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La Belle Otero
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    (November 4, 1868-April 12, 1965)
    Born in Valga, Spain
    Birth name was Augustina Otero Iglesias
    Music hall dancer/courtesan
    Charged the equivalent of $10,000 a night
    Lovers included King Edward VII of Britain, Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Leopold II of Belgium, Prince Nicholas I of Montenegro, and Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas of Russia
    She falsely claimed to be an Andalusan gypsy.
    Six of her lovers allegedly committed suicide when she left them.
    She claimed, 'Women have one mission in life: to be beautiful.'
    She earned $25 million during her life and lost it all gambling.
    She was brutally raped at age ten, which broke her pelvis and left her unable to bear children.
    The cupolas of the Hotel Carlton in Cannes were allegedly modeled after her breasts.
    She inaugurated the mile-high club when she and Baron Lepic made love in a hot air balloon.
    She said, 'I have been a slave to my passions, but never to a man.'

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