10 October, 2010

Femme Fatale

"With her strange, haunting beauty, Millicent attracted attention in the highest places. When he toured the United States, the Prince of Wales fell under her spell. Soon afterward Prince Serge Obolensky, one of the most prominent russian figures in New York society, divorced his wife for her. Then the Duke of Aosta, youngest son of the King of Italy, asked for her hand in marriage - but Milicent turned him down, as financially the law would not have been in her favor."

Thierry Coudert in Café Society