Vintage 19th century picture card of Carolina "La Belle" Otero, a woman with the intelligence and force to will to use her beauty as a Spanish Courtesan to make her life what she wished it to be. Here, not wearing very much at all.
La Belle Otero, Spanish dancer and courtesan, the most desired woman in Europe. She had countless lovers, including Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII, kings of Serbia, kings of Spain, Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster, and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio. Six men were rumored to have committed suicide over her. Her breasts were legendary; the twin cupolas of the Hotel Carlton in Cannes were modeled after them.