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Caroline Otero was renowned for dancing and seducing kings as one of the three top courtesans of La Belle Époque France. Her dancing career took her all over Europe and briefly into the opera Carmen. However, she also bet her own ass at the gambling tables of Monte Carlo and lost $25 million.
Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way)
La Belle Otero: The Last Great Courtesan by Charles Castle
Les Souvenirs et la Vie Intime de la Belle Otero by Caroline Otero
Trois Grâces de la Belle Époque by Claude Dufresne
My Blue Notebooks by Liane de Pougy
The Courtesans (Documentary)