Things learned about Cora Pearl:
- She was the most famous courtesan in Paris. She may not have been the most conventional beauty, but she charmed men with her daring sexuality, enviable body, wit and lust for life.
- There are many stories about Cora, it has been told she used to bathe in expensive champagne, once had herself served naked on a silver plate at a fancy dinner and dyed her hair red, pink and golden and her dog’s hair to match hers.
- During her years at the all female French convent school she attended, she had engaged in numerous same-sex relationships. After her abrupt initiation into heterosexual sex, however, she did not return to her grandmother’s home, not go back to her mother, but rented a room for herself