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Émilienne d’Alençon is what one co-host likes to call the forgotten member of Les Grandes Trois of Belle Époque France. She is also the reason for the rabbits down this rabbit hole.
Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way)
Émilienne d’Alençon: Vivre d’amour en 1900 by Carole Wrona
Trois Grâces de la Belle Époque by Claude Dufresne
My Blue Notebooks by Liane de Pougy
The Mistress of Paris: The 19th Century Courtesan who Built an Empire on a Secret by Catherine Hewitt