, she was not known for her talent, to the point that Sarah Bernhardt advised her to just "keep [her] pretty mouth shut". Openly bisexual, her longest relationship was with American Natalie Clifford Barney. After several short marriages, she ended her life as a Dominican nun, working with disabled children.