Émilienne d’Alençon

Émilienne d’Alençon . Cabaret dancer and great French courtesan, known, along with Liane de Pougy and Carolina Otero as one of the “Three Graces” of the Belle Époque.


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  • 1 Biographical synthesis
    • 1 Personal life
    • 2 Death
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Biographical synthesis

SHe was born on July 18 , 1869 in Paris .

It is made known in 1885 , by Charles Desteuque . She worked as a dancer at Cirque d’été in 1889 , during the Universal Exposition in Paris, starting a career on the rise that led her to perform in fashion venues in Paris and London . Later it appears on stages such as the Casino de Paris, the Théâtre Antoine, the Folies Bergère, the Scala, and the Théâtre des Variétés.

She obtained the leading role in the comic opera Le petit Faust in 1898 , for which she also managed to be the star of the Folies Bergère.

Personal life

Among their relationships are personalities such as Duke Jacques d’Uzès, aristocrats and kings such as Leopold II of Belgium , the dancer La Goulue in 1889 , the poet Renée Vivien around 1908 . In 1895, she married the rider Percy Woodland .


SHe died in 1946 in Nice .


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